SSIEM EDUCATION AND TRAINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ETAC)
Aims and Objectives
Syllabi are published on the SSIEM website for both clinical and laboratory training.
Formal assessment of clinical training centres & training programmes
National societies can apply for centres within their country to be approved
for training in PMM. This process requires a formal written application
followed by a site visit by 2 members of ETAC. ETAC will then submit their
recommendation to EAP.
As a part of the process for training centre approval the committee will require information about local training programmes and trainee assessment. Training programmes should aim to ensure the syllabus is covered. This may be a problem in small countries as experience may be limited. The authorities have to recognise any limitations and be prepared to fund training elsewhere. If there is insufficient experience in one country the importance of obtaining experience abroad will need to be emphasised. Such work needs to be properly funded and the experience in another country recognised for training. At the present time ETAC will not be responsible for the assessment of individual trainees but may be in a position to provide career guidance.
Since 2008, ETAC has organised yearly SSIEM Academy courses for both clinicians and laboratory scientists who have already some experience in inherited metabolic disease. This advanced course is currently organized in 4 year cycles covering a large part of the metabolic syllabus.
The programme is divided into plenary lectures and 'small group' workshops. The course is interactive and participants are asked to submit a short case study to illustrate a particular diagnostic or clinical management problem.
Information on the content, location and date of these courses is posted on this website.
Further information is available from:
Administrator SSIEM Academy
c/o Genetic Medicine
St Mary's Hospital
Tel: +44 (0)161 276 6741 Fax: +44 (0)161 276 6606
Email SSIEM Academy Administrator
Recognition of other courses
The committee will consider application for the recognition of courses suitable for trainees and Continuous Professional development (CPD, also called Continuous Medical education- CME).
Criteria for recognition:
V6.0 June 2009