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National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry – Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions

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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

“National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry – Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions”
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, fatal neurological disease caused by degeneration of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers don’t know what causes ALS and there is no cure. Approximately 80 percent of persons with ALS die within 2-5 years of diagnosis.

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