ENCALS Meeting 2019


from May 15, 2019 to May 17, 2019

Vinci International Congress Centre
Tours, France

The ENCALS meeting 2019 in Tours will be held in May from Wednesday the 15th until Friday the 17th. Prof. Philippe Corcia of the University Francois Rabelais of Tours is the local organizer.


ENCALS is a network of ALS centres in Europe. ALS Centre membership is open to Universities/Hospitals in Europe with ALS clinical/research activity. The aims of ENCALS are:

  • To develop an European ALS research network + database/biobank that
    • is recognized, visible, active and efficient;
    • agrees on collection/storage of clinical data and biospecimens on a European level;
    • will attract pharmaceutical companies to conduct trials in ALS in Europe;
    • facilitates associated patient-oriented research projects (phenotyping, epidemiology, biomarkers, etc).
  • To initiate collaboration between funding agencies in Europe to sponsor collectively investigator-initiated European research projects in ALS
  • To reach consensus on a classification of ALS suitable for European research projects
  • To study novel designs for the assessment of the efficacy of new pharmaceutical compounds in ALS

ENCALS Meeting 2019

The venue for the ENCALS meeting 2019 in Tours will be the Vinci International Congress Centre. This impressive building is close both to the station and to the City Hall, where the conference dinner will be held.

Contact :
Prof. Philippe Corcia :