Symposium Generic disease mechanisms in MND

12 April 2017

A mini-symposium at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) will bring together leading neuroscientists to present their work in cutting-edge advances in research into the mechanisms in motor neurone disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Professor Dame Pamela Shaw FMedSci will be the keynote speaker at ‘Generic Disease Mechanisms in Motor Neurone Disease and other Neurodegenerative Disorders’, which is being hosted by Professor Nigel Leigh and Dr Majid Hafezparast. The symposium is supported by the Guarantors of Brain and will take place at the BSMS Teaching Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, on 23 June 2017.


Speakers include renowned neuroscientists from across the UK, including UCL, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and the Universities of Sussex, Sheffield and Southampton. Professor Shaw will deliver ‘The Brain Lecture’ as the keynote talk of the day.

Professor Shaw is Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health at the University of Sheffield, and the Founding Director of the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). She is an outstanding clinical neuroscientist who has made important contributions to understanding the underlying genetic, cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and to providing exemplary clinical care for patients with motor system disorders. As one of her impressive contributions to the fight against motor neurone disease and other common neurodegenerative disorders of the motor system, Professor Shaw founded the outstanding Translational Neuroscience Institute SITraN. She has also been an inspiring mentor for young clinicians and scientists.

Programme Mini symposium 2017 Brain Visiting Lecturer

Please register for your free place by 16 June at:

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