About the Society
Section for Metabolic Diseases was founded as a part of the Polish Pediatric Society by Professor Ewa Pronicka, who became the first president, in 1995. In 2015 the Section was transformed to Polish Society of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, located in the Institute of Mother and Child. Currently the society includes almost 100 members from the whole country, mostly pediatricians, but also geneticists, biochemists, dieteticians and psychologists. The main goals are:
- to increase knowledge and awareness of IEMs among physicians of various specialties
- to integrate people focused on this field
- to create diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations for IEMs
- to support patients and parents in their contacts with governmental institutions
Two-day national scientific-educational conferences and one-day workshops take place in Warsaw every other year, alternately.