Learn about innovative approaches to therapies for neurodegenerative disorders
at a forum on Tuesday, June 25 at Snow King Resort's Grand View Lodge.
Presented by the nonprofit foundation Target ALS, the forum will explore
topics including the state of research and development of viable treatments
for ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s
diseases. The goal of the event, sponsored by St. John’s Medical
Center, is to expand the local community of individuals—including
medical and research professionals, patients and their families—working
toward, and advocating for, effective treatments addressing these diseases.
“Public forums like these are an essential part of the battle against
any disease, and are invaluable toward our work in treating neurodegenerative
diseases,” said Zach Hall, former director of the National Institute
for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, prior member of the St. John’s
Medical Center board of trustees, and long-time Jackson resident. “These
events expand our community of advocates, advance awareness of these diseases
and current approaches to discovering treatments or a cure, and offer
hope to patients and families dealing with these diseases every day.”
Following a keynote address by former New York City Deputy Mayor and CEO
of Sidewalk Labs, Dan Doctoroff, the forum will feature a panel discussion
of physician experts and patient advocates moderated by St. John’s
Medical Center CEO, Dr. Paul Beaupré.
Speakers and panelists include:
Dan Doctoroff, founder, Target ALS
Chris Henderson, PhD, Vice President Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders at Biogen
Martha G. Stearn, MD, founder, St. John’s Cognitive Health
Elizabeth Gerhard, patient advocate and St. John’s Medical Center volunteer
Mark Bromberg, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Diagnostics & Clinical Neurology at Utah Health
The forum is free and open to the public. A reception and light refreshments
begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by presentations from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
To RSVP, email
email@example.com. or visit
www.TargetALS.org/events. The Grand View Lodge is located 537 Snow King Loop Rd, Jackson, WY 83001.
Media contacts: Karen Connelly, (307) 739-7380,
Steve Schonberg, (917) 717-0207, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT TARGET ALS
Target ALS is nonprofit 501(c)3 foundation, founded by former New York City Deputy
Mayor and Chief Executive Officer of Sidewalk Labs, Dan Doctoroff, with
support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. In collaboration with researchers,
academia, and private industry, Target ALS’ collaborative model
is helping pioneer medical research and drug discoveries for the effective
treatment of ALS. The foundation provides this support through the development
of consortia that breaks down barriers to advancement and serves as a
source for funding and scientific facilities. For more information, visit
ABOUT DAN DOCTOROFF
Dan Doctoroff is the founder/CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company
that accelerates the integration of digital technology into urban environments.
Prior to forming Sidewalk Labs, he was president and CEO of Bloomberg
LP, and before that, he was New York City’s longest serving deputy
mayor. In that role, he led New York’s dramatic economic resurgence
after the September 11th terror attacks. He is the author of
Greater than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback. After losing both his father and uncle to ALS, he founded Target ALS
to create a radical new framework for scientists to accelerate the discovery
of breakthrough therapies.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.