Huntington’s Disease: It Takes a Village Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Event Date & Time

August 15, 2019 at 5:00-6:30pm

Location

UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mabee Conference Room 4th Floor, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229


Event Details:

The Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases invites you to an evening of open discussion surrounding groundbreaking research on the onset and advancement of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases with renowned physicians and scientists from around the world.

After presentations, attendees are welcomed to ask questions with the leading experts for open-dialogue and Q&A.

Featured topic: “Huntington ’s Disease: It Takes a Village Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"

Presented by: Jane Paulsen, Ph.D., co-director of the University of Iowa Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence and internationally renowned Huntington disease researcher for over 25 years.

Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Unable to attend in person? This lecture will be recorded and later posted on our Dialogue on Dementia web page with all of our past event recordings.

 

 

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About the Speaker(s)

Jane Paulsen, Ph.D.

Jane Paulsen, Ph.D., is the co-director of the University of Iowa Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence and an internationally renowned Huntington disease researcher for over 25 years. Dr. Paulsen's main area of research is the neuropsychological features of Huntington disease with focus on new treatments for the disease.

Paulsen is the principal investigator of the National Institutes of Health funded PREDICT-HD study, the largest study of presymptomatic Huntington disease in the world with 27 active study sites around the world. She is also the principal investigator of the Juvenile Huntington Disease Natural History Study, which examines the rare, devastating form of Huntington disease that affects children.

She was given the 2012 Juvenile Huntington’s Disease Award from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America for her contribution to the understanding of this disease.