HSG 2019: Navigating HD

Registration is now open for Thursday and Friday General Sessions!

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019

Hyatt Regency
Sacramento, CA

HSG 2019: Navigating HD is expected to bring together over 600 of the world’s leading Huntington disease (HD) researchers, health care providers, industry representatives, and members of the HD community.
HSG 2019 will provide a full slate of presentations to help researchers, healthcare providers, and the community navigate the latest in research findings and treatments for HD.

Looking for Family Day Registration? Click here to go to our Family Education Day registration page.


Agenda*

*Subject to change

CLOSED PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS**

**By invitation only

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019TUESEDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm8:00 am – 5:00 pm8:00 am – 12:00 pm1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kinect-HD Trial Meeting Reception (Closed session – by invitation only)Kinect-HD Trial Meeting (Closed session – by invitation only)Kinect-HD Trial Meeting (Closed session – by invitation only)HSG Credentialed Investigator & Coordinator Training (Closed session – by invitation only)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

9:00 am – 8:30 pm – OPEN TO ALL
Welcome & Introductions
HSG State of the Union
Meeting Keynote
Featured Session: End of Life
Optional Session: HSG Working Groups
1) Wearables & Sensors
2) JHD
3) Behavioral
4) Biomarkers
Featured Session: HD Innovators Forum
Parallel Sessions:
1) Genetic Modifiers, Slippage
2) Panel – How to Deal with Genetic Testing in Young and Pre-Symptomatic
Featured Session: Brain Development and Juvenile HD
Recurring Session: HD Research Abstract Poster Viewing
Featured Session: HD Insights of the Year
Featured Session: Clinical Trial Round-Up
Featured Session: Peter Como HD Symposium Platform Presentations
Evening: HSG Awards, Memorials, and Reception

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019

8:30 am – 6:00 pm – OPEN TO ALL
HSG 2019 Host Site Welcome & Introductions
Featured Session: Modifiers, rating scales, non-motor, & MDS HD diagnostic reclassification
SIGNAL TRIAL (Closed Session – by invitation only)
Optional Session: HSG Working Groups Presentations
Featured Session: Demystifying Procedures
Featured Session: Drug Delivery Challenges
Featured Session: Combination Therapy Panel
Featured Session: Peter Como HD Symposium Platform Presentations
Featured Session: HD Insights of the Year
Featured Session: Clinical Trial Round-Up
Recurring Session: HD Research Abstract Poster Viewing

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Education Day (view info page and registration)
CME4HD In-Person Training (click here to register for CME4HD)
Lumbar Puncture Training
PT Training
Sponsored Session: Genentech Presentation to the HD Community

HSG 2019 Pricing

HSG Site Personnel (including HSG Credentialed Investigators and Coordinators) – $150
Advocacy Groups, Nonprofit Organizations – $300
General Public – $500
Industry, For-Profit Entities – $2,000
Student, Fellow Resident – FREE (must provide proof of status)

Registration for HSG 2019: Navigating HD includes all of the following:

  • Access to all General Sessions (Thursday and Friday)
  • Access to any of the special Saturday educational sessions (space and/or qualification permitting)
  • Full breakfast, lunch, snacks and meeting beverages (Thursday and Friday)
  • Evening reception (Thursday)
  • Free on-site wi-fi within the meeting space
  • Printed event program and access to mobile event app
  • Complimentary printed copy of HD Insights autumn edition
  • Built-in time for making new connections, networking, and catching up on other work while in Sacramento
  • Bright, spacious conference center layout, located in the heart of the capitol district offering easy access to restaurants, shopping, and outdoor recreation
  • Access to area dining and entertainment discounts through the Visit Sacramento badge program

New in 2019: Special Full-Day Training Option on Wednesday, November 6th for HSG Investigators and Coordinators Only!

HSG-credentialed Site Investigators and Site Coordinators will be able to attend a full afternoon and evening of training being put together by the HSG Member Education Committee.

The HSG Investigator and Coordinator training begins at 1:00 pm and runs until 8:00 pm. Dinner for attendees is included. but .

Sessions included cover: C-SSRS and Suicidal Ideation, the UHDRS, FDA audit readiness, budgeting/contracts, MoCA, and wearables/sensors.

NOTE: This is a closed session for HSG Investigators and Coordinators ONLY you must indicate if on your general registration form if you will be attending this training.


HSG 2019 Scholarships*

The HSG is committed to helping support participation by offering a variety of scholarships that help to cover some portion of travel costs. To be considered for one of the HSG scholarships below, you must complete this application including submission of any mandatory supporting documentation. All applicants must submit a current high-resolution professional headshot photo (JPEG format preferred).

