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In the framework of SHAMS' preparation for HUGO2011: President of the Human Genome Organisation is in a visit to UAE next Sunday 25 November 2010
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences (SHAMS) announced that Professor Edison Liu, President of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) will start a 2-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, in order to hold a series of meetings with officials of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, the staff of the award’s Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS), and other related associations to discuss all actions which have been taken to hold the Human Genome Meeting HGM2011 in Dubai.
 
He will also sign the contract of hosting the meeting which will be held under the title Genetic Diversity and Inherited Diseases.
 
Mr. Abdullah Bin Souqat, Executive Director of SHAMS, said that during the13th meeting of HUGO in Hyderabad, India (2008) it was announced that the Award will host HGM2011.
 
Accordingly, efforts are being in full swing to guarantee that the meeting will be in line with the significant status of the United Arab Emirates and the importance of the event which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance.
 
“HGM2011 is the 15th meeting for the organization and its 1st meeting in an Arab country. It is scheduled to be held from 14th to 17th of March 2011 at Dubai World Trade Centre with the participation of more than 1500 physicians and geneticists and 40 keynote speakers from Canada, America, Australia, China, Singapore, Arab States, and others”, he referred.
 
He also pointed out that the scientific committee has received a large number of research papers from many countries through a dedicated submission system at the website of the conference at www.hgm2011.org . The research papers will be evaluated and selected by a highly standard Scientific Committee of senior Arab and foreign scientists and geneticists.
 
It should be noted that over 20 years, the age of HUGO, the organization has been able to play a pivotal role in achieving many important scientific achievements in the field of Human Genome studies.
 
HUGO is keen to provide rich and poor countries equal opportunities by cooperating together to ensure a sustained dialogue in this field.
 
Every year, HUGO holds its annual meeting in different countries around the world. Its annual meeting is considered as the only occasion which attracts the international scientific community interested in human genome studies.