The staff in the NCIMD are delighted that our Centre was recently awarded a Certificate of Training Recognition by the European Academy of Paediatrics of the European Union of Medical Specialists Organization (U.E.M.S.).  This award recognises our Centre as an approved site to provide training in Paediatric Inherited Metabolic Diseases. Historically, the Centre has trained […]

ISIMD Autumn Meeting 2019

ISIMD Autumn Meeting 2019 – Next Generation Technologies in the Management of Neurometabolic Disorders with Dr. Clara van Karnebeek.  Dr. van Karnebeek is an Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Biochemical Genetics, Amsterdam, UMC.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, 7th November in St. George’s Hall, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin 1.  Refreshments from […]

Feedback about our website.

We recently received some lovely, positive commentary about our website.  Ms. Mairead Moloney, a dietitian working in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London, took the time to write in as follows: ‘To whom it may concern.  Just a quick email to say that I think your online resources are absolutely fantastic! […]

Expanding newborn bloodspot screening for inborn metabolic disorders

Since its beginning in the 1960s, the National Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme (NNBSP) has been proven to be a great success in Ireland. The inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs), which are screened for are Phenylketonuria, homocystinuria, maple syrup urine disease, galactosaemia, glutaric aciduria and MCADD. Currently, NNBSP in Ireland only identifies these six IMDs, congenital hypothyroidism […]

Irish Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Spring Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Conference of the Irish Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (ISIMD) will be held on Friday, April 12th, 2019 in the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. The theme of the conference is ‘Multi-System Presentation of Inherited Metabolic Disorders’. The conference programme and registration details may be […]

ISIMD Autumn meeting October 2018.

The Autumn meeting of the ISIMD was held in St. George’s Hall, in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital on October 4th 2018. The topic for the meeting was “Update on Newborn Bloodspot Screening”. The invited speaker was Ralph Fingerhut, Director Swiss Newborn Screening, Zurich. The presentation was interesting and informative, and was followed by a […]