Research Webinar Series

In an effort to increase research communication between HD families/patients and the HD Scientists around the world, HDSA is pleased to announce the HD Research Webinar Series for 2013. 

Beginning in February 2013, HDSA will be offering a series of monthly webinars on current research topicspresented by HD experts from around the globe.  The first session kicks off on February 27, 2013. These webinars will commence at 12:00 PM EST and run for approximately 30-40 minutes, with 20-30 minutes available for a question and answer session through a chat feature of the webinar software. Each session will end by 1:00 PM EST. We chose this time to allow you to participate in this over your lunch hour, making this a virtual luncheon seminar.

Dates and Topics:

Topic: Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors: assessing their potential for clinical use.

Presenters: Beth Thomas, PhD

Date: March 19, 2015

Time: 12pm- 1pm EST

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Title: "The spread of mutant huntingtin protein from cell to cell and its implications for transplant therapies for Huntington's disease”

Name: Francesca Cicchetti, PhD

Institution: University of Laval

Date: April 16, 2015

Time: 12-1pm EST

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If your have questions or suggestions for future seminar topics, please send them to


Previous Webinars: 

Topic: Pride- HD: a dose finding, safety and efficacy study of pridopidine in HD patients
Presenters: Dr. Michael Hayden
Date: February 10, 2015

Topic: 2014: The Year in Review for HD Research

Presenters: George Yohrling, PhD
Date: January 21, 2015


Topic: Stem Cell Approaches for HD
Presenter: Dr. Vicki Wheelock and Dr. Jan Nolta (UC-Davis)             
Date: October 7, 2014

Topic: Allele-specific silencing of mutant huntingtin gene with ASOs
Presenter: Dr. Amber Southwell (University of British Columbia)             
Date: September 24, 2014 

Topic: Using mouse models to gain therapeutic insights for Huntington's disease
Presenter: William Yang, MD, PhD (UCLA)
Date: August 21, 2014

Topic: Mind the Gap: Thinking Big to Bridge Drug Development in Huntington’s Disease
Presenter: David Howland, Ph.D.
Date: May 22, 2014

Topic: Silencing Mutant Huntingtin as a Therapy for HD
Neil Aronin, MD (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
March 27, 2014

Topic: Year in Review
George Yohrling, Ph.D.
January, 22, 2014


Topic:  “FIRST-HD: A clinical Trial to test effectiveness of novel drug for reducing HD chorea”
Presenters: Sam Frank, MD and Claudia Testa, MD, PhD
Date: November 21, 2013

Topic: PDE10 Imaging in HD Patients
Presenter: Ken Marek
Date: September 26, 2013

Topic: Clinical Trials in Premanifest HD: Review of PREQUEL Results and Prospects for the Future
Presenter: Chris Ross
Date: August 22, 2013

Topic: Kids-HD: Brain Imaging Research Study
Presenter: Peg Nopoulos
Date: July 24, 2013

Topic: Enroll-HD
Presenter: Joe Giuliano, CHDI Foundation
Date: May 22, 2013

Topic: Sleep/Circadian Dysfunction in HD
Presenter: Jenny Morton, PhD- University of Cambridge
Date: April 24, 2013

Topic: Huntingtin ASOs
Presenter: Holly Kordasiewicz, PhD
Original Air Date: March 19, 2013

Title: Stem Cells in HD Research and Therapeutics
Presenter: Jamshid Arjomand, PhD
Original Air Date: February 27, 2013