Hellenic Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism aims in the :

  • Promotion of research and studies regarding the identification, diagnosis and management of Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Promotion of communication and collaboration of scientists involved in Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Greece and abroad
  • Promotion of the collaboration of its members with societies, scientific groups and institutions involved in the field of IEM
  • Represention of its members in corresponding European and International Organizations
  • Organization of National and International meetings in Greece


 About the Hellenic Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism

The management of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and in general of rare disorders in Greece is insufficient and fragmentary.First of all it is essential to recognise the importance of these conditions.Then to organize their management at all levels,including the application of clinical and laboratory training programs.the quality control of the provided services as well as determining the rules that will govern the operation of centers engaged in the diagnosis and follow up,both clinical and laboratory,of patients with IEM.All patients should have equall oportunities and access to all health services that should cover the whole spectrum of their needs,including their appropiate therapeutic management,which,at least in some cases ,can be of a very high financial cost.



 About Inborn Errors of Metabolism

The term Inborn Errors of Metabolism was used for the first time by Sir Archibald Garrod in his speech at the Royal College of Physicians of London reffering to the first 4 diseases to be classified in this group.Today more than 500 different Inborn Errors of Metabolism have been described,a number that is continuously increasing.It is estimated that 20% of the hereditary genetic diseases are metabolic disorders.They are classified in the group of rare disases since each individual defect is rare.However their overall frequency is at least 1:2000 births.Their number,the complexity and the diversity of their clinical presentation constitute a major challenge for every clinical doctor and scientist.



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