5. European Rett Syndrome Congress

| Berlin

to connect people – to share knowledge

Target Audience

For those who care

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Program (Work in Progress)

Overview of topics

Welcome

Honored guest: NN President of Rett Elternhilfe, Gaby Kessler Congress President, Professor B. Wilken Opening session

Thursday, 2. November 2017

10:00 – 12:30

Rett Syndrome, the rise and natural history

A. Percy (Birmingham, USA)

Session 2: MeCP2 function

Chairs: P. Burfeind, P. Huppke

Thursday, 2. November 2017

14:00 – 15:30

Role of the MeCP2 protein in activity-dependent neuronal responses

Speakers to be announced

MECP2 expression and Rett Syndrome-like phenotypes

P. Ross (Glasgow, UK)

Session 3: Communication

Chairs: NN, NN

Thursday, 2. November 2017

14:00 – 15:30

MeCP2 and regulation of cortical plasticity

Speakers to be announced

Rett Basic and linguistic of speech initiation and support

K. Nonn (Munich, Germany)

Transfer of communication in daily life

J. Wine (Israel)

Early literacy enhancement in girls with Rett Syndrome

J. Boenisch (Cologne, Germany)

The World Café

Moderation: D. Maack, H.J. Christen, Concluding remarks by D. Maack and H.J. Christen Plenum 17.45-18:00

Thursday, 2. November 2017

16:00 – 18:00

Motor development and scoliosis

Speakers to be announced

Sleeping disturbances

J. Turk (London, UK)

Epilepsy

T. Bast (Kehl-Kork, Germany)

Transition

L. Malton (Berlin, Germany)

H. Leonard (Subiaco, Australia)

Session 4: Basic research

Chairs: Huppke P, Burfeind P

Friday, 3. November 2017

09:00 – 11:00

Characterization of autonomic dysfunction in Rett Syndrome and other MeCP2 disorders

J. Neul (San Diego, USA)

Role of MeCP2 in regulating chromatin organization/remodeling

C. Cardoso (Darmstadt, Germany)

Genomics of Rett Syndrome

M. Esteller (Barcelona, Spain)

Physiological and pathophysiological role of MeCP2 expression on central synapse function and synapse formation

C. Rosenmund (Berlin, Germany)

MeCP2 deficiency, microtubule dynamics and vesicular transport

T. Bienvenu (Paris, France)

Session 5: Special issues in Rett syndrome

Chairs: Wilken B, NN

Friday, 3. November 2017

09:00 – 11:00

Sleep disturbances in Rett syndrome

J. Turk (London, UK)

Breathing abnormalities and regulation in Rett

JM Ramirez (Seattle, USA)

Vibration training physiotherapy (Galileo) in Rett syndrome

E. Schönau (Cologne, Germany)

Experience with Transition, a single center experience

A. Ferbert (Kassel, Germany)

Session 6: Transition

Chairs: A. Ferbert , W. Asthalter

Friday, 3. November 2017

11:30 – 12:30

Transition in Rett Syndrome

H. Leonard (Subiaco, Australia)

Aging in Rett syndrome

M. Freilinger (Vienna, Austria)

Session 7: Free papers

Chairs: NN, NN

Friday, 3. November 2017

11:30 – 12:30

Free papers

Speakers to be announced

Session 8: Communication

Chairs: C. Petzold, G. Townend

Friday, 3. November 2017

14:00 – 15:30

Communication strategies for non-speaking children, Core and Edge Vocabulary

S. Sachse (Cologne, Germany)

Communication in individuals with Rett syndrome

G. Townend (Maastricht, Netherlands)

Combining AAC and Partner Coaching

T. Bartolotta (Galloway, USA)

New technologies to empower communication in individuals with Rett Syndrome

Fabio (Messina, Italy)

Visual attention when aided language modeling is used in interaction

H. Wandin (Uppsala, Sweden)

Realtime video registration of communication through eye gaze devices in girls with Rett Syndrome

Scholte (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Session 9: Free Papers

Chairs: NN, NN

Friday, 3. November 2017

14:00 – 15:30

Free papers

Speakers to be announced

Session 10: CDKL5

Chairs: A. Panzer, C. Fuchs

Friday, 3. November 2017

16:00 – 17:30

The molecular mechanisms of CDKL5

T. Pizzorusso (Florence, Italy)

Experimental therapeutic approach for CDKL5

C. Fuchs (Bologna, Italy)

Phenotypes and the therapeutic challenges of CDKL5

S. Philip (Birmingham, UK)

Using Spider Therapy for Rett and CDKL5 Syndrome

A. Mason (Wallingford, UK)

Session 11: Orthopedic and related Problems

Chairs: NN, NN

Friday, 3. November 2017

16:30 – 17:30

Motor development

Speakers to be announced

Bone health in Rett syndrome

E. Schönau (Cologne, Germany)

Scoliosis in Rett Syndrome

A.-K. Hell (Göttingen, Germany)

Session 12: Round table discussion: Direction of future research projects

Moderation: P. Huppke

Friday, 3. November 2017

18:00 – 19:00

Content to be announced

Speakers to be announced

Session 13: Epilepsy

Chairs: T. Bast NN

Saturday, 4. November 2017

09:30 – 10:30

Content to be announced

Speakers to be announced

Session 14: Daily life quality

Chairs NN, NN

Saturday, 4. November 2017

09:00 – 10:30

Content to be announced

Speakers to be announced

Session 15: New treatment options

Chairs: NN, NN

Saturday, 4. November 2017

11:00 – 12:30

Treatment options in Rett Syndrome, opportunities and false hopes

W. Kaufmann

Session 16: Breaking news, concluding remarks

Chair: NN, NN

Saturday, 4. November 2017

13:00 – 14:00

Content to be announced

Speakers to be announced

Workshops

A number of workshops will be available throughout the congress.

All congress days

Times to be announced

AKUK

Speakers to be announced

Orthopedic devices

Speakers to be announced

Communication

Ch. Dieckmann

Communication

R. Malzer

Transition

W. Asthalter

Venue

Hotel Andel’s (By Vienna)

Landsberger Allee 106 | 10369 Berlin