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November 17, 2015

Sidra to Host Series of Genomic Focused Events in Qatar

Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) is hosting a series of genomic focused events featuring leading experts from around the globe. The Genomics Analysis and Genetic Testing – Ethics, Law and Society Workshop will be hosted on 24 November and the Functional Genomics Symposium will be on 13 and 14 December 2015.
Both events are part of the Sidra Symposia Series and are free to attend for doctors, healthcare professionals, researchers, scientists, academics and students. Registration is mandatory.

For more details, including speaker bios, program agenda and to register please visit:

The Genomics Analysis and Genetic Testing – Ethics, Law & Society Workshop: 24 November 2015
The Genomics Analysis and Genetic Testing – Ethics, Law and Society Workshop will provide an opportunity to reach a consensus on ethical, legal and social issues related to genomic analysis and genetic testing in general, with a specific focus on Qatar. This workshop is directed towards academia, students, researchers, geneticists, and regulatory agents involved in the field of genomic analysis and genetic testing.

Dr Mohamed Ghaly, Professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics from Hamad Bin Khalifa University will be providing the local context with a discussion on the Islamic perspective on genetic testing and genomic analysis.

One of the key outcomes for the workshop is to develop a paper on “Genetic testing and genomic analysis: a debate on ethical, social and legal issues in the Arab world with a focus on Qatar”.

Functional Genomics Symposium: 13-14 December 2015
The Functional Genomics Symposium will offer the opportunity to discuss cutting edge advances in functional genomics with insights into the mapping of the human genome and outcomes related to precision medicine. The symposium will feature presentations that will address the impact of genetic studies on complex disorders and rare diseases.

To read the full article on Sidra’s website, please click here.