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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.  Each year our international meeting will discuss the proper diagnostic interpretation of laboratory testing, development of new therapeutic strategies, and the role of newborn screening ​in preventing complications. 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.

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Call for Abstracts, INFORM 2021

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2020 Poster Winners Sponsored by:

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Reneo … Best Overall Poster Award / Khaled Alatibi

The emerging role of the mitochondrial fatty-acid synthase (mtFASII) in the regulation of energy metabolism

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Ultragenyx … Honorable Mention, Best Junior Investigator Poster Award / Meicheng Wang

A cardiolipin-binding peptide improves cellular bioenergetics in mitochondrial trifunctional-deficient (TFP) mice and patient fibroblasts

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Ultragenyx … Honorable Mention Poster Award / Yudong Wang

Defining the structural and functional role of VLCAD in the FAO/ETC-SC through recombination with VLCAD to VLCAD KO mice heart mitochondria

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Ultragenyx … Honorable Mention Poster Award / Johannes C.W. Odendaal

Semi-stochastic and patient-models of human mFAO suggest CoASH oversequestration as possible cause of hypoglycaemia in MCADD

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Abstracts

Previous Years Abstracts

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2015 Agenda
2014 Agenda

“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

“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

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With significant new research and best practices on the horizon,
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