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ASK ME - Educational Webinars

Our ASK ME educational webinar series is an opportunity for people living with ALS and their families to learn more about important topics for the ALS community.

Upcoming Webinars

Join us for ASK ME: "Estate Planning and ALS" on Wednesday, April 21 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT featuring Christopher Young, attorney at law, The Alvarez Firm.

Please join us for May’s ASK ME Webinar: Speech Issues in ALS and Communication Devices to Help. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 26 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT and will be facilitated by Amy Roman, Speech Therapist and AAC Specialist from Forbes Norris ALS Treatment and Research Center. RSVP Today.


Previous Webinars

Please watch our Ask Me webinar, "All About the Golden West Chapter" featuring Audra Hindes, MSEd, VP of Care Services and Asher Garfinkel, VP of Community Outreach. Learn more about our efforts in ALS research and public policy initiatives, our care services programs, and ways that you can take action and get involved with the ALS community.

Please see our webinar, "ASK ME: ALS and Palliative Care" featureing leaders from John Muir Health who define palliative care, when it should be considered, and how to ask your healthcare provider about it.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our ASK ME Webinar: ALS Research and Care in 2021. This informative event featured leading ALS researchers and physicians who shared highlights from the 11th annual California ALS Research Summit, explained recent scientific advancements and clinical trial updates, and gave a preview of what to expect in the year ahead.


10:00 AM - "Welcome and Chapter Overview"
Audra Hindes, MSEd, Vice President of Care Services
Fred Fisher, MSW, LCSW, President & CEO
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter

10:10 AM - “Current Research Projects Funded by The ALS Association”
Kuldip Dave, PhD, Vice President of Research at The ALS Association

10:30 AM - “Overview of the 11th Annual California ALS Research Summit”
Clive Svendsen, PhD, Cedars Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute,
and Chair of the California ALS Research Network
featuring the Summit's keynote speaker, Nobel Prize-winner, Jennifer Doudna, PhD

10:55 AM - "Presenting the 2021 Barber ALS Research Award Winners"
Sheri Strahl, MPH, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Golden West Chapter

11:20 AM - "Updates on Research in ALS" View the presentation slides here.
Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD, from Gladstone Institutes and Virtual Host of the 11th Annual California ALS Research Summit

11:45 AM - “Evaluating ALS Clinical Trials”
Jeffrey Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, FAAN, Director of the Center for Restorative Neurology at Loma Linda Neurology and a member of the California ALS Research Network


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