World CDG-AED Program 2015-2017 (CDG–Awareness. Education. Diagnosis)
Vanessa Ferreira, PhD, MBA (Portuguese Association for CDG and
Related Rare Metabolic Pathologies)
Collaborators: Families and CDG professionals
Graphic designer: Diogo Sampaio
Raising Awareness for Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation.
Shaping the future “World CDG program 2015-2017”.
Why? CDG awareness can dramatically reduce the time to a diagnosis which will allow health care teams to reduce or prevent patient complications, to develop tailored treatments, and to provide more accurate genetic counselling for families.
Goal: To raise awareness and aid in the diagnosis of CDG among doctors and related healthcare professionals.
How? Several posters translated in 11 languages for families and physicians will be disseminated to help identify CDG symptoms. A list of major labs involved in CDG diagnosis will be provided.
Access to the posters and other resources for awareness can be found in the resources section of the Portuguese Association for CDG website.