Sick Days & Emergency Protocols: Helpful and Potentially Harmful

Event Date:

February 4, 2022

Event Time:

12:00 pm

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Join MitoAction and Dr. Mark Korson, VMP Genetics, as he discusses sick days, navigating the ER as a patient, and the importance/challenges of protocol letters within the mitochondrial disease community.


About the Speaker

Dr. Mark Korson graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto and completed a pediatric residency at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, followed by a genetics/metabolism fellowship at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. He directed the metabolic clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital until 2000 and across town at Tufts Medical Center until 2014. He co-founded and co-directs the North American Metabolic Academy, the premier educational experience around metabolic disease for genetics trainees on this continent. In 2017, he joined VMP Genetics as Director of Education and Physician Support Services, providing remote assistance to clinicians caring for patients with proven or suspected metabolic diseases.

He also directs a very active education program that addresses knowledge gaps among non-genetic physicians, as well as non-physician health professionals who work in metabolic clinics but who have never had any formal training in this specialty. He initiated and oversees at VMP Genetics the Patient-Teacher Registry and Patient-Teacher Video Catalog, with the aim of ensuring that the patient voice plays a bigger role in the education of health professionals. Regionally, he is on the board of the New England Regional Genetics Network, and as a founding board member of Rare New England, hosts their annual Rare Disease Day Speakers Series in New England and their online Genetics Career Fairs.


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