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2019 Community Education Forum

The Huntington Society of Canada invites you to attend its annual Community Educational Forum for presentations on research and caregiving.

Every other year, HSC provides a live forum wherein patients and carers can meet to learn about the most recent updates in HD, network with other patients and perhaps most importantly, have the opportunity to have their questions answered by leading professionals who specialize in HD.

This year, the Huntington disease community’s excitement is palpable, because there is hope for treatments that target the root cause of HD. As many of our family members have expressed to us, for the first time that they can recall, they have “hearts full of hope”.

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Community Education Forum Agenda:

  • Managing Clinical Trial Expectations– Dr. Michael Hayden, CM OBC MB ChB PhD FRCP(C) FRSC
In his presentation, Dr. Michael Hayden discusses the different components of each phase of a research trial and how there are many HD trials being conducted with different approaches, not just one. He emphasizes the importance of managing our expectations in his exciting time of research, but also encourages us to have realistic hope for the future of HD.
  • A New Era of HD Therapeutic Research–  Dr. Ed Wild
For the first time since the HD gene was discovered in 1993, a new era of drug trials, targeting the known cause of HD are underway. Join Dr. Ed Wild to find out how they’re going, what’s next, and how together, we can create a new future where HD is less of a problem for those affected.
  • Plus a local presenter selected the local chapter

*** If you are unable to attend in person, please save the date for our virtual Community Education Forum on November 2, 2019.

Find a Community Education Forum location near you:

British Columbia


Saturday, May 4
Location TBA


Save the Date – October 2019



Saturday, April 13
Buchanan Centre, 11209 86 Street NW


Saturday, October 26
Location  TBA



Tuesday, November 19
Edwards Centre, 334 4th Ave N



Monday, October 7
4:30 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
7th Street Health Access Centre



Saturday, November 9
Location TBA

Durham Region

Saturday, October 5
Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville


Saturday, October 19
Parkwood Hospital, Auditorium


Saturday, June 8
Location TBA

Niagara  (St. Catherines)

Wednesday, November 6
Location TBA


Saturday, October 19
Royal Ottawa Auditorium


Saturday, September 7
Steele Centre at Fleming College


Wednesday, September 25
Location TBA


Save the Date- September 2019

Atlantic Canada

Quispamsis, New Brunswick

Saturday, May 25
11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Quispamsis Public Library

Conception Bay North, Newfoundland

Saturday, June 8
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Carbonear Long-term Care, Community Room

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Saturday, September 28
Location TBA

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Information TBC

Are you interested in attending but don’t see a location near you? Email
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