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Posted on 16.05.17 in Slovenian Knowledge

ENCALS meeting 2017 Ljubljana

ENCALS meeting 2017 Ljubljana

The ENCALS meeting 2017 will take place in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th of May. Local organizer is dr. Blaz Koritnik of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre:

“Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease that is still lacking an effective cure. In recent year, research advances offer hope that ALS will eventually become a preventable and treatable disease. Patients, researchers and clinicians worldwide have joined forces in various international projects to make progress towards this goal. European Network to Cure ALS (ENCALS) is a network of ALS centres in Europe that supports such collaborations. 2017 is an exciting year for the ALS community since positive clinical drug trials are promising new treatments after more than two decades. The Ljubljana ALS Centre at the Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana was established in 2002 to offer multidisciplinary clinical care for the Slovenian patients with ALS. In the past 15 years, we have cared for more than 500 patients. Our research encompasses neurophysiology, neuroimaging, genetics and epidemiology of ALS. We are collaborating with other Slovenian and international research centres. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the ENCALS Meeting 2017, taking place at the Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The meeting is hosted by the Ljubljana ALS Centre and the Slovenian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. In three days, a series of plenary lectures, thematic sessions and poster presentations will bring together international researchers and clinicians to discuss the advances in research and clinical care. As always the meeting is also an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and friends and to start new collaborations. Besides the main programme, there are numerous satellite meetings and events, including the 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thierry Latran Foundation and the 3rd TRICALS Workshop Outcome Measures. I would also like to welcome the participants of the ALS Health Practitioners Forum, the first inaugural meeting of nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists providing ALS care. “

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