(Continued from Vol., 14 No. 2)

The 1996 MSUD Symposium was held in Columbus, OH on June 20 through 22, 1996. This was likely the largest group of persons with MSUD to ever gather in one place. Symposium '96 was attended by 55 families who have children with MSUD.

The last issue of the Newsletter included highlights of the speeches presented the first day of our Symposium. This issue covers the talks given on the second day (Saturday). A mother and daughter from Australia and a mother from Chile shared their personal experiences. A professional and a sibling addressed sibling issues; the latest in diet and nutrition were covered by nutritionists and parents in a speech and a panel discussion; parents of older children with MSUD met for a time of sharing; and there was a talk on self esteem. During the Symposiums, parents have the opportunity to share their observations and concerns with other parents on an informal basis. This valuable part of the Symposium cannot be covered in the Newsletter.


The MSUD Family Support Group is currently funding several research projects and we are proactively looking for researchers interested in developing new treatments or finding a cure for MSUD. Significant funding is necessary if we are to accomplish this goal.
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