10th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS

10th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS

Join us for the 10th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS: Celebrating Research, Patient Care, and Education. This one day event will take place virtually on Monday, November 9, 2020, between 8:00 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.


Symposium Agenda

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Research Presentations

• Han-Xiang Deng, MD, PhD, Research Professor of Neurology
• Tania Gendron, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
• Robert Kalb, MD, Joan and Paul Rubschalger Professor; Division Chief of Neuromuscular Disease; Director, Les Turner ALS Center
• Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Physiology
• Brian Kraemer, PhD, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington
• Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology
• Magdalini Polymenidou, PhD, Associate Professor for Biomedicine, University of Zurich
• Daniela C Zarnescu, PhD, Professor, University of Arizona


1:00 - 2:00 pm
Welcome: Andrea Pauls Backman, MBA, CEO, Les Turner ALS Foundation

Keynote Speaker Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of PM&R at Harvard Medical School
Physician-scientist at the Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital
and at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Co-principal Investigator of the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial

Title: "The HEALEY ALS Platform Trial: an innovative and collaborative trial to accelerate the development of effective treatments for ALS"

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Clinical Conversations Panel

Welcome & Moderator: Colin Franz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Neurology
• Senda Ajroud-Driss, MD, Director, Lois Insolia ALS Clinic Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine; Program Director, Neuromuscular Fellowship; Associate Professor of Neurology
• Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of PM&R at Harvard Medical School
• Lisa F. Wolfe, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Neurology

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

3:30 pm
Closing Remarks

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    Please select all the sessions which you plan to join. You will be registered for these Zoom meetings.

  • What is your connection to ALS?(select all that apply) *
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  • Many thanks to our sponsors:

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