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Membership

The New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs is unique in being the only professional organization in New England that brings together those involved in the identification, treatment, and study of inborn errors of metabolism. Consortium members include professionals from metabolic health care and research centers, public health departments, and newborn screening programs. Representatives from industry, from organizations for families and patients, and from support groups also participate. Consortium projects have included: developing acute illness protocols for the treatment of metabolic disorders to be used by general practitioners and emergency room staff, and sponsoring social support events around New England.

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Attending the Consortium’s Annual Meeting, November 2009, Boylston, MA

Benefits of Consortium Membership
Members are involved at a direct level with the latest issues in metabolic research and health care. Members are able to interact within a professional forum that incorporates metabolic centers around New England. Membership also entails inclusion in the mailing list, monthly e-mail updates and memos, and access to the restricted membership list. The Consortium also holds an annual meeting by invitation only.

To Join
If you are interested in becoming a member of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs, please contact Vera Anastasoaie at vera.anastasoaie@childrens.harvard.edu with your request. Please include your name, address, email address, phone number, organizational affiliation, and a brief decription of why you would like to become a member.

Outside of New England Membership
Individuals from outside of the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) may join, but as adjunct members. This means that they may attend meetings but only if there is room.

Annual Consortium Meeting
The annual meeting of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs by invitation only and is meant to be a working meeting as well as a forum to learn about the latest developments in metabolism research and medical care.  Representatives from industries that produce special medical foods and formulas for metabolic disorders attend and exhibit their products. Information from past annual meetings is here. To request an invitation, please contact Vera Anastasoaie, vera.anastasoaie@childrens.harvard.edu.

Dues and Funding
The Consortium does not require annual dues from members.  Vendors who exhibit at our annual meeting can make a donation to support the Consortium. Additional funding for the Consortium’s operating expenses has been provided by BioMarin, and Boston Children’s Hospital provides administrative support and meeting space.