FEATURED ALS EXPERTS
Is the Key to ALS Being Flushed Down Our Toilets?
Dr. Richard Bedlack
Dr. Richard Bedlack is a professor of neurology at Duke University and director of the Duke ALS Clinic. He grew up in Connecticut and attended college at William and Mary in Virginia. He returned to Connecticut for his MD and a PhD in Neuroscience and completed his neurology residency, neuromuscular fellowship, and masters degree at Duke. Bedlack has won numerous awards for teaching and for patient care and has received research grants, participated in clinical trials, and published over 100 articles. Bedlack is the past chair of the North American ALS Research Group, and leader of the international ALSUntangled program, which utilizes social networking to investigate alternative and off-label treatment options for patients with ALS.
ALS and Respiratory Function
Dr. Andreea Anton
Dr. Anton is a Pulmonary-Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Specialist and also Associate Professor within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Vice Chair of Medicine for the Medical College of Wisconsin and Chief of Medicine Services at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.
Wisconsin's ALS Association Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence
College of Wisconsin & the Milwaukee VA Medical Center ALS Clinics
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Dr. Paul Barkhaus
Paul E. Barkhaus, MD, FAAN, FAANEM
Professor of Neurology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Chief, Neuromuscular and Autonomics Program Director, ALS Program
16th Annual ALS Care and Research (Virtual) Symposium
Dr. Dominic Fee
Dr. Fee is a Neurologist a Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He is also the Director of the Certified ALS Treatment Center at Froedtert Hospital/MCW and the Director of Neurology at the Certified ALS Treatment Center at the Milwaukee VA
Melinda S. Kavanaugh, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor and PhD Program Coordinator Social Work
Dr. Melinda S. Kavanaugh holds a PhD, MSW and an LCSW with years of clinical experience across health care settings and populations, including neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease,
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Based on her clinical experience, Dr. Kavanaugh’s translational research focuses on an isolated population of caregivers - children and teens (“youth caregivers/young carers”).
What is Y-CARE and WHY is it so important?
Children of Patients with ALS
ALS Care & Research Symposium
HOPE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association is the ONLY national organization solely devoted to encouraging and funding research to discover the cause of and a cure for ALS. A nonprofit organization with a network of Chapters and support groups throughout the United States, The ALS Association also provides patient support, public awareness, legislative advocacy and education for health care professionals and the general public.
The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter evolved from a local support group and became an official Chapter in 1987. The Fundraising and Care Services staff of the Wisconsin Chapter work together to raise much needed funds and provide services and support for our Chapter families. The staff is under the guidance of an energetic volunteer Board of Directors. In addition, dedicated volunteers and community partners provide invaluable support in all areas of the Chapter.
Provide education, guidance, services and support to ALS patients, their families and their caregivers.
Promote public awareness.
Raise funds for ALS research.
Support the ALS Association Certified Centers and affiliated ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics throughout Wisconsin. Encourage the development of ALS specialty care to ensure the highest level of care isavailable to individuals living with ALS in Wisconsin.
For more information on events, including our Support Groups and Caregiver Support Groups, visit our WI Chapter website.