News & Events

The Walk for Angels going National this year

We are super excited to announce that The Walk for Angels is going National this year! The Walk for Angels is a 5K walk/run to raise awareness of Angelman syndrome and to raise money for The Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society. All 3 walks will be on Saturday May 6, 2017. We will all be walking […]

CAMH and CHEO partner to open Canada’s first Angelman Syndrome Clinic in the nation’s capital

By Mike Hajmasy, CAMH Public Affairs Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual and developmental disability, frequent seizures, movement disorder, limited or absent speech and an excitable and apparently happy demeanor. The symptoms are challenging, and with limited resources dedicated to Angelman syndrome, families of children with AS are left with […]

Looking for Families for Video recording at CASS Conference in Edmonton

Dear Parent/Caregiver: Many families of individuals with Angelman syndrome struggle to cope with challenging and difficult to manage behaviors. These behaviors can have a major impact on family life and also prevent the individual from participating fully in activities at home, school or in the community. The Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society (CASS) and the Angelman […]

NEWS FLASH – Communication Sessions to the Forefront at upcoming CASS Conference

Communication Sessions to the Forefront at 14th International Conference of CASS – 14 to 16 July 2016 in Edmonton Co-presenters, Kent Fleming and Kelly Meissner, will lead delegates through a discussion on why and how we choose appropriate AAC devices for our loved ones. They will then lead one joint and two separate break-out sessions […]

NEWS FLASH – 2016 CASS Conference Features Research Updates from Three Pharmaceutical Companies

The 2016 CASS Conference Features Research Updates from Three Pharmaceutical Companies In 2015, at the ASF’s “Hope Inspired” Conference in Chicago, at a ground-breaking session, delegates had their first opportunity to hear presentations on research on AS by three Pharmaceutical companies. These presentations were significant. In 2016, at “Prospecting for Possibilities” in Edmonton, CASS welcomes […]

NEWS FLASH – Dr. Ben Philpot in Edmonton

… An Opportunity to hear two addresses by Dr. Ben Philpot in Edmonton, Alberta: Don’t miss the opportunity to hear two addresses to be given by Dr. Ben Philpot: (Session #5) White Matter Fiber Tract Pathology in Angelman Syndrome, and (Session #7) Neural Circuit Dysfunction in Angelman Syndrome. For details click HERE.

2016 Calgary Marathon

. 2016 Calgary Marathon Please make Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society your Support Charity at the Run! Scotiabank Calgary Marathon races … Join us for the 52nd running of the Calgary Marathon on May 29, 2016. There is a race for every age and ability. This race offers several distances, including: a full marathon (42.2 km), […]

Walk for Angels – May 15, 2016

… WHEN: Sunday May 15, 2016 WHERE: Edmonton, Alberta WHY: to  support The Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society Please join us on Sunday May 15, 2016 for the 1st annual Walk for Angels 5k Walk/Run in Edmonton Alberta. All proceeds of this event will go to  support The Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society. TO REGISTER for the walk you can go […]

CASS Newsletter – October 2015

… Please click the following link to read our March 2015 newsletter. CASS Newsletter – October 2015 (PDF)

Edmonton chosen for 2016 CASS Conference

NEWS UPDATE ON THE CASS 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016 Conference Registration Booklet The 2016 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the venue and dates chosen for the next CASS Conference — “Prospecting for Possibilities” WHEN: Wednesday to Saturday — July 13 to July 16, 2016, WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton The […]