Call for Proposals

2023 Alliance Meeting & Allied Professionals Forum

December 2, 2023 - December 5, 2023

Basel, Switzerland


2023 Allied Professionals Forum

Abstract submission for the 2023 Allied Professionals Forum is now open!

This form is only collecting submissions for presentations and virtual posters to be presented at the Allied Professionals Forum from December 4-5. The virtual poster hall will be available in advance of the Forum - details will be confirmed should your poster be accepted. 

The Program Committee does not guarantee that all abstracts will be accepted for presentation. The Committee will review all abstracts submitted by the deadline. Abstracts will be selected based on the presentation time available and the quality of the work submitted.

Submission Deadline:

Friday, June 30, 2023 – 5:00PM EST

Preliminary Schedule:

Following a hybrid format again this year, please find here the preliminary schedule for both the Alliance Meeting and the Allied Professionals Forum.

Presentation Format:
Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions from the in-person and virtual audience. Virtual presentations will be presented via pre-recorded video followed by live Q&A. The file type required for those submitting a virtual abstract is MP4.

Poster Style/Format: 

The 2023 Poster Hall will be completely virtual this year and available in advance of the Forum via the virtual event platform.

Participants who are selected to present a poster will need to submit a .mp4 file that includes a 1-3 minute summary of the highlights within the poster.

APF Themes:

You are invited to present subject matter pertaining to any of the themes outlined below. All presentation and posters must fit into one of these themes. Please focus on approaches that are novel and innovative as well as practical and applicable. Share your outcomes, lessons learned and the impact of your programs or models of care.

Note: Abstract proposals may include what has been listed but it is not limited to this. We welcome proposals that you deem are relevant for the theme selected.




  • Care Management
  • Cognitive change
  • Nursing and symptom management
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy and activities of daily living
  • Speech therapy and communication
  • Physiotherapy and mobility
  • Respiratory
  • Therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation
  • Alternative therapies
  • Palliative care
  • Assistive technology/improving technology


  • Clinical trials
  • Research
  • Evaluation of biomarkers for diagnosis and progression monitoring
  • Patient outcomes and experience
  • What it means to be in a trial (participant responsibilities)

Education & Information

  • Resources
  • Ethical issues
  • Emergency preparedness

Quality of life

  • Assistive technology/improving technology
  • Arts, culture & sport
  • Sex & Intimacy
  • Home care services
  • Home modifications for people living with ALS/MND


  • Mental health support
  • Psychosocial and emotional support models of care
  • End of life
  • Fertility counselling/ Family planning
  • Emotional support for Allied Health Professionals


  • Genetic counselling
  • Genetic testing
  • Genetics education and support
  • Genetics telehealth


  • Topics related to caregivers in ALS/MND.