Disorders of fatty acid oxidation and of the carnitine cycle are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. With the introduction of expanded newborn screening, many of these conditions can be diagnosed and treated at birth, preventing several of the complications. Treatment of these conditions may include fasting-avoidance, diets low in fat containing specific fatty acids, and carnitine supplements. New types of therapies, nutritional and pharmacological, are being tested in humans and animal models of these conditions. Unfortunately, treatment is only partially effective for some conditions and we still do not understand completely the pathophysiology of end-organ damage caused by these inherited disorders.
INFORM brings together the best and brightest genetic researchers and clinicians worldwide, working to discover treatments and cures for Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders to improve the lives of our patients and their families.
Meet the INFORM Organizing Committee
“The challenge with being on the cutting edge is that you are always dealing with things that didn’t happen yesterday.”
“I appreciate that INFORM always provides us the most advanced, the most professional, and the most comprehensive information about defects of beta-oxidation.”
“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”.
Unlocking the Future
We are committed to discovering new FAOD treatments and cures to improve the lives of our patients and their families.