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Welcome to info night on HD on 15 May!

2023-02-17
The program for this spring's information evening on Huntington disease is now final! Staff from the clinical team, as well as HD researchers, will give talks about the disease and the current research. And there will be fika, of course! Please note that all will be in Swedish only.   When? Monday 15 May, at 18.00-20.30 Where? The Belfrage lecture hall at BMC, D15, Klinikgatan 32, Lund If you wish to attend, send an email…
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Public information evening on HD

2023-01-17
Twice a year we host an information evening on Huntington disease open to the public. Staff from the clinical team, as well as HD researchers give talks about the disease and the current research. And there will be fika, of course! On Monday 15 May at 18.00-20.30 the spring meeting will take place at the Biomedical Centre in Lund. More information will come!
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Åsa Petersén elected member of the executive committee for the European Huntington Disease Network (EHDN)

2023-01-09
Åsa Petersén has been elected member of the executive committee for the European Huntington Disease Network (EHDN). The EHDN is a nonprofit research network committed to advancing research, facilitating the conduct of clinical trials, and improving clinical care in HD. Through the EHDN a platform has been created such that basic scientists, clinicians, patients and families can collaborate on academic and industry studies to fulfil its mission. The EHDN is supported by and collaborates closely…
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New article about the HD research in Lund

2022-05-24
An article about Åsa Petersén's research on early symptoms in Huntington disease is published in the latest issue of Vetenskap & Hälsa (Science & Health). You find the full article on the magazine's website (in Swedish only): Huntingtons – en komplex hjärnsjukdom som påverkar rörelser, tankar och känslor   
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About Huntington Disease on Swedish radio

2022-05-17
Huntington disease is the topic of today's episode of the radio program Kropp & Själ, Body & Mind, on Sveriges Radio, the Swedish public service radio. The dilemma of genetic testing is one of the aspects of the disease discussed in the program, where Åsa Petersén is a guest. You can access today's episode on Sveriges Radio's website: https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/huntingtons-sjukdom-den-felande-genen (in Swedish only)
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May is Huntington Disease Awareness Month

2022-05-11
Raising awareness of Huntington Disease and all the people affected by the disease is the aim of the Huntington Disease Awareness Month. Joint efforts are made globally by the HD community. The Swedish newspaper Expressen published an article on how life with HD can be: https://www.expressen.se/halsoliv/halsa/sjukdomar--besvar-1/huntingtons-sjukdom-sa-lever-tess-47-efter-diagnosen/
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Petersén gave a talk at the annual SWEMODIS meeting

2021-11-15
On 11-12 November 2021 the SWEMODIS annual meeting on Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders took place in Stockholm, where Åsa Petersén gave a talk on Huntington's disease. SWEMODIS webpage (opens in a new window)
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Petersén gives talks at conference for young people with HD

2021-10-21
Petersén gives talks about research and clinical care for Huntington disease to young adults in HD families at a conference in Gothenburg October 21-24, 2021. See homepage of the patient organization Swedish Huntington Association (Riksförbundet för Huntingtons sjukdom) for more information: Link to Swedish Huntington Association's webpage (opens in a new window)
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Digital National Huntington meeting, October 13 2021

2021-10-13
The Swedish National Huntington meeting takes place on October 13, 2021, as a digital event. Several representatives from Huntington Disease Center are giving talks about the disease and the latest research. Follow this link to take part of the meeting and the talks: https://huntington.se/13-oktober-valkomna-pa-nationellt-mote-kring-huntingtons-sjukdom/ (the link opens in a new window)
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New article on HD in Journal of the Swedish Medical Association

2021-01-27
Together with Per Breimer, senior consultant in psychiatry, Åsa Petersén and Håkan Widner have published a case study in the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association. The article describes a middle-aged woman falling ill with mental illness. During several years she has psychiatric symptoms, and comes in contact with the medical care on a number of occasions. Only years later she is diagnosed with Huntington's disease. Link to article on Journal of the Swedish Medical…
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