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Registrations for the 9th PAHGC to Close on December 5th
CAGS, a division of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum ‎Award for Medical Sciences, announced that December 5th, 2021 is the last date for registration ‎for the 9th PAHGC. The virtual conference is scheduled to be held on December 8th and 9th, ‎‎2021.‎
The conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities for genomics in the Arab World. ‎‎The main topics to be discussed in the conference include big data genomics in ‎Arabs, new ‎insights into rare disease, genomics and society, and the genomics ‎of infection and ‎immunology.  The conference will feature lectures presented by a ‎number of scientists and ‎researchers, and will include the participation of a ‎number of doctors specialized in human ‎genetics from the region and abroad such as Dr. Khaled Fakhro, Sidra Medicine Qatar, and ‎Prof. Dr. Evan Eicher - University of Washington – USA.‎
Several games and contests will be organized during the conference. These include the contest ‎for the best poster as judged by the scientific committee and a separate contest for the most ‎liked poster. In addition, several games are currently running on the conference app, ranging ‎from small quizzes on genetics to larger challenges.  ‎
Dr. Andre Megarbane CAGS Arab Council member said “I’ve had the pleasure of being part of ‎the Pan Arab Human Genetics conference series for many years now. It has truly become an ‎event that we wait for and that has witnessed the start of great collaborations across the Arab ‎region”.‎
Dr.Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali Director, CAGS and President, Scientific Committee of 9th PAHGC ‎said “The scientific program for the 9th PAHGC has been designed to focus on the overall ‎theme of the conference on the challenges and opportunities for human genetic studies, ‎specifically in the Arab World. At the same time, we have also taken care to ensure that as ‎always, we are able to discuss the latest breakthroughs in human genetics from all over the ‎World. I am very thankful to the scientific committee of the conference for having designed ‎such a program and to our keynote and plenary speakers for accepting to be a part of this ‎event.”‎
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