Six Dutch metabolic academic centers and the Dutch umbrella patient organization VKS have joined forces in order to improve future perspectives of inherited metabolic disease patients and their families.
Inherited metabolic diseases are often recognized (too) late or sometimes not recognized at all. The UMD medical doctors, researchers and laboratory specialists are committed to improve, accelerate and expedite diagnosis and provide the best care for children and adults with an inherited metabolic disease.
Together we can do great things with respect to diagnosis, care and therapy
Five themes have been defined to achieve these objectives. These themes are driven by different coordinators.
The activities undertaken in order to achieve our goals are visualized in the metabolic catalyst wheel. The patient can be included in any phase of the program.
This involves patients:
The further the patient moves through the metabolic catalyst wheel, the greater the chance that he/she moves towards customized treatment and care.