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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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Keep up-to-date on what’s going on in the world of ALS research and learn more about ALS research.

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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 Merging of Science and Technology in ALS Research

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Robert Bowser, PhD, Barrow Neurological Institute

This webinar will discuss various technologic advancements that have generated rapid scientific advancements and complex "Big Datasets" in ALS. We will also discuss how the use of artificial intelligence is starting to influence ALS research and future directions that will lead to precision medicine approaches to treat individual patients.

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Right to Try? Historical, Legal and Ethical Considerations

Friday, November 9, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Speakers: James A. Russell, DO, MS, FAAN, Lahey Clinic and Jinsy A. Andrews, MD, MS, FAAN, Columbia University Medical Center

The Right to Try legislation, passed earlier this year, gives terminally ill patients the right to use experimental medications that have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This webinar will familiarize participants with the historical, legal and ethical considerations surrounding Expanded Access Programs and Right to Try.

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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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Call for abstracts & participation

Throughout the year, The ALS Association offers multiple funding opportunities for scientists and clinicians made possible through support from our generous donors.


Call for Research Abstracts

The ALS Association Research Program supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to ALS.

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