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ALS Learning Series
Empowering Through ALS Education

The Les Turner ALS Foundation’s online ALS Learning Series is aimed at empowering our ALS community through the latest information and insights. Educational webinars and interactive Q&A’s covering a diverse array of topics, from telemedicine to respiratory care, are hosted monthly by the Foundation’s Support Services team and clinicians from our Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at Northwestern Medicine. The ALS Learning Series also includes blog posts and articles on ALS research, clinical trials, caregiver support and so much more.

Upcoming Webinars

Clinical Trials 101 – Tuesday, December 8, at 12pm CST 

Featuring Benjamin Joslin, CCRC, Clinical Research Project Manager, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine is among the global leaders in ALS research. Our clinical research encompasses a broad range of work, including biomarker studies, open label therapeutic studies, natural history studies and clinical trials. Whether participating in innovative clinical trials or long-term observation studies, our work offers hope to persons living with ALS and their caregivers while also uncovering new information about this disease.

During this discussion, Benjamin will provide a basic understanding of ALS research and inform patients about how they can participate in clinical trials at our Center. He will go over the different aspects of clinical trials and their definitions, including phase I, II, III, IV trials and observational studies. He will also focus on prescreening procedures at Northwestern Medicine, placebo-controlled trials, and will highlight the breakthrough Healey Platform Trial. Finally, he will go over inclusion and exclusion criteria that would qualify or disqualify an individual living with ALS in current or future trials.

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