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®, click here watch a recording of Dr. Richard Bedlack’s presentation from the 2020 CRLI or here to watch a webinar featuring ALS Research Ambassadors.

Become An ALS Research Ambassador®

The 11th Annual NEALS CRLI will take place online October 8 - 9, 2021. The deadline to apply for the October 2021 has now passed. Please watch this space for information on future ALS CRLIs.

Meet Our ALS Research Ambassadors

There are over 400 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.) 1,069
Organization of or participation in an ALS event 297
Interview (TV, radio, web or print) 120
Speaking or writing to a congressman 2,583
ALS video (YouTube, social media, webinar, etc.) 68
Creation of or contribution to a website, blog or social media page 446
Published article/column (web or print) 80
Serving on an ALS committee 344
Mentoring (PALS or CALS) 243
Other 180

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!