ASK ME – Educational Webinars

Our ASK ME educational webinar series is an opportunity for people living with ALS and their families to learn more about important topics for the ALS community.

Upcoming Webinar Adapting and Coping Mechanisms Throughout ALS Disease Progression

We invite you to join us for the Golden West Chapter’s next ASK ME educational webinar, “Adapting and Coping Mechanisms Throughout ALS Disease Progression,” on Thursday, March 23, at 5:00 PM PDT/2:00 PM HST. Kendal will discuss how to utilize coping strategies after receiving an ALS diagnosis, and how to adapt to physical and emotional changes throughout the course of the disease. She will discuss how each person’s journey with ALS is unique, and ways to find the support that you need. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

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Upcoming Webinar ASK ME: Financial Planning after an ALS Diagnosis

Please join us on Zoom for ASK ME: Financial Planning after an ALS Diagnosis with Dan J. Nguyen, Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor from U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, on Thursday, April 27 at 5:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm HST. Dan will discuss how to manage and protect your personal finances in the event of a challenging life event, such as an ALS diagnosis. Preparing ahead of time can help provide a level of comfort for you, and for those closest to you who will follow your plans and wishes.

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RECENT ASK ME WEBINAR ALS Research and Care in 2023

Please watch our ASK ME educational webinar, "ALS Research and Care in 2023" to learn about the outcomes from our 13th Annual California ALS Research Summit and the future impact on ALS care and research.

Past Webinars

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ASK ME: ALS From the Caregiver's Perspective

In celebration of National Family Caregivers Month, please watch our ASK ME webinar featuring Mari Fuentes, who cared for her husband, filmmaker Anton Maillie, and Trish Rice, who cared for her son, writer and poet Ryan Farnsworth.

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ASK ME: Estate Planning and ALS

See this special presentation from Kate Phelan Lowen, Senior Vice President/Regional Director of Wealth Planning and Trust Advisory at U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management followed by a Q&A. 

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ASK ME: Inside the ALS Lab with Dr. Justin Ichida, USC

Dr. Ichida has been a strong partner and collaborator with the Golden West Chapter for many years and was honored with our 2017 Essey Commitment to a Cure Award for his outstanding achievements in the fight against ALS.

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ASK ME: The Importance of Multidisciplinary Care in ALS

Please watch our ASK ME educational webinar featuring the clinic team at the ALS Treatment and Research Center at UCSF.

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ASK ME: Respiratory Care in ALS

See our ASK ME educational webinar featuring Andrea Eddleman, RCP, RRT at Loma Linda University Health Center.

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ASK ME: When to Consider Using a Feeding Tube

Watch our ASK ME educational webinar featuring Clinical Dietitians Tanya Bitcon, MS, RD, CNSC and Katherine Goebel, MS, RD, CSP, CNSC with Cedars-Sinai.

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ASK ME: ALS Research and Care in 2022

Learn about the outcomes from our 12th Annual California ALS Research Summit! The Summit, created and presented by the Golden West Chapter, is an annual gathering of researchers, investigators, clinicians, biotech companies, government representatives, and advocates in ALS and related fields in the state of California.

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