Events

Oct
31
Sat
11th Annual Florida Strollathon: Virtual Edition
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am

11th Annual Florida Strollathon: Virtual Edition

Join us for the 11th Annual Florida Strollathon- VIRTUALLY!
At Rettsyndrome.org, the health and well-being of those in our community are of utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to host this year’s Stroll VIRTUALLY. We have some tricks up our sleeve to provide a fun and engaging virtual experience!

Date: October, 31st, 2020
Location: your neighborhood, walking trial or treadmill!
Event Contact: Jackie Ventura (978-500-2495 or jventura@rettsyndrome.org)

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7th Annual Maine Strollathon: Virtual Edition
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am

7th Annual Maine Strollathon: Virtual Edition

Join us for the 7th Annual Maine Strollathon- VIRTUALLY!
At Rettsyndrome.org, the health and well-being of those in our community are of utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to host this year’s Stroll VIRTUALLY. We have some tricks up our sleeve to provide a fun and engaging virtual experience!

Date: October 31, 2020
Location: your neighborhood, walking trial or treadmill!
Stroll Chair: Evie Swan (775-200-8788 or evielynn6@gmail.com)

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Nov
7
Sat
8th Annual San Antonio Virtual Strollathon
Nov 7 all-day

8th Annual San Antonio Virtual Strollathon

Join us for the 8th Annual San Antonio Virtual Strollathon!

  • Saturday November 7th, 2020
  • Location: Virtual
  • Event Chair: Ashley Cotham

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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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Feb
26
Fri
University of Alabama Birmingham Rett Clinic Town Hall Meeting
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

Are you wanting to better 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 to re-connect and re-center with your Rett syndrome community?

We’ll be sharing insights on this, and much more during our upcoming Town Hall Meeting – live-streamed – on Friday, February 26, 2021, at 4pm -5:30pm Central time.

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

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Mar
9
Tue
RettEd: Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines – Real World Application
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm

Communication is one of Rett syndrome’s biggest challenges. As such, individuals with Rett struggle to
connect, build relationships, and make their wishes known. This critical RettEd webcast can help, no
matter where a person is on their Rett journey, whether newly diagnosed or an adult who is no longer
receiving services.

Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP, along with a speech therapist and parent, will unpack The
Communications Guidelines so families, physicians, and caregivers will know how to use this important
tool in real-life situations. They’ll share how they’ve implemented its strategies to enhance
communication, explain critical information, and answer your questions. Please submit your questions
early, and we’ll also take a few during the webcast as time allows.

Pre-registration is required.

Order the Communication Guidelines handbook today –
https://www.rettsyndrome.org/communications-guidelines/

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Apr
13
Tue
RettEd: Let’s Hear It For The Boys! Males with MECP2
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm

We’ve learned a lot since the ‘80s—and it’s time to set the record straight! Dr. Bernard Suter of Texas Children’s Hospital will share what we know about males with Rett, males with MECP2 duplication, and current and future study options.

We’ll also explore why males have not been included in clinical trials so far and if males will be approved for future Rett treatments. Dr. Suter will discuss a new biomarker study specifically for males with MECP2 mutations. Finally, we’ll share how IRSF advocates for males with industry partners.

With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. There should be time to take write-in questions during the session as well. There is no fee to attend this webinar thanks to your ongoing donor support and that of our Sponsors, but pre-registration is required.

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