INDO-GERMAN METABOLIC MEET
HANNOVER MEDICAL SCHOOL
The Hannover Medical School (abbreviated MHH in German), founded in 1965, is one of the world's leading university medical centres. The research and patient care set national and international standards. Their outstanding success in interdisciplinary collaboration both within the MHH and with extramural scientific institutions is reflected in the fact that the MHH is the German medical university with the greatest volume of grant funding.
PhD students and scientists from all over the world are involved in a variety of research projects at the MHH and partner institutes. Indo-German cooperation has taken place in 2006, and having been inaugurated on 3 April 2007 is today also being a part of the Indo-German Convention of Lindau Alumni 2021.
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, in cooperation with Hannover Medical School, Germany and Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences will host the 3rd edition of the Indo German Metabolic Meet (IGMM) on 25th September. IGMM focuses on a group of inherited, genetic disorders called as “Inborn Errors of Metabolism” or IEMs. Though individually each disease in this group is rare, taken together there is a significant number of cases worldwide. India is currently facing several challenges in diagnosing and treating these disorders due to several aspects like lack of awareness, funding for newborn screening programs, cost effective treatment options and also very few doctors working in this field of medicine.
Through IGMM 2021, we aim to increase awareness in the field of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, amongst not only Pediatricians, Geneticists and Biochemists, but also public health professionals, dietitians and medical students. We also aim at exploring avenues for some mutually beneficial Indo German cooperation in this field.