2018 National ALS Clinical Conference


October 23-25, 2018, Dallas


The ALS Association Clinical Conference will engage ALS/MND health care professionals and offer current information on best practices and guidelines, multidisciplinary team care and coordination, ALS-relevant programs and services, research updates, technology for therapies, respiratory devices and augmentative communication, and will provide professional networking opportunities. The conference will:

  • Provide a venue to discuss new trends, share current practices, exchange ideas and successes, and dialogue on challenges and potential solutions
  • Cultivate a network of health professionals who support the advancement of knowledge and options for disease management in the field of ALS
  • Provide educational opportunities and hands-on workshops for attendees on a variety of subjects directly related to health care professionals


List of Speakers

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Attendees will be able to demonstrate increased knowledge about innovative approaches to clinical management of ALS by identifying what can be done to alleviate spasticity in ALS.
  2. Attendees will be able to explain why people with ALS need complex power wheelchairs.
  3. Attendees will be able to describe three different methods of AAC systems that can be used with people that have ALS.
  4. Attendees will be able to understand what Forced Vital Capacity means and how this number correlates to medical interventions for people with ALS – feeding tubes, communication devices, and medical equipment, and wheelchairs.
  5. Attendees will be able to compare two different forms of eye gaze systems and contract the differences between these different devices.


This activity is offered for up to 1.5 CEUs (15.0 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:
  1. Download, and complete the following forms.
  2. Save the files names: 181025_ALSA_Lastname_Firstname
  3. Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org
  4. CEU certificate will be sent after submitting the two forms

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to ceus@aacinstitute.org to request an alternative file format.