CME4HD

Huntington disease (HD) is a treatable, family disease

HSG’s CME4HD is an in-person continuing medical education program designed to teach healthcare providers how to care for and manage individuals with Huntington disease (HD), hosted by the Huntington Study Group (HSG). Attendees will gain the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to provide excellent care to families impacted by HD, and they learn from world experts in HD care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Core features of Huntington disease with an up-to-date understanding of the diagnosis, staging, and typical symptoms of HD, as well as approaches to treatment;
  • Ethical dilemmas in genetic testing and current options in reproductive technologies for HD patients and families;
  • Strategies for behavioral, psychiatric/cognitive, and neurological management of the disease, as well as symptom identification and care options;
  • Translation of complex clinical information to patients and family, the development of therapeutic relationships, and possess an understanding of available support resources;
  • And the role of ancillary services such as rehabilitation therapies, genetics, psychology, and social services, in the management of HD.

Course faculty include:

  • Daniel Claassen, MD, associate professor of Neurology, Vanderbilt University
  • Mary Edmondson, MD, psychiatrist and medical director, HD Reach
  • Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, medical director, Edgemoor Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility (DP SNF)
  • Martha Nance, MD, neurologist, clinical geneticist and medical director, Struthers Parkinsons Center
  • Vicki Wheelock, MD, clinical professor and director of the HDSA Center of Excellence, University of California Davis

The course is open to any interested healthcare professionals, including primary care physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, and physical and occupational therapists.

To see past education programs, click here.

Were you unable to join us in-person? Click here to access our primer videos to provide knowledgeable care to HD patients and families.