Notes to Editors
You’ll find the full programme here www.mndassociation.org/symposium/programme/
About Glasgow Convention Bureau
Glasgow is one of the world’s leading conference destinations and, today, business tourism contributes significantly to the city’s economy. In the 2016/17 financial year, Glasgow won over 500 new international and UK conferences through to 2023 worth £142 million – the city’s best ever annual return. Glasgow Convention Bureau is the city’s primary point of contact for conference organisers, working with partners on over 100 bids for major UK and international conferences each year.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. There is currently no cure or effective treatment for MND and the average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 20 months.
On average almost 200 people are diagnosed each year in Scotland, 53% die within one year of diagnosis and 6.5% live for more than 5 years after diagnosis.* There are over 450 people in Scotland currently living with MND.
*data from the Scottish MND Register 2015 and 2016.