IMNDA Virtual AGM & Conference 2021 – Thursday 30th September  - IMNDA

IMNDA Virtual AGM & Conference 2021 – Thursday 30th September 

September 6th, 2021

IMNDA Virtual AGM & Conference 2021 – Thursday 30th September 

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our Virtual AGM & Conference. Once again this year we will have a host of fantastic speakers.

Please read on for some notes on the event. You will also find log in details below.

AGM Agenda

09.15am – 09.30am: Login to AGM through Zoom (you will get this link by registering below)

09.30am – 10:00am: Virtual Annual General Meeting

  • Chairperson’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Other business
  • Close of AGM

Conference Agenda

  • 10.15am – 10.20am: Introduction by Norman Hughes (Facilitator) ​
  • 10.20am – 11.00am: MND Research Update 2021 by Prof Orla Hardiman (Professor of Neurology, Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital) – Followed by Q&A
  • 11.00am – 11.15am Welcome & Update by Lillian McGovern (CEO of IMNDA)
  • 11.15am – 11.45pm:“People need to know they’re not alone” Updates from the MND caregivers study by Dr Ailin O’Dea (Senior Clinical Psychologist, Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity College Dublin ) – Followed by Q&A
  • 11.45pm -12.15pm: Cognitive and Behavioural Changes in MND by Dr Niall Pender (Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist/Head of Department of Psychology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Associate Professor in Neuropsychology, Trinity College Dublin) – Followed by Q&A
  • 12.15pm -12.45pm: Voice & Message Banking by Lesley Doyle (Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Neurology, Beaumont Hospital) & Ciara Fitzsimons (Senior Speech & Language Therapist, CRC)-  Followed by Q&A 
  • 12.45pm -12.50pm: Awarding of Thumbs Up Appreciation Pins by Lillian McGovern  (CEO IMNDA)
  • 12.50pm – 12.55pm: Recap & Thank You by Norman Hughes (Facilitator)

Please join us from 10.00am. The conference will begin at 10.15am sharp.

Please note:

  • To accommodate the large number of attendees for the event all participants’ videos will be set to OFF and microphones set to MUTE. If you are having trouble hearing or seeing the presenters please use the Chat Box function to communicate with the team.
  • The session will be recorded.

Logging in to AGM & Conference:

Please Register HERE to Participate
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Once you register you will be sent a link along with a password for the conference. It will also prompt you to create a Zoom account if you do not already possess one. Zoom is free to everyone and it is the secure platform we are using to host this event. 

If you are experiencing issues with the notification by email, the Zoom Link for this meeting is:

Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association’s AGM 30th September

Time: Sep 30, 2021 09:15 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 817 2603 4283
Passcode: 113662


We look forward to your participation.

If you have any questions, please email Derbhla Wynne directly on

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