Membership:  2015 Membership Application Form

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It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Vancouver for the Garrod 2015 Symposium, which will be held from May 21 – 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.

Together with national and international speakers, we look forward to this annual Canadian event, stimulating us to learn more about our dynamic field.

This year’s theme is “Metabolic Medicine in Motion” with a wide range of topics of interest for clinicians, scientists and trainees. Our program will allow ample time for abstract presentations, with travel awards and prizes to support the attendance of students. We hope that many allied health professionals attend this year’s Symposium, and are proud to announce a special webinar event for metabolic dieticians. Several satellite symposia and industry sponsored exhibits will inform us of new products for diagnosis and treatment.

This year’s social program includes a Rooftop welcome reception on Thursday, and the “FlyOver Canada” experience followed by our annal Gala Dinner on Friday. These events provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwestern city set by the ocean and surrounded by mountains, while establishing new contacts and collaborations, and rekindling existing ones.

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, we look forward to seeing you during the blossom season in Vancouver,

Clara van Karnebeek, MD PhD FCCMG
Chair, Organizing and Scientific Committee
Garrod Symposium 2015


Check the website for information on the program, speaker information, sponsor/exhibit opportunities and social events.

December 3, 2014 Abstract Submission Opens
March 6, 2015 Abstract Submission Deadline
March 20, 2015 Author Notification of Acceptance
March 15, 2015 Registration Opens
April 15, 2015 Oral and Poster Presenter Registration Deadline
Earlybird Registration Discount Deadline
May 21–23, 2015 Garrod Symposium 2015

Registration Includes:

  • Welcome reception May 21
  • Breakfast and lunch May 22 & 23
  • Annual dinner May 22
  • All Satellite Symposia, Webinars and Workshops May 21-23

All participants must register through the online registration form. Payment via the online payment system is recommended to ensure your selections are confirmed.

Notifications of cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email on or before May 1, 2015 in order for registration fees to be refunded. If you have been invoiced but not paid the fees, you are still liable to pay the cancellation charges below:

  • Up to and including May 1st, 2015: Registration fee will be refunded less 20% cancellation fee.
  • After May 1st, 2015: No refunds on registration fees will be made. Substitutions can be made.

Friday, May 22 – Saturday, May 23

April 15 2015
After April 15 2015 or Onsite
Member 1, 2 $200 $300
Non-Member 1 $300 $400
Student/Trainee 1 $100 $150

*Applicable taxes are extra.

1Registration includes Welcome Reception May 21, breakfast and lunch May 22 & 23, annual dinner May 22, all Satellite Symposia, Webinars and Workshops May 21-23. Not included but available for purchase: FlyOver Canada flight simulation ride (Friday).

2In order to be eligible for the Member rate, you must pay your 2015 membership dues on the Registration Form when you register.

Social Events:

Welcome Reception – Thursday $40
FlyOver Canada – Friday $20
Annual Dinner & Entertainment – Friday $90
Annual Dinner & Entertainment – Friday (16 years and under) $40

*Applicable taxes are extra.


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NEW Biochemical Geneticist Position Alberta Children’s Hospital has a position for a Biochemical Geneticist. More information

NEW SSIEM Academy 2015
April 21-22, 2015, London, UK More Information

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Dr. Alexander Solyom, MD, working with Plexcera, is collecting natural history data on SMA-PME patients and coordinating an international natural history study of Farber Disease including non-transplanted, transplanted, and patients since deceased.

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NEW Biochemical Geneticist Position BC Children’s Hospital has a position for a Biochemical Geneticist. More information

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Seeking Study  Collaborators Across  Canada OMICS 2 TREAT ID

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Trainee Research and Travel Awards

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