INFORM 2018 Agenda
Sunday, September 2nd & Monday, September 3rd preceding the SSIEM in Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel, Leof. Vasileos Alexandrou 2, Athens 161 21, Greece
INFORM 2018: Carnitine and Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders
Aim of the Conference:
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.
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International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management
September 2nd & 3rd
in Athens Greece preceding the SSIEM
After attending the conference, participants will be able to:
Identify disorders of the carnitine cycle and of fatty acid oxidation. Be familiar with biochemical and molecular technology used to confirm the diagnosis of fatty acid oxidation disorders Identify markers that enable pre-symptomatic diagnosis by newborn screening
of fatty acid oxidation disorders Understand controversies in the management of disorders
of the carnitine cycle and of fatty acid oxidation.
Researchers, pediatricians, internists and specialists in inherited metabolic diseases, nurses, dietitians and nutritionists, genetic counselors, scientists, INFORM members, and all other healthcare professional involved in diagnosing or managing disorders of the carnitine cycle and of fatty acid oxidation.
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 will sponsor a symposium each year. The Network will provide a collaborative framework for ongoing communication and research. 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.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh/UPMC - Medical Genetics - One Children's Hospital Drive
Faculty Pavilion 1st Floor - 4401 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Keith McIntire - Coordinator, INFORM - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday September 2, 2018
Session 1: Welcome and Keynote Speaker
15:30-16:30 Registration: Ilissos Foyer
16:30-16:40 Welcome: Jerry Vockley
16:45-17:45 Keynote: The Structural Biology of FAO
19:00-21:30 Networking Reception/Horizon Rooftop Divani Caravel Hotel
Monday Morning September 3, 2018
Session 2: FAO Outside the Box
7:30-8:30 Registration: Ilissos Foyer / Coffee, Tea, Juices
8:30-9:00 Structural Insights into Drug Therapy of FAODs
9:00-9:30 Impact of FAO, Thermogenesis and Starvation Cellular Models of FAOD
Michael J. Wolfgang
9:30-9:45 Travel Grant Presentation - 1
9:45-10:00 Travel Grant Presentation - 2
Session 3: Cellular Models of FAOD
10:30-11:00 Activation and Alleviation of Cellular Stress Responses in FAO Disorders
11:00-11:30 Plenary Speaker - 4 TBD
11:30-11:45 Travel Grant Presentation - 3
11:45-12:00 Travel Grant Presentation - 4
12:00-12:30 Panel Discussion
Monday Afternoon September 3, 2018
Session 4: New Clinical Insights in FAOD
14:00-14:30 Riboflavin-Responsive Disorders
14:30-15:00 GMDI/SERN VLCAD Nutrition Guidelines
15:00-15:15 Travel Grant Presentation - 5
15:15 -15:30 Travel Grant Presentation - 6
Session 5: Inflammation and FAOD
15:45-16:15 The Interplay Between Inflammation and FAOD in the Pathogenesis
of Infection Associated Encephalopathy
6:15-16:45 The Role of Inflammation in Long Chain FAODs
16:45-17:00 Travel Grant Presentation - 7
17:00-17:30 Panel Discussion
17:30-17:35 Summary & Closing remarks
17:00-19:00 Reception & Poster Session
19:15 INFORM Committee Meeting