SSIEM Dietitians Academy 2024


January 24-25, 2024


Welcome to the SSIEM-DG Academy!

This is the fifth SSIEM –DG (Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism - Dietitians Group) course and it will take place virtually on January 24th-25th, 2024.  

Dietitians Group Committee

Júlio César Rocha

Lisbon, Portugal

Alice Dianin

Verona, Italy

Marjorie Dixon

London, UK

Anne Daly

Birmingham, UK

Charlotte Ellerton

Birmingham, UK

Benedicte Samba

Paris, France

Soraia Poloni

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Helle Skandorff Vestergaard

Copenhagen, Denmark

Valentina Rahelić

Zagreb, Croatia

Who are SSIEM DG?

The SSIEM-DG is a sub group of the SSIEM and aims to provide education and a platform for networking for dietitians and nutritionists working in the field of inherited metabolic diseases (IMD). The group was founded in London 2008 and was formally established in 2010 as a sub-group of the SSIEM.

The SSIEM-DG welcomes members from all countries in the world. Please visit our webpage for more information and our committee members.

What is the purpose of the SSIEM DG Academy?

For many IMDs, diet therapy is the fundamental treatment. Metabolic dietetics is a highly specialised area and the aim of the SSIEM –DG group is to provide access to training, education and research to help provide the best available practice.

One main aim of the SSIEM-DG is to provide education and training for dietitians and nutritionists caring for IMD patients.

Over the next few years, the SSIEM-DG Committee in conjunction with the SSIEM Education and Training Advisory Committee (ETAC) aims to host a series of educational events providing teaching on key topics of metabolic dietetics. These courses will be taught by expert dietitians and other professionals in the field and include plenary lectures, practical workshops and new research work. Starting from 2021, four academy courses have been organized, and the diseases covered so far include PKU, MSUD, MMA, and UCD.

Who is the GA1 course for?

This course is aimed primarily at dietitians and nutritionists who are new to IMD and metabolic dietetics and want to learn more about practical dietetic management and monitoring of GA1. Doctors with no dietitians in their team, who are providing dietetic management, can be considered for the application.

What are the learning objectives?

  1. To begin or be able to plan dietetic management for GA1 patients of different ages and clinical conditions.
  2. To learn more about long-term clinical, nutritional and neurological outcomes in GA1
  3. To consider different dietary approaches for GA1 beyond 6 years of age.

How to apply?

  1. Course application is opened from November 21st 2023, please use the link below to submit your application.
  2. As places are limited, if the course is oversubscribed there will be a selection process and completion of the application form will not guarantee a place on the course.
  3. In order to submit your application, you will need to upload these documents written in English:
    • one-page curriculum vitae
    • a few lines expressing your motivation and interest in applying to this course

      Please note that a supporting letter from the head of department is no longer required.

The application deadline is December 21, 2023.


  • Accepted delegates will be contacted approximately a week after the submission deadline and will have access to the pre-course resources and materials.
  • Registration fees:
    • SSIEM members that have paid a 2024 membership fee: free
    • Non-SSIEM members:

EUR 110.00 for delegates from high income countries, EUR 60.00 for delegates from middle income countries and EUR 30.00 for all other countries. Details of Countries can be found on the SSIEM website.  Non-members are encouraged to become SSIEM members - please see membership information on the SSIEM website


Delegates who complete more than 75% of the teaching time can choose to undertake a multiple-choice test, which will be evaluated by the SSIEM DG Committee. For attendance at both days a non-CME ETAC certificate will be awarded.

For further information please contact: