What’s happening in the field of hyperammonaemia, including presentations from the latest meetings and events.

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Upcoming Events

SSIEM Annual Symposium 2019 (SSIEM 2019): Building Bridges

Date: 3–6 September 2019
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The aim of the 2019 Annual Symposium of the SSIEM (Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism) is to connect new-generation scientists with those who are well established, with the hope of building bridges between laboratory and clinic, and connecting up the knowledge that has been generated on a range of diseases.

European Academy of Paediatrics Congress and MasterCourse 2019 (EAP 2019)

Date: 19–22 September 2019
Location: Porto, Portugal

This congress, aimed at both senior and junior paediatricians as well as primary care physicians, covers important clinical subjects in depth. It also includes a one-and-a-half-day MasterCourse focussing on nutrition from birth to adolescence.

The 8th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies – EAPS

Date: 16–20 October 2020
Location: Barcelona, Spain

This congress is a Joint Scientific and Educational Event of EAP (European Academy of Paediatrics), ESPNIC (European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care) and ESPR (European Society of Paediatric Radiology).

Past Events

Organ transplantation in individuals with urea cycle disorders and classic organic acidurias

Date: 13 November 2018
Location: 8th Annual E-IMD Members Meeting; Brussels, Belgium

This presentation, by Monique Williams et al. of Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum, Rotterdam, presents the results of a study exploring the role of liver and/or kidney transplantation in PA and MMA patients. The analysis, performed over 235 transplantations for MMA and 140 transplantations for PA, showed mortality of 11% for MMA and 24% for PA. Importantly, the rate for complications was 80% for MMA and 74% for PA. The presenters conclude that transplantation can improve patient outcomes, but there should be an awareness of the mortality risk and the high risk of complications.

Understanding hyperammonaemia: Practical pearls in diagnosis to optimising long-term outcomes in organic acidurias

Date: 1 November 2018
Location: 7th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS); Paris, France

Presentation from Professor Sufin Yap , including audience questions and feedback, made during a ‘Meet the Expert’ session sponsored by Orphan Europe. Prof. Yap’s focus is on acute presentation and management of hyperammonaemia in OAs, as well as her experience of long-term management of PA and MMA, including present and future treatment approaches.

Optimising long-term outcomes of patients with propionic and methylmalonic acidaemias

Date: 5 September 2018
Location: SSIEM 2019 Symposium; Athens, Greece

The objectives of this satellite symposium, sponsored by Orphan Europe, were to outline the challenges of long-term care for patients with PA and MMA, and offer practical approaches; review the current literature; and address the question of how to optimise long-term outcomes for patients with PA and MMA, including the status of current and ongoing studies of long-term carglumic acid use.