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The Genetics of Huntington’s Disease from A to Z
May 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0Free
Join certified genetic counselors for a free talk focusing on the HDSA protocol for getting tested for Huntington’s disease, the steps involved in the process, and the process for planning a family. This talk will be moderated by Dr. Lauren Seeberger who is the director of the HDSA Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado.
Who: people with Huntington’s disease, their care partners, families, and anyone interested in learning more about Huntington’s Disease.
What: a free educational presentation followed by live questions from the audience
Where: virtually via Zoom, please register here to receive the link
This event is funded by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America with support from Genentech and uniQure.
Emily Todd, MS, CGC works as a genetic counselor at the Adult Medical Genetics Program through the University of Colorado Health system. Ms. Todd has a master’s degree in Human Genetics and is a board-certified genetic counselor. She has worked with patients at UCHealth for 19 years in varied areas of genetics including preconception counseling, prenatal counseling, and general genetics for adults. At her current position, she provides genetic counseling for individuals and families related to predictive testing for neurologic conditions including Huntington’s disease.
Kaity Smith, MS, CGC is a board-certified genetic counselor and is currently completing her Neuromuscular Rare Diseases Genetic Counseling Fellowship. She works with the Department of Neurology in the Neurogenetics Clinic. Ms. Smith graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and a BA in Psychology. She completed her MS in Genetic Counseling from the Arcadia University/University of Pennsylvania program.
Hannah Elfman, MS, CGC is a board-certified genetic counselor in the Prenatal Diagnosis and Genetics Department at the University of Colorado Hospital. Her role is to provide risk assessments for patients to have a pregnancy with a genetic condition based on personal and family history, discuss options for preconception, and prenatal genetic testing, interpret results of genetic tests, and support women and couples in making informed decisions about their pregnancy. She also works along with team members at the university to offer bereavement support for patients and their families.