Open to the public, these sessions will offer expert-led presentations and candid conversations on ALS, current drug research, clinical trials, resources and more
CAMBRIDGE, MA – ALS.net announced today the launch
of "ALS Unfiltered” seminars
which will be held in cities across the country. Led by ALS experts and
scientists from ALS.net and the ALS Therapy Development Institute, “ALS
Unfiltered” is a series of presentations and candid conversations on ALS,
current drug research, clinical trials, ALS resources and more. All of these
events will be open to the public with no cost to participate and attend.
Each session is interactive and includes the
following topics, among others:
to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
genetics and their utility
drug development processes and pipelines
role of Precision Medicine in ALS research
and relevant resources
Affiliate program and events in the area
“ALS research is happening
across the globe at greater rates today than ever before, but with all the
press releases and announcements about breakthroughs, information overload can
occur. We need the conversation to be two-ways. With this series, we aim to not
just provide people with ALS with tools and knowledge about the disease, but we
also want to listen to them and take their ideas back to the Institute,” says
Steve Perrin, PhD, CEO and CSO of the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
The first “ALS Unfiltered”
session is being held tonight in Irving, TX, and the series will visit more
than a dozen other metropolitan areas throughout the year, including Atlanta,
Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City,
Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, DC. To register
to attend “ALS Unfiltered” seminars and to view current locations, visit www.als.net/alsunfiltered.
ALS.net is the global network of people with ALS, their
care providers, family and friends, fundraising events, awareness campaigns and
foundations committed to funding innovative, patient-centered research leading
to the development of effective treatments and eventually a cure for ALS.
ALS.net directly supports the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s first and largest
nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Founded in 1999, the
Institute brings together 30 industry-trained scientists with experience
discovering drugs and bringing them to market. Led by people living with the
disease and their families, they understand the urgent need to slow and stop
this disease. For more information, visit www.als.net.