HDSA Illinois Chapter: Monthly Virtual Education Series 2021 Because we are unable to meet in person at this time, the Illinois HDSA chapter is running monthly education sessions for the first half of the year. For questions or help with registration, please contact Emily Zivin at 630-443-9876 or ezivin@hdsa.org. Meetings are held in central standard time.

January: All About Medicare Date: January 12, 2020, 7:30 PM
Please Join Jeff Steele as he discussed his personal experience with Medicare after being on disability for two years. He will discuss the ins and outs of signing up, cost analysis, and a general overview. Register in advance for this meeting: https://hdsa-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrceitpz8sGNPpax2HBQ3EpKK4t2tlNUzC

February: Nutrition and HD Date: February 17th, 7-8:30 PM
Please Join Kristin Gustashaw, advanced licensed clinical dietician at Rush University Medical Center as she discusses nutrition and Huntington’s Disease. Register in advance for this meeting: https://hdsa-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsd-ygrzIqEtMtq_9sKhRY8rsDmfJpo14x

March: HD and Caregiving Date: March 16th, 10 AM
Please join Ralph Cagna as he discusses his journey of caregiving for his HD family. Ralph is a motivational speaker with years of caregiving experience. Register in advance for this meeting: https://hdsa-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqfuGsqD0iHtzKqIZFI7hV6Cc_LOy0h95H

April: Clinical Research and Updates Date: April 19th, 7 PM
Please join Dr. Danny Bega from Northwestern Medicine as he provides an overview of HD research. Register in advance for this meeting: https://hdsa-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvceqvrD4jE9RX7mVgTFhRaY_vzuCpRNkh

May: Planning for Late-Stage HD and Adaptive Devices Date: May 20th, 4 PM
Please join Dr. Deborah Hall from Rush University Medical Center as she talks about planning for late-stage HD and discusses adaptive devices that can help assist in caring for your loved one. Register in advance for this meeting: https://hdsa-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMscOugpzIsEta7GTXJzbg-R04fE117nSMu