Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

ALS Therapy Development Challenges/Opportunities: Relevance to FTD?

Michael Benatar, MBChB, MS, DPhil
Walter Bradley Chair in ALS Research & Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences
Chief, Neuromuscular Division
Executive Director, ALS Center
University of Miami


Objectives: Attendees will learn to:

  • Understand challenges of developing treatments for ALS
  • Gain insight into the opportunities to enhance ALS therapy development efforts
  • Recognize the fundamental importance of disease heterogeneity, biomarkers, and early intervention
  • Consider relevance of these lessons from ALS to the field of FTD



  • Planners: David Soleimani-Meigooni, MD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; and Fonda Smith have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Benatar has the following relationships to disclose: Denali (consultant), Mitsubishi Tanabe (Consultant), NMD Pharma (Advisor or Reviewer).

Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered July 2017 through December 2017. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

NOTE: You must sign in to qualify for CME Credit

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience. This activity is not commercially supported.

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00am to 9:00am

Rock Hall, Pottruck Auditorium, RH 102
1550 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Grand Rounds


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay


neurocalendar, neuroscience, Weill Institute for Neurosciences



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