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Charleston HDSA Education Day: Caregiving in Huntington’s Disease
The Medical University of South Carolina would like for you to join us for this education day focused on the caregiver. We will discuss why it is important to care for the caregiver, as well as practical aspects of caregiving such as managing behavioral issues, getting help with care,
considering genetic testing and participating in research.
9:00 to 9:10 am
Federico Rodriguez-Porcel, MD Director, MUSC HDSA CoE
9:10 to 9:30 am

Taking care of the caregiver Federico Rodriguez-Porcel, MD Director, MUSC HDSA CoE
9:30 to 10:00 am

Managing behavioral issues in HD Mary Hart Bryant, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, MUSC
10:00 to 10:15 am - Break
10:15 to 10:45 am

Someone in the family tested positive for HD. What should I do?
Maysen Mesaros
Genetic Counselor, MUSC
10:45 to 11:15 am

How do I get help to care for someone with HD?
Melissa Reitmeier
Social Worker, USC Columbia
11:15 to 11:30 am - Break
11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Getting involved in research
Fredy Revilla, MD
Professor of Neurology – USC Greenville
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Panel discussion with patients, caregivers and speakers
1:00 pm - Adjourn

Aug 28, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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