Arlington, Virginia | July 25-262014

2014 FOD/OAA National Metabolic Family Conference

Conference Overview

The FOD Family Support Group and the Organic Acidemia Association would like to extend a very sincere appreciation to all of our honored Speakers. Our Families will benefit greatly from having them share their expertise and experiences in the various fields related to metabolic disorders. 

Conference Video Presentations

Introduction to Organic Acidemias

Hilary Vernon, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine
John Hopkins University

Secondary Energy Deficiences in Organic Acidemias

Kimberly A. Chapman, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
at the George Washington Medical School and Health
Sciences Center
Children’s National Medical Center

Passing the Baton of Medical/ Nutritional Management

Matthew Rasberry, RD, LD, CNSC
Outpatient Metabolic Dietitian
Children’s National Medical Center

What Does It Mean to Have Free Radicals in Your Urine?

George A. Diaz, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Medical Genetics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Study of N-carbamylglutamate in acute hyperammonemia in PA and MMA

Nicolas Ah Mew, MD
Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Children’s National Medical Center

Mechanism of metabolic stroke and spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage in organic acidemias

 William J Zinnanti, MD, PhD
Zinnanti Surgical Design Group Inc.

Day 2 - Joint Sessions

‘The NIH MINI Study: Metabolism, Infection and Immunity in Inborn Errors of Metabolism’

Peter J. McGuire MS, MD, FAAP
Physician Scientist
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 

 ‘Deciphering the neurology of rare inborn errors of metabolism with a focus on organic acidemias and fatty acid oxidation disorders’

Andrea Gropman, MD, FAAP, FACMG
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Department of Neurology
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Transition: Growing up with a Special Health Need

Lynne A. Wolfe, MS, CRNP, BC

Genetic Nurse Practitioner
Epi-743 MitoWorks Study
Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation protocol
Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Bethesda, MD

Public Policies and Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Melanie Lockhart
Director, State Affairs
March of Dimes
Washington, DC

Possibilities, Processes, and People: IEPs, 504 Plans and getting what you need’

Suzanne Ripley, PhD
Accessing Disability Services
Falls Church, VA 

List of Resources

‘The Importance of Emergency Protocols for Patients with Inborn Errors’

Charles P Hehmeyer,  Attorney

Raynes McCarty
Philadelphia PA

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