Symposium at ALS/MND

ADVANCING INNOVATION IN ALS: THE IMPORTANCE OF

ENVIRONMENT VS GENES

IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019

6:45 am — 8:15 am
Breakfast will be served

River View Room 5, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia

Present an outline of the current understanding of the role genetics and environment play in the development of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Discuss and debate the relative importance of examining the role of genetics vs environment in advancing ALS research
Review methods for prioritizing the consideration of genetics or environment for driving the latest innovations in treating ALS

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Matthew Kiernan, AM, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FAHMS

Bushell Chair of Neurology, University of Sydney

Ammar Al-Chalabi, PhD, FRCP, DipStat

Professor of Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics, King’s College London

Adriano Chiò, MD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology, University of Torino

6:45 – 7:15 AM

Breakfast and Registration

7:15 – 7:25 AM

Introduction and Program Overview – Opening Poll

Matthew Kiernan, AM, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FAHMS

7:25 – 7:35 AM

The Role of Genes

Ammar Al-Chalabi, PhD, FRCP, DipStat

7:35 – 7:45 AM

The Role of Environment

Adriano Chiò, MD, FAAN

7:45 – 7:55 AM

Debating the Role of Genes vs Environment (Rebuttal)

Ammar Al-Chalabi, PhD, FRCP, DipStat

Adriano Chiò, MD, FAAN

7:55 – 8:10 AM

Question and Answer – Audience Participation

Moderated by Matthew Kiernan, AM, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FAHMS

8:10 – 8:15 AM

Summary and Closing Remarks – Closing Poll

Matthew Kiernan, AM, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FAHMS

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