Events

Oct
15
Tue
RettEd: Newly Published Communication Guidelines for Rett
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

Newly Published Communication Guidelines for Rett

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
1:00pm
Webinar

Please join us as Gill Townend, CertMRCSLT, M.Phil., B.Med.Sci.(Speech), Researcher and Augmentative & Alternative Communication Expert, Rett Expertise Centre Netherlands and Theresa Bartolotta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, School of Education, Monmouth University, Monmouth University Graduate Center who will be introducing the development, final statement and recommendations of the largest body of evidence-based Communication guidelines to be published for Rett syndrome, work that was funded by Rettsyndrome.org and accomplished by a global team of experts.

Our presenters will also be sharing the accessible, user-friendly handbook version of the guidelines with recommendations of how to embed these at home, in the classroom, and in day programs. Our goal is to help empower you with strategies in the here and now while we accelerate work towards our collective hope for better treatments and ultimately a cure for Rett syndrome.

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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Oct
24
Thu
Rett Syndrome Ed Day: Communication and Literacy for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am

WHEN | Thursday, October 24th, 2019
TIME | 9:00am
WHERE | Monmouth University: Directions | Website

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Nov
2
Sat
URMC Rett Syndrome Family Education Day
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am

$10 registration fee per family including conference, breakfast and lunch.

Families and caregivers: don’t miss the opportunity to hear from leading doctors, researchers and service professionals in the Rett Syndrome field.

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For more information, email: delmonte.urmc.edu or RettSyndromeFamilyEducation@urmc.rochester.edu

Nov
12
Tue
RettEd: Orthopedics: A Focus on Scoliosis and Hips
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us as we speak to an orthopedic expert in neuromuscular scoliosis and developmental hip dysplasia. We will discuss how and when these typically occur in Rett syndrome, and what we can do about it.

Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.
RettEd Webinars are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams.

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Dec
10
Tue
RettEd: Clinical Trial Enrollment Opportunities and Status Update
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us as Tim Benke, MD PhD, Director, Rett syndrome Clinic, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Rettsyndrome.org Medical Advisor and Paige Nues, Director of Family Empowerment at Rettsyndrome.org to explore the clinical trials landscape outlook for 2020.

This live webcast will be especially helpful to caregivers who are wondering if participating in a clinical trial could be an option for their family and how to become research-ready. We will discuss what clinical trials are enrolling, about to enroll, or have closed enrollment. We will also discuss enrollment criteria, what it means to participate in a trial, and hear from a panelist of parent trailblazers whose children have participated in a Rett syndrome clinical trial to hear how they did it.

Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

RettEd Webcasts are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams.

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Jan
7
Tue
RettEd in Spanish: ¿Qué es el síndrome de Rett?
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm eastern for a presentation in Spanish from our bilingual Rett syndrome expert neurologist Dr. Mario Petersen, Section Chief, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Endowed Chair, The Gerber Center for Infant Development and Nutrition, at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, and recent past Medical Director of the Rett Syndrome clinic at Oregon Health Sciences University.

We will discuss ¿Qué es el síndrome de Rett?

This will be valuable for your Spanish-speaking loved ones who want to better understand Rett syndrome.

RettEd Webinars are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams.

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Feb
11
Tue
RettEd: Gene Therapy CRISPR/Cas9 Potential for Rett Syndrome
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm

Dr. Kyle Fink and Dr. Dominique Pichard explore the use of CRISPR/Cas9 technologies for gene therapy in Rett syndrome research. This live webcast will be especially helpful to caregivers trying to understand the current state of this research and where we are headed. Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be time for questions.

Dr. Fink is a gene therapy neuro-scientist at UC Davis in San Diego.
Dr. Pichard is Rettsyndrome.org’s Chief Science Officer

Visit our Education page for upcoming 2020 webcast topics, and to access recording links from past webcast and associated QA documents.

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Mar
1
Sun
Napa Valley 1/2 & Full Marathon
Mar 1 @ 6:00 am

Join us for the Napa Valley Half & Full Marathon!

Ever wanted to run through wine country? Well here is your chance! Rettsyndrome.org has been granted ten charity bibs for the 2020 Napa Valley Half & Full Marathon! We are excited for this new partnership and can’t wait to grow our #RettRacer team! Help to end Rett syndrome while you run through wine country at this Boston qualifier race. Whether you plan to run or want to cheer on our team, please note all of the exciting information below!

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Location: Napa, California
Website (inclusive of hotel details, routes, etc): https://napavalleymarathon.org/

To participate as a Rett Racer in the Napa Valley Half or Full Marathon, please follow the steps below. *Note: there is a $2500 fundraising requirement for this event*
Runners are responsible for all expenses incurred from race (registration, travel, etc).

  1. Register for the full or half marathon at https://napavalleymarathon.org/
  2. Half marathon Rett code (10% reg discount): RETTHALF2020
  3. Full marathon Rett code (10% reg discount): RETTFULL2020
  4. After registration, please visit Napa Valley team page to create your personal fundraising page.
  5. https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/napa-valley-2020-runners
  6. Note: You must login with an Everyday Hero account FIRST before you can join the ‘team’.
  7. Create & customize your fundraising page and share via social media and email with your contacts.
  8. Contact Jackie Ventura at jventura@rettsyndrome.org to order your Rett Racer t-shirt.

Rettsyndrome.org will have a tent at location TBD where runners can congregate post-race, Rett families can mingle and RSO will be passing out awareness information to spectators!

Please follow this event to stay current on up to date information.

Mar
10
Tue
RettEd: Walking and Rett Syndrome feat. Dr. Meir Lotan
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm

Dr. Meir Lotan is studying the effectiveness of home-based programs to enhance the functional abilities of girls with Rett syndrome. Dr. Lotan is an internationally renowned Rett syndrome physical therapist, author, and clinical researcher from the School of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel.

We will discuss movement and orthopedic issues in Rett syndrome, how and when these typically occur, and what we can do about it. We will also discuss walking and ambulation across the lifespan, as well as effective strategies at home. Submit your questions or comments when you register.

Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

RettEd Webinars are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams.

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Apr
23
Thu
RettEd: What’s Going Right in Their Brain? Maximizing Neuroplasticity in Therapies
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm

SPECIAL DAY: THURSDAY – The neuro-anatomy and circuitry assets of our children with Rett syndrome can change over time. Dr. Diener will explain how children can benefit from a well-developed, enriched therapy program. Dr. Diener will also share about her research project on understanding how Virtual Reality technology plays a productive role in OT and functional hand use.

Presenter bio: Dr. Pam Diener is a highly respected neuroscientist and clinical researcher.

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