Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I have the great pleasure to invite you all to join us for the 17th International Symposium of the Portuguese Society for Metabolic Disorders (SPDM), on the 9th and 10th of September 2021.

Due to the limitations imposed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the SPDM 2021 Organising Committee will host a hybrid event, being the physical venue held at the Lux Fátima Park Hotel, in the city of Fátima. An online platform will broadcast the event and allow the participation of all those that cannot be physically present.

The motto of this year SPDM Symposium is “Linking metabolic signature to IEM treatment”. We have invited key world experts to bring us the most up to date research in the field and help to create a fruitful scientific discussion environment. To further stimulate discussion and participation, this year program includes sessions of “oral communication to the table”, alongside with another dedicated to general oral communications. We encourage all those working or with interest in the field of inborn errors of metabolism to participate and share their research/work, as oral or poster communications.

We are delighted to be hosting the 2021 SPDM Annual Symposium and very much look forward to welcome all of you in the city of Fátima.

Hugo Rocha
2021 Symposium Chairperson