PRESENTED BY: Dr. Bonnie Hennig-Trestman
But I Saw it on the Internet: Making Decisions from Questionable Sources
Social media has been so influential and has given people the opportunity to connect and share information. But what happens when you are trying to make decisions about your own care. Are anecdotal stories about nutrition, CBD, or even obtaining benefits always backed by evidence? This presentation will discuss how we can use social media positively and how we can make decisions when we are uncertain about where advice actually comes from.
Dr. Bonnie Hennig-Trestman
Dr. Bonnie Hennig-Trestman has over 30 years of expertise providing and guiding clinical services to patients and family members suffering from neurodegenerative, physical, and psychiatric illnesses. She is the Director of the Carilion Clinic Huntington’s Disease Program in Roanoke, Virginia; Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in the Department of Basic Science Education; and the Special Programs Director at HD Reach in Raleigh, NC. She has over two decades of experience working with people who are impacted by Huntington’s Disease.
Dr. Hennig-Trestman conducts both observational and clinical trial research related to HD. In 2003 she wrote a book called, “Talking to Kids About HD”. It has been translated into multiple languages and was revised in 2018. Dr. Hennig-Trestman has provided educational lectures on various topics related to HD to national and international audiences. She is a member of the Huntington Study Group (HSG), the European HD Network (EHDN), and serves on the Board of Directors as the Research Co-Chair for Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization (HDYO).