Deadline for Poster Submission to the 9th Pan Arab Human Genetics ‎Conference Extended ‎ 26 October 2021
Dubai-26th October 2021: 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
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