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​​​The International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management was formed in order to promote research and discussion into the cause, diagnosis, and management of inborn errors of fatty acid oxidation. INFORM offers several learning opportunities throughout the year. The Network will provide ​a collaborative framework for ongoing communication and research, as well as work with our partners to sponsor a symposium each year.  Please plan to join us in the future and hear from the experts on a wide range of topics from molecular pathophysiology to treatment strategies.

Abstracts

Click here to review a wide range of abstracts from INFORM Network’s previous international symposiums or submit an abstract for our 2019 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, scheduled for September 1-2, 2019, preceding the SSIEM in Rotterdam.

Virtual Tissue Bank

INFORM Virtual Tissue Bank, (VTB), grew out of the desire to share research sample information and testing results to help advance the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of fatty acid oxidation and the carnitine cycle in order to increase knowledge and help patients worldwide.

INFORM Families

INFORM Network offers a comprehensive resource for families and friends impacted by Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder (FAOD). Here you can learn the latest developments in genetic research and access important information on screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Sponsor INFORM 2019 Conference

INFORM Network’s 2019 Symposium in Amsterdam, The Netherlands will discuss the proper diagnostic interpretation of laboratory testing, development of new therapeutic strategies and the role of newborn screening in preventing complications. It will also serve as the annual meeting of INFORM.

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Research Webinars

Next Webinar: “What Does Mitosox Tell Us”

02/25/2019

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5/21/2018

Enhancing Expression and Chaperoning Unstable Proteins:
Getting closer to effective therapy for fatty acid b-oxidation disorders

​Al-Walid Mohsen, PhD Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics Medical Genetics,
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh / University of Pittsburgh.

4/23/2018

Loss of Retinal Pigment Epithelium: The Initial Event in LCHAD Retinopathy Progression?

Melanie Gillingham, PhD, RD / Associate Professor /Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition / Oregon Health & Science University

Modeling LCHAD Retinopathy in a Patient Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium


Tiffany DeVine, PhD / Postdoctoral researcher /Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Oregon Health & Science University

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Infants are Identified yearly with FAOD’s in the United States through Newborn Screening
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People Identified in the United States with FAOD’s
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People Living in the World with FAOD’s

“The challenge with being on the cutting edge is that you are always dealing with things that didn’t happen yesterday.”

JERRY VOCKLEY, MD, PhD , INFORM, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZER

“I appreciate that INFORM always provides us the most advanced, the most professional, and the most comprehensive information about defects of beta-oxidation.”

TOSHIYUKI FUKAO, PROFESSOR, GIFU UNIVERSITY, JAPAN

“Together we can generate the energy to beat these diseases”

JERRY VOCKLEY, MD, PhD , INFORM, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZER

“INFORM brings together the best and brightest researchers and physicians from around the world to discuss cutting edge research and best and new practices in fatty acid oxidation disorders.”

KEITH W. MCINTIRE, DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS COORDINATOR

2018 Sponsors

Thank you for your part in supporting this important conference. We hope you’ll continue to support our efforts to host another wonderful INFORM Symposium planned for September 1st & September 2nd 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherland preceding the SSIEM in Rotterdam.  Please accept our deepest appreciation for your investment in INFORM.

Unlocking the Future

We are committed to discovering new FAOD treatments and cures to improve the lives of our patients and their families.

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