Exome sequencing and the management of neurometabolic disorders” , download article here

The metabolic evaluation of the child with an intellectual developmental disorder: Diagnostic algorithm for identification of treatable causes and new digital resource, download article here.

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The inaugural Tour de TIDE charitable fundraiser car rally supporting TIDE-BC research at BC Childrens Hospital
has been postponed to 2014.

The TOUR de TIDE Organizing Committee wishes to extend sincere gratitude to our esteemed sponsors and supporters who stepped
up to support this innovative fundraiser. We will continue working towards our benchmarks to ensure all objectives are met.

Please watch out for an announcement of a 2014 date, which will be released once all logistical details are confirmed.

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"Innovative mental Health initiative calls on donors to Ride the Tide", is the title of a short article in the philanthropy special of today's Globe & Mail.
Now that the TIDE project has been successfully up & running for one year it's time to look forward to the years ahead. One important aspect is funding. To secure the continuation of the program in the years ahead we've asked a wonderful group of people to help us to organize an unique and special fundraise event…ideas went back & forth and the outcome is a Car Rally in September 2013 to raise funds for the TIDE program: RIDE the TIDE. Further details will be announced this spring. One thing we know for sure, it promises to be a unique event! More details can be found on the RIDE the TIDE website www.ridethetide.ca.

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During the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Conference (held in Vancouver Oct 28-31, 2012) TIDE BC presented four posters highlighting several of TIDE’s accomplishments


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The Garrod Association is an affiliation of over one hundred Canadian clinicians, researchers and policymakers involved in hereditary metabolic diseases and this year, their annual meeting and symposium was held in Winnipeg on May the 4th and 5th. TIDE BC’s Prof. Sylvia Stockler was there, presenting her recent findings on identifying patients with PKU that respond to sapropterin treatment and, to host a workshop on improving evidence of treatments for rare diseases.
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StaR Child Health (Standards for Research in Child Health) is a group of methodologists, clinicians and policy makers who seek to enhance the quality, ethics and reliability of pediatric clinical research by promoting the use of evidence-based standards or guidance for clinical studies with children.
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The TIDE team has been given the opportunity to make its appearance at The Grand Rounds late 2011 and early 2012. The first presentation titled: "Riding the TIDE: Innovating the Diagnostic Approach to Treatable Intellectual Disabilities" was focussed on diagnosis of ID patients (november 4th 2011). The second presentation titled: "Individualized Treatment of Intellectual Disabilities: The Power of
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Both the TIDE BC project and the Treatable-ID.org App are based upon a systematic literature review, performed by Dr. Clara van Karnebeek & Dr. Sylvia Stöckler. This review, titled: "Treatable inborn errors of metabolism causing intellectual disability: A systematic literature review" identifies 81 inborn errors of metabolism which are causally related to intellectual disability and amenable to
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