Pre course activities

1 month before: 

  • Survey for attendees: number of MMA patients followed and years of experience, classification (pediatric/adult), problems and difficulties related to the dietetic management, use of protein substitutes (amino acid supplementation)


2 weeks before:

  • Recorded lecture: Epidemiology; Pathophysiology (enzyme defects); Genetics; Newborn screening (biomarkers; differential diagnosis; maternal b12 deficiency); Clinical onset presentation and classification; types of MMA; MMA guidelines.
  • Recorded lecture: Nutritional assessment in organic acidaemias, including: Dietary assessment; Anthropometry (and body composition); Growth; Biochemical monitoring general and metabolic test like full aminoacid profile (for instance impaired growth and chronic aa imbalances; pediatric and adult malnutrition (signs and biochemistry), physical examination, nutritional assessment in intensive care unit.
  • Pre-course Work: calculation with examples (protein exchanges, enteral feeding, emergency regimens) according to the workshops

Post-course assessment:

  • Individual attendance (more than 75% of the teaching time)
  • Final test completed
  • Satisfaction survey

All times indicated are CET

TimeTitle / Speakers
10:00-10:05Welcome and introduction
Marjorie Dixon (UK) & Júlio César Rocha (PT)
10:05-10:20Results from Attendees’ survey: let’s know each other!
SSIEM DG Committee member
10:20-10:50 Lecture 1
Methylmalonic Acidaemia: overview on current and new treatments
Andrew Morris (UK)
10:50-11:50Lecture 2
Dietetic management of MMA: the basics
Rachel Skeath (UK)
12:00-13:00Lecture 3
Management of newly diagnosed infants
Marjorie Dixon (UK)
14:00-14:30WORKSHOP LIVE
Case 1 – A newborn patient
Marjorie Dixon (UK)
14:35-15:05WORKSHOP LIVE
Case 2 - Complementary feeding in a patient
Rachel Skeath (UK)
15:10-15:40WORKSHOP LIVE
Case 3 – Enteral feeding for a patient
Monika Jörg-Streller & Daniela Karall (AT)
15:45-16:15Lecture 4
Long-term complications
Carlo Dionisi Vici (IT)
16:15-16:45WORKSHOP LIVE
Case 4 – A patient with pancreatitis
Anne Daly (UK)
17:55-18:00Wrap up and conclusion
Marjorie Dixon (UK) & Faculty

TimeTitle / Speakers
09:15-09:30Welcome and introduction
Anne Daly (UK)
09:30-10:00WORKSHOP LIVE
Case 5 – A patient with chronic kidney disfunction
Bénédicte Samba (FR)
10:00-10:30Lecture 6
Growth and protein requirements in children
Maureen Evans (AU)
10:30-11:00WORKSHOP LIVE
Case 6 – Protein deficiency in a paediatric patient
Maureen Evans (AU)
11:00-11:30Lecture 7
Body composition and nutritional assessment in adults
Giorgia Gugelmo (IT)
11:40-12:10Lecture 8
Emergency regimens
Mildrid Yeo (UK)
12:10-12:40WORKSHOP LIVE
Case 7 - Emergency regimens
Camille Newby (UK)
13:40-14:10Lecture 9
Liver and kidney transplantation
Anais Brassier (FR)
14:10-14:40Lecture 10
Dietary management of patients before, during and after transplantation
Bénédicte Samba (FR)
Speakers + all the audience
14:50-15:20Multiple-choice final test and Test solution
Anne Daly (UK)
15:20-15:30Conclusion – End of Meeting and future appointments
Marjorie Dixon (UK) & Júlio César Rocha (PT)