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Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

Learn about tools for living with ALS, presented by clinic team members from the UCI Health ALS and Neuromuscular Center, and promising developments in ALS research, presented by members of the California ALS Research Network.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

University of California, Irvine
845 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Registration, Light Refreshments, and Resource Exhibits

2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Event Program

Ali Habib, MD
“Top five Medications for Symptom Management in ALS"

Tahseen Mozaffar, MD
Radicava, Should I be on it?"

Namita A. Goyal, MD
“Clinical trials: What is in the Pipeline?"

Poster presentations from the winners of the
2019 Barber ALS Research Award

Patrick Tierney, RPT
"Useful Tips for Exercise and Adaptive Equipment"

Nadia Araujo, MS, CCC-SLP
“Insightful Modifications to Speech and Swallowing Difficulty”

Melanie Meton, RN
“Coordinating your Care with ALS" 

Clive Svendsen, PhD
Chair, California ALS Research Network;
Director, Cedars-Sinai RMI

 Richard Smith, MD,
Director, Center for Neurologic Study

Leslie Thompson, PhD,
Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Irvine

This event is offered free-of-charge and is open to the public. Free parking is located in front of the building. There will be opportunities for the public to ask questions directly of the presenters. Volunteers will be on hand to assist people with ALS and their families.


Please register onsite at this event or contact Stacy Roberts, Care Services Administrative Assistant at (818) 865-8067 x 237 or

For Directions and Parking information, click here.

Watch the event live here on our website!


The ALS Association Golden West Chapter hosts "Ask the Experts" educational symposiums in our service area and online throughout the year. Participants have an opportunity to hear presentations and ask questions about important aspects in clinical care and promising developments in research from some of the top ALS specialists and researchers in the world. These community events are open to the public and presented free-of-charge.  For more information, please email us at

Previous Ask the Experts Events:

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Honolulu

We held our educational symposium “Ask the Experts: Thriving with ALS” at the Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center Auditorium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event featured national speakers as well as local ALS experts who discussed important aspects of clinical care and relevant ALS information.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 -  Palo Alto

Watch “Ask the Experts- Help for Today/ Hope for Tomorrow,” which was held at the Li Ka Shing Center Conference Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto. This educational symposium featured practical tools for living with ALS, presented by multidisciplinary ALS clinic team members from Stanford University, as well as important research developments from members of the California ALS Research Network.

To view other past "Ask the Experts" symposiums in California and Hawaii, please visit our online library.



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