Trial News & Events

Updates from the NEALS Subcommittees

NEALS has established various subcommittees focused on advancing ALS research and patient care. In an effort to keep our members and subscribers informed about what these focus groups are working on, NEALS will distribute a semi-annual update on committee activities.

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 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This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only.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).