Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome (RTS) is a rare genetic disorder that can affect people of all races and nationalities. Symptoms often first appear during infancy, usually between three and six months of age, in the form of a skin rash on the cheeks. Patients can have just a few or several features of the syndrome.


The Mission of the Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Foundation is to foster worldwide awareness and education about RTS and related disorders and to encourage research through support of scientists and physicians devoted to studying the clinical spectrum, molecular and cellular basis of RECQL4 and related syndromes.

Sharing and Caring Conference - Michigan 2015
We are pleased to announce that plans are underway for a RTS Sharing and Caring Conference, 13-14 August 2015 at the Orion Township Center, Lake Orion Michigan.


This will be the third conference sponsored by the foundation. Our first conference in 2012 was held in Fairfax, Virginia. Then in 2013 we were fortunate to work with the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK to sponsor the first ever RTS Conference in Europe.


Michigan offers a central location that we hope will cater to RTS families in the Midwest and Canada. The purpose of the conference is to bring families together to share experiences and build relationships that will last a lifetime.  It also offers an opportunity to interact with Dr. Lisa Wang, who has been conducting clinical research on RTS and its ties to osteosarcoma for more than 15 years.


We hope to get maximum attendance at this conference and we think the venue is large enough to accommodate 100 people. Should there be an issue with the number of families requesting to attend; priority will be given to families who have not had an opportunity to participate in earlier conferences.


If you are interested in participating, we ask that you send an email to by 30 April.


We look forward to seeing you in August.


John Kimmel

Chair, RTS Foundation



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