Autumn Meeting ISIMD 2017

The Irish Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders held its 1st Autumn meeting in October 2017. The new European Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Phenylketonuria was the topic of the meeting. The guest speaker was Prof John Walter. The meeting was open to healthcare professionals, many thanks to all who attended.


Congratulations Orla

Ms Orla Purcell,  our senior metabolic dietitian, won 1st place for her oral presentation on growth patterns in the Irish HCU population at the Temple Street Bi- Annual Research, Clinical Audit and QI Day. Well Done Orla!!    


Temple Street Bi-Annual Research, Clinical Audit and QI day

There were lots of posters and presentations at the Temple Street Bi-Annual Research, Clinical Audit and QI day by the metabolic team. Congratulations to all involved, Orla Purcell (senior metabolic dietitian), Emma Lally (metabolic dietitian), Yvonne Rodgers (Senior Clinical Psychologist), Dr Jennifer Finnegan, Rachel Finnegan (ERT co-ordinator) and Amy Craddock (senior dietitian). Well done to all!



HCU Patient-Expert Meeting, Brazil

The 2nd International Homocystinurias Patient-Expert Meeting will take place on September 4th 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting is scheduled as a pre-meeting to the 13th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. See the following for more details: www.hcunetworkaustralia.org.au/event/patient-expert-meeting-rio-2017/ Please note that this event is not organised by the NCIMD. Details are […]


National Children’s CNS Seminar 2017

The Second National Children’s CNS Seminar was held in the AMNCH Auditorium, Tallaght Hospital on Thursday 25th May 2017. The theme of the day was “Children’s Specialist Nursing – A Changing Landscape”.   The Metabolic Nurse Specialists (Celine Stenson and Maria O’Regan) won first prize for their poster presentation on the day. The title of their […]




Recent PKU Conferences

Members of the multidisciplinary team from the NCIMD attended the European PKU Symposium in Amsterdam. A feedback session was held for all staff earlier this month to update them on the highlights from the conference. The ESPKU was hosted in Dublin with support from the PKU society of Ireland, from the 4th to the 6th […]


New European PKU Guidelines

We are eagerly awaiting the publication of the new European PKU Guidelines which are due for release next year. We will be reviewing these guidelines as a team and how they can be implemented in Ireland. We will keep you updated on any further developments in relation to this.