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Annual Meeting

About Our HSG Annual Meeting

Every Fall since 1994, the Huntington Study Group (HSG) has hosted an annual, internationally recognized forum for training and education of Huntington’s disease (HD) researchers, and to share new research findings and treatments to the worldwide community, plus much more!

This multi-day event generally includes two days of plenary and breakout sessions (Thursday and Friday) geared towards researchers, clinicians, and industry, which focus on science and research. The final day (Saturday) is set aside for targeted training in HD which may include CME4HD™ and ENGAGE-HD. Our exciting FAMILY DAY symposium on Saturday provides the HD community with a chance to hear from HD experts and advocates. Some years, a pre-conference training day on Wednesday is added to the in-person event exclusively for HSG clinical research Investigators and Coordinators.

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Abstracts

The Huntington Study Group’s renowned annual event brings together the world’s leading Huntington’s 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 impacted by Huntington’s 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. The symposium was later renamed 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. The window to submit an abstract of the annual meeting typically opens about 5 months prior to the event, and closes no later than 2 months before the meeting. Abstracts and Platform presenters are reviewed and selected by the HSG Publications Committee. 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, the number of abstracts selected may be limited. Eligible abstracts may include data that have been presented previously, but should still be of public, as well as scientific, interest. Authors must disclose relationships with funding sources and manufacturers of commercial products discussed in the abstract. All accepted abstracts will be published in a popular medical journal.

A limited number of Platform presenters are selected from the selected abstracts and provide a platform presentation. These presenters may receive travel and lodging support and complimentary registration to attend the annual meeting. Selected abstract authors generally receive one night of hotel lodging and complimentary registration to attend the annual meeting.

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Accredited Learning

Our annual meetings have been a venue for attendees to add to their knowledge with accredited learning. HSG has provided unique opportunities to take continuing medical education courses in-person, specifically designed for HD, with the goal to have many health care professionals trained so that families can more easily find HD care in their own communities. Courses have taught healthcare professionals, including social workers, nurses, neurologists and others how to care for and manage individuals with Huntington’s disease (HD).

HSG Family Day

Focused on families, HSG Family Day is a FREE, full-day event on Saturday of the annual meeting. Family Day covers HD advocacy, caregiving, and research. Attendees have an opportunity to ask leading HD experts their questions. Highlights have included keynote presentations by a leading voice or key figure in the HD community, a panel of community members discussing their experience participating in HD trials, and information for families new to, or experienced with HD.

ALL ARE WELCOME! This is a wonderful and inclusive event for individuals with HD, families and friends impacted by HD (including youth), caregivers, and healthcare providers. This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged to help provide an accurate headcount for planning.

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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.

Past HSG Annual Meetings

Visit our archived pages from past annual meetings.