The Anatomy of a Metabolic Crisis: Identify and Treat




Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Mirage Event Center C3
**Breakfast Provided**


Mark S. Korson, M.D.                                              
Clinical Biochemical Geneticist
Director of Education
Director of Physician Support
VMP Genetics, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Program Overview

Genetic metabolic diseases, rare disorders with a wide variety of clinical phenotypes, are commonly associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with acute and acute-on-chronic presentations show up in pediatric and adult emergency departments, often in life-threatening circumstances. In some pediatric cases, the diagnoses are already known because the patients have been identified through the newborn screening process or by a specialist. However, most metabolic diseases are not included in the newborn screening panel, and the diagnosis is usually missed or unknown in late-onset cases. This symposium provides emergency medicine clinicians with a practical approach to identify recognizable pediatric and adult metabolic conditions, as well as guidelines for administering first-line treatment that can be life-saving. The interactive nature of the workshop provides the opportunity to apply learned principles to real patient cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to demonstrate improved ability to: 
  • Identify those symptoms that suggest a “metabolic crisis”
  • Utilize those tests that can help characterize an acute metabolic disorder
  • Implement practical treatment strategies that can serve to stabilize a possible metabolic case
  • Develop a plan to get help when you suspect a patient with a possible or likely inborn error

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EXCEL Continuing Education and VMP Genetics. EXCEL Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

EXCEL Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
  • Nurse Practitioners: AANP accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. 


Dr. Korson, EXCEL staff, and peer reviewer have no relevant financial information to disclose.

Grant Supporter

Supported through an educational grant from RECORDATI RARE DISEASES.