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ALS Research Update
St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Educational Center

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Join us to hear an update directly from one of the nation’s top ALS researchers! The presentation, “New Directions in ALS Research,” will be followed by a question and answer discussion, and an opportunity to talk directly with Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, founder and co-director of the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS).

Saturday, January 27, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
28384 Beaumont Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Presentation by: Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Patti Stanco: 888.257.1717 Ext. 110 |

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc, is the Julianne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts 
General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. She completed medical training at the Health Science and Technology program of Harvard Medical School, and was a resident in Neurology at Mass General. She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Cudkowicz’s research and clinical activities are dedicated to the study and treatment of patients with neurodegenerative disorders, in particular amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Cudkowicz directs the Mass General ALS clinic and the Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI) (formerly the NCTU). She is one of the founders and co-directors of the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS), a group of 92 clinical sites in the United States and Canada dedicated to performing collaborative academic led clinical trials in ALS. In conjunction with the NEALS Consortium, she planned and completed seven multi-center clinical trials in ALS and is currently leading three new trials. Dr. Cudkowicz received the American Academy of Neurology 2009 Sheila Essay ALS award. She is actively mentoring young neurologists in clinical investigation. She is also on the Research Council of the American Academy of Neurology and the medical advisory board for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
28384 Beaumont Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

This event does not require an RSVP.