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Conference for Huntington’s set

Life Jamestown,North Dakota 58401
Jamestown Sun
Conference for Huntington’s set
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

“Living Well with Huntington’s Disease” will be presented Nov. 9 at Holiday Inn Fargo, 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo. The free event is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At 8 a.m. is registration and continental breakfast. At 9 a.m. is the welcome followed by “Introduction to HD,” by Dr. Tanya L. Harlow, M.D. Harlow is a neurologist at Sanford Neuroscience Center, Fargo. She will speak at 9:45 a.m. on clinical trials for HD.

Followed by a 10:15 a.m. break is “Behavior Issues in HD,” by Dr. Arik Johnson, PsyD. Johnson is a clinical psychologist at HDSA Center of Excellence at UCLA Medical Center. At noon is lunch and a HDSA advocacy update.

At 12:45 p.m., break-out session 1 is “Testing for HD,” Johnson, and “Talking with Children about HD,” Tara Giese, MSW, LISW, HSDA Northern Prairie Affiliate/Northern Plains Chapter. Break-out session 2 is “Driving and HD,” Johnson, and “Living Free,” Stephanie Smith, affiliate member. At 2:45 p.m. is the closing with Positive Motion “Movement with a Message,” Patrick Kasper, an internationally known motivational speaker.

To facilitate planning, register online for the free event at events/12127/details.html or contact Giese, HDSA Northern Prairie Affiliate/Upper Midwest Region social worker, at 701-936-1245,