Rett Syndrome Symposium

2014 IRSF Rett Syndrome Symposium “Opening Doors to Discovery”
June 24-26, 2014
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Chantilly, VA

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Welcome!  On behalf of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) and our Session Chairs: Pamela Diener, David Katz, Sacha Nelson, and Alan Percy, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the 13th IRSF Rett Syndrome Symposium, an international, interdisciplinary meeting focused on recent advances in Rett syndrome research.  This conference - “Opening Doors to Discoveries” - will include the sessions on Basic, Translational, Clinical and Neuro-Abilitation Research that will address the molecular, cellular and systems-level pathophysiology of Rett syndrome, potential treatment strategies and ongoing clinical trials.

We’re very excited to put together a program of outstanding basic and clinical scientists working on Rett syndrome and related fields of neurological research.  We invite you to participate in this very important meeting aimed to advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of Rett syndrome and bring forth discussion for developing new therapeutic strategies for this disease. 

There will be Poster session on the evening of Wednesday, June 25th.  If you’re interested in presenting your work, please register and  submit an abstract by May 10, 2014Click here for instructions.

The meeting is sponsored by the International Rett Syndrome Foundation and will take place June 24-26, 2014 at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, VA.  This year the 30th IRSF Annual Family conference will follow the Research Symposium from June 26th through June 28th.

Target Audience:

  • Academic and industry scientists and clinicians engaged in basic and drug discovery research for Rett syndrome and related fields of neurological research and other disorders
  • Business development and licensing professionals
  • Allied health care professionals
  • Young investigators and graduate students

Note: The International Foundation for CDKL5 Research will host an all-day scientific conference on Tuesday June 24th., prior to the opening of the Rett Syndrome Symposium.  Please check their website for upcoming information.


Janice Ascano, PhD
    Manager of Grants & Research
    International Rett Syndrome Foundation