On Nov 5, 2011 Dr Smith spoke at Neurology grand rounds at Stanford.
At the California ALS Summit, held in San Francisco June 27-28, 2011, Dr. Smith gave a talk entitled "The ALS phenotype: lost in translation" and chaired a session dealing with molecular therapy for ALS
In March 2010 Dr. Smith gave a series of lectures at UFM in Guatemala city and on April 14th, 2010 spoke at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
Family and friends of Tom Shey established a fund to support ALS research. Thus far over $6,000 has been contributed.
Isis pharmaceutical corporation organized a meeting in Boston in December 2009 to launch a Familial ALS trial that utilizes a drug developed with UCSD and CNS. See publications.
In November 2009 Dr Smith spoke at Shanghai University Medical School and the World Congress of Neurology in Bangkok
April 16th, 2009 Dr Smith spoke at the University of California Medical School, Davis. His presentation, entitled Targeted Therapies for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, was delivered at Grand Rounds sponsored by the Department of Neurology
Dr. Smith presented "Advances in Understanding and Treating ALS" at 5:45 pm on March 17,2008 at the Muscular Dystrophy Association office in San Diego, CA.
Dr Licht headeda Gene Therapy Trial with the goal of slowing or reversing nerve damage associated with diabetes. The nationwide study is sponsored by Sangamo BioSciences.
UCSD and CNS receive million dollar plus grant to develop a therapy for familial ALS. The award was made by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
February 2007- Article published in "Clinical Neuroscience" detailing the state of Pseudobulbar affect therapeutics available. Available here
Dr Smith participated in the Mount Sinai neuromuscular symposium, March 31, 2007 in New York and the 2nd International Research Workshop on Frontotemporal Dementia, June 10-13,2007. In July he will speak at Scripps research institute.
Dr Smith made several presentations and co-chaired a session at the International ALS meeting, Yokahama, Japan Nov 30-Dec 2, 2006.
Dr. Smith and colleague Dr. Donald Cleveland were interviewed about ALS on August 7, 2006 on PBS morning radio show "These Days". To hear this interview, go to KPBS (80.5 FM) at 9:40am on Monday.
Research conducted at CNS has been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Expert Opinion, in Aug and Dec of 2006