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Clinicians and researchers

For health professionals dealing with a case of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) we can offer information on the disease, information on Gene Therapy being provided by the NHS at specialist centres in England, details of clinical trials, details of palliative and therapeutic care and contact with specialists in the field. You can contact us on

We are currently working on a Database of all known cases of MLD in the UK. Patient information in this Database will be used to help us keep in touch with all affected families and locate people who may be eligible to participate in particular studies, such as trials to test new treatments.

MLD Support Association also organises a bi-annual Scientific Conference where scientists and clinicians who specialise in Leukodystrophies, both from the UK and overseas, can meet up to learn about current treatment and research.  We are currently in the early stages of organizing a Scientific Conference in London in Autumn 2022. If you are interested in attending, please contact us on

We have also produced a leaflet Understanding MLD to provide information on MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) for Hospitals, GP Surgeries, Paediatric Clinics, Schools and Nurseries.