Professor Orla Hardiman
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Talk title
"The power of ALS patient registries in the age of personalized medicine"

Orla Hardiman is Professor of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Neurologist at the National Neuroscience Centre Dublin, where she is Director of the National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Motor Neuron Disease (ALS/MND) service. She provides direct clinical care for over 80% of Irish patients with ALS and is the Principal Investigator on one of the longest running population-based ALS Registers (1994-present).

She leads a research group of over 45 individuals with a focus on applied clinical and translational research in ALS. She is Co-Chair of the European Network for Cure of ALS (ENCALS) and a member of the TRICALS executive. She is an experienced clinical trialist and author of over 380 peer reviewed publications.