Educational Webinars

In partnership with The ALS Association, NEALS offers live webinars for people with ALS and other motor neuron diseases. Experts explain the scientific rationale and design of current ALS research. Our webinars also offer participants the opportunity to ask questions directly of the experts running clinical trials and conducting research activities.

Upcoming Webinars

The ALS Association Webinar: Impact of Respiratory Strength Training in ALS

Full Title: Impact of Respiratory Strength Training on Breathing, Swallowing and Quality of Life in ALS
Speaker: Emily Plowman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, University of Florida

Breathing, airway protection and swallowing impairments are highly prevalent in ALS and contribute to decreased oral intake, reduced quality of life, malnutrition, pneumonia and respiratory insufficiency. Unfortunately, treatments to prolong and maintain these vital functions are currently lacking with an urgent need for the development of new therapies. Join ALS Association funded scientist Dr. Emily Plowman who will discuss recent outcomes of trials investigating the impact of targeted respiratory exercises in early affected ALS patients and her current clinical trial that examines the impact of a combined inspiratory and expiratory strength training program on breathing and swallowing function.

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Cannabinoid use in ALS: Only symptom management or more?

Please join us on March 23rd for a webinar discussion on cannabinoid use in ALS led by Drs. Mark Ware and Angela Genge from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. Dr. Ware will discuss the mechanism of action of cannabinoids, while Dr. Genge will discuss their use in symptom management, and possible effect on disease course.

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Archived Webinars

Actemra Study - Anti-inflammatory treatment for ALS Screenshot
Actemra Study - Anti-inflammatory treatment for ALS
A User’s Guide to Genetic Testing in ALS Screenshot
A User’s Guide to Genetic Testing in ALS
Opportunities and Tips for Raising ALS Awareness & Advocacy Screenshot
Opportunities and Tips for Raising ALS Awareness & Advocacy
ALS Clinical Trial Pipeline Series - Fall 2016 Screenshot
ALS Clinical Trial Pipeline Series - Fall 2016
C9: From ID (Identification) to Therapy Screenshot
C9: From ID (Identification) to Therapy
Ibudilast trials in ALS Screenshot
Ibudilast trials in ALS
ALS Clinical Trial Pipeline Series - Spring 2016 Screenshot
ALS Clinical Trial Pipeline Series - Spring 2016
Answer ALS Screenshot
Answer ALS
ALSUntangled - Re-Opening the X-Files Screenshot
ALSUntangled - Re-Opening the X-Files
Updates in Nutritional Interventions for ALS Screenshot
Updates in Nutritional Interventions for ALS
Research Updates - NEALS & MNDA Screenshot
Research Updates - NEALS & MNDA
ALS and the Clinical Trial Process Screenshot
ALS and the Clinical Trial Process
ALS Clinical Trial Pipeline Series - Fall 2015 Screenshot
ALS Clinical Trial Pipeline Series - Fall 2015
Compassion Fatigue in ALS Screenshot
Compassion Fatigue in ALS