The European Huntington’s Disease Network in collaboration with the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society- European Section (MDS-ES) is launching a joint Fellowship Exchange Programme in Huntington’s Disease (HD-FEP) offering nine fellowships in 2017. The programme’s main objectives are to motivate and facilitate training as well as share knowledge and experience in the HD field to improve patient care. It is also intended to help establish channels of communication and collaboration between institutions involved in HD.

Young neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists and clinical geneticists working in Huntington’s disease clinical practice and research are invited to apply for the HD-FEP.

You can find the application form and instructions here.  If you have any questions about the HD-FEP and application you can contact us.

Comments from previous HD-FEP fellows:

Major learning outcomes of your fellowship:

  • “The first is the active participation to research fields (i. e. HD animal models) and to different systems I was not familiar with. […] This broadened my clinical and research perspectives and improved my knowledge of HD.”
  • “The clinic was a great setting for understanding the varied clinical phenotype of HD.”

Impact of the fellowship on your clinical or research practice:

  • “The fellowship will positively influence my clinical and research practice thanks to the new skills and knowledge acquired. This experience will especially impact on my research carrier […].”
  • “I feel better equipped to manage my HD patients following this wonderful opportunity. I have also established links with other clinicians in this field who I can contact regarding both clinical and research questions in the future. I will definitely try to engage local psychiatrists in helping manage this complex disorder.”

Source: European Huntington’s Disease Network

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