2024 IRSF Rett Syndrome Scientific Meeting



Part of ASCEND 2024, the IRSF Rett Syndrome Scientific Meeting brings together scientists and researchers studying Rett syndrome and related areas from around the world. During this 2-day meeting, attendees representing academia, industry, and governmental agencies will share their latest research advances and discuss ways to leverage learning in the lab to be rapidly deployed in the clinic.

The IRSF Rett Syndrome Scientific Meeting is the only annual, global, and comprehensive research meeting focused exclusively on Rett syndrome.

Meeting Format

This year’s annual meeting will consist of both poster and oral presentation sessions discussing basic, translational, and clinical work on Rett syndrome. Between sessions, attendees will have ample time to connect, break down barriers, and forge new partnerships to advance toward treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome.

  • Tue, June 18
    • Full-day session
    • Evening reception & poster session
  • Wed, June 19
    • Full-day session (concludes at 4 p.m.)
    • Welcome Reception with all ASCEND attendees
  • June 20-22: ASCEND 2024 Family Conference


Meeting registration includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception with appetizers on both days. We will have a variety of food to offer options for everyone, but please indicate any dietary restrictions during the registration process.

location & accomodations

The Scientific Meeting will be held in Westminster, Colorado, at The Westin Westminster, ideally positioned 15 minutes from both Denver and Boulder and known for its sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains.

Rooms are available at the host hotel at a discounted rate as part of the IRSF room block when booked by May 31, 2024.


Abstract SubmissionS

The abstract submission window will be open through February 10, 2024. 


Notifications will be sent in early March 2024. All accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster, and the best will be invited to give a platform presentation. The registration fee will be waived for invited speakers.


Attendees are encouraged to attend both the Scientific Meeting and Family Conference portion of ASCEND 2024 at a discount.

ASCEND 2024: Scientific Meeting + Family Conference
(June 18-22, 2024)
Early Bird Price
(ends 2/29/24)
Regular Price
Clinician or Researcher (Non-Industry) $550 $625
Post-Doc or Student (email proof of training status) $250 $300
Industry $1,500 $1,800


Scientific Meeting Only
(June 18-19, 2024)
Early Bird Price
(ends 2/29/24)
Regular Price
Clinician or Researcher (Non-Industry) $375 $450
Post-Doc or Student (email proof of training status) $125 $150
Industry $750 $1,000




Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Sponsorship opportunities are available through April 1, 2024. View the full sponsorship benefit packet below. For questions or to secure a sponsorship, please contact Melissa Kennedy at [email protected].



IRSF invites participation in the ASCEND 2024 Rett Syndrome National Summit from all individuals irrespective of gender, race/ethnicity, disability status, religion, or nationality. By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by all IRSF policies as well as all applicable federal, state and local laws.

For the published proceedings report from the 2023 Meeting, CLICK HERE.

For questions about the IRSF Rett Syndrome Scientific Meeting, please contact Nupur Garg, IRSF Research Director, at [email protected].