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.
The objective of the conference is to make the audience familiar with recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disorder of fatty acid oxidation and of the carnitine cycle. The conference will discuss the proper diagnostic interpretation of laboratory testing, development of new therapeutic strategies, and on the role of newborn screening in preventing complications. It will also serve as the annual meeting of INFORM.
INFORM 2019 will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands September 1st & 2nd preceding the SSIEM in Rotterdam. Transportation will be provided to Rotterdam on Monday evening September 2nd from Amsterdam. Registration will open in January 2019.
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“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”.
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 August 31st & September 1st 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherland preceding the SSIEM in Rotterdam. Please accept our deepest appreciation for your investment in INFORM.
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