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2010 Emory Metabolic Nutrition Symposium | News

 

The fourth Genetic Metabolic Nutrition Symposium, hosted by the Southeast NBS & Genetics Collaborative (SERC) at Emory University, took place Oct. 11-15, 2010 in Atlanta, GA.  Course Director Rani H. Singh, PhD, RD compiled experts in the field from Emory University, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Oregon Health & Science University, Tulane University, and UNC Chapel Hill to serve as faculty and to facilitate lively discussion during the week-long educational event.

A total of 23 attendees participated--comprised of 19 metabolic dietitians, 1 metabolic nurse practitioner, and 4 medical fellows from the United States (AZ, CA, DC, ID, MO, NC, NJ, NY, PA, OH, RI, SC, and WV), Australia, Mexico, and the Netherlands.  SERC supplied partial funding for the US attendees.  In addition, the Mountain States Region (MSCRGG) supplied partial funding for their metabolic dietitian attending from Arizona.  All accepted applicants received free registration, educational materials, symposium meals, and lodging. 

The Metabolic Nutrition Symposium provided attendees a foundation in genetic metabolic nutrition, and information related to the screening of newborns and short-term follow-up of patients. The lectures also addressed biochemistry, metabolic pathway, pathophysiology, and management strategies for the long-term follow-up of patients with an IEM, focusing on the four major categories of disorders: amino acid disorders, organic acidemias, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and disorders of carbohydrate metabolism. 

SERC will continue efforts to secure funding in order to maintain such educational endeavors and to share this important knowledge with more clinicians working in the field of IEM.

Posted by: Rosalynn R. Borlaza, MA (Program Coordinator) and Elizabeth Otwell, MSPH (Project Coordinator)

Keywords: metabolic  dietitian  iem

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Introducing the NBS Connect patient registry!

Introducing the NBS Connect patient registry!

NBS Connect http://nbsconnect.org has been designed as a resource for those affected by certain disorders included in the newborn screening (NBS) panel. Extensive development of the registry will occur via a phased approach. The registry was launched with NBS-PKU Connect for Phenylketonuria, then NBS-MSUD Connect for Maple Syrup Urine Disease. The next phase is now available with. NBS-TYR Connect for Tyrosinemia. Expansion of the registry will continue to include other disorders in the recommended uniform screening panel (RUSP), endorsed by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)

We encourage patients affected with PKU, MSUD and Tyrosinemia to visit the website at www.nbsconnect.org , register and complete their participant profiles. Participants will have access to disorder specific education materials, information on the latest research and clinical trials, recipes, interactive health tracking systems, “Ask an Expert” tools and more. We hope you will take advantage of the resources provided which will empower you to make more informed healthcare decisions.

This registry will be an asset both for forming connections between consumers and for building a qualitative database for future research.

If you have any questions, please email the project manager Yetsa Osara at coordinator@nbsconnect.org.

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