Editor’s Note: The conference is on again! See the NFXF 17th International Fragile X Conference page for the latest on our now “virtual” conference happening over three dates: May 29–30, June 27, and July 22, 2020.

APRIL 6, 2020—The following is a message from Linda Sorensen, NFXF Executive Director, regarding the status of the 17th NFXF International Fragile X Conference.

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy during this crazy time in our world. I’m sure you’ll agree, this situation is beyond our wildest imaginations.

As much as I hoped it would not come to this, I’m very sad to let you know that we have made the decision to cancel the 17th NFXF International Fragile X Conference in Orlando, Florida. The entire team debated the pros and cons of this decision and came to the conclusion that given the circumstances, the most prudent thing to do is to keep everyone’s health our first and foremost priority this year. We also understand that even if it were to become safe to gather 800+ people in Orlando, that the financial realities of the crisis may significantly impact many attendees’ ability to attend.

The good news is that we have received tons of incredibly interesting and valuable presentation proposals from prospective conference speakers. And we are actively engaged in determining how we can make these educational topics available to everyone in the weeks and months to come. One thing is for sure: we will have a virtual NFXF International Fragile X Conference this year! It will bring new educational content to even more people around the world and provide for interaction among speakers and participants. We are working to make sure it is the best experience. Stay tuned for more details shortly.

In the meantime, we are committed to delivering timely and helpful support to families as we adapt to our new normal.

As always, please let me know your questions and comments.

Virtual hugs,