Welcome! The Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization (HDYO) are delighted to announce that they will hold the world’s 1st International Young Adults Conference for 18-35-year olds impacted by Huntington’s Disease in Glasgow, Scotland from 9th – 11th May 2020.

This is the first conference of its kind and HDYO will be working with global and local partners to ensure as many 18-35 years old from all over the world can attend and take part. We hope to be able to host 500 young adults over the 3 days, which will be the largest gathering of young adults in the HD community.

This is an international event and we will have a scholarship fund open to help those who need funding to attend.

Criteria to attend

The event is open to:

  • Anyone impacted by Huntington’s disease age 18-35 (this includes partners)
  • Lives on planet Earth
  • A professional who works in the HD community

What to expect from the congress?

We intend to have very full days of educational and support sessions, we want attendees to always have a choice of sessions/tracks from research, educational, inspirational speakers, sharing sessions and many more. The emphasis is nicely balanced for everyone to learn and be inspired.

We also want the event to be FUN. We want people to enjoy this experience and having fun is an important part of our thinking in creating our agenda. I can’t say too much yet but there will be lots of entertainment and activities going on throughout the days and into the evenings so when people aren’t in sessions they can have some fun relaxing times.

For professionals we will be offering a range of training sessions in addition to the congress to improve your capabilities of working with young adults/teens/children in the HD community.

We will also have translators available to translate sessions into your language and some sessions will be language specific.

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