Personal Sponsorship
Ruben Bonilla Guerrero, MD, FACMG, FACB 

International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management 

Support provided by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. ​&​ by an Unrestricted Educational Grant from Acer Therapeutics Inc

​​​The International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management  
was formed in order to promote research and discussion into the cause, diagnosis, and management of inborn errors of fatty acid oxidation. INFORM offers several learning opportunities throughout the year. The Network will provide ​a collaborative framework for ongoing communication and research, as well as work with our partners to sponsor a symposium each year.  Please plan to join us in the future and hear from the experts on a wide range of topics from molecular pathophysiology to treatment strategies. ​


Aim of the INFORM symposium
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 our symposium 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 objective of the INFORM conference will speak to and 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 researchers worldwide.




2018 INFORM Sponsors ... Thank you for your generous support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​INFORM 2019 September 1st & 2nd in Amsterdam!

INFORM 2018 Agenda

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - Medical Genetics - One Children's Hospital Drive
Faculty Pavilion 1st Floor - 4401 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224
​Office:  412.692.5099  
 Keith McIntire -  Coordinator, INFORM - mailto:keith.mcintire@chp.edu