ALS Society at the Montreal Baseball Project Gala

 

The ALS Society of Quebec is thrilled to have taken part in this past weekend’s ‘Baseball Fever’ in Montreal by hosting the silent auction at the Montreal Baseball Projects Gala honoring the 1994 Expos. $30,000 was raised to support our mission thanks to our generous auction item donors and

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ALS Society of Quebec Receives $54,522 from

 

The ALS Society of Quebec would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to employees and retired employees of Quebec Public Service for their generosity at the 2013 “Campagne d’Entraide“.
This donation helps the Society to fullfill its mission of offering services to families across the province.
On March 18,

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New support service for healthcare professionals

ALS Society of Quebec launches the Exchange teleconferences
ALS Society of Quebec in partnership with the Island of Montreal ALS committee recently launched the Exchange, a series of free teleconferences designed to provide information and facilitate discussions between health professionals caring for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Held

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CLSC and ALS Society of Quebec standing by to help

 
Lean On Me
It’s no secret navigating the health care system can be challenging.  It’s like a giant maze with care offered over here, equipment available over there, and support services provided someplace else. It can be confusing, frustrating and completely overwhelming especially if you or a loved one

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Dr. Heather Durham dedicates life to studying ALS

Research is in her blood
Heather Durham, PhD won’t be paddling off in a kayak any time soon.  The researcher who focuses primarily on understanding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has no intention of hanging up her lab coat when she turns 65, the traditional age of retirement.  While she might enjoy

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Montreal hosts 2nd Quebec-France ALS/FTD conference

 
Dr. Heather Durham, PhD, researcher and professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University is co-organizer of the 2nd Quebec-France ALS/FTD conference to be held at the MNI, March 20-21, 2014. The inaugural conference was held in 2012 at the Institute du cerveau et de la moelle

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New therapeutic target for Lou Gehrig’s disease

(Article in French only) Cette découverte liée aux protéines TDP-43 et FUS, présentes à la fois dans la SLA et la démence, pourrait favoriser la mise au point de nouveaux médicaments en plus d’améliorer les effets du riluzole, seul médicament approuvé à ce jour et destiné à freiner la

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Marc and Elyse’s Story

 
The ALS Society of Quebec has a Technical Aid and Financial Assistance Program to support its members. These programs help defray the cost of purchase or rental of equipment and services. Your donations will directly improve the quality of life of people with ALS and their caregivers. Click here to

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The holidays: A precious time of year

 
The holiday season is a time to get together with friends and families and to share memories, gossip and a laugh or two. However, when a loved is living with ALS the holidays can be a precious yet painful time of year.
“The holidays can be a very emotional

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Valosin-Containing Protein/ALS Connection Strengthened

Mutations in the gene for an enzyme called valosin-containing protein (VCP) are known to directly cause a disease called Inclusion Body Myopathy associated with Paget’s disease of bone and frontotemporal dementia.
More recently, mutations in VCP have been associated with sporadic ALS in some individuals. To examine this association in

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