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.


It is for all the above reasons that the Hellenic Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism was established in 2009.Members are medical doctors of different subspecialities, biochemists, biologists, geneticists, physiotherapists, dieticains and psychologists.They reflect the spectrum of expertise required for the diagnosis,follow-up,therapeutic intervention and prevention of these diseases.