About UMDF Mitochondrial Medicine 2021 Virtual - Continuing Medical Education Activity

The Mitochondrial Medicine Society Platform - Updates in Mitochondrial Disease was a live virtual activity on June 24, 2021 and is now offered as enduring material on Mito U post symposium. The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation proudly hosts annual symposia, bringing together the mitochondrial medicine community. For more information about UMDF, visit www.umdf.org.

Continuing Medical Education Course Information


The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and PeerPoint Medical Education Institute have joined efforts to sponsor and organize a CME-accredited VIRTUAL activity. Mitochondrial diseases are more common than previously recognized and mitochondrial pathophysiology is now a recognized part of many disease processes, including heart disease, cancer, AIDS and diabetes. This live virtual meeting is directed toward the scientist and clinician interested in obtaining a comprehensive update on mitochondrial medicine. The format will include didactic lectures from invited experts intermixed with a rigorous virtual panel discussion. There will be ample time for questions and answers throughout the program. 


Neurologists, Geneticists, Researchers/Scientists, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Nephrologists, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Genetic Counselors, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physicians Assistants, RNs, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology, Nutritional Therapy, and Residents/Fellows/Students.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live and enduring formats for this educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Live Activity Date: June 24, 2021

Enduring Activity:

Release Date: July 7, 2021 Expiration Date: July 6, 2024


  • Learn about how pediatric to adult transition of care has been achieved in other chronic complex conditions and how this could be a model for mitochondrial disorders.
  • Learn about the POLG disease spectrum and its role in adult mitochondrial disorders.
  • Review the available therapies for MELAS and evidence base behind their use.
  • Understand the role of chronic pain in patients with mitochondrial disorders and its impact overall wellbeing and function.