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Scientific RTT Meeting

The 2nd Canadian Rett Syndrome Scientific meeting was held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga Ontario on Thursday April 26th, 2012.  The Ontario Rett Syndrome Association hosted and sponsored this exciting meeting. O.R.S.A. is very dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Rett syndrome research. The 2nd Canadian Rett Syndrome Scientific meeting was held the day before O.R.S.A.’s biannual conference Building Healthy Homes commences at the same location.

Over 25 top researchers and scientist from across Canada and parts of the USA attended.   Many are actively involved in Rett syndrome research today. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together a critical group of individuals from various parts of Canada to assist potential teams of researchers, knowledge-users and partners in working together to identify research questions, emerging issues and priorities that will form the basis of an application to CIHR for a Team Award.

Dr. Patrick Macleod provided an overview of the 2nd Canadian Rett Syndrome Scientific meeting at the Building Healthy Homes conference.  O.R.S.A.  is grateful for the leadership and support provided by Dr. James Eubanks and Dr. Patrick Macleod in assisting with the planning of this Rett syndrome research meeting.