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Les Turner Symposium on ALS


The 2024 Les Turner Symposium on ALS will be held virtually and in-person at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on Monday, Nov. 4.

The Les Turner Symposium on ALS has featured presentations from leading ALS scientists and clinicians, as well as people living with ALS; plus research posters, a Q&A panel and more. The symposium is free and open to the public, with thanks to our generous sponsors.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served.




Monday, November 4, 2024

  • Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.
  • Symposium - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Virtual and in-person at:

Feinberg Pavilion
Feinberg Krumlovsky Atrium
251 E Huron St. 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Parking Information

Keynote Presentation

Angela Genge, MD, FRCP(C)

angela-genge-hsm.jpgAngela Genge, MD is internationally recognized for her work in clinical trial design and development for rare neurological conditions, with an emphasis on ALS/MND. She has served as director of the ALS Global Center of Excellence and ALS Clinic at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital since 1998. In 2023 she stepped down from her twenty-year tenure as executive director of the Institute’s clinical research unit, where, under her direction, it evolved into the most active neuroscience unit in the country, conducting over 100 clinical trials from Phase 1 to Phase 4. She developed a Phase 1 unit dedicated to neurological diseases, the ALS Global Center of Excellence, and ACCESS ALS, all of which fuel the drug discovery pipeline and accelerate the development of new therapies for rare and terminal neurological diseases. Angela serves as the global principal investigator for AL-S Pharma, as well as sits on numerous advisory boards and data and safety monitoring boards. She previously served as a distinguished clinical investigator for Novartis Global.

Angela advocates tirelessly for therapeutic innovation in neuroscience and access to therapeutics for the rare disease community. Throughout her career, she has received awards in recognition of her exceptional care and management of ALS studies and patients including being named the first international recipient of the 2023 Wings Over Wallstreet Diamond Award, the 2018 Forbes Norris Award, the DIVA of Distinction Award, the YMCA Woman of the Year Award, and the Governor General Diamond Jubilee Award. She completed her medical degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland and earned a B.Sc. from Dalhousie University. A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada), Angela completed her Canadian and American certifications in internal medicine and neurology at McGill University prior to completing a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Past Symposia

We invite you to explore past editions of the Les Turner Symposium on ALS.

Thank You to Our Generous 2024 Sponsors