This conference is designed to stimulate the development of collaborative research projects between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) physicians and basic scientists. It is expected that conference participants will develop a consensus regarding current research gaps and recommended next steps to enhance patient-oriented research in ALS. The previous “Tarrytown 1” conference, which was held in 2003, resulted in the formation of a new ALS research group that facilitated the biobanking of ALS biospecimens. It is expected that the 2011 conference will have similar tangible results.
Contact for additional information: Amelie Gubitz, Ph.D., (301) 496-5680