Lighting the way – forums and presentations to inspire

Lighting the Way 2018 forum was an unprecedented success for Huntingtons Queensland.

Held during international Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month in May 2018, this sold-out forum welcomed individuals, families, professionals and supporters from far and wide to listen to a wide range of speakers about research, self-care, planning and personal journeys. Attendees were also given opportunities to ask questions of speakers, network and meet other attendees, and enjoy a glass of wine and some delicious finger food at the post-event social hour.

#LightItUp4HD at Treasury Brisbane for Lighting the Way 2018

Feedback from the event was very positive, and attendees noted how much they enjoyed the opportunity to listen to such a wide range of speakers and meet other friendly people who understood the challenges of HD without judgement. In fact, it was so well-received that we have decided one forum wasn’t enough! We will be hosting another one next year!

The event was made possible through the generosity of Alecca McKinless, whose bequest enabled this event to be hosted free of charge to attendees and participants. In addition, Alecca’s husband Alan continues to support people impacted by Huntington’s disease, and was adamant that the presentations needed to be available to everyone, not just those who could attend in person. We agree wholeheartedly!

And so, we are delighted to share with you the presentations from our wide range of speakers.

Like what you see? Then make sure you save the date for next year’s forum: Friday 17 May 2019!

Lighting the Way forum 2018: a message from founder Cliff Farmer

Lighting the way forum 2018: Key note speaker Professor Julie Stout

Lighting the way forum 2018: Linda Wornham, Genetic Counsellor with Genetic Health Queensland

Lighting the way forum 2018: Cathy Dart, Psychologist

Lighting the way forum 2018: Dr Trent Woodruff, Queensland-based researcher

Lighting the way forum 2018: Janelle Rawlinson

Lighting the way forum 2018: Kerrie Morgan, Spark NeuroCare

Lighting the way forum 2018: Kelly Stamnas, Running for Nan’s HD

Lighting the way forum 2018: Breie Starkey