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ALS Center

The ALS Center is dedicated to providing excellence in clinical care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), researching the causes and finding treatments for the condition, and providing education for patients, families, students, and health professionals.

The Center, established in 2005, encompasses a comprehensive care ALS clinic and research laboratories studying the condition at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In 2006, the ALS Center received certification from the national ALS Association, a process that involved a rigorous evaluation and an on-site review. The ALS Center staff hosts a monthly interdisciplinary clinic during which patients can receive diagnostic services, on-going treatment, and coordination of care and assistance with activities of daily living. Support group opportunities are also available for patients, families and friends.

For more information about the ALS Center visit their clinic website.

Northern New England ALS Surveillance Registry

The Northern New England ALS Surveillance Registry is a regional organization established order to obtain and share reliable and timely information on the incidence and prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in Northern New England, in order to better understand the genetic and environmental factors related to the development of ALS. This registry differs from the recently generated National ALS Registry by allowing us to prospectively collect specific information pertinent to our region.

Every neurologist who diagnoses or provides care to an eligible patient with ALS beginning June 1, 2013 is strongly encouraged to participate. Eligible patients include residents of the states of New Hampshire and Vermont at the time of diagnosis.

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