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“Believe In Tomorrow” Conference – April 13 – 15, 2018

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The “Believe In Tomorrow” conference will take place on April 13 – 15, 2018 in Toronto! Join us for an exceptional 3-day conference designed to empower families and professionals with information, connections and friendships that will support us as we grow and learn more about Rett syndrome!

Download conference brochure and full agenda

REGISTRATION

Conference Fees (includes, conference material, attendance, 3 lunches and Saturday Celebration dinner):

Early Registration $250.00 – February 15 to March 3, 2018

Registration: $300.00 – March 4 to March 24, 2018

Online Registration

Download Paper Registration Form

LOCATION

Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

970 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J9

The conference registration fee DOES NOT cover accommodation costs. Everyone must book their own hotel room(s) by March 13, 2018 for conference discounted rate.

Single and Double Rate – $129.00 – (plus tax & DMP) $149.65 inclusive

Triple Rate – $139.00 – (plus tax & DMP) $161.25 inclusive

Quad Rate – $149.00 – (plus tax & DMP) $172.85 inclusive

Online booking link listed below: Ontario Rett Syndrome Association – CALL IN

or

Call reservations department at 416-674-4343 and ask for the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association group rate. Group Code: OSR

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Friday is Research Day and we’re pleased to have several scientists presenting updates on Rett syndrome investigations. We will also hear about the latest in clinical trials internationally and progress towards clinical trials in Canada.

On Saturday, we’ll have a dozen doctors joining us to present and/or be available to answer any medical questions you may have.

Saturday and Sunday feature concurrent sessions with workshop choices. Workshop topics include communication and literacy, adult services, legal considerations, person-centred planning, AAC tech tips, self-care and planning for fun!

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING

Apart from the regular conference agenda, we’re proud to facilitate a Scientist Meeting and a Clinician Meeting on Saturday. This is a chance for professionals to collaborate and learn more from each other about Rett syndrome.

FRIDAY FAMILY SOCIAL NIGHT

This optional event is designed for families to get to know other families attending the conference from all over Canada. Meet, share and stay connected!

EXHIBITOR FAIR

Visit the Exhibitor Fair located in the Cabinet Room.

Friday April 13th & Saturday April 14th, 2018 ~ 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

RESOURCE CENTRE

The Ontario Rett Syndrome Association’s Resource Centre will be located at the registration desk. Merchandise and educational materials will be available. The hub of the conference, for any questions concerns or directions.

HOSPITALITY SUITE

Join us in the Hospitality Suite for mingling and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday – 6:00 – 11:00, Friday 9:00 – 11:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 11:00

DRESS ATTIRE

Casual conference wear is highly recommended for comfort while listening to presenters. During the ‘Celebration Dinner’, semi-formal attire would be recommended with a fresh spring flare!

“To plant a garden…is to ‘Believe in Tomorrow’

–Audrey Hepburn

THE CELEBRATON DINNER

O.R.S.A. invites all those we call our friends, our family, our acquaintances, our loved ones to come enjoy a celebration dinner. Let’s celebrate via recognition, awards, sharing our vision, past, present and future. Additional Celebration Dinner tickets are available $50.00 per adult or $25.00 per child (3 –10 yrs.). Extra tickets may be added with your registration. Each child or adult with Rett syndrome will be O.R.S.A.’s special guest and will receive a complimentary celebration dinner. Individuals with Rett syndrome will be required to register for the dinner.

“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.”

— Julia Child