2019 Annual Meeting
The 18th Annual NEALS Meeting in Clearwater Beach was the most well attended meeting yet with over 500 NEALS members, foundation partners, company representatives, and ALS researchers in attendance. The 2019 symposium featured research updates, member presentations, an abstract poster session, a Science Symposium focused on TDP-43, and numerous networking opportunities. New sessions and events were added to the agenda, including a NEALS member/industry partner roundtable, a welcome reception, and an interactive “Hot Topic” session focused on ALS diagnostic delay.
We received a record number of abstract submissions for the 2019 Annual Meeting with a total of 122 submissions! To access the abstract titles and affiliated poster numbers, please click here. Oge Gozutok (Northwestern) was awarded the Basic Science Poster Award and Hilda Gutierrez and Seward Rutkove (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) received the Clinical Poster Award.
Nailah Siddique (Northwestern) was awarded the UMN Achievement Award. This award is funded by the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) to promote UMN research and recognize those who contribute significantly to this field.
Jonathan Glass (Emory University), James Berry (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Peggy Allred (AveXis) were recognized for their service on the NEALS Executive Committee.
Please save the date for the 19th Annual NEALS Meeting which will be held September 30th - October 2nd, 2020. Registration and additional meeting information will be posted on the NEALS website in early 2020.