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15th and 16th May 2006 ; Huntington's awareness Seminar - 26/4/2007

HUNTINGTON AWARENESS SEMINAR
1st MALTA SEMINAR ON HUNTINGTON DISEASE
15th and 16th May 2006 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Main Hall, Caritas - Entrance from Curia, Floriana

Special Guest Speakers at the seminar are:

Jane Paulsen, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology,Psychology and Neurosciences, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa, USA
&
Elizabeth Penzimer, Senior Research Assistant, Huntinton's Disease Centre of Excellence, University of Iowa College of Medicine.

All interested persons are invited to attend.

The aim of this seminar is to create awareness about Huntington Disease in Malta. This is an inherited illness, usually appearing between 30 and 50 years, causing loss of cells in part of the brain, affecting the individual's thinking, judgement, memory, movement and emotional control. The seminar will include discussions on new research aimed at finding ways to slow the progression of the disease, provide better quality of life, and opening up prospects of finding a cure. It will address specific social and medical problems providing hope and encouragement for affected individuals and their families.

The seminar will also inaugurate the newly established MALTA HUNTINGTON ASSOCIATION, which will continue to provide updated information, address the special needs of affected families, and collaborate with various support and research groups .
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1st MALTA SEMINAR ON HUNTINGTON DISEASE
Fil-15 u is- 16 ta' Mejju 2007 mid- 10.00 a.m. sal- 4.00 p.m.
Fis- Sala Principali tal Caritas, Furjana - Dhul mill-Kurja

Mistiedna specjali ghal dan is- seminar huma:
Jane Paulsen, Professoressa fil Psikjatrja, Newrologija, Psikologia u Xjenza Newrologika, Universitaċ ta' Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa, USA
u
Elizabeth Penzimer, Senior Research Assistant, Centru ta Eccellenza dwar il-marda ta' Huntinton's, Universitaċ ta' Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa, USA.

Kull min hu ineressat fil marda tal- Huntington huma mistiedna li jattendu..

L-ghan ta' dan is-seminar huwa li titqanqal kuxjenjza dwar il-marda ta' Huntington f'Malta. Din hija marda li tintiret, li generalment titfacca bejn it-30 u l-50 sena, tikkwza nuqqas ta' celloli minn parti tal-mohh, u taffettwa il-fakultajiet tal-hsieb, judizzju, memorja, movimenti u kontroll tal-emozzjonijiet. Is-seminar ser jinkludi diskussjonijiet dwar ricerki godda li qieghdin ifittxu mezzi biex iwaqqfu l-progress tal-marda, jaghtu kwalita ta' hajjar ahjar, u jifthu prospetti sbieh li tinstab kura ghal din il-marda .
Is-Seminar ser jindirizza problemi specifici, socjali u medici li jaghtu tama u hegga gdida ghall-individwi kollha affetwati b'din il-marda u l-familji taghhom.


Name : Alfred Cuschieri

Email : alfred.cuschieri@um.edu.mt

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