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October 22nd 2013:Huntingtons Disease Society of America and Huntington Society of Canada Discuss Genetic Testing

Louise Vetter is the Chief Executive Officer of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, http://www.hdsa.org . Bev Heim-Myers is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Huntington Society of Canada, http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca . They talk about their lives, experience with family caregiving, and their work with their organizations. They explain the challenges that arise in the American and Canadian healthcare, social and justice systems for protection of the genetic heritage of families with a history of Huntington’s disease. They discuss responses to the challenges in th

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Louise Vetter

Louise Vetter is the Chief Executive Officer of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, http://www.hdsa.org/, the largest public not-for-profit organization devoted to fighting Huntington’s disease. Since joining the Society in 2009, she has led the expansion of the its reach with new programs to strengthen support for the Huntington’s disease community, to advocate for better access to care for those affected by the disease, to improve physician understanding of HD, and to support research to bring new treatments to Huntington’s disease families. She serves as Secretary of the International Huntington’s Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Brain Coaliti
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Bev Heim-Myers

Bev Heim-Myers joined the Huntington Society of Canada, www.huntingtonsociety.ca, in 2010 as CEO & Executive Director. She is the Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness, sits on the Governing Council of the Health Charities Coalition Canada and is an active member of the Neurological Health Charities of Canada and the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions. She is also on the Board of the International Huntington Association. Previously she was at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario as the Senior Manager Research and then the Regional Manager of Ontario Central West. She developed the regional strategic vision, managed the delivery for growing revenu
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