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. Certification as an ALS Research Ambassador provides attendees with the opportunity to influence and improve the ALS research process.

To learn more about the ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute and what it means to become an ALS Research Ambassador, watch this webinar.

Become An ALS Research Ambassador

The 10th Annual NEALS CRLI will take place October 2 - 3, 2020. The application period for the 2020 Virtual ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute is now closed.

Please check back periodically for information about future CRLIs.

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.) 951
Organization of or participation in an ALS event 208
Interview (TV, radio, web or print) 97
Speaking or writing to a congressman 387
ALS video (YouTube, social media, webinar, etc.) 34
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) 142
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!