ASIM-Councils

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ASIM Initiates Regular Exchange Between Experts in Inborn Errors of Metabolism

„Not only patients and their family members benefit from the mutual exchange of views and experiences. In order to meet the need for regular exchange on clinical issues in the care of adult patients, the Association for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ASIM) has extablished telephone conferences for physicians, dieticians and other experts in inborn errors of metabolism.

These “ASIM Councils” will prospectively be held two to four times a year. ASIM experts can discuss any clinical questions and problems. These may relate to diagnostics, treatment or ethical questions including specific anonymized individual cases.

As a result of the need-based exchange of information, these councils may make an essential and immediate contribution to improving the quality of medical care for adult patients. Not only physicians who have previously had little experience with patients suffering from in born errors of metabolism benefit from the knowledge of their experienced colleagues. Concomitantly, the ASIM gains an overview of the most important questions and treatment aspects, conducive for further continuing medical education and research projects….“ 1

1 published in the magazine PHEline by the Association DIG PKU (German Interest Group Phenylketonuria and Related Inborn Errors of Metabolism e.V.)

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