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Hi everyone. I just received this email from MDA.

To: ALS Families

From: ALS Division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Date: October 17, 2008
Dear ALS Families,
We'd like to take this opportunity to inform you about an upcoming webcast of the 4th Annual ALS TDI Leadership Summit this Monday, Oct. 20. MDA has made a three-year commitment of $18 million to ALS TDI for drug development in ALS. The research being conducted at ALS TDI is truly groundbreaking. During the webcast you’ll have the opportunity to hear from MDA Board Member and Director of the MDA ALS Center at Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston, Dr. Stan Appel and MDA Vice President of Translational Research Dr. Sharon Hesterlee.

The research at ALS TDI is made possible by funding from MDA’s Augie’s Quest initiative. In January 2007, MDA and Augie’s Quest announced a collaboration with the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) to apply cutting-edge technologies to ALS drug development. MDA would like to thank all the supporters of MDA’s Augie’s Quest. MDA-funded research projects such as this are possible because of your support.

If you’re interested in signing up for the ALS TDI Leadership Summit webcast, which begins at approximately 1:15PM (EDT) and continues until 5:30PM (EDT), simply follow the link provided below. It’s recommended that you to logon to the webcast before 1:15PM and perform a system check.

You can sign up for the free webcast by clicking here: http://register.webcastgroup.com/event/?wid=0651020084344.

Some highlights of the ALS TDI Leadership Summit include:

1:15PM EDT - Panel Discussion – Moderated by John McCarty, Ph.D.

The first event of the webcast will be a panel discussion with all of the ALS scientists in attendance; Dr. Stanley Appel, Dr. Sharon Hesterlee, Dr. Steve Perrin, Dr. Michael Strong and Dr. Jean-Pierre Julien. A full agenda and information about each of these speakers is available online at www.als.net/summit.

2:45PM EDT – Communication Systems for ALS Patients and Their Families – Troy Jurgenson

3:30PM EDT – The Neurodegeneration Knowledge Sphere of ALS – Dr. Steve Perrin

4:30PM EDT – Leadership Awards – Dr. Steve Perrin and Dr. John McCarty


www.als-mda.org
Scott Wiebe
Director - Outreach Initiatives & ALS Division
 

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Thank you for sharing this valuable information, Linda.
 
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