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Programme Friday -
Thursday, September 13th, 2018

16:00-22:00   Registration Desk

Friday, September 14th, 2018
07:30-08:30  Registration Desk
Welcome and Introduction
Room: Hall E
08:30-09:00   Jean-Marc Burgunder (Bern, Switzerland)
Astri Arnesen (Søgne, Norway)
Keynote Session I:
Past, Present, Future
Room: Hall E
Chair: Jean-Marc Burgunder (Bern, Switzerland)
Co-chair: Astri Arnesen (EHA, Norway)
09:00-09:20   Learning from the History of Huntington's Disease
Peter Harper (Cardiff, UK)
09:20-09:40   Where are we Now
Alexandra Dürr (Paris, France)
09:40-10:00   The Silver Linings Playbook – A Future Outlook
Ed Wild (London, UK)
10:00-10:20   Family Perspective
Astri Arnesen (Søgne, Norway)
10:20-10:30   Panel discussion
10:30-11:00   Tea/Coffee Break

Plenary Session I:
What's New in HD Biology: Insights into Pathogenic Pathways and Therapeutic Targets'
Room: Hall E

Chair: Lesley Jones (Cardiff, UK)
Co-chair: Erich Wanker (Berlin, Germany)
11:00-11:20  Recent Breakthrough in Resolving the Structure of Huntingtin
Stefan Kochanek (Ulm, Germany)
11:20-11:40   Chaperone Biology and Huntington Aggregation
Harm Kampinga (Groningen, The Netherlands)
11:40-12:00  Large-Scale Functional Analysis distinguishes Pathogenic, Non-Pathogenic, and Compensatory Transcriptional Changes in HD
Juan Botas (Houston, USA)
12:00-12:20  Huntington’s Disease and the Genetics of CAG Repeat Expansions
Lesley Jones (Cardiff, UK)
12:20-12:30   Panel discussion
Poster Viewing
12:30-14:00  Poster Viewing
Room: Foyer
12:30-14:00   Buffet Style Lunch
Parallel Session I:

Parallel - Science Session:
'EHDN Projects'
Room: Hall E OR Hall F2
Chair: Anne Rosser (Cardiff, UK)
Co-Chair: Patrick Weydt (Bonn, Germany)
14:00-14:10   Dysphagia in HD (Seed fund project)
Falk Schradt (Ulm, Germany)
14:10-14:20   Nucleolar Activity and mHtt (Seed Fund Project)
Rosanna Parlato (Ulm, Germany)
14:20-14:30   Isotype-Specific HDAC Inhibition (Seed Fund Project)
Bob Lahue (Galway, Ireland)
14:30-14:40   CAG repeat length as a modifier (Datamining Project)
Ahmad Aziz (Bonn, Germany)
14:40-14:50   Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (QALYs) and Huntington’s Disease (Datamining Project)
Colin Green (Exeter, UK)

Parallel - Clinical Practice Session:
'Care for HD'
Room: Hall E OR Hall F2
Chair: Åsa Petersen (Lund, Sweden)
Co-Chair: Astri Arnesen (Søgne, Norway)
14:00-14:15   Implementation of Scottish National Care Framework
John Eden (Paisley, UK)
14:15-14:30 Presence and Treatment of Psychiatric Symptoms in HD
Karen Anderson (Washington D.C., USA)
14:30-14:45   Caring for Carers
Győző Pék (Debrecen, Hungary)
14:45-15:00   Discussion

Short Communications I:
'Scientific Presentations: – selected from submissions'
Chair: Sandrine Humbert (Grenoble, France)
Co-Chair: Jocelyne Caboche (Paris, France)
15:15-16:15   Several presentations selected from submitted abstracts
16:15-16:45   Tea/Coffee Break

Plenary Session II:
'Dialing Huntingtin Down'
Room: Hall E

Chair: Douglas Macdonald (Los Angeles, USA)
Co-chair: Nicole Deglon (Lausanne, Switzerland)

16:45-17:05   Gene Editing Approaches for HD Therapy
Beverly Davidson (Philadelphia, USA)
17:05-17:25   AAV5-miRNA HTT Lowering Therapy
Pavlina Konstantinova (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
17:25-17:45   HTT lowering small molecule program
Anuradha Bhattacharyya (New York, USA)
17:45-18:00   Panel discussion


 Q&A Panel Discussion
Room: Hall E
Chair: Dina de Sousa (UK)
Co-Chair: Patrick Weydt (Bonn, Germany)
18:15-18:45   Expert Answers to Questions of the Audience

Dinner on your own

Workshop "Lumbar Puncture Skills"
For Clinicans and Study Nurses
Chairs: Jan Lewerenz (Germany), Filipe Brogueira Rodrigues (UK)
19:15-20:15   Improve your LP skills (registration mandatory)

Meet the Expert
For HD Family Members and Students
19:15-20:45   Several Meet the Expert Sessions

    Mental Health Problems of HD
David Craufurd, Hugh Rickards
Language: English fully booked
Room: TBD

    Mental Health Problems of HD "Psychische Probleme bei HD: Ursachen, Symptome & Bewältigungsstrategien" - German session
Alzbeta Mühlbäck, Nina Hofstetter
Language: German fully booked
Room: TBD

    Everyday Life as an HD Gene Carrier
Seth Rotberg, Michael Orth
Languages: German, English fully booked
Room: TBD

    Clinical Trials: What does it mean to be in a clinical trial
Berry Kremer, Ralf Reilmann
Languages: Dutch, English, German fully booked
Room: TBD

    Young People and HD: Getting the support you need
Bonnie Hennig-Trestman, Catherine Martin
Languages: English fully booked
Room: TBD