Neurological

Free HD virtual course for healthcare professionals

The European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN) is proud to announce a virtual HD course series in October 2020 in collaboration with the Movement Disorders Society (European Section). The course is free, but registration is required.

MDS-ES and EHDN’s collaborative online course series: Huntington’s Disease: From Foundational Principles to Assessment and Treatment is an opportunity for neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, movement disorders specialists, and other health professionals to improve their knowledge of Huntington’s Disease (HD) for full information from internationally recognized experts on Huntington’s disease.

Interactive sessions

The lectures will be recorded in advance and streamed live at the program dates, with an interactive question-and-answer session directly after the recorded lectures. Participants can ask questions to the panel of experts in real time.

The joint online course series by MDS-ES and EHDN takes place in three sessions.

Session 1: Basic Principles of Huntington’s Disease
Friday, October 8, 2021: 16: 00-20: 00 CEST

Session 1 will present basic knowledge of Huntington’s disease, including genetics, basic biology, neuropathology; Clinical phenotypes and differential diagnosis.

Session 2: Huntington’s Disease Assessment
Friday, October 15, 2021: 16: 00-20: 00 CEST

Session 2 will introduce a systematic approach to evaluating Huntington’s disease patients and provide practical information for setting up a clinic and working with patients’ families and carers.

Session 3: Treatment Options for Huntington’s Disease
Friday, October 22, 2021: 16: 00-20: 00 CEST

Session 3 will discuss Huntington’s disease management including pharmacological, non-pharmacological and palliative care and provide a glimpse into the treatment landscape of the future of HD management.

learning goals

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe genetics and basic biology in Huntington’s disease
  2. Identify key motor and behavioral aspects of Huntington’s disease
  3. Propose a differential diagnosis for patients with chorea
  4. Demonstrate a systematic approach to evaluating and managing patients with Huntington’s disease
  5. Identify ways to improve communication with families and HD caregivers
  6. Design, review, and modify a patient management plan

Find out more and register

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