Info Fundación La Caixa
At the “La Caixa” Foundation we believe in people, in their ability to grow, work and overcome
adversity. We believe in education, culture and research as engines of progress. We believe in
a society with more opportunities. We believe in a better future for all and we work on
thousands of projects to build it.
In collaboration with hundreds of entities and thousands of volunteers, we carry out a joint
work to fight against poverty and exclusion, promote medical research of excellence, make
culture available to all and improve the education of today's children and in the morning.
At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops
and supplies innovative therapies globally for people living with severe neurological and
neurodegenerative diseases, as well as related adjacent therapies. Biogen, one of the world's
first biotech companies, was founded in 1978 by Charles Weissmann, Heinz Schaller, Kenneth
Murray, and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp.
Samsung inspires the world and builds the future with transformative ideas and technologies.
The company is redefining the world of televisions, smartphones, wearables, tablets, home
appliances, network systems, memory, LSI systems, semiconductor manufacturing, and LED
solutions. Samsung works to integrate technology into the day-to-day life of ALS patients and
thus improve their quality of life, and promote and support educational technology solutions
for training programs for caregivers and Luzón Foundation's professionals.
II International Congress of the ALS Community
The Luzón Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of ALS patients and their families by enhancing their social and health care quality and research promotion. To achieve this, the Foundation encourages the creation and dynamization of a National and International ALS Community in which the patient and his family are the centre of its activity and in which all the agents involved are aligned and cohesive in their action: researchers and research entities, health centres and administrations of the health field, personnel and administrations of the social field, innovators, industry and media. The Luzón Foundation organizes the II International Congress of the ALS Community (CincELA 2021) where we will have the participation of national and international experts from the field of research, healthcare and clinic with the aim of giving visibility to the disease, improving care and promoting research.
CincELA is a high-level summit where scientists, researchers, patients and families, the pharmaceutical industry and journalists will meet. This congress represents a forum and a meeting place to share the best and most innovative practices at a global level, as well as a space to reflect, discuss and collectively agree on the challenges we face.
CincELA 2021 Scientific Communication awarded:
Title: ALS_MADRID: A multidisciplinar collaborative project for discovery and development of effective drugs for ALS.
Author: Ana Martinez (Project coordinator)
Address: Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas-CSIC, Ramiro de Maeztu 9, 28040 Madrid
CincELA 2021 Social Communication awarded:
Title: PROTOCOL OF ACTION OF NEUROLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK WITH PATIENTS WITH ALS AND THEIR FAMILIES, FROM DIAGNOSIS TO GRIEVANCE.
Author: Doña Verónica Olmedo Vega
Address: Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid