2016 Symposium Group photo

Making a Difference

The SSADH community is made up of families, scientists and doctors from around the world working together to make a better life for this very special patient population.

Our Mission

The SSADH Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to helping children and families affected by an ultra-rare neurometabolic disorder known as Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency or SSADH.

The SSADH Association is committed to those affected with this neurotransmitter disease through education, advocacy and research.

News & Updates

Proceedings Published from Virtual Conference

January 26, 2021

The manuscripts from the 2020 Virtual SSADH Conference are being published on-line through the Journal of Child Neurology.  We are…

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Inducible SSADH Mouse Model

December 17, 2020

In early 2020, Drs. Rotenberg and Lee from Boston Children’s Hospital were given a one year $100,000 grant to create…

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SSADH Consortium (SDIC)

October 20, 2020

The SSADH Virtual Conference was held on July 9 and 10, 2020. The top SSADH researchers and clinicians from around…

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Successful 22nd Annual Chip for Charity

September 17, 2020

The 22nd Annual Chip for Charity Golf Outing was help on September 10 in southern Wisconsin in honor of Sam…

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The 2020 Virtual SSADH Conference held July 9 and 10, was made up of two half day events including formal presentations by outstanding clinicians and researchers in the field from around the world, allowing for a question and answer session at the end of each speaker.

The goal of the conference was to share updates from the on-going Natural History Study, encourage brainstorming between researchers and clinicians and discuss the best directions for future research moving forward. A portion of the agenda was devoted to update families and caregivers of SSADH patients.

The proceeding from this event will be published in the Journal of Child Neurology at a later date.  

Below are the links to the recording for each session.  The recordings will be available until early 2021. 
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 1
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 2
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 3
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 4

Conference Organizers:  Dr. Jean-Baptiste Roullet, Dr. K. Michael Gibson
Dr. Phillip Pearl, Dr. Melissa DiBacco, Alice McConnell, & Carolyn Hoffman


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