16th International SPDM Symposium
11st – 13th September 2020
Virtual Meeting

“New horizons in Inborn Errors of Metabolism”
Preliminary Programme



Wednesday, 11st September

Session I - Selected Free Communications
Chairpersons: Ana M. Gaspar, Lisboa, PT / Hugo Rocha, Porto, PT
Session II – Selected e-Posters Communications
Chairpersons: Teresa Campos, Porto, PT / Margarida Silva, Lisboa, PT
Session III – Selected free communications
Chairpersons: Paula Garcia, Coimbra, PT / Anabela Bandeira, Porto, PT 

Thursday, 12nd September

Symposium Opening - Welcome Address on behalf of the SPDM
Daniel C. Gomes, Symposium Chairperson
  Session IV – Crosstalk amongst intracellular organells
Chairpersons: Isabel Tavares de Almeida / Patrícia Janeiro, Lisboa, PT
Fatty acid metabolism: intracellular interactions
Ronald J. A. Wanders | Amsterdam, NL
New perspectives in fatty acid disorders                                            
Ute Spiekerkoetter | Freiburg, DE


Friday, 13rd November 

08:30 Session VII – Expanding treatment targets – what’s for the future of genetic therapy?
Chairpersons: Dulce Quelhas, Porto, PT | Isabel Rivera, Lisbon, PT
08:30 Recent advances in gene transfer therapy to the CNS in lysosomal storage diseases
Nicolina Cristina Sorrentino | Naples, IT
08:55 Emerging therapies in the hereditary porphyrias
Jean-Charles Deybach | Paris, FR
09:20 Emerging therapies for mitochondrial disease
Shamima Rahman | London, UK
09:45 Genetic substrate reduction therapy for mucopolysaccharidosis; Toward a sIRNA-containing nanoparticle targeted to brain cells (SPDM Aguinaldo Cabral Grant)
Francisca Coutinho | Porto, PT
10:00 Session VII discussion
10:10 Networking break
  Session VIII – Expanding the concept of neurometabolic disorders 
Chairpersons: Sofia Duarte, Lisboa, PT | João Durães, Coimbra, PT
10:40  Cellular neurometabolism: a tentative to connect cell biology and metabolism in neurology
Angeles García-Cazorla | Barcelona, ES
11:05 Neonatal Seizures: Are we there yet?
Barbara Plecko | Graz, AT
11:30 GOT2 deficiency: a novel malate-aspartate shuttle disease that leads to early-infantile encephalopathy (invited short communication)
Rúben Ramos | New York, USA
11:45 Mitochondrial bioenergetics in neurodegeneration(invited short communication)
Vanessa Morais | Lisboa, PT
12:00 Session VIII discussion
  Networking break
13:10 Session IX - Ageing in Inherited Metabolic Disorders
Chairpersons: Anabela Oliveira, Lisboa, PT | Álvaro Hermida, Santiago de Compostela, ES 
  Session VIII – Parallel workshops
13:10 Age related metabolic changes in Inherited Metabolic Disorders
Fanny Mochel | Paris, FR
13:10 Inborn metabolism defects in common neurodegenerative disorders
Leonor Guedes | Lisboa, PT
14:00 Ethical issues in the treatment of elderly patients
Patrício Aguiar | Lisboa, PT
14:25 Session IX discussion
14:35 Awards / Closing Remarks
M. Teresa Cardoso – Former SPDM President