ALS Association Webinar Series

ALS Association Webinar Series
The ALS Association (ALSA) offers webinars on a variety of topics regarding to research and care services related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease,"). Each webinar features top researchers, specialists, and care providers. Interested individuals can attend a current or archived webinar at no cost.

The research webinars are offered monthly. For example, in May of 2015, the webinar is entitled “The Neurocollaborative : Therapy Development for ALS.” Featuring Dr. Steven Finkbeiner, the webinar will be taped on May 5, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET. You will find login information at the address below (ALSA.org, 2015b)

If you have missed a research webinar of interest to you, the ALS Association offers written summaries and recordings of past research webinars in their archives. Currently, more than 40 archived webinars regarding research are available on the ALS Association website (ALSA.org, 2015b). Topics of past research webinars include many important areas of treatment and research, including research in the areas of stem cells, genetics, exercise, animal models, testing, vaccination, cognition, telemedicine, becoming involved in clinical trials as a research participant, research updates, and clinical decision making.

The ALS Association has also made available a series of webinars regarding care services. For example, on May 18, 2015, a webinar entitled “Traveling Successfully with ALS” is being offered at 2:00 p.m. (ALSA, 2015c). Login information is available at the website.

Past webinar presentations regarding care services have been archived, and are available on the ALS Association website (ALSA.org, 2015c). These webinars cover a diverse range of topics related to care such as: health care reform; assistive technology; wheelchair use and mobility; home health care; coping with daily challenges; adapted vehicles; funding needs; nutrition; home modification; travel; and communication.

According to their mission statement, the ALS Association’s mission is to “[lead] the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.” (ALSA.org, 2015c) Providing high quality, free educational webinars on research, treatment, and care for ALS is one way that the ALS Association lives up to their mission.

Resources:

ALSA.org, (2015a). Website homepage. Retrieved on 4/24/15 from https://www.alsa.org/ .

ALSA.org, (2015b). Research Webinars and Videos. Retrieved on 4/24/15 from https://www.alsa.org/research/research-webinars.html .

ALSA.org, (2015c). Webinars: Care services webinars. Retrieved on 4/24/15 from https://www.alsa.org/als-care/resources/webinars.html .





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