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Hearts Full of Hope

For the first time since the disease was identified by Dr. George Huntington in 1872, there is hope for treatments that target the root cause of HD, providing the HD Community with "hearts full of hope".

Join us at sites across Canada throughout the year as we learn about the latest in research, and caring for someone with HD. Presentations include:

Research Update: Dr. Ed Wild, MRCP, PhD
Clinical Trials and Managing Expectations: Dr. Michael Hayden, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCP(C), FRSC
Local Programming Determined by Site. Visit for information

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Register for one or more of our sites today!

Is your site not listed? Contact us to express interest in attending if a site near you opens, or to offer to host a CEF in your area - or 1-800-998-7398.

British Columbia

Saturday, May 4
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 2108, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT), 950 W 28th Avenue
Plus! Join us for a tour of the UBC Lab at CMMT!

Saturday, October 19
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch, 735 Broughton Street


Saturday, April 13
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buchanan Centre, 11209 86 Street
We will be joined by Dr. Oksana Suchowersky (University of Alberta) for a Q&A, as well as enjoying a presentation on HD & Nutrition - how to ensure your loved one is getting everything they need, including tips for delivery.
Lunch will be provided!

Grande Prairie
Thursday, May 2
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Redwood Inn & Suites, 8117-99 Street, Clairmont

Saturday, October 26
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
CNIB Meeting Room, 10 11A Street NE, Calgary
Plus local presentations from Dr. Sarna (neurologist) and Linda Maclaren (genetic counselor).


Save the Date! October 2019

Tuesday, November 19
Edwards Centre


Monday, September 30
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Brandon Public Library, 1-710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB

Thursday, September 26
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Society of Manitobans with Disabilities, 825 Sherbrook Street, 2nd floor, Winnipeg, MB


Saturday, November 9
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Roberta Place Retirement Home, 489 Essa Road, Barrie

Friday, October 25
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Crossroads to Care, 470 Dundas Street, Unit 63, Belleville

Durham Region
Saturday, October 5
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville
Plus! Yvonne Heath will present 'I Just Showed Up', which received many accolades at HSC's 2018 National Conference!

Saturday, October 5
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Science Teaching Complex (STC), University of Waterloo
Plus! Dr. Dale Martin will be available to answer your trial-related questions, and to provide a tour of his HD lab, housed within the STC at the University of Waterloo.

Saturday, October 19
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parkwood Hospital, Auditorium
Plus! Enjoy a local presentation from Jim Pollard on Hurry Up and Wait: Thinking about Thinking with HD.
Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, June 8
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alzheimer Society of Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga
Plus! Enjoy a local presentation from Natalie Marnica on Self-Care.
Refreshment will be provided.

Niagara (St. Catharines)
Wednesday, November 6
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
St. Catharines Collegiate

Saturday, October 19
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Royal Ottawa Auditorium
Plus! Enjoy a local presentation from Dr. Tiago Mestre about the Roche trial

Saturday, September 7
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (This event is followed by a social and cocktail hour from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Steele Centre at Fleming College

Wednesday, September 25
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Golden Manor (Auditorium), 481 Melrose Blvd, Timmins
Plus! Enjoy a local presentation from Linda Dagenais (physiotherapist).

Saturday, October 19
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Plus! Enjoy a local presentation from Yvonne Heath, as well as a presentation on living well with HD from Natalie Marnica.

Atlantic Canada

Quispamsis, New Brunswick
Saturday, May 25
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Kennebecasis Public Library, 1 Landing Court, Quispamsis
Plus! Enjoy a local presentation from Gina Barton, MSW on the Extra-Mural Program.

Conception Bay North, Newfoundland
Saturday, June 8
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Room, Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion, Carbonear
Plus! Learn all about the basics of Huntington Disease from Elaine Smith, Resource Centre Director with the Huntington Society of Canada as well as hearing from Catherine Price, youth mentor, about the Huntington Society of Canada's youth mentorship program.
Lunch will be provided!

St. John's, Newfoundland
Thursday, September 26
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location TBA

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