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For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2012
(LONDON, Ontario) – Media are invited to attend the Metabolic Family Workshop, being hosted by the hospital’s Metabolic Genetics Program. The aim of the workshop is to educate families and health care providers about various aspects of metabolic conditions.
Hospital Metabolic Family Workshop
What: Workshop on caring for children and adults with metabolic disorders
When: Friday, May 11, 2012
Where: Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre
Keynote speakers and topics include:
Health Care Needs, Family Education: the Inside Scoop
with Dr. Michele McNeill, Dr. Chitra Prasad, and Jennifer DiRaimo
with Karen Sappleton
Media interviews and photos will be facilitated.
What are metabolic disorders?
Inherited metabolic disorders are genetic conditions that interfere with the body's metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates. These disorders affect many organs and can be complex. Inherited metabolic disorders can occasionally be fatal. With recent advances in treatments, such as enzyme replacement and dietary therapies, the quality of life for individuals affected with metabolic disorders has significantly improved. In addition, newborn screening has made an enormous impact on the prognosis of these disorders with early detection and intervention.
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For media inquiries contact:
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 75947
Visit the LHSC Media web site at www.lhsc.on.ca/media