Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences receives research papers for the Human Genome Meeting 2011
07 November 2010
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences declared that the 15th of December 2010 is the last date for receiving research paper submissions for the Human Genome Meeting 2011.
The meeting will be held in Dubai from the 14th to 17th of March 2011 by the Award’s Centre for Arab Genomic Studies under the title Genomics of Human Diversity and Hereditable Disorders.
The conference aims at bridging gaps between Arab and foreign geneticists and exchanging their knowledge in order to serve clinical practices generally in the world and particularly in the Arab Region.
More than 1500 physicians and geneticists are expected to participate in the conference, in addition to more than 12 keynote speakers from Canada, America, Australia, China, Singapore and others.
The Human Genome Meeting 2011 is considered the 15th meeting for the international Human Genome Organisation HUGO, and its 1st meeting in an Arab country.
Dr. Mahmoud Talib Al Ali Director of Centre for Arab Genomic Studies said that the patron of the award H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, has given his instructions to take all measurements to ensure a successful conference commensurate with the importance of the event regionally and globally.
Dr. Al Ali said that the scientific committee of the conference is composed of high-level international senior scientists and geneticists.
"The scientific committee has received a large number of research papers from many countries of the world through a dedicated submission system at the website of the conference at www.hgm2011.org". "The abstracts will be evaluated and selected accordingly either as lectures or printed/electronic posters" he said.
He also added that the agenda of the HGM 2011 includes many important topics like genomic databases, ethical and legal challenges in genomics as well as the outlines of the reality of genetics in developing countries.
Dr. Mahmoud Talib Al Ali added that the conference will also discuss many practical aspects of human genetics such as regulations of genomic services and products, advances in medical genomics, and the relationship between cardiovascular and metabolic genetics.
The conference will discuss a number of important regional and global initiatives which aims at serving genetics, including the initiative of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences in the United Arab Emirates which took upon itself the responsibility of establishing the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies in 2003 to support and unify efforts of Arab geneticists.
It should be noted that the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) is a global organization that aims at achieving integration between genetics and clinical medicine, and supporting efforts in developing countries in order to keep pace with the progress made by developed countries in genomic fields.