Course : NAMA 2.0 at the 2017 ACMG Annual Meeting

Held during the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  Click “Launch” for more information.



By popular demand, NAMA at the SIMD is back again this year. The North American Metabolic Academy is a philanthropically funded intensive training program for Medical Genetics residents. In this session, faculty from NAMA will present a selection of tropics from the NAMA curriculum that will allow ACMG attendees to take advantage of this unique program to update geneticists on physiology and clinical management of disorders of carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism. The session will begin with a basic presentation on hypoglycemia and gluconeogenesis from world-renowned biochemical geneticist Dr. Jean-Marie Saudubray, and will use the NAMA curriculum to provide talks on glycogen storage disorders and fatty acid oxidation disorders. It will end with an interactive session including audience participation on applying these principles to the diagnosis and management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism.


All healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and increasing their understanding of the genetic basis of common, chronic health problems affecting both children and adults will find the programming applicable to their practice. These select sessions from the ACMG Annual Meeting are targeted for the following professionals:
• Medical and clinical geneticists
• Physicians of all specialties with an interest in genetics, genomics and the genetic basis of disease
• Genetic counselors
• Laboratory geneticists, directors, technicians and technologists
• Researchers
• Pathologists
• Educators
• Nurses
• Dietitians
• Physician assistants
• Biotechnology and pharmaceutical development professionals
• Fellows, Trainees and Students
• Public health professionals
• Genetic/consumer advocates
• Others with an interest in the science and art of medical genetics and genomics

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Registration and Fees

Course only – No educational credits
ACMG Members and ACMG Trainees: ($40)
Non-members ($60)


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Characterize the basic mechanisms of glucose homeostasis
2. Differentiate among the various glycogen storage disorders
3. Recognize basic principles of fatty acid oxidation disorders
4. Apply basic principles of glucose and fatty acid metabolism to disorders of glucose homeostasis
5. Apply principles of glucose homeostasis to diagnose the cause of hypoglycemia
6. Recognize the role of lactose and fructose restriction in glycogen storage disease type 1
7. List the most common disorders of fatty acid oxidation
8. Discuss the role of carnitine in the treatment of disorders of fatty acid oxidation
9. Characterize the cause of hypoglycemia in fatty acid oxidation disorders

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