Management

The Huntington Disease Center is lead by a steering group and a reference group, with meetings 4-5 times a year. The steering group reports to Region Skåne’s head of research, heads of Skånes universitetssjukvård, Psykiatri och habilitering, Medicinsk Service and also to the dean at the Faculty of Medicine.

Steering group:

Åsa Petersén (chair) – Professor in Neuroscience, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University; Senior Consultant in Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry in Lund, Division of Psychiatry and rehabilitation

Jesper Petersson – Head of unit, Knowledge Management and R&D, Region Skåne; Associate Professor in Neurology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

Eva-Lena Brönmark – Registered nurse, Head of Adult Psychiatry in Lund, Division of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation

Håkan Widner – Adjunct Professor in Neurology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Lund University; Senior Consultant in Neurology, Division of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Memory Disorders, Geriatrics, SUS

Catarina Lundin – Associate Professor in Clinical Genetics, Senior consultant and Head of division at Clinical Genetics, Clinical genetics and pathology, Medical services

Maria H Nilsson – Associate Professor in Physiotherapy, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Department of Health Sciences, Lund University; Registered Physiotherapist, Head of unit for Memory Clinic, Skåne University Hospital

Student representative – vacant

Reference group, linked to the steering group:

Isabella Björkman-Burtscher – Professor in Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Fredrik Blomstrand – Representing industry, Associate Professor, Medical Director CNS Benelux and Nordic, TEVA

Carina Hvalstedt – Member of the board, Riksförbundet Huntingtons sjukdom (HD patients’ organization), psychiatric nurse