As part of its efforts to expand awareness and promote research for ALS, former NFL player Steve Gleason’s Foundation Team Gleason convened a two-day ALS summit in New Orleans, Louisiana at the end of June. More than forty medical experts and research scientists, and over 80 advocates, caretakers, organizations, and patients were in attendance. The summit was also webcast, with an additional 1,500 people tuning in from around the world. Gleason urged all the attendants to “think like a beginner”, to try and find new avenues for ALS detection and treatment.
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