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Caring for children and adults


For Immediate Release:

May 10, 2012

9th Annual Children’s Hospital Metabolic Family Workshop


(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

  • Transitioning - “Good to Go”

          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:     


Bärbel Hatje

Corporate Communications and Public Relations

London Health Sciences Centre

519-685-8500, ext. 75947



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