Events

Jun
9
Tue
Facebook Live Chat: Current State of Rett Syndrome Research
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm

Join us on Facebook Live to hear from our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Dominique Pichard. She will speak to the current state of Rett syndrome research, clinical trials, and how researchers are continuing their work during COVID-19 to help us create a world without Rett. Like us on Facebook and mark your calendars to tune in.

Jun
18
Thu
RettGetAway – Postponed
Jun 18 @ 12:00 am – Jun 21 @ 12:00 am

RettGetAway: Postponed

After much consideration, our RettGetAway committee has decided to postpone the June 2020 RettGetAway in San Diego. The health of our children is of utmost concern. Once it is deemed safe and sound to convene large groups in public spaces again, we will evaluate a future Rett GetAway.

Many were working to create this ‘life without limits’ opportunity. A special thanks to the Kayla Mosca Foundation, Surfing Madonna, Surfin’ Fire, Merlin’s Magic Wand in association with Legoland San Diego, The Cassara Carlsbad by Hilton, our CA State Rep Sherri Brady, and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

We hope that all of our families and partners emerge from this situation whole, intact, and able to plan an even more extraordinary RettGetAway!

If you have made any travel bookings for the RettGetAway, we advise you to cancel them now while forgivable and with no penalty.

Rettsyndrome.org will be returning the group Legoland tickets awarded by Merlin’s Magic Wand so that a future award can be made again to either our group or to individuals who may choose to apply at another time (they only allow one Magical Day Out per family, one time)

We appreciate your understanding, and we hope that you all stay healthy and safe.
Please direct any questions to Paige Nues at pnues@rettsyndrome.org or Jennifer Mosca at info@thekaylamoscafoundation.org

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Jul
15
Wed
RettEd: Longevity in Rett syndrome, Myths and Facts feat. Dr. Alan Percy and a panel of experts
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (note: this is not on our usual Tuesday) at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York) with Dr. Alan Percy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Primary Investigator for the Natural History Study, along with a panel of experts, as we discuss Myths and Facts around life expectancy in Rett syndrome.

Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and inaccurate or invalid facts cause more harm than good. So join this webinar to learn the facts. Hear from experts and parents. More than empowering, it can be life-saving for our children with Rett syndrome. Even though the topic is difficult to talk about, we know you think about it. Let’s dispel the myths.

We believe that transformative treatments will come from gene therapy, medications and neuro-habilitative therapies. Our research strategy targets every possible approach so that we continue to not just improve longevity, but to decrease syndrome impact. We remain committed to creating solutions for today, to improve lives today, while we work to create a world without Rett syndrome.

With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

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Aug
11
Tue
RettEd: What Hurts? Understanding Pain and Rett Syndrome feat. Dr. Frank Symons
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York) with Dr. Frank Symons, Associate Dean for Research and Policy, Department of Psychology, and the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota as we discuss issues of pain in Rett syndrome.

Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and sharing of accurate information is more than empowering, it can be life-saving for our children with Rett syndrome. So join this webinar to learn the facts. Even though the topic is difficult to talk about, we know you think about it. In terms of pain, Dr. Symons’ areas of specific research include (a) the reliable and valid assessment of pain in children and adults with significant communicative and motor impairments; (b) the relation between behavioral and biological variables as markers for altered pain; (c) modifying/adapting sensory testing; and (d) the relation between pain and problem behavior, specifically self-injury.

With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Those submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

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Sep
8
Tue
RettEd: Holiday Life Hacks for Rett Syndrome feat. a panel of parent experts
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York) with Rettsyndrome.org and a panel of creative experienced parents who are ready to share their Rett Life Hacks, especially how to plan and execute inclusive and enjoyable dress-up and gift-giving celebrations for the whole family such as birthday parties, Halloween, school field trips and the upcoming holidays. “Life Hacks” are simple and clever tips and techniques for accomplishing tasks more easily and efficiently, overcoming many of our common Rett-life frustrations in simple and deliciously clever ways.

Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and sharing accurate information is more than empowering, it can be life-altering for everyone. Join this webinar to learn how a little creativity and out-of-the-box thinking can expand everyone’s horizons!

With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Those submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

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Oct
13
Tue
RettEd: Clinical Trial Update
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm

Please join Rettsyndrome.org on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (New York) for status updates on clinical trial and research enrollment opportunities in the U.S.

Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and sharing accurate information is more than empowering, it can be life-altering for everyone. Join this webinar to learn how we all have a role to play in research progress.

With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Those submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

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Dec
5
Sat
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Rett Clinic Town Hall Meeting
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Rett Clinic Town Hall Meeting

Date: Sat, December 5, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Are you wanting to understand the current state of clinical care recommendations and appointments? Maybe you’re wondering which clinical trials and future research look the most promising? And what about other local resources for your loved one and family? Perhaps you would like an opportunity to re-connect and re-center with your Rett community?

We’ll be sharing insights on this, and much more during our upcoming Town Hall Meeting – live-streamed – on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 11am -12:30pm (CT).

Join us as Rettsyndrome.org, and the Rett Clinic team at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center discuss clinical care recommendations and appointments, clinical trials, the research process, and family empowerment opportunities.

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Dec
8
Tue
RettEd: What Do They See? Vision in Rett Syndrome
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, December 8th, at 1:00 pm (EDT) to hear from Tristen Dinkel, RN about Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) in Rett syndrome. Our loved ones with Rett syndrome often exhibit particular eye movements or gaze patterns. Is this a motor behavior or visual strategy? What do our children see? How do they process visual information?

Register now, and submit your questions. Pre-submitted relevant questions will be addressed, and there will be time for write-in questions during the session.

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Our RettEd Webcasts are Free, but registration is required. RettEd Webcasts are recorded. When you register, you will receive a link to the recording within 1-2 days after the presentation.

Rettsyndrome.org is committed to standing with you today, to fighting to transform your tomorrow. Check out our other upcoming webcasts, as well as an incredible library of past webcasts on multiple Rett topics: www.rettsyndrome.org/education.

 

Jan
19
Tue
RettEd: How Your Child’s Data is Shaping the Future of Rett Research
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, January 19
Time: 1-2:30pm (EST)

For the last 16 years, the NIH-funded Natural History Study for Rett Syndrome has been collecting data from over 1000 Rett families. Hear from NHS Principal Investigators, Drs. Alan Percy, Jeffrey Neul, and Eric Marsh on how your data has helped change the management of children and adults with Rett syndrome and improved longevity in those with Rett syndrome.

Learn how you can still take part in the NHS before its completion in July 2021.

And find out how your participation in the new Rett Clinical Disease Registry, launching in August 2021, will benefit Rett syndrome drug development.

Register for FREE, and submit your questions to be addressed during the webinar. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webcast.

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Feb
9
Tue
RettEd: Empowering Your Child’s Care Providers
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 1:00 pm EST to learn how you can empower your care team to provide the best quality care for your loved one with Rett syndrome. Dr. Tim Benke from Colorado Children’s Hospital, Katie Hale, NP from Katie’s Clinic at UCSF Oakland, and Melissa Kennedy, Executive Director at Rettsyndrome.org, will unpack the Rett Syndrome Primary Care Guidelines.

You’ll learn how to use this evidence-based tool in partnership with your child’s physicians and specialists.

The Primary Care Guidelines provides suggested visit schedules by clinical area of assessment, specific concerns to look for, and timelines for follow up appointments. To ensure the best care for your loved one with Rett, join us on February 9 to take a deeper dive. We encourage physicians and health care providers to attend this webinar; invite them to register as well!

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