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British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group



"our goal is to relieve persons suffering from inherited metabolic disease by advancing the education of persons involved in the diagnosis, care and treatment of such persons and to promote research into the treatment of inherited metabolic disease."

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BIMDG Bulletin Issue 42 Autumn 2016

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BIMDG Meetings

Thu 29 - Fri 30 June 2017
BIMDG Annual Symposium 2017

Other Meetings and Events

Wednesday 24 May 2017
RCPCH Workshop - Birmingham
Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Statins- to use or not to use

8 – 10 June 2017
Transplant in Inherited Metabolic Disease
Lille, France

Oct 20 - Oct 22 2017
XIVth International Congress of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine (ICPLM)
Durban, South Africa

Inherited Metabolic Diseases

Inherited metabolic diseases comprise a large class of genetic diseases involving disorders of metabolism. The majority are due to defects of single genes that code for enzymes that facilitate conversion of various substances (substrates) into others (products). In most of the disorders, problems arise due to accumulation of substances which are toxic or interfere with normal function, or to the effects of reduced ability to synthesize essential compounds.