2020 HSC National Conference Postponed
Given the ongoing uncertainty that COVID-19 presents, especially economic impact to the Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) and our community, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our National Conference. This year, we were all set to gather at the conference on November 13 and 14 in Niagara Falls, ON. Given our inability to predict potential restrictions we may face in November, we felt it would be best, instead, to meet in 2021 when we can fully celebrate our successes and each other.
Once we have confirmed the new 2021 date for the National Conference, you will find the dates here.
In lieu of conference, we are pleased to offer three virtual Community Education Forums (CEFs) over the next year. To learn more about dates, topics and how to register, visit www.huntingtonsociety.ca/cef.
If you have questions, please reach out to the HSC Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We understand how important conference is to our community and are working hard to reschedule it for the Fall of 2021.
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!