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SHAMS supports activities of WHO. 23 November 2009
Within the framework of supporting scientific research generally, and genetic research particularly, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rahsid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences' Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS)  has cooperated with WHO's Regional Mediterranean Office's Department of Research Policy and cooperation to organize a workshop from 23 to 25 November 2009 in Cairo entitled "train-to-trainer".
 
Dr. Ghazi Tadmori, Assistant Director of CAGS and a main lecturer said that through practical sessions at a special computer laboratory, 20 doctors will be trained.
 
He added that the workshop will provide training course for them on ways of using the Internet to get information about many topics like Human Genome or bioinformatics sciences, HTML, indexing medical periodicals, and getting professional approach to search through Genetic Disorders Data Bases.
 
It is worthy to mention that one of the most important   achievements of CAGS, established in 2003, is the establishment of its catalogue of transmission Genetics in Arabs (CTGA) database, dealing with human genetic variations and genetic disorders in the Arab Countries.
 
Accessibility to the database is free and it is continuously updated.