Satellite meetings

5-6 December

25th International Alliance Meeting

The International Alliance holds the Annual Alliance Meeting to provide a forum for member associations to meet and share advances in supporting people living with ALS/MND. It is an excellent opportunity for representatives of ALS/MND associations to discuss organisational development and planning, patient care, and funding, as well as the role and activities of the International Alliance and its Board of Directors.

For more information, please visit the ALS/MND Alliance website.

  • Location: Marina Ballroom III-IV

You can catch up on the Ask the Experts session held on Wednesday 06 December on the International Alliance Facebook page.

7 December

15th Allied Professionals Forum (APF)

The International Alliance also holds the annual Allied Professionals Forum. The APF functions as an educational and training forum for healthcare professionals who work with ALS/MND. This forum offers health care providers from around the world an opportunity to share ideas on good practice in the daily management of people with ALS/MND. Every year, this meeting is generously supported by The ALS Hope Foundation.

You can view this year's programme agenda here. Find out more about the meeting and register here.

  • Time: 8.30–16.40
  • Location: Grand Ballroom B


Bulbar Work Group Symposium: Clinical Bulbar Protocol Development
  • Time:18.00-21.00
  • Location: Otis
  • Light refreshments will be provided

Contact Gary Pattee for further information or questions.


The goal of this satellite symposium is to discuss international collaborations, SOPs and translation of new developments to the clinic. Find out more information and ways to register here.

  • Time: 13.30-17.00
  • Location: Commonwealth Ballroom


Translational Approaches for SOD1-ALS (closed meeting)
  • Time: 07.00-17.15 / 17.15-19.00
  • Location: Otis / Stone
  • Followed by a reception


WFN Research Group on ALS/MND

Emerging Therapies in ALS. See programme of this year's meeting.

  • Time: 8.00–12.30
  • Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

More information:

8 December

Cochrane Neuromuscular Group
  • Time: 17.45-19.00
  • Location: Revere
PACTALS: Pan-Asian Consortium for Treatment and Research in ALS*

*This meeting is open to delegates from the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Time: 13.00-14.00
  • Location: Otis
The ALS Expert Perspective*

This program will focus on increasing awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and will review a new therapeutic option for the treatment of ALS.

Sponsored by 

  •  Time: 06.45-08.15
  • Location: Otis

*This meeting is open to delegates from the US, Japan, and South Korea only

For more information and to register:

9 December

Innovation Landscape in ALS/MND: Beyond Pharmacotherapies

Sponsored by Cytokinetics logo

  • Time: 19:15-21:15
  • Location: Harbor Ballroom

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More information about the event here