2018 FOD/OAA International Metabolic Conference
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CONFERENCE IS FULL - CLOSED
Our 2018 FOD/OAA International Metabolic Conference will be in Bloomington, MN on July 6-7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport -- http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/minnesota/embassy-suites-by-hilton-minneapolis-airport-MSPAPES/index.html
You will need to make your Online Hotel Reservations EARLY because there is another major event in town on that date. If we fill all our rooms you may need to stay at a nearby hotel and come to the Embassy for the Conference talks.
If you decide to call the Hotel at 952.854.1000, be sure to tell them it's for the FOD/OAA Conference - give them the Group code 'FOD' so you get our Room Block Discount - $129/night + tax for a king size bed or $139/night + tax for 2 Double beds.
The Discount rate will be good from July 4 to July 8, 2018.
Online Conference Registration Form (link)- for everyone age 3 and older (so we have accurate food counts). There is NO FEE for registering Families, but it is $50 for each Professional. It is easier to register and view the Form using a computer but there is an APP for Eventbrite. You can register up to 6 in your Family at a time and 4 Professionals can register at one time. You can also cancel/update your registration from your confirmation link. IF you cancel PLEASE let Deb know so we can keep accurate food counts. Please complete before @ June 20th so we can give the Hotel our food counts.
Printed Conference Registration Form - due to Deb by June 15, 2018.
Friday and Saturday Breakfast is included in the Hotel reservation ~ we will have a reserved room for Breakfast. Lunch will be served to ALL Registrants on Friday and Saturday. If you do not have a Embassy Suites Hotel Reservation, you will need a voucher for the Fri & Sat breakfast and Fri night Reception - please note that on your Registration Form - there are questions for that.
Our 2018 FOD/OAA International Metabolic Conference is for parents, family members, affected individuals, professionals and exhibitors that have an interest in Metabolic Disorders.
It is only through generous donations and sponsorships that the FOD Group and OAA are able to offer such an important opportunity every two years to Families and Professionalseager to learn more about our disorders. Our premier Sponsor/Host is Mayo Medical Laboratories.
If you are interested in helping our efforts as a donor or a Conference Sponsor please refer to each Group's website linked above or contact Kathy Stagni directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763.559.1797!
Fatty Oxidation Disorders and Organic Acidemias are a group of rare metabolic disorders whereby fatty acids and protein, respectively, cannot be broken down in the body to be used as energy, especially in times of fasting or illness, and are treated through dietary changes and medications. When undiagnosed, severe medical complications and/or death can occur.
The importance of our Family Conference is to allow our members to meet other parents and professionals and learn more about their own or their child’s rare metabolic disorder. The focus for this conference is for Families to learn more about the medical management, nutrition and the social needs of caring for yourself or a child with a chronic disorder, specifically those with rare metabolic disorders. On Friday, we will have two separate sessions - one for the FOD Group and one for the OAA Group and there will be a Friday Night Reception from 6-9pm for Families and Speakers. Saturday we will have a joint FOD/OAA session, Group pictures taken with our FOD and OAA Tshirts, and a Professional Panel Question & Answer time. We will end with a beautiful Ending Ceremony Video!
The conference is a wonderful opportunity for Families to meet each other and have the opportunity to speak with professionals on an informal level. Children are encouraged to attend the Friday night Reception and we offer a variety of snacks and drinks during the Reception. Friday and Saturday Hot Breakfast buffet (available to Registrants staying at the Embassy - others will need a Voucher from us) and the Fri Lunch buffet and Saturday Box Lunch and snacks are provided to all Registrants (everyone age 3 and older MUST be registered- age 2 and below eat free). There is a Friday Night Reception 6-9pm for all Families and Professionals. Vouchers will be needed from us for those staying at other hotels/elsewhere.