The Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University is hosting a conference of leading scientists and health professionals investigating a cure for Rett Syndrome.

Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder seen primarily in females which causes multiple developmental disabilities and leaves the sufferers completely dependent. This conference, which runs from 07 October to 10 October, brings together scientists, health professionals and family members to further research towards a cure for Rett Syndrome as well as to deepen the understanding and support of those afflicted.

Kristofer S. Herlitz who is managing the event said:

“I am a parent of a Rett girl as well as a professional medical meeting manager and I know that in the Edinburgh Conference Centre we have found a venue that is truly all-inclusive for what will be an important conference in the search for a cure for Rett Syndrome.

“With the on-site facilities we are capable of holding a high-level, professional scientific programme with varying audio-visual presentation requirements along with multiple social functions while at the same time being able to provide comfortable and convenient accomodation for our speakers and attendees.”

Commercial Operations Manager at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Lynne Geary said:

“We are pleased to be hosting such an important conference and, in a very small way, playing our part in the work to find a cure for Rett Syndrome.

“We wish delegates well and look forward to what will be an interesting and hopefully successful event.”