12th Annual Leadership Summit

Friday, October 28th, 2016 @ Sheraton Boston Hotel

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This year's event has been changed dramatically from previous ones based on direct feedback and requests from people with ALS and supporters of our work to cure it. We will focus on what we have done over the last year and dive in deep on our two main focuses to end ALS: getting our most promising treatment for ALS, AT-1501, into the clinic and outcomes from the world's first Precision Medicine Program. Enrollment into that program will occur during the summit. In the afternoon we will have a frank conversation about the fundraising needed to advance these two programs and seek audience input to help shape our strategy to accomplish that urgent goal.

Friday, October 28, 2016

300 Technology Square, 8th Floor

MORNING SESSIONS (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM) ARE OPEN ONLY TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH ALS AND FAMILIES.
Registration
9:30 AM
Registration
Jośe Cofiño
10:30 AM
Program Opening
Jośe Cofiño
Person living with ALS
Steve Perrin, Ph.D., CEO & CSO
10:45 AM
What's happened in the last year at the Institute?
Steve Perrin, Ph.D.
CEO & CSO, ALS Therapy Development Institute
What is it going to take to beat ALS? | Fundraising Discussion
11:00 AM
What is it going to take to beat ALS? | Fundraising Discussion
Robert Goldstein
Vice President, ALS Therapy Development Institute

100 Technology Square Atrium

Lunch
12:00 PM
Boxed Lunch

300 Technology Square, 8th Floor

Leadership Awards
12:45 PM
Leadership Awards
Steve Perrin, Ph.D., CEO & CSO
1:30 PM
AT-1501 + Precision Medicine: A Forumla for Success
Steve Perrin, Ph.D.
CEO & CSO, ALS Therapy Development Institute
Fernando Vieira, M.D.
2:15 PM
Precision Medicine Program: What We Know to Date
Fernando Vieira, M.D.
Director of Research & In Vivo Operations, ALS Therapy Development Institute
Michele Maxwell, Ph.D.
Michele Maxwell, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Translational Research ALS Therapy Development Institute
Break
2:45 PM
Break
Precision Medicine Program Panel
3:00 PM
Precision Medicine Program Panel
Matt Bellina, Beth Hebron and Jośe Cofiño
People living with ALS and Precision Medicine Program participants
Closing Remarks
4:30 PM
Closing Remarks
ALS Therapy Development Institute Board members

100 Technology Square Atrium

Cocktail Reception
4:45 PM
Cocktail Reception

 

Named for the people who have inspired our work, supported our mission, and fueled our spirit, the Leadership Awards honor those who lead us in the battle against ALS. Awards are presented at the Leadership Summit. Submit a nomination via email to summit@als.net or on our Facebook page. The deadline to submit nominations for this year's Leadership Awards is September 30, 2016.

Fran Delaney Challenge & Respect Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS community who has shown true leadership within their community. The recipient of this award continually questions the science and research surrounding ALS and helps drive new initiatives to battle this disease. They challenge their community to take up the fight against ALS and help share the mission of ALS Therapy Development Institute. Through their involvement in fundraising and awareness events, this person demonstrates strong leadership in their community.

2016 Recipient

Gosnell Family

Past Recipients

2015 - Beth Hebron
2014 - Deb Quinn
2013 - Andy Rubenstein
2012 - Dr. Theresa Stephan Hains
2011 - Thomas Ohlson
2010 - Tim LaFollette
2009 - Michael Goldsmith
2008 - Emily Stoddard
2007 - Dave Virden, Jr.
2006 - General Tom Mikolajcik
2005 - Faye Magneson

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Mary Lou Krauseneck Courage & Love Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS community who has created a foundation of hope by maintaining a passion for live despite all obstacles. The recipient of this award inspires their community to fight alongside them in the battle against ALS. They understand the importance of keeping a positive attitude and remains committed to finding a cure. This person is a model of strength, courage, and love in their community.

2016 Recipient

Rusty Perry

Past Recipients

2015 - Bobby Forster
2014 - Steve & Hope Dezember
2013 - Jenny Gore Dwyer
2012 - Reverence Bill Hassel
2011 - Megan Mishork (posthumously)
2010 - Carla Zilbersmith
2009 - Michele Dupree
2008 - Carmen Hoyo, Pam Callahan
2007 - Darryl Goss, Robin Dorogusker
2006 - Shannon McLaughlin
2005 - Amy Whipple

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Stephen Milne Adventurous Spirit Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS community who strives to creatively combat ALS within their own community by searching for innovative ways to fundraise. The recipient of this award consistently and bravely explores new ground in fighting the disease and raising awareness. A commitment to excellence and ALS advocacy drives this person as they inspire their community to support the mission of ALS Therapy Development Institute.

2016 Recipients

Smith & Hanses Families

Past Recipients

2015 - Sarah Coglianese, Maureen Ramirez and Team Godfather
2014 - Stephen Finger
2013 - Rich Cochran & Roger Petrone
2012 - Eric Engdahl
2011 - Sharon Isles
2010 - Eric Valor
2009 - CarolAnn Garrett
2008 - Mickey Butts
2007 - Jeff Repetto
2006 - Dick Sanderson, Brian Stanfield
2005 - Steve Lewis

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Stephen Heywood Patients Today Award

This award is presented to a member of the ALS community who has proven to be a strong advocate for research and awareness. They consistently stay abreast of current research trends both in the US and abroad. This person challenges their community to collectively fight this disease while serving as an educator for those unfamiliar with ALS. They challenge ALS research institutions to focus on patients today in the hopes of accelerating a treatment and cure. They serve as a role model for patients today to find strength and determination to fight this disease each and every day.

2016 Recipient

Andrea Lytle Peet

Past Recipients

2015 - Matt Bellina, Jay Smith
2013 - Kevin Swan
2012 - Peter Frates, Rob Tison (posthumously)
2011 - Frank Provost
2010 - Steve Saling
2009 - Corey Reich
2008 - Ken Patterson
2007 - Scott Stafne
2006 - Jon Blais
2005 - Joe Shambo, Matt Dowd

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Friday, October 28, 2016

MassBio
300 Technology Square
8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
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The lunch and cocktail reception occur at 100 Technology Square, which is next door to 300 Technology Square. All buildings and rooms are wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of the team!

A comment on parking: There is on-street, metered parking, as well as a parking garage located on Technology Square Drive. Parking will be validated. The garage does fill up quickly, even on a Friday, so we encourage an early arrival.

Lab Tours

To arrange a lab tour, please complete this form and note that you will be coming in for the summit. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as best as possible. Here is a link to request a tour of the Institute’s labs: Schedule a Tour

Hotels

There is a limited number of hotel rooms secured at the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199). This block is being held in conjunction with our White Coat Affair gala, which will occur there on October 29, 2016. To access this room block, you must call the hotel and provide them with the code "WCA Attendees" to access the discounted rate. Attendees should plan to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the hotel.

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A White Coat Affair Gala

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 @ 6pm
Sheraton Boston Hotel
All proceeds go directly to research at ALS Therapy Development Institute

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A White Coat Affair