HDSA Centers of Excellence provide world-class multidisciplinary care to families all over the United States. Professionals at these locations include neurologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, and counselors with extensive HD experience who work together to provide care and support for families. Centers of Excellence must also demonstrate their ability to provide clinical research opportunities. Read more about the 2020 funding increase and this year’s 50 designated Centers in our February 5th press release.
Upcoming HDSA Webinar
Although the onset of HD is usually during middle adulthood, about 10% of affected individuals have Juvenile Huntington’s Disease (JHD), with symptoms beginning during childhood or adolescence. There’s a lot we don’t know about the JHD brain, and about the brains of youth who are at risk of developing HD as adults. Dr. Peg Noupolis, director of the HDSA Center of Excellence at the University of Iowa, has devoted much of her career to better understanding HD in symptomatic and at-risk youth. We wrote recently that she has received a large grant to continue this important work, and this month, she will be giving an HDSA research webinar to share more about her youth-focused studies with the community.
Topic: Understanding Brain Development as Part of Huntington’s Disease
Time: Wednesday, February 19th, 12- 1 pm Eastern
Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U_2AS6ysRte1bedr6sKNeg