Massachusetts Medical Society: Going on Metabolism Rounds: Patients with Encephalopathy

Going on Metabolism Rounds: Patients with Encephalopathy

Genetics for the Nongeneticist

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

  • Aren’t metabolic disorders diagnosed in childhood?

  • What are the symptoms of encephalopathy in adults presenting acutely with inborn errors of metabolism?

  • What diagnostic or screening tests might raise concern about a metabolic disease?

  • What do I do for an adult patient presenting acutely with a metabolic disorder?

The diagnosis of genetic metabolic diseases is frequently missed, especially in the adult population. This is a tragic situation since diagnostic screening tests are readily available and effective therapy can ameliorate or prevent complications. During this webinar, learners will encounter three patients presenting with acute encephalopathy due to inborn errors: a urea cycle disorder, a disorder causing homocysteinemia, and acute hepatic porphyria.

Webinar Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe symptoms of encephalopathy that may occur in adult patients presenting acutely with inborn errors of metabolism

  • Demonstrate how appropriate diagnostic screening tests can help raise concern about a metabolic disease that causes encephalopathy

  • Formulate an emergency management plan for adult patients presenting acutely with a metabolic disorder


Mark Korson
Mark Korson, MD
Director of Physician Support and Director of Education, VMP Genetics, LLC

5-Part Webinar Series Flyer

Webinar Registration Fees

This is a free webinar.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $635,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.”

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and New England Regional Genetics Network. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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