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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”.


Click here to register today!

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
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room 2018, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT), 950 W 28th Street


Saturday, October 19
Victoria Public Library- Central Branch



Saturday, April 13
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Buchanan Centre, 11209 86 Street NW

Grand Prairie

Thursday, May 2
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Redwood Inn & Suites, 8117-99 Street, Clairmont


Saturday, October 26
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CNIB Meeting Room, 10-11A Street NE, Calgary



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
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Ave.

Niagara  (St. Catharines)

Wednesday, November 6
St. Catharines Collegiate


Saturday, October 19
Royal Ottawa Auditorium


Saturday, September 7
Steele Centre at Fleming College


Wednesday, September 25
Golden Manor


Saturday, October 19
Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Atlantic Canada

Quispamsis, New Brunswick

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

Conception Bay North, Newfoundland

Saturday, June 8
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Community Room, Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion,  Carbonear

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Saturday, September 28
Location TBA

Click here to register for one or more of our sites today!
Is your site not listed? Contact us to express interest in attending if a site near you opens, or to offer to host a CEF in your area – or 1-800-998-7398.

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