International Symposium on ALS/MND

Jack Rooney December 2016 Over 1,100 researchers and clinicians from around the world attended the annual meeting in December in Ireland to learn about trends in ALS care and research. The Foundation’s executive director along with six members from the …

Les Turner ALS Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair

The 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair, sponsored by the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, was held on Monday, November 7 to a crowd of over 175 attendees. Organized by Dr. P. …

A Time for Thanks: November is National Caregivers Month

In support of National Family Caregivers Month, The Les Turner ALS Foundation highlights Sherlyn Brubeck: caregiver of her husband, Ryan Brubeck, PALS and friend of the Foundation. ALS not only drastically alters the patient’s life; it also transforms the lives …

Cytokinetics Completes Enrollment in VITALITY-ALS

Thank you to all the ALS patients who have volunteered to participate in the Cytokinetics Phase III clinical trial of tirasemtiv in ALS at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern …

ALS Walk for Life Sponsor Announces New Collaboration

The Les Turner ALS Foundation is happy to share great news about one of our ALS Walk for Life event sponsors, Cytokinetics. The drug development company has finalized a deal to collaborate with global pharma company, Astellas to conduct further research …