We would like to congratulate the organizers of the 2013 World Congress on Huntington’s Disease (WCHD-13) , being held between 15–18 September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , on the development of an exciting congress program. This conference, a joint effort of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Research Group on Huntington’s Disease and the International Huntington Association (IHA), provides an open forum for scientists, physicians, patients, and families to come together and share their experiences, unique understanding, and knowledge of HD. We believe that this congress will help further our collective goal of advancing the treatment of Huntington’s Disease.
Such a wealth of promising research deserves an international forum, and as Editors-in-Chief, we are delighted to participate in the WCHD-2013 by publishing the scientific abstracts in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease (http://www.iospress.nl/journal-of-huntingtons-disease/ ), and by making these abstracts available online in an openaccess format. It is an honor for our new journal to play a critical role in promoting this important international conference.
The Journal of Huntington’s Disease is dedicated to serving the HD community, and we hope that our publication of the WCHD-2013 abstracts is a useful and positive contribution to this important congress.