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ALS Teaching Day at Upstate features Platform Trials in ALS  
Jeremy Shefner, 
MD, PhD, FAAN, Kemper and Ethel Marley Professor and Chair of Neurology, Senior Vice President Barrow Neurological Institute; Chief Medical Officer of Clinical Research BNI/SJHMC; Chair of Neurology, Creighton University Medical School, Phoenix; Executive Chair of Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix

ALS Teaching Day at Upstate University

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research and Treatment Center
Upstate Health Care Center
4th Floor,
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4243
Fax: 315 464-7328
Hours: 8-4:30

The medical conference held on November 1, 2019 focused on Neurologists, Physiatrists, nurses, researchers, therapists and support staff that are engaged in the care and management of people with ALS in Central New York.

Hosted by the ALS Center at Upstate Medical University, ALS Teaching Day support was provided by a Scientific Education Grant from MTPA through the Upstate Foundation.

Speakers at the event:

  • Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD, Atrium Health, previously Carolinas Healthcare, System Neurosciences Institute – Charlotte; Professor, Department of Neurology - Carolinas Medical Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine - Charlotte Campus
  • Edward J. Fine, MD, FAAN, Associate Professor of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo
  • Suman Swarnkar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Associate Director, Palliative Care; Director, MICU Palliative Care, Upstate University Hospital
  • The Rev. Susan Joy Huizenga, MDiv, BCCI, Palliative Care Chaplain, Upstate Medical University

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SUNY Upstate ALS Research and Treatment Center

Dr. and PatientThe ALS Research and Treatment Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with ALS and related motor neuron diseases. The Center is located at UHCC and sees patients on a weekly basis.

We provide patients with comprehensive care involving multiple specialties, so that patients can receive many services at one visit. We are the largest ALS Center in New York outside of New York City, and are a referral center for central and western New York State.

The Center is one of only a handful of centers that have received certification by both the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS Association. The ALS Clinic at Upstate is part of the ALS Association's national network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence in Clinical Care and Research.

We provide evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life. The clinic team consists of ALS specialized doctors, ALS researchers, nurse, clinic coordinator/social worker, dietician, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, spiritual palliative care, representatives from MDA and ALS association.

The Center is nationally recognized for its research into possible treatments for ALS, and patients are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical trials.

Contact: Jacob D. Pusey, Clinical Research Associate I, Neurology, Upstate Medical University, University Hospital, Room 5817, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210, Phone: (315) 464-9767

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