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Faculty

Samuel A. Frank, MD
Samuel A. Frank, MD (Activity Chair)
Director, Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Contracted Research: Teva


Edward Wild, MB, BChir, PhD, MRCP
Edward Wild, MB, BChir, PhD, MRCP
MRC Clinician Scientist
UCL Institute of Neurology
Honorary Consultant Neurologist
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
Queen Square, London

Consulting Fee (paid to employer): Ionis Pharmaceuticals; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Shire Pharmaceuticals


Ralf Reilmann, MD
Ralf Reilmann, MD
Founding Director
George-Huntington-Institute
Muenster, Germany

Consulting Fee: AOP Orphan, Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative Foundation, Desitin, Ipsen, ISIS Pharma, Link Medicine, Lundbeck, MEDA Pharma, Medivation, Neurosearch Inc., Omeros, Novartis, Pfizer, Prana Biotechnology, Raptor, Siena Biotech, Temmler Pharma, Teva, Uniqure, Vaccinex, Wyeth

Contracted Research: AOP Orphan, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative Foundation, Desitin, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegeneration und Entzündung (DZNE), European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN), European Union (EU-FP7 program), High-Q-Foundation, Ipsen, ISIS Pharma, Link Medicine, Lundbeck, MEDA Pharma, Medivation, Neurosearch Inc., Omeros, Novartis, Pfizer, Prana Biotechnology, Raptor, Siena Biotech, Temmler Pharma, Teva, Uniqure, Vaccinex, Wyeth

Speakers Bureau: AOP Orphan, Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative Foundation, Desitin, Ipsen, ISIS Pharma, Link Medicine, Lundbeck, MEDA Pharma, Medivation, Neurosearch Inc., Omeros, Novartis, Pfizer, Prana Biotechnology, Raptor, Siena Biotech, Temmler Pharma, Teva, Uniqure, Vaccinex, Wyeth

Executive Committee: Huntington Study Group


Reviewer

Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP 
Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 
Physician, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 
University of Pennsylvania Health System 
Philadelphia, PA

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Activity Details

Credit Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Credit Amount: 0.75 credit hour
Release Date: July 15, 2016
Expiration Date: July 15, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 45 minutes
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee for this educational activity.

Activity Description

Huntington disease (HD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by abnormal involuntary movements, behavioral disturbance, cognitive dysfunction, and psychiatric disease. Currently, there is no established treatment to delay the onset or prevent the progression of HD, and available pharmacologic interventions for controlling the motor and non-motor aspects of the disease are limited. However, recent therapeutic advances, particularly in suppressing chorea, have been shown to have a favorable effect on motor function, safety, and quality of life. In this roundtable discussion, recorded immediately after the 2016 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Meeting in Berlin, Germany, leading experts in HD explore some of the most recent evidence and latest developments in the treatment for this devastating disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the latest data of the use of predictive testing and biomarkers in patients who are carriers of the mutant Htt gene variant prior to conversion to manifest HD.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical data regarding the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of available and emerging agents for the management of chorea and other symptoms associated with HD.
  • Assess the utilization of emerging agents in the management of patients with HD.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is neurologists, psychiatrists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HD.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the posttest and evaluation form. A score of at least 66% is required on the posttest in order to receive a certificate. There are no prerequisites, and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation form.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

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