2020 RhizoKids Conference

2020 RhizoKids Conference Announcement!!

After much thought, prayer and deliberation, our RhizoKids Board has made the very hard decision to cancel this years’ RhizoKids Conference. We certainly hope that we are not still dealing with Covid-19 in July but there are so many variables to consider and we feel this is the best decision for our Rhizo Family. The safety of our children is of utmost importance and with their compromised immune systems, we feel it is too great of a risk to proceed this year. We have reached out to our doctors and there is concern about travel and time away from their hospitals and clinics, once this is over.
We are all so heartbroken but we look forward to seeing our Rhizo Family next year. Please know that we will miss our time together and we will be praying for everyone to stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.

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Our Story

From the beginning, RhizoKids International recognized that some of the most valuable research would come from a hands-on examination, along with long-term tracking of each child with RCDP. In order to gather this information, RhizoKids International sponsors an annual conference held in Alabama.
RhizoKids International provides all meals and access to leading RCDP experts from around the world. Lodging is provided by Children’s Harbor through a generous grant funded by private donations. Any family that has a child with RCDP is invited to attend the yearly conference. Families have come from as far away as Australia, Scotland, and Canada, while doctors and researchers have been brought in from as far away as Austria and the Netherlands. The only expenses a family will incur to attend the conference are their traveling expenses.

During the conference, scientists will present the findings from their research, and interview each family to obtain the medical history of their RCDP child. The children will also receive an individual medical exam, performed by the world’s leading RCDP researchers, including Dr. Nancy Braverman (McGill University, Canada), who is the medical liaison for RhizoKids International, Dr. Mike Bober (A. I. duPont), Hong Brereton (John’s Hopkins), and Dr. Joe Hacia (University of Southern California).

Recap from the 2018 RhizoKids Conference

Event Details

Date: 17-21 July 2019
Location:  1 Our Children’s Hwy, Alexander City, AL 35010

Predicted Weather

Temperature: 88°
Rain: 60%
Humidity: 80%
Wind: 6mph