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International ALS/MND Symposium "Ask the Experts" Session to be Streamed Online

November 21, 2011

A live online “Ask the Experts” session will be held in Sydney, Australia, as part of the 2011 International ALS/MND Symposium.  The International Symposium brings together scientists and healthcare professionals from around the globe to interact and exchange ideas about the latest ALS research and patient care information.

The “Ask the Experts” session is scheduled for Sunday, November 27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, which will actually be 2 p.m. in the afternoon on Monday, November 28 in Sydney.  Members from the ALS community may participate in the live-streaming event and are invited to post questions in advance or during this session.  There is a cap on the number of people who can participate in the live session; however, everyone is invited to log in afterwards to view the event, which will be available for the next two months.  Information about participating in “Ask the Experts” is available at click here.

“Ask the Expert” speakers include Robert Brown, Jr., University of Massachusetts and NEALS; Kevin Eggan, Harvard Stem Cell Institute; and Orla Hardiman, Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Dublin.  Visit the information link above to see a list of the topics to be covered.

In December 2010, The ALS Association hosted the International Symposium held in Orlando, Florida, which was attended by more than 800 researchers and clinicians.  This year’s symposium will be hosted by MND Australia in partnership with MND New South Wales.  ALS Association President & CEO Jane H. Gilbert and Chief Scientist Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D. will represent The ALS Association at the symposium, which takes place November 28 through December 2.

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