The Fabry Exchange: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment Initiation

This webcast was recorded during a live symposium at the WORLDSymposium Meeting in San Diego, CA, USA, on February 7, 2018. During the symposium, experts from around the world discussed the key clinical questions and controversies in the diagnosis of Fabry disease and the future direction of clinical management. They also addressed the consequences of delayed diagnosis and treatment initiation, provided guidance on understanding available diagnostic options, and discussed genotype–phenotype correlations and their significance for daily clinical practice.


This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinical geneticists, pediatricians, nephrologists, internists, neurologists, cardiologists, and other allied health care professionals responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with lysosomal diseases.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Recognize the consequences of delayed diagnosis and treatment initiation for patients with Fabry disease
  2. Describe key diagnostic algorithms for the evaluation of patients with Fabry disease, and discuss genotype-phenotype correlations


David G. Warnock, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA

Alberto Ortiz, MD, PhD
Health Research Institute of the Jimenez Diaz Foundation and Autonomous University of Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Gavin Y. Oudit, MD, PhD
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada

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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

FacultyRelationship Identified With:
David G. Warnock, MD

Consultant/Advisor: Sanofi Genzyme, Protalix Ltd., Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Stock Ownership: Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alberto Ortiz, MD, PhD

Consultant/Advisor: Sanofi Genzyme

Speakers Bureau: Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme, Shire

Grant/Research Support: Sanofi Genzyme
Gavin Y. Oudit, MD, PhD

Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Genzyme

Grant/Research Support: Sanofi Genzyme

Non-faculty: Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; Bernard M. Abrams, MD; Joke Artmanni; Megan Cannon, PhD; Marijke Verhaaf; hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have had any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercials interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

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This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.

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  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 0.50 Non-physician
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