Your ALS Toolbox: Essential Tools and Resources for Community Healthcare Providers Supporting People Living with ALS
This session will feature key information resources and tools available through the Chapter, its partners, and the community to learn best practices for ALS care and symptom management. This webinar will include information on new ALS-specific courses available through our partnership with MedBridge Education and numerous resources available through our National office. We will welcome speaker, Leslie Ryan Director, Education & Professional Development Programs from the National ALS Association to provide us with an overview of available resources and how to access them.
Leslie Ryan, MSPT
Director Education and Professional Development Programs
Leslie joined the ALS Association in 2019. In her position, she oversees the development and implementation of educational materials and programs for people living with ALS, the community, and healthcare providers. She collaborates with partners across the association to ensure relevant and timely information is shared with the ALS community. Prior to joining the national office, Leslie worked at The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter as the Care Services Director for 15 years. She was instrumental in building valuable care services programming as the chapter expanded its reach to cover 3 states and partnered with multidisciplinary clinics throughout the region. Leslie developed relationships with industry partners and helped to establish the high level of excellence the chapter is known for in the community. Serving on the national Care Services Committee and various task forces over the years gave her the opportunity to share her expertise throughout the association. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University and practiced clinical care in a variety of settings before transitioning to the nonprofit sector.
Director of Care Services