11th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS

11th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS

Join us for the 11th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS: Celebrating Research, Patient Care, and Education. This one day event will take place virtually on Monday, November 1, 2021, between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT.

This event is sponsored by the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine. Professionals, and patients and families affected by ALS are welcome.

Due to COVID-19, this year's Symposium will be held entirely as a Zoom Webinar. Registration details are below.

For more information
Contact Teli Moore via email at telicia.moore@northwestern.edu or at 312-503-5059 for more information about the event.

Please note: There is no participation fee associated with attending the Symposium, but we encourage attendees to make a donation to ALS research.

To learn more about the program visit, lesturnerals.org/symposium


Symposium Agenda
Welcome: Robert Kalb, MD, Director of Les Turner, Joan and Paul Rubschlager Professor

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Research Presentations

• Colin Franz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Neurology
• Jane Wu MD, PhD, Dr. Charles Louis Mix Research Professor in Neurology and Psychiatry
• Michael Ward, MD, PhD, Investigator National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
• Richard Silverman, PhD, Patrick G. Ryan/Aon Professor in the Department of Chemistry


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Breakout Room & Lunch Break

• Meet & Greet with ALS Community

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Introduction: Pembe Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology

Keynote Speaker Robert H. Brown, Jr., D.Phil, MD

Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research, Director of the Program in Neurotherapeutics, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)

Title: "New Direction in ALS Therapies"

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Clinical Conversations Panel

Welcome Senda Ajroud-Driss, MD, Director, Lois Insolia ALS Clinic Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine; Program Director, Neuromuscular Fellowship; Associate Professor of Neurology

Moderator: Colin Franz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Neurology
• Lisa F. Wolfe, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Neurology
• Lauren Webb, LCSW, Director of Support Services and Education, Les Turner ALS Foundation

*All faculty members presenting in sessions are with the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine, unless otherwise noted.

3:45 pm
Closing Remarks
Andrea Pauls Backman, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Les Turner ALS Foundation

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