The NISALS process was initiated by Martin Turner in Oxford in 2010. He invited all interested parties from Europe and North America to participate to this first Symposium and Workshop for all people interested in using neuroimaging techinques to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and motor neurone diseases.

Since then, a number of symposia were held in centers all over the world:

1st NISALS Symposium Oxford

2nd NISALS Symposium Jena

3rd NISALS Symposium Miami

4th NISALS Symposium Milano

5th NISALS Symposium Leuven

6th NISALS Symposium Orlando

7th NiSALS Symposium Dublin