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March 2010 – Dr. Smith gave a series of lectures at UFM in Guatemala city

April 14, 2010 – Dr. Smith spoke at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

December 2009 – Isis pharmaceutical corporation organized a meeting in Boston to launch a Familial ALS trial that utilizes a drug developed with UCSD and CNS.

November 2009 – Dr. Smith spoke at Shanghai University Medical School and the World Congress of Neurology in Bangkok.

April 16, 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

March 17, 2008 – Dr. Smith presented "Advances in Understanding and Treating ALS" at the Muscular Dystrophy Association office in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Licht headed a 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.

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