Drs. Smith, Ravits, and Bowser presented a poster at the International ALS meeting in Milan. The presentation summarized the evidence for a novel theory about the progression of sporadic ALS which is currently thought to spread from cell to cell. Dr. Smith and his colleagues propose the initial spread of the disease may occur via the spinal fluid pathway.
The following week, Dr. Smith spoke at the International Clinical Research Center in Brno, Czech Republic.