Webinar – ALS clinical trials

2020-01-10 - 13:30 / 14:30

Clinical trials offer a sense of hope for patients living with ALS, but navigating information about clinical trials can often be challenging. ALS patients, as research partners, are key to advancing drug development and getting us closer to effective therapies for this disease.

The goal of this webinar is to provide information on clinical trials to a patient & caregiver audience, so that they are equipment with this knowledge when asking further questions to their care team.

This webinar will cover:
• A review of the different phases;
• Challenges in conducting clinical trials for ALS;
• Frequently asked questions about ALS drug trials;
• Questions to ask if you’re interested in participating in research;
• What it is like to be a part of a clinical trial.

Note: this webinar will focus on terminology and common information across all ALS trials. The focus of this webinar is not on individual trials currently in progress.

Speaker: Kristiana Salmon, clinical research coordinator, Montreal Neurological Instute and Hospital (The Neuro)

Date and time*:
Friday, January 10, from 1:30pm to 2:30 pm in english and from 2:45 to 3:45 in french.

Location: In person : ALS Society Office, 5415 rue Paré, Suite 200, TMR or participate via WEBINAR
(see below instructions)

Registration: 
Step 1: Please visit the webinar’s webpage by clicking on this hyperlink → Huddol
Step 2: Click on the “Register now” button in the description.
Step 3: An email will be sent to you after you register with all the details about the webinar and another email reminder before the event. For additional questions on the webinar process, please email [email protected].

About Kristiana Salmon

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University, Kristiana Salmon joined the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI/H) as a clinical research coordinator. In addition to overseeing operations of all clinical trials in ALS and neuromuscular diseases, as the Team Leader of this division, she is presently the Assistant Manager of the CRU. Kristiana is a member of the MNI/H ALS Clinic’s multidisciplinary care team, and promotes a seamless interface between research and clinical care. In the past, Kristiana has worked on client communications and the payroll for a placement agency, and as a bookkeeper for Richter LLP’s insolvency division. Both of these roles contributed to her appointment as interim contract and budget officer of the CRU on two occasions.