NOTE: The type and number of HSG annual meeting Scholarships are subject to availability of funding. You may apply for multiple scholarships, but you may only be selected by the HSG for no more than one scholarship.

Shoulson Scholar Fund

In honor of HSG’s founder, Dr. Ira Shoulson, the HSG has established the Shoulson Scholar Fund. This fund will recognize outstanding junior investigators for promising research in Huntington disease.

Applicants must submit a CV or Biosketch, a scientific abstract highlighting your research, a letter of support from a mentor, and a brief application letter (250 words or less), expressing their background and interest in HD and the HSG.

The Shoulson Scholar fund will cover 2-nights lodging, travel funding (travel cost is capped at $500 for travel within North America, and $1200 outside North America), a travel stipend, and a $250 honorarium.

Peter Como Scholarship

Named in honor of Dr. Peter Como, a founding member of the HSG, this scholarship is open to any mental health provider who would like to attend the annual meeting.

Applicants must submit a CV or Biosketch, a letter of support from a mentor, and a brief application letter (250 words or less), expressing their background and interest in HD and the HSG.

The Peter Como Scholarship will cover 2-nights lodging, travel funding (travel cost is capped at $500 for travel within North America, and $1200 outside North America), and a travel stipend.

New Member Scholarship

The New Member Scholarship is open to first-time attendees of the HSG annual meeting. Scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to learn about HD research and care, management and treatment of HD, and interact with the worldwide HSG network of researchers and clinicians.

Applicants must submit a CV or Biosketch, a letter of support from a mentor, and a brief application letter (250 words or less), expressing their background and interest in HD and the HSG.

The New Member Scholarship will cover 2-nights lodging, travel funding (travel cost is capped at $500 for travel within North America, and $1200 outside North America), and a travel stipend.

Coordinator Scholarship

The New Member Scholarship is open to fany HSG-credentialed Coordinator without other funding to attend the HSG annual meeting. Priority will be given to HSG Coordinators attending the annual meeting for the first time.

Applicants must submit a CV or Biosketch, a letter of support from a mentor, and a brief application letter (250 words or less), expressing their background and interest in HD and the HSG.

The Coordinator Scholarship will cover 2-nights lodging, travel funding (travel cost is capped at $500 for travel within North America, and $1200 outside North America), and a travel stipend.

CME4HD Scholarship

The CME4HD Scholarship is open to any fellow who is pursuing additional HD training and experience. CME4HD is a full-day, in-person, continuing medical education program designed to teach healthcare providers how to care for and manage individuals with Huntington disease (HD). CME4HD is presented by experienced HSG faculty. Attendees of CME4HD will gain the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to provide excellent care to families impacted by HD, and they learn from the world experts in HD care.

Eligible applicants must provide evidence of current fellowship status, and either evidence of completion of the current online CME4HD content through the HSG e-learning platform (https://huntingtonstudygroup.org/cme4hd-online/) OR proof of course completion of the CME4HD in-person course at HSG 2018 in Houston, TX.

The CME4HD Scholarship will cover 1-night lodging, travel funding (travel cost is capped at $500 for travel within North America, and $1200 outside North America).


Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts!

As of August 17, 2019, abstract submissions are no longer being accepted for HSG 2019: Navigating HD.

HSG 2019 will host 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.

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 HSG 2019. Selected authors for posters only will receive 1-night hotel lodging and complimentary meeting registration.


Hotel Accommodations

If you require lodging at the Hyatt Regency, please be sure to book your stay directly through the Hyatt as soon as possible!

The HSG has secured a special room block rate of $189 per night (plus tax). ROOMS FILL UP FAST, SO BOOK SOON!

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SACRA/G-HDSG

The Hyatt Regency also offers a secondary system that will Hyatt to assist in making your reservation. You may contact this reservation line at 1-800-233-1234, and referencing the annual meeting name – HSG 2019: 26th Annual Conference, or our group code G – 19HD to receive the discounted HSG room block rate.


Booking Travel

If you need assistance booking air travel, you can use our HSG travel agent’s website.

NOTE: All attendees that have received notification of travel funding by HSG must book air travel through our HSG travel agent.

https://conference.com/eventmanager/onlineregistration.asp?D=d&EventCode=U1T


Area Map and Hotel Location

We Look Forward to Seeing You in Sacramento!

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email info@hsglimited.org for assistance.


HSG 2019 Sponsors