The ALS Canada Blog is a pilot project. We will be working towards publishing content in both English and French in the coming months. Please refer to the “Français” category to access blog posts that are available in French at this time.

Le blogue de la Société canadienne de la SLA est un projet pilote. Nous poursuivrons des travaux sur la publication d’un contenu de blogue en anglais et en français dans les mois à venir. Veuillez consulter la catégorie « Français » pour accéder aux entrées de blogue qui sont disponibles en français en ce moment.

Dr. Christen Shoesmith – ALS Best Practice Recommendations


Updated November 28, 2017 A group of ALS clinicians across the country is developing Best Practice Recommendations to set a common standard of care for Canadians living with ALS. Dr. Christen Shoesmith of the London Health Sciences Centre explains. She...

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ALS Canada Webinar Series: Clinical Trials


Many people living with ALS and their families want to know how scientific discoveries move from basic research in the laboratory through different phases of clinical trials using human volunteers. They also want to understand why clinical research is required...

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From Inquiry to Insight: Dr. Michael Strong


Updated October 20, 2017 Dr. Michael Strong has spent his career as a clinician scientist researching ALS with a determined curiosity and keen attention to new learning in the field. Over the years, people living with ALS and their families...

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Skin models for the study of ALS


Updated October 20, 2017 Bastien Paré from l'Université Laval has been studying ALS for more than five years. We spoke with him about his research and the future of ALS in Canada. Can you tell us about your ALS Canada-funded research?...

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Every August Until A Cure


"Every August until a cure." These five words were first spoken by ALS patient and advocate Pat Quinn upon accepting a Webby Award for his part in creating the Ice Bucket Challenge. The social media phenomenon and global sensation raised...

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Learning more about how gene mutations can cause ALS


Updated October 20, 2017 In the late 1980s, Dr. Neil Cashman was completing a neurology fellowship in ALS at the University of Chicago. At that time, little was known about the genetics or biology of ALS and Dr. Cashman became...

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