Special Notices
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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Job Vacancies

Dietitian Advisors, NSPKU (UK) Ltd
by 31-Aug-2016




BIMDG Meetings

Thursday, 24th November: 10 to 4
Implementation of European PKU Guidelines: the UK position
Save the date: BIMDG workshop - Liverpool

Other Meetings and Events

6-9th September 2016
SSIEM 2016 Annual Symposium
Rome, Italy

8th – 11th November 2016
Paediatric Dietetics Course Module 4 ADV720
Dietetic Management of Inherited Metabolic Disorders

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.