Seeing Beyond the Gene Second National Conference on Huntingtons Disease

26th April 2012 Stoke-on-Trent Moat House

Having received overwhelming support and approval of our first national conference in
2010, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to our second event.
You will agree that the HD community has come a long way over the last few years at
academic, clinical and service development levels. Whilst we should never settle for
second best when it comes to service quality and availability for our patients and
families, it is acknowledged that all of us will have a vital role to play. Experience tells us
that no one’s role is by any means less important than another. Nonetheless, it is equally
acknowledged that pursuing effective education for patients, carers and professionals
should always be at the top of our priority list. This will not only help our patients in their
difficult journey and ensure a high standard of care; it will also ensure that negative
attitudes towards the illness would become a shameful page in history books rather than
a sad everyday reality.
I hope that you will find our educational conference; Seeing Beyond the Gene, a step in
the right direction and I look forward to welcoming you on 26 April 2012.



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