Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation
Join us in a LIVE virtual session to discuss
Improving ALS patient care
through early diagnosis & referral to multidisciplinary clinics
October 28, 2020 | 7:00–8:00 pm (EST)
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PRESENTERS:
Aaron Izenberg Matte Genevieve

Aaron Izenberg
, MD, FRCPC

Staff Neurologist
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Geneviève Matte
, MDCM, FRCPC

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Neurosciences,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be better able to:

Recognize and act upon clinical findings that may elevate concern of ALS
Understand the importance of referring appropriate patients to specialized, multi-disciplinary ALS clinics as early as possible
Consider different approaches for effectively communicating the reason for referral with patients and their caregivers
AGENDA
Time Presentation Speaker
7:00 – 7:05 PM Welcome Geneviève Matte
7:05 – 7:20 PM ALS clinical characteristics and diagnosis Geneviève Matte
7:20 – 7:35 PM Multidisciplinary care and ALS management in Canada Aaron Izenberg
7:35 – 7:45 PM Case study 1: Variability of presentation and when to refer Geneviève Matte
7:45 – 7:55 PM Case study 2: Communicating the suspicion of motor neuron disease Aaron Izenberg
7:55 – 8:00 PM Evaluation and wrap-up Aaron Izenberg

THIS WEBINAR IS AN ACCREDITED GROUP LEARNING ACTIVITY (SECTION 1) AS DEFINED BY THE MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA, AND APPROVED BY THE CANADIAN NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES FEDERATION FOR 1.0 CREDITS. THIS PROGRAM WAS CO-DEVELOPED BY THE CANADIAN NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES FEDERATION AND SIX DEGREES MEDICAL AND WAS PLANNED TO ACHIEVE SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY, OBJECTIVITY AND BALANCE. THE WEBINAR WAS SUPPORTED BY MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CANADA WHO PROVIDED AN UNRESTRICTED GRANT AND IN-KIND SUPPORT.