Metabolic Medicine in Motion

Join us in Vancouver

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

1. Quote the prevention, diagnosis and management of inherited metabolic disease both during child- and adulthood.

2. Describe recent advances in the discovery, treatment and monitoring for inherited metabolic diseases, specifically affecting the endosomal pathway.

3. Recognize different types of movement disorders and formulate a diagnostic approach to underlying neurometabolic diseases.

4. Exchange information between metabolic centres in Canada on patient care advances including dietary management.


It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Vancouver for the Garrod 2015 Symposium, which will be held from May 21 – 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.

Together with national and international speakers, we look forward to this annual Canadian event, stimulating us to learn more about our dynamic field.

This year’s theme is “Metabolic Medicine in Motion” with a wide range of topics of interest for clinicians, scientists and trainees. Our program will allow ample time for abstract presentations, with travel awards and prizes to support the attendance of students. We hope that many allied health professionals attend this year’s Symposium, and are proud to announce a special webinar event for metabolic dieticians. Several satellite symposia and industry sponsored exhibits will inform us of new products for diagnosis and treatment.

This year’s social program includes a Rooftop welcome reception on Thursday, and the “FlyOver Canada” experience followed by our annal Gala Dinner on Friday. These events provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwestern city set by the ocean and surrounded by mountains, while establishing new contacts and collaborations, and rekindling existing ones.

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, we look forward to seeing you during the blossom season in Vancouver,


Clara van Karnebeek, MD PhD FCCMG

Chair, Organizing and Scientific Committee

Garrod Symposium 2015