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Therapeutics conference videos now online

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Videos of the scientific presentations from February's Huntington's disease therapeutics conference are now online

By Dr Ed Wild on July 26, 2011Edited by Dr Jeff Carroll

HDBuzz covered CHDI’s therapeutics conference in February 2011 from Palm Springs. Now, videos of many of the scientific presentations have been made available to watch online.

The therapeutics conference

The annual Huntington’s disease Therapeutics Conference, hosted by CHDI Foundation Inc., is a unique forum for HD researchers to come together, share exciting findings, and establish collaborations and partnerships that accelerate the pace of research into therapies for Huntington’s disease.

CHDI is a not-for-profit ‘virtual biotechnology company’ that aims to “rapidly discover and develop drugs that delay or slow Huntington’s Disease”. It’s the largest single driving force behind the development HD treatments.

Shortly after HDBuzz launched in January, we reported from the 2011 Therapeutics Conference, held in Palm Springs, California. Our daily reports from the conference gave a plain-language overview of all the main science presented at the conference - and it was a ton of exciting stuff!

You can find our reports by searching for ‘CHDI’ on HDBuzz.net.

The videos

For the first time, videos of many of the scientific presentations have now been made available online. To find them, visit http://chdifoundation.org/ and click the ‘Presentations from the 2011 HD Therapeutics Conference’ link.

Be prepared, though: these presentations were delivered by scientists, to a room full of scientists - so they’re all rather more intensive than a typical HDBuzz article!

So, you might find helpful to consult our daily conference reports, alongside the videos.

We applaud this move - it was an exciting conference and the science deserves to reach as many people as possible. As far as HDBuzz is concerned, making conference presentations available online like this is a great step forward.

HDBuzz receives no funding from CHDI. Dr Carroll and Dr Wild have conducted scientific HD research sponsored by CHDI but have received no honoraria outside that scientific funding. Their attendance at the CHDI conference was supported by the European HD Network, an independent network of HD professionals, from funds entirely independent of CHDI. For more information about our disclosure policy see our FAQ...