In early December 2012, the international ALS/MND community will gather in Chicago for three distinct yet related events.
Held December 1-3, the Annual Meeting of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations brings together ALS/MND Associations from around the world to share initiatives and develop strategies for fighting ALS/MND.
Held December 4, the Allied Professionals Forum is a collaboration between the International Alliance and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, focused on practice and experience for health professionals in the care and support of people living with ALS/MND.
Held December 5-7, the International Symposium on ALS/MND is a unique annual event, which brings together leading international researchers, and health and social care professionals to present and debate key innovations in their respective fields.
Check out the official program for more information on the different sessions and topics covered.
Dr. Teepu Siddique, Les Turner ALS Foundation/Herbert C. Wenske Foundation Professor of Neurology and Director of one of the Les Turner ALS Research Laboratories, will chair the biomedical meeting at the International Symposium. Dr. Robert Sufit, Director of the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center, Professor of Neurology and Director of Clinical Research Trials for ALS at Northwestern Medicine, will chair the clincial meeting.
Ask the Experts: Advances in ALS Research and Patient Survival
A free seminar featuring international experts in the fields of ALS Research and Pulmonology
Monday, December 3, 2012
2:00 – 4:00pm (reception immediately following)
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 East Water, Sheraton Ballrooms II and III
Lisa F. Wolfe, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Brian Dicke, PhD
MND Association, England
Pamela J. Shaw, MBBS, MD, FRCP
University of Sheffield, England
Noah Lechtzin, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
For a complete list of topics, click here. Please RSVP by Monday, November 26 to Maria at (847) 679-3311 or email@example.com. The Sheraton is a handicap accessible hotel. Valet and self parking are available for a fee. An accessible loading zone is available on site.
Registration is now open for all three events:
The meeting will be held and lodging provided at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, located in the downtown area. The Chicago area is served by O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport, both accessible to downtown by taxi service, hotel shuttle and public transportation. You can now reserve hotel rooms at the conference rate of USD $149 per double or single room (plus all applicable taxes). Please click here to reserve.
Chicago’s great magic lies in its mix: sophisticated yet friendly, bustling city streets adjacent to miles of sparkling blue Lake Michigan shoreline, and a stunning year-round array of things to see and do unique in all the world. The resources below will provide you with more information about planning your trip.
Chicago winters can be cold, but there's still plenty to do! Check out the Illinois Office of Tourism's selection of winter- and holiday-themed activities in Chicago. More details about these and exact dates for 2012 will be posted as the time gets closer. Also, check out Explore Chicago's extensive website of attractions and activities.
Easy Access Chicago offers free resources with tips and information about navigating Chicago and locating accessible activites.