Events

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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May
15
Fri
RettEd: Mini Brains in Space – Pushing the Limits of Science
May 15 @ 1:00 pm

SPECIAL DAY: FRIDAY, MAY 15

Award-winning neuroscientist and Rett syndrome expert Dr. Alysson Muotri, Director of the Stem Cell Program at the University of California at San Diego, will share how he and his lab are pushing the limits of science in the name of your child with Rett syndrome.

Dr. Mutori’s lab uses animal models, neural stem cells, human and other primates’ pluripotent cells, and several tools to investigate brain development, evolution, and neural disorders, including Rett syndrome.

Dr. Muotri has received recent headline attention for his experiment to study the impact of microgravity on human brain development, research which could improve disease modeling for neurodegenerative and developmental disorders as well as give clues into the future of humanity in space.

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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Jun
6
Sat
Rett Racer Virtual Summer 5K
Jun 6 all-day
Rettsyndrome.org is excited to be hosting a virtual 5k on June 6th. Wherever you are lace up your shoes and hit your local neighborhood, trail (social distancing required) or treadmill and run (or walk!) to end Rett syndrome!
When: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Where: Anywhere you are!
How: Register by creating an Everyday Hero page with us here.
·       No registration fee, however, fundraising is encouraged.
·       Once $100 has been raised, we will send you a Rett Racer t-shirt.

·       Share your photos on race day in our Facebook event on or on your Everyday Hero page. Use the hashtag #rettracers.

Any questions, please contact Jackie Ventura at Jventura@rettsyndrome.org or 978-500-2495.

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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.

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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