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Network - Annual Meetings of the European HD Network - EHDN 2005 -
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We have great pleasure inviting you to attend the 2nd plenary meeting of the Euro-HD Network (EHDN 2005) held in conjunction with the 2005 World Congress on Huntington's Disease in Manchester (U.K.) from Friday, September 9th to Saturday, September 10th, 2005.

Aims and scope

The 2nd plenary meeting of EHDN (EHDN 2005 for short) will differ from the 1st plenary meeting in a number of ways:
  • Since EHDN 2005 will be held in conjunction with the WCHD, all presentations reporting recent advances in HD (in both basic and clinical sciences) will be presented to the audience gathered for the WCHD. As a consequence, EHDN 2005 can focus on the business and the activities of the network.
  • An important agenda item is to present, discuss and formally accept policies for data sharing & publication and a constitution for EHDN.
  • EHDN 2005 will be a shorter meeting compared to EHDN 2004: one and a half days.
  • Online registration is required to attend EHDN 2005.
In other respects, EHDN 2005 will be similar to EHDN 2004:
  • All sessions of EHDN 2005 are open to scientists, clinicians and HDA representatives alike.
  • There is no conference fee.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to meet and exchange informally.
  • Participants have the opportunity to represent their institution and their research interests at a poster session.
  • Meals and refreshments are provided during EHDN 2005 (i.e. on Friday and Saturday up to lunch) free of charge.
  • Participants are invited to attend a formal dinner on Friday night free of charge.

Meeting venue

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Manchester Conference Centre
Weston Building
Sackville Street
Manchester M1 3BB
phone: + 44 161 955 8000 


The programme of EHDN 2005 has four main sections:
  1. Plenary session: presentations (lectures/reviews) of general interest (Friday early morning)
  2. Break out: meetings of the working groups for 4-5 hours (Friday up to 4 pm)
  3. Plenary session: presentations by the lead facilitators of the working groups (Friday late afternoon)
  4. Plenary session: discussion of the proposed policies and constitution of EHDN; report on the activities in 2005 and 2006 (Saturday morning)
Since the meeting starts on Friday morning 9.00 am, we highly recommend that you plan for an arrival on Thursday, September 8, 2005.