Netherlands Rett Expertise Centre- GKC, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Eric E.J. Smeets, obtained his medical degree at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Trained as a paediatrician in developmental neurology and rehabilitation at the University Hospital in Leuven, he worked in the Centre for Human Genetics, University Hospital Gasthuisberg in Leuven, Belgium and in the Department of Clinical Genetics of the Maastricht University Medical Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He has a long standing clinical experience with developmental disorders, genetic syndromes and intellectual disabilitie in children and adults. He obtained his PhD at the University of Maastricht in 2005 on the subject of Rett syndrome and is the author of several articles on Rett syndrome and MECP2 related disorders. In 2012 the multidisciplinary Rett Expertise Centre at the Maastricht University Medical Centre became operational under his impulse and leadership.