ISMRD BrochurePenguin

Our brochure can be downloaded here.

Penguin Cafe Discussion Forums

The Penguin Cafe Discussion Forums was developed back in 2004 so that families had a means of exchanging information about the lives of those affected by Glycoprotein Storage Diseases. The Cafe is a series of topic forums specific to each diagnosis with discussions centering around a host of individual “thread,” or subjects.

The Cafe has not been used for a number of years now as Facebook and Twitter have taken over; however there is a lot of useful information for those who want to go searching for it. ISMRD will be closing the posting option on the Cafe to read only.  If you have a question and want to know more please join us on our Facebook page.

Useful Links

We have gathered a number of external links that maybe useful for those searching for more information.

ISMRD has made a number of YouTube movies which can be viewed below.

Medical Papers

We have collected a number of medical papers that maybe of interest to those searching for information about their particular disease.

Natural History Study

In 2006 ISMRD and the Greenwood Genetic Centre began a partnership to develop and deliver the world’s first and only Natural History Study for Mucolipidosis. In 2012 at our Scientific/Family conference the study was expanded to include the other 8 diseases that we support.

The Longitudinal Studies of the Glycoproteinoses is currently recruiting patients. You can contact the Greenwood Genetic Centre directly or you can message ISMRD at

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