Due to the current pandemia of COVID-19 that the world is fighting over the past months, Australian Rett Syndrome Association had to take a difficult decision and postpone the World Congress that was scheduled later this year.
We share their message and hope to see each other again in 2021.
Dearest Rett Families and Friends,
with great trepidation the RSAA committee has made the difficult but necessary decision under unprecedented pressure to postpone the 9th World Rett Syndrome Congress, that was scheduled for later this year in Sept-Oct 2020, in light of the current pandemic and ongoing risk, aimed at protecting the health of our community.
This decision has not been made lightly and has been an ongoing almost daily review, and consultation not only locally but also with our sister organisations around the world, of the COVID-19 situation as it has been developing. From the onset 4 years ago when we first agreed to host the 9th WRSC, never did we imagine that such an event would affect the congress let alone the world in this way
The 9th WRSC has been rescheduled to the new dates of the 29th of September through to the 2nd of October 2021 at the QT Gold Coast, exactly a year from the original date. We believe this will be enough time that any risk to our loved ones be mitigated, as well as all restrictions to be well and truly over with community confidence restored not to mention the financial impact that has affected a lot of our families having had time to recover.
We will update the website and Facebook pages in the coming days, but in the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to post below or private message me and I will do my best to answer them.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the RSAA Committee and Sub Committee who are from all around Australia that have been committed to conferencing every fortnight in the planning of not only the congress but also the running of the Association. Your time and dedication is greatly appreciated, and we still have a long way to go.