Annual Convention

Please join us for the 33rd Annual HDSA Convention in Los Angeles, June 7-9, 2018!

Check out the recap from the 2017 Annual Convention

Convention At-A-Glance: Three days of education, family, fun and camaraderie!
Thursday Evening:
Team Hope Walk
Welcome Reception
Exhibit Hall

Opening Keynote
Educational Workshops
Community Awards Luncheon
NYA Talent Show

Research Forum
Educational Workshops
Convention Gala

 *Tentative Convention Program is now available!
To view web version please click here
To download app to your smart device please click here


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Click here to download and print convention registration form




Hotel Rate & Reservation Policy Registration for Convention does not ensure a room reservation at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.

We are currently sold out of our room block at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.  Regular rate rooms are still available and can be booked thought the hotel’s website. Click here to book your room.

Hotels nearby:

Four Points By Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport (0.2 Miles from the Los Angeles Airport Marriott)


Hilton Los Angeles Airport (0.5 Miles from the Los Angeles Airport Marriott)


Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport North (0.1 Miles from the Los Angeles Airport Marriott)




United Airlines Discount
HDSA is pleased to offer you discounted airfare through United Airlines. You may book online at and enter offer code ZET6293038 in the offer code box when searching for your flights. Discount valid on travel dates between 6/2/2018 to 6/13/2018 to LAX.


The Los Angeles Airport Marriott is accessible via 3 major airports in the area. However Airport shuttle service to the hotel is only available from LAX Airport.

Los Angeles International Airport – LAX

Hotel direction: 1.4 miles W

Airport shuttle service, scheduled, complimentary

Alternate transportation: United Taxi

Estimated taxi fare: 19 USD  (one way)

Burbank Bob Hope Airport – BUR

Hotel direction: 27 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Long Beach Airport – LGB

Hotel direction: 22 miles SW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Parking is available at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Please see the special HDSA Convention daily rates below
Self Parking $18+ Tax
Valet Parking $25+ Tax

In and out privileges will apply to overnight guests only.





Convention Scholarship opportunities are available. Please read carefully the description to see which opportunity you qualify for.

National Convention Scholarship– This scholarship is open only to first time Convention attendees who are not California residents. (California residents please see separate scholarship application.) Applicants must be 18 years or older as of January 1, 2018. Open to residents of the United States only.
Click here to Download Printable Application
Click here to fill and submit the application online

California Resident Convention Scholarship- The intent of this scholarship is to help families and individuals who live in the state of California to attend the 33rd Annual HDSA Convention. The scholarship is open to any family member or caregiver who is affected by Huntington’s disease.

Click here to Download Printable Application
Click here to fill and submit the application online

HDSA’s National Youth Alliance Convention Scholarship – The scholarship is open to any current or alumni member of the NYA who did NOT receive a scholarship in 2017. You must be a registered member of HDSA’s NYA to apply. Membership information is available at

NYA alumni applications will receive full consideration from the Scholarship Committee. However scholarships will only be awarded if funding is available after current NYA member scholarships have been awarded.

All Scholarship recipients are expected to attend NYA Day on Thursday, June 7, 2018 as well as all pertinent workshops and NYA activities during the course of the National Convention. You will also be required to volunteer either for silent auction preparation or at the NYA table during the Convention.

Click here to fill and submit the application online










Past Convention Presentations

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