Due to the ongoing spread of SARS-CoV-2 the 16th International SPDM Symposium was postponed
The 16th SPDM Symposium will be held from 12 to 14 November 2020 

Welcome Letter

16th International Symposium of the Portuguese Society for Metabolic Disorders

19th – 21th March 2020


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I have a great pleasure to announce the 16th International Symposium of the Portuguese Society for Metabolic Disorders (SPDM), which will be held in Lisboa – Lux Lisboa Park Hotel, on the 19th and 20th of March 2020.

Starting a new decade and under the motto “New Horizons in Inborn Errors of Metabolism”, we aim, with the participation of world experts, to bring you the most recent scientific advances and to inspire new approaches to Inherited Metabolic Disorders. The programme includes topics that are transversal to clinicians, scientists and dietitians thereby creating opportunities to build bridges. In order to encourage live participation of post-graduate students, clinicians in training and other young professionals, there will be a guided Poster Walk, as well as the usual sessions dedicated to selected oral communications and selected e-posters. Furthermore, this year, workshops dedicated to specific subjects were designed to give the opportunity to share experiences in an informal ambience.

A satellite meeting dedicated to Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) – “MPS & the five senses” – will take place on the 21st of March, at the same venue.

Lisboa, awarded with the “World`s Leading City Break Destination 2018”, is a cosmopolitan city that historically represents the connection between the past and the future; therefore, we believe that Lisboa is the right place to promote innovation, dialogue and cross-talk amongst scientific communities.

We are delighted to be hosting the 2020 SPDM Annual Symposium and very much look forward to welcome all of you in Lisboa.

Daniel C. Gomes

2020 Symposium Chairperson