Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20HDSA kicked off Convention on Thursday night with their signature Team Hope Walk, followed by an Ocean City- themed Boardwalk Bash Welcome Reception where guests enjoyed delicious food, games and raffle prizes. Radio host, author and 30-year caregiver Peter Rosenberger delivered an inspiring keynote address on Friday morning before families went off to take advantage of the valuable workshops that the HDSA Convention has to offer. On Friday night, HDSA’s National Youth Alliance (NYA) entertained guests at the annual NYA Talent Show where funds were raised towards NYA Convention Scholarships. Saturday’s Research Forum provided promising HD science updates from world-class researchers. Speakers included: Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director of NINDS; Robert Pacifici, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at CHDI; and Ed Wild, M.D., Ph.D., and Jeff Carroll, Ph.D., from Those in attendance also received in depth information on several clinical trials during the Clinical Trials Showcase. The HDSA Convention Gala on Saturday night featured the traditional blue light ceremony as guests paid tribute to all who have fought and continue to fight this devastat- ing disease. National awards were given out to: HDSA Person of the Year, Krissi Putansu; HDSA Marjorie Guthrie Awardee, James Valvano; Woody Guthrie Advocacy Awardees, the HDSA National Youth Alliance Advocacy Board (Morgan McLane, Amanda Butterworth, Melissa Ryant and Angela Mabry); HDSA Youth Awardees, Kirsten and Kierra Wood; and HDSA Excellence in Care Award, Madeline Harrison, M.D. Retiring volunteer leader Steven Seekins was also recognized with an Award of Appreciation. Longtime convention staff member Bill Marsch was acknowledged for nearly 20 years of coordinating these incredible annual events. The HDSA Convention in Baltimore had the highest sponsorship participation ever — raising more than $300,000! Special thanks to all of our generous sponsors: • Teva • Lundbeck • MetLife • Enroll-HD • Ionis • Vaccinex • Broda Seating • Kindred Healthcare • Novacorr • Archcare • Genzyme/Sanofi • Wave Life Sciences Huntington’s Disease Society of America ANNUAL CONVENTION JUNE 2-4, 2016 THIRTY-FIRST Radio host and author Peter Rosenberger delivers the keynote address. HDSA’s Chairman, Dr. Jang-Ho Cha and Chief Executive Officer, Louise Vetter, present Woody Guthrie Advocacy Awards to members of the HDSA National Youth Alliance Advocacy Board. 5