9th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair

9th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair

Join us for the 9th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair: Celebrating Research, Patient Care, and Education. This one day event will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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

Location
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion Conference Room A (third floor)
251 E Huron St
Chicago, Illinois

Parking
Parking for ALS patients is available and free with validation. For all other registrants, parking is available at Northwestern Medicine with their daily rates.

For more information
Contact Pembe Hande Ozdinler, PhD, via email or Teli Moore via email or at 312-503-3936 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 - Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 am - Research Session
• Udai Pandey, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
• Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Physiology, Faculty, Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine
• Robert G. Kalb, MD, Chief of Division of Neuromuscular Disease; Les Turner Professor of Neurology; Director, Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine
• Christopher Donnelly, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Scientific Director, LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
• Han-Xiang Deng, MD, PhD, Research Professor of Neurology
• Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Faculty, Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch & Poster Session

1:30 - 2:30 pm Keynote
Welcome: Andrea Pauls Backman, MBA, CEO, Les Turner
ALS Foundation

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD
Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Director, ALS Center of Excellence at Michigan Medicine
Director, Program for Neurology Research and Discovery
University of Michigan Department of Neurology

2:30 - 2:50pm Les Turner ALS Foundation Video Presentation

2:50 - 3:50 pm Clinical Conversations Panel
• Colin K. 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
• John M. Coleman III, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurology
• Robert G. Kalb, MD

4:00 pm Closing Remarks