Trial News & Events

Call for Nominations: Arizona Clinical Research Learning Institute

The CRLI is a two-day program dedicated to educating attendees on clinical research and therapy development and empowering this group to be even more effective research advocates. Local patients, caregivers, surviving spouses and family, and patient-caregiver pairs are encouraged to apply by May 15, 2018.

FORTITUDE-ALS Now Enrolling

FORTITUDE-ALS is a clinical trial of an investigational oral drug for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This clinical trial is now enrolling participants in both the United States and Canada.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Developing Drugs for Treatment Guidance for Industry

This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. The purpose of this guidance is to assist sponsors in the clinical development of drugs for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Specifically, this guidance addresses the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current thinking regarding the clinical development program and clinical trial designs for drugs to support an indication for the treatment of ALS.

28th International Symposium on ALS/MND

Of the 200-plus posters presented during the event, over 58 were submitted by NEALS members. A number of NEALS members also chaired the daily sessions, and even more presented during the meeting.

New VA Study: Cognition, Behavior, and Caregiver Burden in ALS

This study is designed to investigate whether there are risk factors for the development of problems with thinking, behavior and mood in Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (PALS), and whether these problems affect their caregivers (e.g., spouse, adult child).

Request for healthy volunteers who have a first-degree relative with ALS

The Dominant Inherited ALS (DIALS) Network research study is recruiting participants who do not have any neurological symptoms, but who have a first-degree relative with ALS caused by a mutation in the C9orf72 or SOD1 gene. The purpose of the research study is to study a population at risk for developing ALS.

2nd Annual National Clinical Trial Training Program 2017

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital’s Clinical Research Unit (CRU), will hold its 2nd Annual National Clinical Trial Training Program on June 15 & 16, 2017 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.  

NEALS Attends National ALS Advocacy Day in DC

The Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) was pleased to participate in The ALS Association’s 2017 National ALS Advocacy Conference, held in Washington, DC from May 14 - 16. The event brought together people with ALS, representatives of nearly every major ALS organization, and advocates from across the country, providing a forum to share ALS stories, hear about the latest research opportunities, and urge Congress to make a difference in the fight against ALS.