Júlio César Rocha,

Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism, NOVA MEDICAL SCHOOL | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
Clinical Nutritionist Specialist, PhD, Reference Centre of Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, PT
Researcher, Center for Health Technology and Services Research, PT

Júlio César Rocha is a Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism, graduated in Nutritional Sciences (0438N – specialist in Clinical Nutrition), with a post graduate qualification in Clinical Nutrition from the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences – University of Porto (UP) and he has also a PhD in Metabolism, at the Faculty of Medicine, UP.
He has been working in the field of inborn metabolic diseases since 2003. He is Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism at NOVA Medical School teaching in the field of Nutrition and Metabolism to Medicine and Nutrition students. He is also member of the multidisciplinary clinical team at the Reference Centre of Inherited Metabolic Diseases at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, one of the 5 Portuguese Reference Centres for the follow-up of patients with Inherited Metabolic Diseases. He is also a researcher at CINTESIS (Center for Health Technology and Services Research).
He is council member of the SSIEM (Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism), Chair of the Dieticians Group of the SSIEM (SSIEM-DG), Chair of the Nutrition Group of the Portuguese Society of Metabolic Disorders (SPDM-GN) and President of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (SPNCM).
He is also member of the working group of the European Phenylketonuria Guidelines (EPG 2.0) under the umbrella of the ESPKU (European Society for Phenylketonuria and Allied Disorders Treated as Phenylketonuria). He has been also member of the PKU European Parliament Cross Party Alliance, a joined group of Members of the European Parliament (MEP), experts and civil society.
He is author of more than 70 international, indexed, scientific publications and he has done more than 100 oral presentations/lectures/conferences in more than 13 different countries