2021 Annual NEALS Meeting

October 6 - 7, 2021

Due to ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Annual NEALS Meeting will once again be a fully virtual event, to be held online October 6 - 7, 2021.

Please note that NEALS member training sessions will be held online on October 5. NEALS Members may register for trainings when registering for the Annual NEALS Meeting.

For the 20th Annual Meeting, NEALS looks forward to welcoming NEALS members, ALS Research Ambassadors, foundation partners, company representatives, and ALS researchers to share exciting research updates and best practices. The virtual 2021 NEALS Meeting will ensure you won’t miss out on the latest in ALS research - we hope you'll join us!

Highlights of this year’s “Roaring 20th" virtual event include: 

  • Platform presentations on the latest in ALS research
  • A special science symposium chaired by the NEALS Science Advisory Board ("Personalized Approaches to ALS")
  • Industry Partner Roundtable
  • Projects by People Living with ALS: A Roundtable
  • “Hot Topic” session
  • Networking Happy Hour
  • Virtual Poster Library
  • Upcoming clinical trials


Registration for the Annual NEALS Meeting is OPEN! Please contact Tara Lincoln, NEALS Director of Operations, at tlincoln@neals.org for further information. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the 2021 Annual NEALS Meeting? Please contact Tara Lincoln, NEALS Director of Operations, at tlincoln@neals.org for further information.

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission deadline has closed and those who submitted an abstract for presentation consideration have been notified of their submission status. Please contact Tara Lincoln, NEALS Director of Operations, at tlincoln@neals.org for further information.

Two abstract awards will be given to poster presenters – one for a clinical investigation, and one for a basic science investigation. Additionally, the fourth annual UMN Achievement Award will be given for an abstract focused on PLS/UMN research. The UMN Achievement Award is supported by the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) to promote UMN research and recognize those who contribute significantly to this field. 

Embargo Policy: Information from any abstract or presentation is confidential and may not be announced, publicized, or distributed before the date and time of presentation.
Announcement(s) regarding the upcoming presentation of the abstract (such as acceptance for meeting presentation at the meeting, date of presentation) are permitted.
Publication Policy: Abstracts that have been previously presented at a scientific meeting or that have been submitted as a manuscript for publication may be considered for presentation at the Annual NEALS Meeting; please indicate any previous publication/submission detail(s) in the abstract submission.

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