We are excited to announce that the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association (O.R.S.A.) has been awarded a CIHR Meetings and Knowledge Dissemination grant of $25,000! This funding will allow O.R.S.A. to host the Canadian Rett Syndrome Symposium in April, 2014 in Hamilton, Ontario. This exciting event will take place simultaneously with O.R.S.A.’s “We R Family” Conference.
This will be the first time Canadian scientists, clinicians and the five provincial Rett syndrome associations will be brought together! The purpose of the symposium will be to foster collaborations between Canadian scientists, clinicians and provincial associations who have an interested in Rett syndrome.
The symposium will begin on Friday, April 25th with all three groups attending an evening dinner followed by short presentations of scientific results and an opportunity for discussion. On Saturday, April 26th, a morning meeting is scheduled for the scientists to further discuss future endeavours. The invited clinicians have a scheduled meeting on the Saturday afternoon. This will allow the clinicians to network, to learn about the four Rett syndrome clinics in Canada, and to discuss future collaborations, challenges and solutions in supporting a child/adult with Rett syndrome.