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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 Meetings

Thursday 27th February 2020
BIMDG Psychologists Group Annual Meeting
Hampton Manor, Birmingham

27 March 2020
BIMDG workshop on Gyrate Atrophy
National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London

25 June to 26 June 2020
BIMDG Annual Symposium 2020
Pendulum Hotel, Manchester

Other Meetings and Events

Wednesday 11th March 2020
Rare Bone Disease Education Day
Royal Free Hospital, London (updated 13 Jan)

Thursday 21st May 2020
8th South West Regional Metabolic Study Day
Holiday Inn, Taunton

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.