2013 Northwest Chapter Convention

Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 9:30 AM

Please reegister at the door.

Institute for Systems Biology
401 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, WA
Free Parking Entrance-Republican St.
Free to attend

Morning Program


Registration: Coffee and rolls served

First Floor Lobby


Keynote Morning Presentation: Update on Promising

Experimental Drugs: Jeff Carroll PhD, Western Washington University, Institute of Systems Biology, HD Buzz

1st Floor Lecture Hall



Rev. Jim Bridges, President Northwest Chapter of HDSA

Nathan Goodman PhD, Institute of Systems Biology


Choose and locate your workshop


Workshop Session 1

1st Floor Lecture Hall

Ask the Doctor

Tom Bird, M.D.

Suman Jayadev, M.D.


3rd Floor Room A

Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and a Healthy Life Style

LaVonne Goodman, M.D.


3rd Floor Room B

Advocacy Day Report from D.C.

Kari Studley, P.T.


4th Floor Room A

Genetic Testing and Preimplantation

Genetic Diagnosis

Corrie Smith, M.S., CGC


4th Floor Room B

Care Sharing: Keeping Hope and Heart Alive

Marty Richards


Floor 1 Elevator

ISB Lab Tour

Nathan Goodman, PhD


Afternoon Program



Complementary box lunch served


Clinical Research and Enroll HD: LaVonne Goodman M.D. North West Chapter of HDSA

1st Floor Lecture Hall


Choose and locate your workshop

2:30 - 3:30

Workshop Session 2

 1st Floor Lecture Hall

Management of

Behavioral Symptoms

LaVonne Goodman, M.D.


3rd Floor Room A

Cognitive Changes in HD

Suman Jayadev, M.D.

Brenda Vicars, R.N.


3rd Floor Room B

Building on Strengths: Dealing with Family Dynamics

Marty Richards


4th Floor Room A

Late Onset of HD

Thomas Bird, M.D.


4th Floor Room B

Young People and HD

Erika Bjorklund


3:30 - 3:45

Concluding Remarks:

Thomas Bird, M.D., Director U.W. Center of Excellence

3:45 - 4:15


A chance to meet and greet presenters. Snacks served.


Speakers, Workshop Leaders,

Volunteer Coordination

Tom Bird, M.D.

Medical Director, University of Washington Center of Excellence

Erica Bjorklund

Board Member NW HDSA, HDYO and NYA Youth Organizations

Jim Bridges, M.Div.

President NW HDSA

Roger Carnes, M.D.

HDSA Diplomat, Board Member of the NW HDSA

Jeffrey Carroll, PhD

Visiting Professor, Western Washington University, Co-Founder HD Buzz

Renette Davis

Event Volunteer Coordinator

LaVonne Veatch Goodman, M.D.

HD Medical Care Everett Clinic, Board Member NW HDSA

Nathan Goodman, PhD

Senior Scientist, Institute of Systems Biology

Suman Jayhadev, M.D.

Neurologist Center of Excellence, University of Washington

Marty Richards

Author Corrie Smith, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor, University of Washington

Kari Studley, Physical Therapist

Corpore Sano Physical Therapy

Brenda Vicars, R.N.

U.W. Center of Excellence

Ian Wallace, M.S. CGC

Pullman Regional Hospital

Chris Wick. MSW, LICSW

Social Work, NW HDSA, U.W Center of Excellence, Event planner