In case you can be in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday November 21, don't miss this one day symposium with many exiting presentations about clinical research. And for the first time this year a workshop on clinical trials will be given for Huntington families. Sign up today. It will be worth the trip.

And in a very special part of this event, Judy Roberson from Northern California will be a featured speaker.

3RD ANNUAL HUNTINGTON DISEASE CLINICAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

As detailed on the Huntington Study Group site: "The 2009 HDCRS Keynote Speakers have been confirmed as follows:

Keynote Presentation I: Judy Roberson, RN, President, HDSA Northern California Chapter "Huntington's Advocacy: Why I Care"
Keynote Presentation II: Jan Nolta, PhD, University of California, Davis "Working Toward Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for HD"
Keynote Presentation III: Celia Witten, PhD, MD, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration "FDA Regulation of Stem Cell Therapy"

There will be other "late breaking" research presentations as well.

NEWLY-ADDED PROGRAM TO FOLLOW THE 3RD ANNUAL HD CLINICAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
"Help Us Find the Answers: A Clinical Research Workshop for the HD Community"

As detailed on the Huntington Study Group site: "This workshop will focus on the importance of clinical research in the development of new treatments that make a difference in HD and will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 2:00 - 4:00pm in Baltimore. There will be an open panel discussion of the importance of clinical research participation, the projected number of participants needed in the next five years, the activities carried out during clinical research studies and the issues to be weighed when considering research participation".