About

The ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI) is an annual two-day program dedicated to educating attendees on clinical research and therapy development and empowering this group to be advocates for ALS clinical research. Becoming an ALS Research Ambassador provides attendees with an opportunity to become even more active in the effort to find a cure for ALS.

Become An ALS Research Ambassador

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Virtual ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI)! The 10th Annual NEALS CRLI will take place October 2 - 3, 2020. Patients, caregivers, and surviving family members are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2020 and can be submitted to Carly Allen at callen@neals.org.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE

Meet Our ALS Research Ambassadors

There are over 350 trained ALS Research Ambassadors to date! You can follow the NEALS ALS Research Ambassadors on Facebook to see what they're working on.

Outreach Efforts

Outreach Efforts by NEALS Research Ambassadors Number of Each
ALS speaking engagement (fundraiser, support group, political event, etc.) 936
Organization of or participation in an ALS event 181
Interview (TV, radio, web or print) 94
Speaking or writing to a congressman 327
ALS video (YouTube, social media, webinar, etc.) 33
Creation of or contribution to a website, blog or social media page 345
Published article/column (web or print) 71
Serving on an ALS committee 57
Mentoring (PALS or CALS) 141
Other 11

This table shows the types of outreach efforts being undertaken by the NEALS Research Ambassadors. Through these efforts, our ambassadors are educating patients, clinicians, press and policymakers about ALS research and moving the field of ALS advocacy forward. We are very proud of them!