SSIEM Adult Metabolic Physicians group

13 - 14 March 2023

SSIEM 2023 Adult Metabolic Course 

Welcome to the SSIEM 2023 Adult Metabolic Course!

The course will take place in Berlin in a format of four consecutive workshops on March 13 & 14, 2023. Two months prior to the course, selected participants will receive online lectures addressing theoretical knowledge on Inherited Metabolic Diseases in adults


Course description

This course aims at providing an introduction into the biochemical basis, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMDs) in adult medicine. Lectures and workshops will cover the biochemical basis, clinical manifestations and pathophysiology of the different (groups of) disorders. Diagnostic strategies and interpretation of metabolic diagnostic investigations will be explored. Treatment of both acute and chronic manifestations, the rationale for using specific drugs and/or supplements and long-term complications will be addressed. Special attention will be given to the dietary treatments.

Due to the current pandemic and travel restrictions, the course will be divided in 2 steps:

  • Step 1 – January 16: participants will get access to a teaching platformwith the provision of 21 short lectures (total of eight hours teaching) to cover fundamental knowledge about IMDs in adults. Access to the platform will be possible until April 30.
  • Step 2 – March 13 & 14: participants will join adult metabolic specialists in 4 consecutive workshops dedicated to the main organ system involved in IMDs: liver, muscle, nervous system and multi-organs, respectively. Workshops will be structured based on the case reports submitted by the delegates.

What are the learning objectives?

* understanding the biochemical basis of inherited disorders of carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids and intermediate metabolism, as well as complex molecules (e.g., glycosphingolipids, glycosaminoglycans)
* basic knowledge of the available metabolic laboratory tests and interpretation of their results
* basic knowledge of the pathophysiology of disease manifestations of IMDs
* knowledge on acute treatment of metabolic decompensations as well as chronic treatment (including dietary treatment) and care of adult patients with IMDs
* knowledge of the potential complications and mode of follow up for the most prevalent IMDs
* clinical-based approach to diagnose patients with IMD in adult medicine
* knowledge on information sources available for physicians treating patients with IMDs

How to apply?

Course application will open on November 1, 2022 at - potential delegates need to apply on the platform by submitting a one-page CV and a letter of motivation, which should describe in detail which current or future role the applicant shall play in the field. As places are limited, if the course is oversubscribed there will be a selection process and completion of the application form will not guarantee a place on the course.

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