INFORM is receiving many queries if the INFORM 2020 Symposium is still making plans to move forward, and at this time the answer is YES. We will be following the lead of the SSIEM seeing that we precede their symposium. However, please check back to our website often and we will be in contact with all of our speakers and those that have already registered to attend INFORM 2020 in the upcoming month.
We are hopeful that you will be able to submit your abstract by April 22, 2020. https://informnetwork.org/call-for-abstracts/
About the Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders Conference
Disorders of fatty acid oxidation and the carnitine cycle are important causes 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 later in life. 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 completely understand the pathophysiology of end-organ damage caused by these inherited disorders.
The objective of our fatty acid oxidation disorders conference is to familiarize the audience with recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of fatty acid oxidation disorder and of the carnitine cycle. The conference 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 INFORM meeting. Top researchers in the field such as our Co-Chair and Scientific Organizer, Jerry Vockley, will be there to discuss the latest fatty acid oxidation research.
INFORM 2020 Freiburg Event Information
INFORM 2020 will be held in Freiburg, Germany. The conference takes place on August 30th and 31st, preceding the SSIEM Conference.
This FAOD conference is held annually to provide a collaborative framework for ongoing communication and research in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to fatty acid oxidation and the carnitine cycle. Our agenda is developed, and our plenary speakers are all identified. As always, our symposium will be packed with information on recent advances to share among this international group of FAOD experts and clinicians.
All abstracts submitted to our fatty acid oxidation disorders conference will be displayed at the Poster Presentation on Sunday, August 30th. The eight junior investigators selected will be presenting during the symposium. Those not receiving a grant but attending the symposium will have the opportunity to present during a scheduled 10-minute time frame at their poster on Sunday evening.
On behalf of the INFORM 2020 Freiburg planning and scientific committees, we want to thank you for your past participation and look forward to seeing you in Freiburg.
All abstracts submitted to INFORM 2020 can be posted during the Poster Presentation on Sunday August 30, 2020 even if your abstract was not selected for a travel grant.
Register for our fatty acid oxidation conference in Freiburg, Germany.
Book Your Hotel
Please book your room for INFORM 2020 Freiburg using the SSIEM website below.
View the Freiburg 2020 Conference Agenda by clicking below.
Call for Abstracts
If you are a researcher in the field of fatty acid oxidation disorders, you have the opportunity to submit your Abstract for our INFORM Network 2020 Conference.
Poster Presentation Requirements
Posters should be in portrait format, NOT landscape format. They should not be wider than 84.1 cm (horizontal dimension) and higher than 118.9 cm (vertical dimension).
2019 Poster Winners Presented By:
Previous Years Abstracts
“I appreciate that INFORM always provides us the most advanced, the most professional, and the most comprehensive information about defects of beta-oxidation.”
“Together we can generate the energy to beat these diseases”
“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.”
“The challenge with being on the cutting edge is that you are always dealing with things that didn’t happen yesterday”.
Special thanks to our 2020 Sponsors!
With significant new research and best practices on the horizon,
INFORM 2020 promises to be our most informative symposium ever!
Taking place August 30th -31st in Freiburg, Germany.