Final Week to Register for Free Audio Conference: Learn Treatments for ALS Patients to Live Longer, Easier

January 22, 2010

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The American Academy of Neurology and the ALS Association will present the Academy's new guidelines on the most effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a free audio conference on February 11, 2010. Designed for patients and caregivers, the audio conference will emphasize the many ways people with can enjoy greater quality of life, for longer. Highlights will also include areas requiring more research, such as care management.

ALS (often called Lou Gehrig's disease) is a rapidly progressive and fatal neurologic disorder that attacks the nerve cells that control voluntary muscles.

The free audio conference call for ALS patients and caregivers on the most effective ALS treatments takes place at 5 p.m. ET, on Thursday, February 11, 2010.

To join the audio-conference call with webinar capability, log on to the conference site at the call's start time.

Note: The webinar part of the conference is available only 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 ALS audio conference will be presented by Robert G. Miller, MD, FAAN, neurologist and lead author of the AAN's ALS guidelines. Presenters also include coauthors Carlayne E. Jackson, MD, FAAN, Edward J. Kasarskis, MD, PhD, FAAN, and Dallas A. Forshew, RN.

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

The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. For more information, visit the ALS Association's website.

Find all of the AAN's guidelines related to ALS.