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Nina Buscombe

“Nina’s” celebrate the contribution and commitment demonstrated by Nina Buscombe to improve services, management and research for people with motor neurone disease through travel, training and conference attendance.  The Award is presented and administered by MND Victoria and is intended to fund attendance at training, conferences or seminars within Australia or overseas.

In 2019, the Allied Professionals Forum and International Symposium on ALS/MND are being held in Perth on 3 December and 4 to 6 December respectively. Awards made in 2019 will only be to attend these meetings.

Awards are made to individuals. Multiple Awards will be offered. Awards will not exceed the cost of attendance. The Award comprises a letter and a payment. The value of each Award will be fixed based on projected cost of travel, accommodation and registration submitted by the applicant. The value of awards may be reduced to facilitate more attendees.

COVID-19 Pandemic

Given the current travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently very few opportunities that would meet the eligibility criteria for the awards.

The 2020 International Symposium on ALS/MND, scheduled for December 2020 in Montreal has now been cancelled – with the International Alliance looking to create alternative opportunities to exchange latest advances in research and clinical management.

Given the current conditions, MND Victoria’s State Council have taken the decision to postpone these awards until next year – when we hope there will be new opportunities for those doing such important work in the field of MND research and management, to attend valuable conferences and training opportunities.