Our Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for HSG 2019: Navigating HD!

Visit our GENERAL SESSION MEETING PAGE for more details and to register for November 7th and 8th General Sessions.

Visit our FAMILY DAY PAGE to see the agenda and register for Family Day on November 9th.

Current Sponsors for HSG 2019: Navigating HD

About Our Annual Event

Since 1993, the Huntington Study Group (HSG) has hosted an annual, internationally recognized forum for training and education of Huntington disease (HD) researchers and for presentation of new research findings and treatments to the worldwide community, plus much more…


Abstracts section updated 7/30/2019 for available funding.

The Huntington Study Group’s renowned annual event brings together more than 600 of the world’s leading Huntington disease (HD) researchers, health care providers, industry representatives, and members of the HD community. As part of our annual meeting, the Peter Como HD Research Symposium provides an opportunity for researchers to share abstracts of their efforts to help improve the lives for people affected by Huntington disease. The symposium, which began in 2007, focuses on clinical HD research by presenting valuable findings and information to event attendees through poster sessions and platform presentations. HSG named the symposium after Dr. Como, who played a key role in the founding of both the HSG and the Symposium.

Our annual meeting hosts multiple poster viewing sessions and platform presentations throughout the event, which the Publications Committee will select from submitted abstracts. Selected authors will be expected to attend the event and are asked to stand with their poster during the viewing sessions to interact with attendees. Due to space constraints or available scholarships, a limited number of abstracts will be selected for platform presentations.

Eligible abstracts may include data that have been presented previously, but please ensure they will still be of public, as well as scientific, interest. Authors will be asked to disclose relationships with funding sources and manufacturers of commercial products discussed in the presentation. All accepted abstracts will be presented at the HSG 2019 poster sessions and in a printed program that will be provided to all attendees. Additionally, accepted abstracts will be published in the journal Neurotherapeutics.

Authors selected to provide a platform presentation will receive airfare, 2-nights hotel lodging and a nominal stipend at to attend the meeting. Selected abstract authors will receive 1-night hotel lodging and complimentary meeting registration.

As of August 17, 2019, the HSG is no longer accepting abstract submissions.


Add to your knowledge with CME4HD! You have a unique opportunity to take a continuing medical education course in-person, specifically designed for you. The goal is to have many health care professionals trained so that families can more easily find care in their own communities. This course is designed to teach you how to care for and manage individuals with Huntington disease (HD) and is appropriate for all healthcare professionals, including social workers, nurses, neurologists, and others. Attendees will gain the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to provide excellent care to families impacted by HD, and will learn from world experts in HD care. Don’t pass up this amazing opportunity to learn more about Huntington Disease! This is a FREE program, but registration is required.


Focused on families, this is a full day event on Saturday of the annual meeting, covering HD advocacy, caregiving, and research. You’ll have an opportunity to ask HD experts your questions. Some highlights include: A keynote presentation by a leading voice in the HD community. One of our HSG Investigators will moderate a panel of people discussing their experience participating in HD trials. ALL ARE WELCOME, including individuals with HD, families and friends impacted by HD (including youth), and health care providers. This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged.


The HSG has historically provided the following scholarship opportunities.

The availability and number of scholarships is subject to change. Once a scholarship below available, an application link will be provided below.

  • The New Member Scholarship Award is for new HSG members to attend the annual meeting. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend.
  • The Shoulson Scholar Fund is to recognize outstanding investigators who are new to HD, have participated in HD research and wish to pursue a career in HD, to attend our annual meeting. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, a modest stipend, and an honorarium.
  • The Peter Como Scholarship, named in memory of one of HSG’s founders and biggest supporters, is for a professional in the mental health field to attend the HSG annual meeting. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend.
  • The Coordinator Scholarship is for any HSG coordinator or acting coordinator unable to attend the annual meeting due to lack of funding. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend.
  • HSG CME4HD Scholarship for any fellow pursuing additional HD training and experience to attend HSG’s CME4HD training program on on the Saturday of the annual meeting. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend.

Meeting Sponsorship

Planning, organizing, and hosting the annual meeting takes nearly a year, requires the efforts of dozens of committed people, the contributions from several dedicated committees and HSG staff. Only some costs of the meeting are covered by sponsored research. HSG relies on donations and sponsorship to make this meeting possible.

To learn more about supporting HSG by sponsoring HSG 2019, please click here.

To learn more about exhibitor opportunities for 2019, please click here.

If your organization is interested in supporting HSG 2019 as:

  • A sponsor of the event
  • An exhibitor at the event
  • An industry representative having a study session at HSG 2019 (the trial/study does not need to be an HSG-run trial/study)

Please contact HSG by email info@hsglimited.org or call 800-487-7671.

Meeting Code of Conduct

All attendees at the HSG annual meeting must adhere to the code of conduct policy. Please read the Annual Meeting Code of Conduct.