Centre for Childhood and Adolescent Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
10th October - 14th October 2017
The course is organized by the team of Prof Georg Hoffmann and Prof Stefan K๖lker and will be held in Heidelberg (Germany) on 10-14 October.
Target audience: paediatricians, physicians and laboratory scientists aiming to increase their knowledge in the area of IMDs, but is also suitable for specialist dietitians and nurses.
The learning objectives include:
To mediate a basic understanding of human biochemistry and the adverse effects caused by genetic disorders affecting key metabolic pathways.
To be aware of the variable clinical presentations that occur in IMDs focusing on differences between clinical and management aspects in children, adolescents and adults.
To appreciate the different analytical techniques used in the diagnosis of IMDs and to know which investigations should be used in order to reach a correct diagnosis.
To know which disorders are amenable to treatment and consequently require immediate consideration.
To know the major principles and practicalities of the emergency management of IMDs.
To appreciate and understand the long-term management of IMDs focusing also on aspects of transitional care and metabolic management during pregnancy.
Participants will be able to attend various workshops, a lab tour and meet with patients and their families. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss case presentations.
The full course details and online registration can be accessed on the website: www.rrd-foundation.org. Please upload a CV in English, a recommendation letter from the head of your department and an abstract illustrating a particular diagnostic or clinical management problem. Deadline for registering is 10th of August.