Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Scientific Committee, to welcome you to the III-South European Academy in Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this educational program is organized as an online event. We are very excited that you will be joining us for what should be a very interactive and enjoyable meeting, with original research data and ‘hot topics’ examined by experts working in the field of Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMD). There is also opportunity to actively participate in the workshop discussions and consider many clinical questions with the expert panels. 

In our meeting, we will be looking forward and reflect on how dietetic practice may change. It is important that we are ready to adapt our mindset and gain new knowledge and skills, so we are equipped to embrace and lead any future transformations. We will also be challenging existing dietetic practice and examining some older topics such as protein tolerance and obesity in phenylketonuria but considering new studies and examining what collective research evidence is really telling us. We will explore new therapies in PKU and what it may mean for dietetic practice. Mental health issues in PKU will be considered. It is essential to deliberate the impact that dietetic practice may have on the welfare of individuals with PKU and how the mental health of an individual may affect alter their capacity to manage their treatment needs. 

We will finish with a lively question and answer session, with experts discussing and debating the approach to dietetic practice in three areas: urea cycle disorders, glutaric aciduria type I and tyrosinaemia type I. 

We hope that you enjoy the III-South European Academy in IMD and that it is valuable in increasing your knowledge, confidence and clinical skills.

Anita MacDonald 
On behalf of the Scientific Committee





MacDonald Macdonald Anita
Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK

Burlina Burlina Alberto
Director Division of Inherited Metabolic Diseases
Reference Centre Expanded Newborn Screening
DIDAS Servizi di Diagnostica Integrata
University Hospital of Padova, Italy

Nicola Nicola Orejas Gabriela Noemi
Hospital Universitário Son Espases
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Rocha Rocha Júlio César
NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Reference Centre of Inherited Metabolic Diseases | Centro Hospitalar
Universitário de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Portugal


The future of dietetics in Inborn Errors of Metabolism - let’s look into the crystal ball!
Anita MacDonald

Natural protein tolerance in PKU - what do we know?
Alex Pinto

Obesity in adults with PKU - the real story
Júlio César Rocha

Looking after mental health in PKU - how to support?
Serap Sivri

Starting non diet therapies in PKU: factors to consider
Alberto Burlina

Urea cycle disorders
Eleana Petropoulou - Gaspar Silva Patrícia

Glutaric aciduria type 1
Isidro Vitoria Miñana - Dolores García Arenas

Anne Daly



The SEA-IEM 3rd South European Academy Nutrition Education of IEM, none, Italy, 30/09/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 4 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim nly those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.” “Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn. org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC ®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

EACCME® credits

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.