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.
You can review conference agendas from our previous FAOD conferences.
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”.
Thank you for your part in supporting this important conference. We promise to provide all our attendees 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.