A course about synaptic metabolism of the Recordati Rare Disease Foundation will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on November 16 – 18, 2017.

Participants are expected to have prior knowledge about the field: practical experience with diagnosis treatment, and/or basic research is recommended. Participants are also expected to present a case report relevant to the theme of the course.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn the basis of neuronal communication in IEM and to understand that this is not restricted to the synthesis, catabolism and transport of the “classic neurotransmitters”.
  • To introduce new categories of neurometabolic diseases based on the description of biochemical pathways, trafficking and signaling functions at the synapse, and to recognize the main clinical manifestations.
  • To learn how neurometabolic diseases affect the brain as a whole system through the study of neuronal connectivity.
  • To give an insight into new therapeutic strategies such as neuromodulation in IEM.


To know more about the course (description, programme and registration) click here.



The elaboration of this post has been financed by the project PI15/01082, as a part of the National Plan of I+D+I and co-financed by the ISCIII – General Deputy Direction for Evaluation and Development of Health Research – and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).