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.”