THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2021

All times in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

14:00 - 14:30

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION + EHDN Business

Anne Rosser, Astri Arnesen

14:30 - 15:00

KEYNOTE SESSION I: From fruitfly biorhythm genetics to Huntington’s

Charalambos P. Kyriacou

15:00 - 16:00

PLENARY SESSION I: Genetic modifiers of HD: DNA damage and somatic expansion of repeats

Chaired by Lesley Jones and Davina Hensman

 

1. Gene editing for expanded CAG/CTG repeat disorders: making a long story short (20 min)

Vincent Dion

2. Using histone deacetylase 3 inhibition to rein in HD expansion mutations (20 min)

Bob Lahue

 3. Dissecting Genetic Modifiers of HD: Towards Understanding Mechanism

(20 min)

Vanessa Wheeler

16:00 - 16:30

 

16:30 - 16:35

BREAK

 

Announcement: HDYO donation

Matthew Ellison

16:35 - 17:35

PLENARY SESSION II: Cognition

Chaired by Jaime Kulisevsky and Saul Martinez-Horta

1. Session presentation (5 min)

Saul Martinez-Horta

2. Visual system integrity in Huntington’s disease (20 min)

Michael Orth

3. Hippocampal-dependent memory in Huntington’s disease (20 min)

Julie Stout

4. Q&A (10 min)

5. Closing remarks (5 min)

Jaime Kulisevsky

17:35 - 18:35

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS I 

Chaired by: Esther Cubo and Lauren Byrne

1. Research Participation: The View of Persons at Risk and Persons with Premanifest HD

Filipa Júlio

2. Huntington’s Disease Burden of Illness (HDBOI): Study Methodology, Sample
Representativeness and Fieldwork Risk Mitigation Strategy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Idaira Rodríguez

3. Comparison of models for estimating Age at motor onset in HD

Peter Holmans

4. Skill-Based Dysphagia Training as an Intervention for Individuals with HD

Emma Burnip

5. Introducing JOIN-HD: The Juvenile Onset Initiative for Huntington’s Disease

Rebecca Mason

18:35 - 18:50

 

18:50-19:00

 19:00 - 20:00

ROUND-UP and Goodbye for the day

Hosts Anne Rosser and Jean-Marc Burgunder with Sandrine Humbert and Bernhard Landwehrmeyer

BREAK

 

POSTER SESSION: meet the poster presenter