The Huntington Center welcomes HD researchers and clinicians in the Nordic countries to a one-day Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting in Lund Nov 26, 2019

The 2nd Nordic HD Research Meeting will take place on Tuesday November 26, 2019 in the Belfrage hall at D15 of the Biomedical Center (BMC), Klinikgatan 32, in Lund, Sweden. It is organized by the Huntington Center and is open to HD researchers and clinicians in the Nordic countries.

There will be a large number of data blitz presentations to allow for both PI’s, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students to present their work and then ample time over lunch, breaks and dinner to interact. There will be an update on clinical trials and activities of the European HD Network (EHDN). The official language will be English. Please see below the tentative program.


09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00-10.15 Welcome and presentation of the Huntington Center (chair Åsa Petersén, Lund)

10.15-11.45 Data blitz presentations- clinical research (10 min + 5 min Q&A; chair Jørgen E Nielsen, Copenhagen)

11.45-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.30 Data blitz presentations – mechanisms of disease (10 min + 5 min Q&A; chair Nico Dantuma, Stockholm)

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.15 Data blitz presentations – Future Therapies (10 min + 5 min Q&A , chair Merja Voutilainen, Helsinki)

16.15-16.30 Break

16.30-17.15 Update on the activities of the European HD Network (EHDN) and clinical trials in Europe by EHDN co-chair Patrick Weydt, Bonn (chair Maria Björkqvist, Lund)

17.15-17.30 Final discussion (chairs Åsa Petersén and Maria Björkqvist, Lund)

18.00- 21.00 Networking and Meeting Dinner at Restaurant På Skissernas, Finngatan 2, Lund


Registration is now open for researchers and clinicians working on HD in the Nordic countries. Please register at this website no later than October 19 2019:

If you would like to present your research as a data blitz, please indicate that by writing a title of your proposed presentation at the same website. The possibility of a data blitz presentation and an updated program will be communicated October 21, 2019.

Warm welcome
Åsa Petersén, on behalf of the Huntington Center in Lund

Organizing committee: Maria Björkqvist, Jenny Månsson and Åsa Petersén.