To provide exemplary care and enable people with ALS and their families to achieve the best possible quality of life, deliver professional and compassionate interdisciplinary medical expertise, and foster an environment where ALS is viewed as a treatable and manageable condition.
Our team of specialists includes: neurologists, a physiatrist, respirologist, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, social worker, speech-language pathologist, dietician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and clinical research coordinator.We will achieve this mission by upholding an interdisciplinary commitment to:
- Delivering comprehensive, holistic, and compassionate care
- Engaging patients and their families in decision making
- Applying effective symptom management
- Participating in innovative and collaborative research projects
- Providing academic excellence in education, training, and professional mentoring
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disorder affecting the brain cells that control body movement. In this disease, the gradual loss of neurons in the brain and spinal cord leads to weakness and difficulties with movement. More than 3000 Canadians currently suffer from ALS or other forms of motor neuron disease.
We are in need of volunteers to participate in our research programs. For MRI and biomarker studies, please contact Sara Moradipoor for more information (780) 248-1805. For Investigational Drug trials, please contact Kelsey Tymkow (780) 492-7690. For ALS Communication Research, please contact Shelagh Genuis (780) 492-5548.
Donations can be made through the University Hospital Foundation at (780) 407-7007.
The ALS Clinic is located at:
Kaye Edmonton Clinic, Level 4 (4C.101Z)
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Access to Kaye Edmonton Clinic and Parkade: Off of University Avenue and 115 Street.
Drop off: Located at the main entrance (east side) of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.
The parkade elevators will take you to Level 1 and 2 of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. To reach other levels in the Kaye Edmonton Clinic you must use the main elevators at the east entrance which are accessed through the corridor from the parkade entrance.
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