Huntington’s Disease: What Every Healthcare Provider Needs to Know

Description: An overview of Huntington’s disease including the characterization of the motor, cognitive, and behavioral phenotype.  This will include discussion about diagnosis, testing, managing symptoms, and an update on where research is heading.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the phenomenology of chorea
  • Express characteristic features of Huntington’s disease including its inheritance pattern and common features
  • Discuss how specific features of Huntington’s disease are managed
  • Discuss the rehabilitation needs of patients with Huntington’s disease.
  • Describe the status of research in Huntington’s disease

Instructor:  Danny Bega, MD, MSCI. Assistant Professor Neurology, Northwestern University Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center, Director, Huntington’s Disease HDSA Center of Excellence at Northwestern Medicine

Audience: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists 

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits



The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (P0609-11/30/2022) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.


Occupational Therapy 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 00542. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapy 

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Financial -  Receives an honorarium from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for teaching this webinar.  Serves on the speaker’s bureau for Teva Phamaceuticals, Neurocrine Biosciences, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Acorda Therapeutics, and Kyowa Kirin.  Serves as a consultant for Guidepoint, GE Healthcare, LEK Consulting, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Genentech Inc, Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Pharmaceuticals, Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, Acsel Health, and Clearview Consulting.

Non-Financial - Serves on the editorial board of Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists OTA and PTA Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists