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MSUD Family Day

November 3, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Clinic for Special Children is hosting a family day for families with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) on November 3rd at the Strasburg Mennonite Church.  Experts will share updates related to research and clinical care.

To attend, please RSVP with the Clinic by calling (717) 687-9407.  RSVP is required to attend.  There is no cost to the event.


8:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions | Kevin A. Strauss, MD, Medical Director, Clinic for Special Children

8:35 AM: The History of Therapeutics for MSUD | Kevin A. Strauss, MD, Medical Director, Clinic for Special Children

9:10 AM: Principles of Day-to-day Metabolic Control: What to Measure, When, and Why? | Donna L. Robinson, MSN, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner, Clinic for Special Children

9:45 AM: Challenges of MSUD Management | Grace Meier, MD, Clinic for Special Children, Family Medicine Physician

10:20 AM: Break

10:35 AM: Updates on Liver Transplantation for MSUD | Kyle Soltys, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Transplant Surgeon & Associate Professor of Surgery and/or George Mazariegos, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Chief, Pediatric Transplantation & Professor of Surgery and Critical Care

11:00 AM: Residual Risks Post-Transplant | D. Holmes Morton, MD, Central Pennsylvania Clinic, Medical Director

11:15 AM: The MSUD Experience From a Parent’s Perspective | Panel Discussion

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:oo PM: Clinical Trials for MSUD: A Primer for Families | Karlla Brigatti, MS, GCG, Clinic for Special Children, Research Operations Director

1:30 PM: AAV Gene Therapy in Mice with Classic MSUD | Represenatives from UMass Chan Medical School

2:00 PM: AAV Gene Therapy for Newborn Calves with Classic MSUD | Laura Poskitt, DO, Clinic for Special Children, Pediatrician

2:40 PM: Family Support Group’s Research Priorities | Karen Dolins, EdD, CSSD, CDN, MSUD Family Support Group, Board Member

3:10 PM: Q & A with Speakers

4:00 PM: Adjourn


November 3, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Clinic for Special Children
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Strasburg Mennonite Church
1514 Village Road
Strasburg, PA 17579 United States
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