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The ALS Association provides the latest research news & information relevant to the fight against this disease through press releases, blog posts, research webinars, newsletters and more.

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ALS Association/NEALS research webinars

Every month, The ALS Association and the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) invites leading ALS experts to discuss their area of expertise in our research webinar series. Register for an upcoming webinar below.


The Trach Decision from an ALS Patient's Perspective

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Jeri L. Prosser, RRT, BTPS, The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter

The decision to pursue a trach is an individual choice that does not have a right or wrong answer. This presentation will be based on actual questions asked by those with ALS facing this decision. It will give insight to the steps and processes that come with the pursuit of a trach, along with an understanding of what those opting for this procedure are interested in learning.

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The VA and ALS: An Overview for Veterans with ALS and Clinicians

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:30 p.m. EST

Speakers: Christina Fournier, MD, MSc, Emory University, Atlanta VA Medical Center & Colin Quinn, MD, Penn Comprehensive ALS Center, CMJC VAMC ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic

Topics to be discussed include an overview of the link between military service and ALS, a guide to ALS care and benefits within the VA system, and tips for navigating the VA system to optimize care for veterans with ALS. This webinar will provide useful information to veterans with ALS and their caregivers, clinicians within the VA system, and clinicians outside of the VA system who take care of veterans with ALS.

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Research ALS Today

The ALS Association produces a scientific newsletter twice per-year to highlight major advances in the field of ALS research. The current issues includes the following topics and is available for download:

  • Imaging Disease Mechanisms
  • Message from Chief Scientist
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • The “Mice” Bucket Challenge
  • Journal News

The ALS Association blog


On our blog, The ALS Association, or one of our guest bloggers, discusses breaking research news in a more casual, easy-to-understand format than you may find in your average scientific journal.

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