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Liver disease due to Inborn Errors of Metabolism: Emerging phenotypes, diagnostic approaches and novel therapies in the era of Genomic and Precision Medicine

Inherited liver disorders are metabolic and genetic defects that result in early, chronic liver damage. Many are due to an inherited defect of an enzyme/transport protein resulting in abnormality of a metabolic pathway. Errors of energy metabolism due to primary mitochondrial defects are also an important cause of severe liver dysfunction especially in children. While most are individually rare, the collective prevalence of these disorders appears to be higher, and they are increasingly recognized thanks to availability of genetic testing.  Early diagnosis helps to reduce invasive and expensive testing, streamlines therapy and facilitates genetic counseling where indicated. In this webinar, we'll use illustrative cases to review the pathophysiology of such diseases and the diagnostic algorithms, focusing on the role of metabolic testing and molecular genetics.

Specialty Focus: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Liver Transplant

The new Medical Genetics Specialty Series takes a deep dive into specialties across the healthcare system sharing expertise, resources, and the latest developments in genetic medicine to support our partners in patient care.

Our introductory 2020 series covers specialties including oncology, neurology, radiology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, dermatology, transgender medicine, ophthalmology, and gastroenterology. Our faculty invites recommendations for future topics throughout the 2020 series. 

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Thursday, January 28 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture/Seminar, Course


Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Medical Genetics Specialty Series




Genetics and Genomic Sciences (GGS)

Dr. Jaya Ganesh, Associate Professor

Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai