Rett Syndrome Association of Australia | Events



Each of the following events is Rett syndrome-related i.e., it includes a focus on the syndrome, regardless of what the extent of that focus is.

Recent past:

19-21 November 2015             Geelong, Victoria                                      First RSAA National Conference                

Venue: Novotel Geelong             Conference theme: “The Rett Syndrome Journey: Pathways to Follow”

Additional information  about this event (including videos of most sessions) can be found via the conference tab on this website’s home page.


13-17 May 2016                   Kazan, Russia                                               8th World Congress on Rett Syndrome  

Further information about the Congress can be viewed by clicking on the following link         

Below left: 
World Congress - Kazan, Russia - May 2016
Olga Timutsa (President of the Russian Rett 
Syndrome Association (second from right) with, 
at far left, Nasim Bahran (Children's Hospital, 
Westmead, Sydney), Tony Cagliuso (RSAA), 
Helen Leonard (Australian Rett Syndrome Study) 
and Claude Buda (RSAA)

Australian representation at World Congress - Kazan, Russia - June 2016

 27 May 2016              Brisbane, Queensland                                              Susan Norwell (USA) presents “Learning and Communication Strategies in Rett Syndrome”

Venue: Brisbane International, Boondall.

An appreciation of what Susan is about can be gained by accessing  Susan Norwell Professional Development


26 June 2016          Victoria Point, Queensland                                         Rett syndrome gathering               

Venue: Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club, Victoria Point, Brisbane.

Twenty one families were represented among the 100 or so people who attended.


15-17 September 2016       Vienna, Austria                                              RTT50.1               

CELEBRATING the 50th anniversary of the first publication on Rett syndrome by Dr Andreas Rett, the meeting in Vienna reviewed “Where are we right now?” in terms of research (past and present)  and overall knowledge of the disorder. 


15 October 2016           Perth, Western Australia                                     Rett syndrome gathering and dinner               

Gathering – ‘Mandoon Estate’, Swan River Valley, Perth.

Dinner – ‘Modo Mia Italian’ restaurant, The Burswood, Perth.


Saturday 18 March 2017          Semaphore, South Australia                   Rett syndrome gathering               

Venue: Semaphore Carousel, 81 Esplanade, Semaphore, Adelaide.

Eleven Rett syndrome families represented at what was a very successful day. 


Sunday 19 March 2017          Deer Park, Victoria                                     Rett syndrome gathering               

Venue: Deer Park Club, 780 Ballarat Rd, Deer Park, Melbourne.

Pleasant afternoon enjoyed by members of 10 Rett syndrome families.