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Membership:  2015 Membership Application Form

Contact Us: Please email Janice.Little@lhsc.on.ca with your questions or comments so they may be directed to the appropriate person.  Thank you.

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The next Garrod meeting will be in Halifax, NS
May 19-21, 2016

Theme is Treatment and Management of Metabolic Disorders
Hotel is Marriott Harbour front located on the Historic Halifax waterfront
Dinner Gala at Pier 21

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Garrod 2017 – Montréal, QC
Garrod 2018 – Edmonton, AB
Link to photos from the 2015 meeting

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NEW An International Registry for Morquio-B Disease hosted at BC Children’s Hospital

Morquio-B-Disease is an ultra-rare form of late-onset GM1-Gangliosidosis, characterized by bone disease resembling Morquio-A Disease.

Various research consortia are currently developing treatments for this condition.

Funding from the Priest Family Foundation (www.morquiob.com) allows us to collect natural history data, which will be most essential for the future design of clinical trials.

If you have patients with Morquio-B-Disease or with late-onset GM1-Gangliosidosis, please contact us.

Every single patient is important.

Sylvia Stockler (PI) sstockler@cw.bc.ca

Maria Boldut (Project Manager) maria.boldut@cw.bc.ca

Rare Diseases: Models & Mechanisms Network Have you identified a new genetic disease or work on a genetic disease which would merit further research in a model organism? If so, please consult http://rare-diseases-catalyst-network.ca for funding and collaboration opportunities. Letter of Information

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

Seeking Farber Disease or SMA-PME Patients Plexcera Therapeutics LLC, a biotech firm which is developing an enzyme replacement therapy for acid ceramidase deficiency, is seeking Farber Disease patients to be part of a clinical trial to commence tentatively in the second half of 2015.

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.

Please contact him for further information at patients@plexcera.com

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

Biochemical Diseases  Fellow Position BC Children’s Hospital has a position for a Biochemical Diseases Fellow.  Please click on the link for more information http://www.brainhunter.com/frontoffice/seekerViewJobDetailAction.do?sitecode=pl355&jobId=1899883&page=search&external=