CONFERENCE COVERAGE SERIES

Northeast ALS Consortium 2011

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

26 October 2011

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Starting on October 26, 2011, clinicians and some people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) gathered for an unusual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They are the Northeast ALS Consortium, or NEALS, which has grown to be a U.S.-Canadian-European powerhouse in ALS clinical trials. The collaborative has tested varied trial designs, hunted for biomarkers to make those trials work better, and consistently shared data and resources to boost ALS research, and has begun to expand its patient outreach with projects such as an educational retreat at the meeting.