The Neurogenetics Clinic at the National Genetic Centre of Royal Hospital is open to HD patients and familise from August 17th: prof Squitieri will be visiting patients till August 21.
This is the second time in 2015, as the Neurogenetics Clinic has been opened for HD patients also in February.
The Neurogentics Clinic for HD is supported by the Omani Ministry of Health (MOH), the National Genetic Centre (dr. Anna Rajab) and the Neurology Unit (dr. Jaber Al Khaboori), at the Royal Hospital In Muscat.
Ferdinando Squitieri hai been studying and treating HD over the last 30 years. He is Head of the Research and Cure for Huntington and Rare Diseases Unit at IRCCS Fondazione Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, Opera di San Pio da Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo (FG) (Research Institute focused on herereditary diseases:http://www.operapadrepio.it/ ) and at Istituto CSS Mendel (Genetic Institute:http://www.css-mendel.it/ ) in Rome. He is also scientific director of LIRH Foundation, the Italian not for profit League for Research on Huntington and related diseases (www.lirh.it), which is partner of the Oman HD Association.