Events

May
11
Sat
RettEd: Adulthood: Living and Lifestyle options Saturday: Special Day/Time
May 11 all-day
Jun
22
Sat
Rettsyndrome.org Boston Ed Day
Jun 22 all-day
Rettsyndrome.org Ed Day hosted by TBD – Boston, MA
Jul
20
Sat
Rettsyndrome.org Bay Area Ed Day @ Camp Arroyo
Jul 20 all-day

Hosted by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Katie’s Clinic for Rett and Related Disorders, a Rettsyndrome.org Clinical Research Center of Excellence

Intended for anyone wanting to connect on issues important to Rett syndrome families, especially clinical trial information and emphasis on the enriched environment. Attendees will enjoy a fun camp-style day of discussion and “living education” activities that will cover: research updates, medical and therapeutic interventions, and communication strategies.

WHEN | Saturday, July 20, 2019

WHERE | Camp Arroyo, 5555 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550

TIME | 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (please arrive at 8:30a.m.)

Fee: $10/per person. Diagnosed children are FREE.

Includes: Presentations, hands-on activities and demonstrations, interactive panel discussion, continental breakfast and lunch. We will have an onsite photographer for family portraits for RSO awareness and education materials. If you choose to participate, photos will be shared with you at no charge. REGISTER NOW!  
Sep
27
Fri
European Rett Syndrome Conference
Sep 27 all-day
The program will have lectures from international experts. Subjects include epilepsy, learning and communication, physiotherapy and other rehabilitation, nutrition, sleep and neurological problems. The purpose of Rett Finland  is to support families with Rett's syndrome diagnosed child. The Association has about 100 members. For more information on the association's activities, visit the association's website at www.rettfinland.fi and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Rett-Finland Registration & Information
Sep
28
Sat
European Rett Syndrome Conference
Sep 28 all-day
The program will have lectures from international experts. Subjects include epilepsy, learning and communication, physiotherapy and other rehabilitation, nutrition, sleep and neurological problems. The purpose of Rett Finland  is to support families with Rett's syndrome diagnosed child. The Association has about 100 members. For more information on the association's activities, visit the association's website at www.rettfinland.fi and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Rett-Finland Registration & Information
Oct
24
Thu
Rett Syndrome Ed Day: Communication and Literacy for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs @ Monmouth University
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am
WHEN | Thursday, October 24th, 2019 TIME | 9:00am WHERE | Monmouth University: Directions | Website Registration Information
Dec
5
Sat
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Rett Clinic Town Hall Meeting
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

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. Information & Registration
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. Information & Registration
Jul
28
Wed
RettEd: Gene Therapy in Rare Disease
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm
As a rare disease community, we can learn a lot from others further down the road of gene replacement therapy. In this informative conversation with IRSF's CSO, Dr. Dominique Pichard, you'll hear from P.J. Brooks, PhD, Program Director for the Office of Rare Disease Research at the NIH's Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. We'll also hear from CureSMA's Chief Scientific Officer, Jill Jarecki, PhD, who will share what CureSMA learned from their FDA-approved gene therapy clinical trial experience. Join us Wednesday, July 28 at 1 p.m. EDT. Takeaways from this RettEd: - Understand the potential for gene replacement therapy for single-gene disorders like Rett syndrome and learn what is involved in delivering complex treatment molecules to the affected cell. - Understand what NCATS is doing to accelerate clinical trials in rare diseases by moving beyond "one disease at a time" approaches. - Get perspective from another rare disease foundation's gene therapy clinical trial experience. Information & Registration
Dec
8
Wed
Retted: Occupational Therapy Strategies: Maximizing Hand Function + Feeding
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm

Occupational Therapy Strategies: Maximizing Hand Function + Feeding

People with Rett often have difficulty controlling hand movements, which can lead to frustration in using communication devices and participating in adapted recreation and many daily activities. Feeding in Rett patients can also be challenging because of decreased motor skills when chewing and swallowing as well as communication issues in relaying what they want. If you're facing either of these issues, finding a trained therapist who understands Rett is key to creating reasonable goals, managing expectations, and perhaps recovering gains lost during a regressive phase of Rett. Todd Levy and Emily Scott from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and IRSF Center of Excellence will discuss strategies they've seen work in Rett patients and outline the criteria to look for in finding an occupational therapist that will meet your loved one's needs. Information & Registration
Mar
11
Fri
Rett Syndrome Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development Meeting
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rett Syndrome Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development Meeting Date: Friday, March 11th, 2022 Time: 10am-3pm EDT Location: Online via video conference (meeting registrants will receive an email with a link to the meeting) The Rett Syndrome Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development (EL-PFDD) Meeting is our community’s one shot to provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with insights to influence the development of new drugs to treat Rett. The International Rett Syndrome Foundation is co-hosting this event with the Rett Syndrome Research Trust. These organizations invite and encourage you to attend. Come and share about the impact of Rett syndrome on your family and how symptom improvements would affect you and your loved one’s quality of life. Together, we can make a difference for the future of Rett syndrome healthcare. Information & Registration
Apr
26
Tue
2022 IRSF Rett Syndrome Scientific Meeting @ GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
One of the goals of our Rett Syndrome Scientific Meeting is to bring together researchers studying Rett and related fields in academia, industry, and governmental agencies from around the world. We invite all researchers to participate, discuss the latest in Rett syndrome science, and share their findings in this meeting. IRSF’s Rett Syndrome Scientific Meeting will be held immediately before the main portion of the ASCEND 2022 Rett Syndrome National Family Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. It will consist of both poster and oral presentation sessions focused on basic, translational, and clinical work on Rett syndrome. LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Apr
27
Wed
ASCEND 2022 Rett Syndrome National Summit @ GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
We’re gearing up for the ASCEND 2022 Rett Syndrome National Summit in Nashville! GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER April 27-30, 2022 Designed to unite us as a community, this event will bring together parents, families, clinicians, researchers, and Rett organizations around the world. Together we can overcome the challenges of Rett syndrome and reach the summit of hope and healing–a world without Rett syndrome. Information & Registration
Jun
19
Wed
ASCEND 2024 Rett Syndrome National Summit (Family Conference) @ The Westin Westminster
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day
Designed to unite us as a community, this event will bring together parents, families, clinicians, researchers, and Rett organizations around the world. Come join us in the Mile High City as we ascend to greater heights at The Westin Westminster. This location offers sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and is conveniently situated just 15 minutes from both Denver and Boulder. Featuring a lineup of expert speakers, updates on Rett syndrome research, and opportunities to connect with your Rett community, ASCEND 2024 is not to be missed. Together we can overcome the challenges of Rett syndrome and reach the summit of hope and healing–a world without Rett syndrome. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION

Thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Platinum Sponsors:
Bronze Sponsors:
Anavex Life Sciences
Anovo