Upcoming ALS Education Events

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We believe progress is achieved by working together. That’s why we host a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year, increasing awareness and education of ALS locally and nationwide. Coming up towards the end of the year, we are offering exciting and informative ALS education opportunities for our ALS community to take part in:


Northwestern’s Second Annual Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of ALS

Course Directors: Senda Ajroud Driss, MD, and John M. Coleman III, MD
Friday, September 20
Northwestern Medicine
Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL
8am – 4pm

This program offers participants a unique opportunity for physicians, nurses and health care professionals to hear from expert clinician leaders from the Lois Insola ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine and the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Attendees will be introduced to the multidisciplinary care at the center of taking care of ALS patients, and will hear from the health professionals elongating and improving the quality of life of these patients.

Read through the program flyer.

Please note: This event is a continuing education course for medical professionals only 



ALS News You Can Use Education Meeting
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Patients with ALS

Presented by Jinny Tavee, MD
Sunday, October 6
Hyatt Rosement
6350 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL
1 – 3 pm
Attendance and parking are free of charge

Jinny Tavee, MD is an associate professor and the medical director of the neuromuscular division at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tavee will discuss how nutrition, exercise and mind-body therapies can help patients with ALS as well as their caregivers. Our Support Services Team will be there to help answer questions about incorporating Dr. Tavee’s techniques into a comprehensive care plan.

Please RSVP by October 1 at events.lesturnerals.org/education or call the office at 847 679 3311.



9th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair
Celebrating Research, Patient Care, and Education

Keynote Speaker Eva Feldman, MD, PhD
Monday, November 11
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg Pavilion
251 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL
8 am – 4 pm
Attendance is free of charge

This event features presentations from leading ALS researchers and clinicians.  Professionals, people living with ALS and families are welcome.

Learn more about Dr. Feldman and register for the ALS Symposium.