Dear Colleagues and Friends
On behalf of the SSIEM 2018 Local Organising Committee and the Hellenic Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (HSSIEM), it is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to Athens from September 4th to September 7th for the SSIEM symposium that, for the first time in its history, will take place in our city.
The theme of the scientific program is: “Old Roads, New Connections”. The objective of the symposium is to show how ‘OLD’ knowledge is being transformed and ‘NEW CONNECTIONS’ are being recognized, which help us to see the bigger picture, understand the physiology and thus the pathophysiology of IEM’s and provide new diagnostic tools and new targets for treatment.
The congress venue is The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC). It is one of the finest and most technologically advanced conference venues in Europe, offering a stunning environment, exceptional aesthetics and cutting edge technology. The MAICC is conveniently located in a very central city area; only 2 subway stops away from the Syntagma Metro station, the business and commercial centre of the city.
There is a dedicated “Megaron” Metro station with a direct line connecting it to the airport in 35 minutes. Athens offers a unique combination of the old and the new, set up against a spectacular Mediterranean landscape. It is the home city of some of the world’s most significant ancient treasures including the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus and Herod Atticus Odeon. At the same time, it is an easy to navigate, vibrant modern city with many more treasures to be discovered. I look forward to meeting each one of you.
With my best regards
Helen Michelakakis Symposium President
IMPORTANT DATES REGISTRATION
On-line Registration opens – January 2018
Early Registration deadline – June 2018
On-line Abstract Submission opens – January 2018
Abstract submission deadline – April 2018
Notification to authors – June 2018