Our Annual Event


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Our Annual Event

HSG 2018: Unlocking HD Nov. 8-10, 2018, Hotel ZaZa, Museum District, Houston, Texas

25th Anniversary Celebration

Over the past 20 years, 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…

AGENDA:  To view the meeting agenda, click here.

Call for Abstracts

Get your chance to present to and network with the world’s leading Huntington disease (HD) researchers and health care providers by submitting your abstract to the Peter Como HD Research Symposium by August 17, 2018. The symposium, which focuses on clinical HD research began in 2007, presents valuable findings and information to both clinicians and HD patients and family members through poster sessions and platform presentations. To learn more about submitting an abstract, click here.


Add to your knowledge with CME4HD on Saturday, November 10! You have a unique opportunity to take a continuing medical education course, 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. Registration is required.

HSG Family Education Day

Focused on families, this is a full day event on Saturday, November 10, covering HD advocacy, caregiving, and research. You’ll have an opportunity to ask HD experts your questions. Some highlights include: A keynote presentation by Dr. Edward Wild and a video presentation of HDDennomore by Charles Sabine. Dr. Victor Sung will moderate a panel of people discussing their experience participating in HD trials. The afternoon will explore the evolution of testing, knowing the facts before you test, and making a plan. 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. Registration is required.

Scholarships Available

  • The New Member Scholarship Award is for new HSG members to attend HSG 2018:Unlocking HD. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend. Click  here for the application.
  • 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 HSG 2018:Unlocking HD. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, a modest stipend, and an honorarium. Click  here for the application.
  • 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 HSG 2018:Unlocking HD. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend. Click here for the application.
  • The Coordinator Scholarship is for any HSG coordinator or acting coordinator unable to attend HSG 2018 due to lack of funding. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend. Click here for the application.
  • HSG CME4HD Scholarship for any fellow pursuing additional HD training and experience to attend HSG’s CME4HD training program on Nov. 10 at HSG 2018:Unlocking HD. Includes two nights’ lodging, travel funding, and a modest stipend. Click here for the application.
  • Coming soon: scholarship opportunity for family/community members to attend HD Family Education Day Nov. 10.

HSG 2018 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 2018, please click here.

To learn more about exhibitor opportunities, please click here.

If your organization is interested in supporting HSG 2018 or in having its study session at HSG 2018 (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.

Previous Events

Click here to access publicly available education presentations from past events.