It’s our pleasure to invite you to an important symposium on the Recent Advances in Heme Biosynthesis and the Porphyrias, the eight major inborn errors of heme biosynthesis. This three day symposium will focus on the most recent findings on the molecular biology and regulation of heme biosynthesis and the clinical features, pathophysiology, and current treatment of the acute hepatic and erythropoietic porphyrias. Day 1 will be devoted to the clinical aspects and current treatments of each Porphyria. Days 2 and 3 will focus on the latest research findings on heme biosynthesis and emerging molecular-based treatments for the porphyrias. Also, there will be a special session for patients on the latest advances in the Porphyrias.

The Symposium offers up to 25.5 CME Credits. The Registration fee includes meals and the poster reception. Orlando has an international airport and outstanding attractions such as Disney World and Universal Studios. The hotel rates are attractive ($133/night plus tax, single or double), with parking, Internet, and resort fees included. The room rate is available for three days after the symposium, on a first come basis.

We look forward to seeing you there!

R. J. Desnick, Ph.D, M.D
Course Director
Dean for Genetic and Genomic Medicine
Professor and Chair Emeritus
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hetanshi Naik, MS, CGC
Senior Genetic Counselor & Project Manager
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Phone: (212) 241-7699
Email: hetanshi.naik@mssm.edu

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by 1 R13 DK 115170 -01 from NIDDK. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


  • When

  • Friday, January 12, 2018 - Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • Where

  • Hyatt Regency Orlando
    9801 International Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32819
    +1 (407) 284—1234

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