Welcome to the fourth edition of HD Insights!
We started the venture of this periodical in 2011 and we have received great feedback on the first three issues. We electronically distribute every issue to over 1300 investigators, researchers, clinicians, and industry leaders from around the globe. In addition to electronic distribution, in 2011, 300 hard copies were distributed at the Huntington Study Group meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. In 2012, 700 hard copies were distributed at the European Huntington Disease Network meeting in Stockholm, Sweden; and also in 2012, 300 hard copies were distributed at the Huntington Study Group Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Past issues of HD Insights are available at www.hdinsights.org . They include interviews with leaders in the field such as Dr. Nancy Wexler, Professor of Neuropsychology at Columbia University, and Dr. Walter Koroshetz, the Deputy Director of the NINDS. There are articles on how many people in the world have HD; the therapeutic promises and challenges of antisense oligonucleotides; profiles of companies developing therapies for HD, such as Prana Biotechnology and Isis Pharmaceuticals; and status updates of HD clinical trials, the only comprehensive status report of HD clinical trials globally.
In this issue and the previous issue, we have included features on HD research in Chile and Japan. If you or one of your colleagues are interested in contributing a piece that highlights HD research in your part of the globe, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . To receive a free subscription to HD Insights, simply email email@example.com . If you have feedback for HD Insights, if there are features you would like to see in the next issue, if you want to contribute an article, or if you are eager to support this periodical, please email me.
The continuation of this periodical into 2013 has again been made possible by a generous unrestricted educational grant from Lundbeck.
Together we can advance research and eventually therapeutics for Huntington disease.
Ray Dorsey, MD
Editor, HD InsightsTM
Editorial Board Members
Ray Dorsey, MD — Editor, Johns Hopkins University
Donald Kennedy, PhD — Stanford University
Nobuyuki Nukina, MD, PhD — Riken Brain Science Institute
Rodrigo Osorio — Agrupacion Chilena de Huntington
Bernard Ravina, MD — Biogen Idec
Ralf Reilmann, MD — University of Munster S
arah Tabrizi, MBChB, PhD — University College London
Leslie Thompson, PhD — University of California Irvine
Huntington Study Group
Shari Kinel, JD — HSG Executive Director
Liz McCarthy, BA — HSG Administrative Manager
Jillian Lowell, BS — HSG Event Planner
Hitoshi Okazawa, MD, PhD
Justo Garcia de Yebenes, MD
Lise Munsie, PhD
Paige Nichols, BA
Kristin Darwin, BS — Deputy Editor
Robin Taylor — Production Editor
Martin Holmes — Technical Editor
Todd Bernhard — Copy Editor
Vinayak Venkataraman, BS — Website Designer
Dave Kolko — Distribution Specialist