Free Audio-Conference Call for ALS Patients on Best ALS Treatments to Live Longer, Easier

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The American Academy of Neurology and The ALS Association is offering a free audio-conference call at 5 p.m. ET, Thursday, on February 11, 2010 for people with ALS and their caregivers regarding the Academy’s new guidelines on the most effective treatments for ALS.

The American Academy of Neurology and The ALS Association is offering a free audio-conference call at 5 p.m. ET, Thursday, on February 11, 2010 for people with ALS and their caregivers regarding the Academy’s new guidelines on the most effective treatments for ALS.

The call will help emphasize that a lot can be done to make life easier and longer for people with ALS. Important areas of care needing more research will also be highlighted.

The presenters include Robert G. Miller, M.D., neurologist and lead author of the Academy’s ALS guidelines. Presenters also include coauthors Carlayne E. Jackson, M.D., Edward J. Kasarskis, M.D., Ph.D., and Dallas A. Forshew, R.N.

A brief question-and-answer period will be available to patients and caregivers at the end of the call as time permits.

To join the audio-conference call with webinar capability, log on to https://alsa-events.webex.com/alsa-events/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=667887783. This is available to the first 1,000 registrants. If the webinar event is full, join the audio teleconference at:
Toll Free #: 1-877 669-3239
Toll #: 1-408-600-3600
Participant Passcode: 667 887 783 (then press #, #)

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 22,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, West Nile virus and ataxia.

For more information about the American Academy of Neurology and its guidelines for treating ALS, visit http://www.aan.com.

The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

For more information about The ALS Association, visit the organization’s Web site at http://www.alsa.org or call (800) 782-4747.

Contacts:
The ALS Association
Gary Wosk, Manager, Media Relations
(818) 587-2241

The ALS Association
Greg Cash, Director, Communications
(818) 587-2243

American Academy of Neurology
Rachel Seroka
(651) 695-2738

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