The ALS Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI), sponsored by The ALS Association, 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 individuals with ALS, and their families, a new way to join the fight to find a cure for ALS.

Become A Research Ambassador

The 7th Annual CRLI will be held October 5 - 6, 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.  The call for CRLI applications will be released this spring.  Stay tuned!

Meet Our Research Ambassadors

There are over 200 trained ALS Research Ambassadors to date! You can follow the NEALS Research Ambassadors on Facebook to see what they're working on.

Outreach Efforts

Outreach Efforts by NEALS Research Ambassadors Number of Each
Speaking at a Fundraiser 46
Speaking at a Support Group 603
Speaking to a Congressman 62
Interview 38
Writing in a Newspaper 24
Writing in a Blog 34
Writing in a Website 129
Writing to a Congressman 85

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!