The Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS), a division of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, has extended the deadline for submitting posters for the 9th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (PAHGC) until November 15, 2021.
The 9th PAHGC will be held virtually on the 8th and 9th of December, 2021 and 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 immunity. 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.
Speaking about the conference, Prof. Habiba Al Safar, Director of Khalifa University Biotechnology Center and CAGS Executive Committee Member and Speaker at the 9th PAHGC said, “I am a big believer in what’s called personalized Medicine, which is a new frontier for healthcare combining genomics, big data analytics, and population health. It's an honor and a privilege to be part of organizing the Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference which brings together students, researchers, physicians, and medical communities to share their expertise, best practice, and the potential for genomics to improve healthcare across the Arab nation”.
Dr. Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali, Director of CAGS and President of the Scientific Committee of the conference, said, “It gives me great pleasure to announce yet another edition of the Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference. This time around, we have chosen to focus on the theme of challenges and opportunities for human genomics in the Arab World. And I am looking forward to some of the exciting talks that will be presented by our distinguished speakers.”
It is worth noting that the CAGS webinar series, which was initiated in February of this year, will conclude tomorrow, October 27th, with the last of the webinars, this time discussing metabolic disorders.
Further details about the conference as well as registration to the event are available at www.pahgc.com.