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Upcoming Events

Events and confererences for patients and families affected by metabolic disorders, and for health care professionals in the fields of medicine and genetics —

Winter

Family Day of Winter Fun
Families affected by PKU and allied disorders, and their extended family and friends, are invited to this fun winter outing. The event is hosted annually by our friends at the New England Connection for PKU and Allied Disorders (NECPAD).

Spring

Annual PKU Weekend Fundraiser
Presented by the PKU Challenge, and featuring social events and special meals for adults and children, nutrition events, talks, and fundraising activities.

Summer

Canoeing during Teen Challenge 2007

Canoeing at a Teen Event

Face Forward Conference
This conference, produced by Next Step, provides teens and young adults living with metabolic/genetic conditions an opportunity to come together for four days of fun and adventure. Details are here.

Teen Challenge
An exciting, three-day, summer event designed especially for teenagers (ages 13-18 years) with PKU or other metabolic conditions. The program is offered through the Metabolism program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is designed to help teens build a supportive social network, try new and challenging activities, build resiliency and self-confidence, and build skills for independent health managment.

PKU Camp at Burgess & Hayward
Since 1997 Camp Burgess & Hayward in Sandwich, MA, has teamed with Boston Children’s Hospital to offer a coed week of PKU Camp in August. Children with PKU join campers with and without PKU for a totally integrated week of overnight summer camp.

Fall

Annual Meeting of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs
Held annually at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. The meeting is open to Consortium members. The purpose of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs is to increase knowledge of metabolic disorders and to improve the delivery of health care to patients in our region.  The Consortium provides a forum for discussions and the possibility for joint projects to carry out our goals.

Year-Round

Family Weekends
Members of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs organize family weekends throughout the New England area for kids and teens with metabolic disorders, and for their families. These weekend events are a chance for patients and families to get together together socially, to have fun, do self-esteem-building activities, and to share information and support.

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