In 2018 Glasgow will welcome over 120,000 conference delegates from around the world to the city, and 7,000 delegates will be attending three prestigious medical congresses.

We are now preparing to welcome the 29th International Symposium on ALS/Motor Neurone Disease to the city, taking place 6 - 9 December 2018.

As some of the delegates who will be attending this conference are living with the condition under discussion, Glasgow Welcomes has partnered with the Glasgow Convention Bureau, VisitScotland, SEC and the event organisers to inform on how best to give a warm Scottish and Glaswegian welcome to the delegates, by understanding their requirements. 

Following the success of our preparations for the World Federation of Haemophilia event in May and the World Down’s Syndrome Congress in July, we held a free MND Awareness Session featuring trainers from MND Scotland, at SEC on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 at 11am – 11.45am.

Frontline staff and managers from accommodation, restaurants and attractions are urged to download and share the resources from the awareness session, which will offer practical hints and tips which are easy to implement.

Download the fact sheet here.

You can also download simple recipes for soft, easy to swallow foods here.

Find more information on eating and drinking directly from the MND Association website.


From our previous sessions, you can download and share our useful fact sheets, full of practical tips and hints:

Haemophilia Fact Sheet

Haemophilia Fact Sheet (Airport specific)

Down's Syndrome Fact Sheet

You may also wish to take advantage of the free VisitScotland online accessibility training for staff and managers, and develop a simple access guide for your business.  More details here.


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