2020 Virtual Huntington’s Disease Symposium

Saturday, October 10, 2020

FREE annual event for HD patients and family members!

We know how valuable it is for those living with HD and their caregivers to come together in person to gain strength from shared experiences. The current COVID-19 pandemic necessitates a new approach to many aspects of life—particularly those that involve gathering together in large groups. We’ve spent the last several months putting together an outstanding LIVE virtual event and look forward to bringing it directly to your living room.

This annual event is brought to you by the University of Washington HDSA Center of Excellence in partnership with our Oregon Health Sciences University Center of Excellence Partner Site.


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Welcome – Dr. Suman Jayadev

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Stress Research & Management in HD – Dr. Amie Hiller

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM

UW Clinical Trial Updates – Dr. Yi Han Lin

10:10 AM – 10:15 AM

HDSA WA Chapter – EJ Garner

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM


10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Ask the Doc’s Panel – Dr. Suman Jayadev, Dr. Lauren Talman, and Dr. Thomas Bird

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Lunch Break

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Current Therapeutic Approaches to Target the Genetic Cause of HD – George Yohrling, PhD

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

National Youth Alliance & HD Youth Organization – Jennifer Simpson, LCSW & Chandler Swope, LICSW

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Caregiver’s Panel – Moderated by Susan Reynolds, LICSW; Panelists include: Melissa Jeng, Jennie Ostgaard and Katy Bradley


This event is funded by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb and uniQure.