2019 Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2019 Annual NEALS Meeting is now OPEN! The 18th Annual NEALS Meeting will be held October 2nd - 4th, 2019 at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The Annual NEALS Meeting will host over 350 NEALS members, foundation partners, company representatives and ALS researchers. The 2019 NEALS Meeting will feature research updates, member presentations, abstract poster session, a Science Symposium focused on TDP-43, and numerous networking opportunities.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for presentation at the 2019 Annual NEALS Meeting are now OPEN! The deadline to submit an abstract for the Annual NEALS Meeting is EOD on Friday, August 9th, 2019.

Any abstract related to either clinical or basic science investigations is welcome. Collaborative projects are especially encouraged. Individuals may submit more than one abstract. All abstracts will be reviewed for presentation as either a formal 15-minute talk or poster presentation to be held during the meeting. Two abstract awards will be given to poster presenters – one for a clinical investigation, and one for a basic science investigation. Additionally, the second annual UMN Achievement Award (with a small travel stipend) will be given for an abstract focused on PLS/UMN research.  The UMN Achievement Award is funded by the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) to promote UMN research and recognize those who contribute significantly to this field. All awards will be determined based on initial committee review with winners to be announced during Thursday's general session.
Each abstract should be limited to 350 words and contain the background, hypothesis, methods, results to date (if ongoing) and discussion/conclusions. This year we will be implementing a new abstract submission portal through Oxford Abstracts. Please note that you will need to create an account using your email prior to submission.

NEALS will reimburse a one-night hotel stay at the Opal Sands Resort for all NEALS member abstract presenters. We are excited to offer these presentation opportunities to all NEALS members and look forward to sharing your work in October.

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