Join Us in Niagara Falls, ON from Nov. 12 – 14, 2020!
This year, as we prepare to gather for HSC’s 37th National Conference, we have a lot to talk about! The HD community will look forward to learning about strategies and techniques in HD care, support for caregivers, making their own impact on the future of HD, and perhaps the biggest draw, the latest news on the first-ever human clinical trials targeting the root cause of HD.
Our 2020 conference is expected to be the largest HSC National Conference to date, with over 350 attendees descending on the beautiful golden horseshoe and Ontario’s own wonder of the world, Niagara Falls, ON.
HSC’s biennial National Conference is the pivotal event for families and individuals living with HD. It is the one weekend, every two years, when families are surrounded by others who understand their shared experience, when the overwhelming sense of isolation is broken and hope is restored.
The 2020 Huntington Society of Canada National Conference is an invaluable opportunity to meet face-to-face with our community of individuals living with or at-risk for Huntington disease, including youth, as well as caregivers, researchers, and care professionals. You will have the opportunity to raise awareness of your products or services to nearly 400 delegates from across Canada.
2018 HSC National Conference Highlights
The 2018 Huntington Society of Canada National Conference saw several informative and engaging presentations. The Conference:
- Brought Canadian families affected by HD together for two days of education, team building and fun. The Conference offered them a place to feel safe, talk and learn. Participants were able to go back to their own communities and share the cutting edge information they learned at this conference.
- Educated professional Social Workers to learn about new coping strategies and disease management options for HD.
- Inspired professional development, offering exposure to new skills and cutting edge information about HD.
- Informed the medical community, including General Medical Practitioners, Medical Students, Psychiatrists and Neurologists, and physical and occupational therapists about advancements in research and treatments for Huntington disease.
- Supported Youth. The special day included at the beginning of the Conference brought together Young People affected by HD from across Canada. Many of the youth were members of Young People Affected by Huntington Disease (YPAHD), the Huntington Society of Canada’s official youth Chapter.
Click here to see photos of the Conference weekend on our Facebook page.
Watch the recordings of some of the presentations by visiting our YouTube channel!