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2017 HSC National Symposium

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Join us at the 2017 Huntington Society of Canada National Symposium.

Registration is free! Pre-register so we can plan for seating and refreshments by clicking HERE.


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The National Symposium is an opportunity to gather with the local HD community in your area and learn about the latest in Huntington disease research.

The National Symposium is hosted by volunteers at multiple sites across Canada every two years. Presentations are then live-streamed across Canada, allowing those at Symposium locations to ask questions of presenters in real time. These locations often offer additional programming to facilitate networking with other HD families, healthcare professionals and local HSC staff. Presentations are also available to view from the comfort of your own home for those unable to travel to a Symposium location.

Presentation One: The Silver Lining: Learning from Unsuccessful HD Clinical Trials

Join researcher, Dr. Tamara Maiuri from McMaster University, to learn about the results of recent HD Clinical trials including Amaryllis, OpenHeart, Premordien and Pride. Together we will understand why these trials were stopped, but more importantly, what researchers learned that will continue to guide us in the future for treatments of Huntington disease.

Presentation Two: What’s Next? Clinical Trials in HD throughout Canada

Our panel of researchers, including Dr. Mark Guttman from Centre for Movement Disorders, Toronto, Dr. Blair Leavitt from the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Oksana Suchowersky of the University of Alberta will each share the latest news on their research and upcoming clinical trials, including HD-Clarity, Huntingtin Lowering, and GM-1. Moderated by HSC CEO Bev Heim-Myers, this presentation is sure to lead you to Believe!

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Confirmed Locations:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia

Kelowna, British Columbia

Edmonton, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thunder Bay, Ontario – October 18, 2017

London, Ontario

Guelph, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Barrie, Ontario

Peterborough, Ontario

Kingston, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Quispamsis, New Brunswick

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Register for any of these locations, or as a virtual viewer by clicking HERE.


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