Sidra Medicine is proud to host its fourth annual Functional Genomics Symposium from 8-10 December 2018 titled “Big Data to Clinic”.  This year’s symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss cutting edge advances in genetics, genomics and “big data” in the field of medicine.

Understanding the variation of the human genome as well as its analysis and the evaluation of functional consequences of genetic variability requires extensive research, investment and collaboration. This needs the convergence of different communities of scientists to address the complexity of human disease and genome biology.

The “Big Data to Clinic” Functional Genomics Symposium will bring together a cross-disciplinary set of speakers who can address all aspects of genome variability and function, with a specific focus on the genetics of disorders affecting children.

 

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Competitive Travel Awards

Oral and Poster Presentations

Deadline: October 31, 2018

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Overview

The symposium will assemble a unique and highly interdisciplinary international community to discuss on how best to use big genetic and clinical datasets to provide novel insights into the biology of disease. The symposium will also focus on various scientific challenges including implementation, scalable data infrastructures and the analyses required for impact on discovery and how it will impact on clinical care as well as developing novel therapeutics.

Conference Objectives

  • Understand the latest scientific advances regarding the collection and analysis of big data in the field of genomics and precision medicine.
  • Gain oversight regarding the assessment of the functional consequences of variants in the human genome that appear to be associated with clinical phenotype.
  • Have an appreciation of the translation of genomic knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of rare and common genetic disorders of infancy.

Conference Sessions

  • The Message of Genes
  • Genome Sequencing in Action
  • Qatar Genome and Medical Knowledge
  • Modeling Human Disease
  • Exploring the Consequences of Mutation in Model Systems
  • Treating Genetic Diseases
  • From Models of Cells to Disease Phenotypes
  • Diagnosis of the Future Child
  • Patient Genome Sequencing

Sidra Medicine Lecture

The Scientific Organizing Committee has nominated Professor Dame Kay Elizabeth Davies as the inaugural speaker in the Sidra Medicine Lecture Series at this year’s Functional Genomics Symposium.

Professor Dame Kay Davies is the Dr. Lee’s Professor of Anatomy and a co-Director of the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre.  She is also Associate Head, Development, Impact and Equality, in the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. Her research interests cover the molecular analysis of neuromuscular and neurological disease, particular Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Dame Davies has published more than 400 papers and won numerous awards for her work.  She is a founding editor of “Human Molecular Genetics” and a founding fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She was made Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to science in 2008.

Target Audience

The Functional Genomics Symposium is directed towards physicians, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare policy makers, scientists, academic researchers and students involved in the field of biology, genomics, genomic medicine, genetics, cancer and other chronic diseases.

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Rashid Al-Ali, Deputy CRO- Sidra Medicine
  • Professor Xavier Estivill, Chair of Genetics- Sidra Medicine
  • Dr. Donald Love, Chief of Genetics Pathology- Sidra Medicine
  • Dr. Tomoshige Kino, Principal Investigator- Sidra Medicine
  • Dr. Jithesh Puthen, Principal Investigator- Sidra Medicine
  • Dr. Bernice Lo, Principal Investigator- Sidra Medicine
  • Dr. Luis Saraiva, Principal Investigator- Sidra Medicine
  • Dr. Chiara Cugno- Director, Clinical Research Centre- Sidra Medicine
  • Ms. Maribeth Caritan, Occupational Health Nurse
  • Ms. Asma Al Naama, Associate-Research
  • Mr. Mostafa Abdelhafiz- Supervisor – Pharmacy Drug Supply

Supporting Planning Committee

  • Nelly EL Mistekawy, CRO Office Manager
  • Maria Theresa Brunsman, Executive Assistant
  • Rana Hamada, Executive Assistant
  • Maricris Salud, Executive Assistant
  • Nevin Amin, Sr. Admin Assistant
  • Kimberly Nieto, Sr. Admin Assistant
  • Aisha Al Zaman, Communications Event Specialist

Selected Speakers

  • Masayuki Yamamoto, Tohoku Medical Megabank  Organization, Japan
  • Evan E. Eichler, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
  • Omar Albagha, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Qatar
  • Robert Richards, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Kay Davies, Professor of Genetics, Oxford Neuromuscular Centre, UK
  • Lee Schulman, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, USA
  • Stylianos Antonarakis, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland
  • Jim Lupski, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  • Manolis Kellis, Broad Institute, USA
  • John Marioni, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Nicole Soranzo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
  • Cisca Wijmenga, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Said Ismail, Qatar Genome Program, Qatar
  • Meri Huch, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Javier Terriente, ZeClinics, Spain
  • Eulalia Marti, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
  • Elizabeth Phimister, New England Journal of Medicine, USA
  • Antonio Scialdone, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  • Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Luis Perez-Jurado, Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, Spain

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Registration Packages


Early Bird Regular Registration Onsite
until  Oct 31, 2018 until  Dec 7, 2018 Dec 8, 2018
Students QAR 75 QAR 100 QAR 150
Professionals QAR 150 QAR 200 QAR 300

 

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On-site registration is subject upon availability

Students must present their IDs upon registration on the day of the conference.

Students are not eligible for CME credits

For Sidra staff: please contact mbrunsman@sidra.org for details.

 

Conference Timings

Saturday, December 8 , 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 9 , 7:15 am to 5:00 pm

Monday, December 10 , 7:15 am to 5:00 pm

 

 

Abstract and Poster Submissions

 

Oral & Poster Presentation

The Functional Genomics 2018 “Big Data to Clinic” symposium will have a mix format of invited speakers and oral and poster presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. We expect a large and highly competitive submission of abstracts on the different topics of the symposium.

We encourage work that is original and innovative for the following sessions: The message of the genes; Genome sequencing in action; Qatar genome and medical knowledge; Modeling human disease; cellular and organ models of disease; Treating genetic diseases; Reproduction and infertility; diagnosis of the future child; and Patient genome sequencing.

Great reasons to submit an abstract

  • Global networking –We will bring world-renowned experts in the fields of genomics and personalized medicine, giving you the opportunity to discuss your research with distinguished scientists and doctors and find new collaborators from around the world.
  • Professional development –Improve your presentation skills. Get recognized for your research.
  • Awards:
  1. Additionally, early bird submissions are qualified for a chance to win one of the 5 competitive Travel Awards!
  2. Trainees are eligible to win best poster and best talk awards.

Accepted abstracts will be displayed as posters in a designated section of the Exhibit Hall from Saturday through Monday, December 8-10, 2018. Award Sessions and oral presentations are included in the scientific program.

 

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Women in Science Workshop

 

This year we are hosting a Women in Science Workshop  with the participation of several  women who have achieved leadership positions in the field of science.

Workshop hosts include:

Professor Dame Kay Davis, Oxford University

Elizabeth G. Phimister, The New England Journal of Medicine

Bernice Lo, Sidra Medicine

Professor Miriam Ali Al-Maadeed, Qatar University

Kholoud Al Shafai, Sidra Medicine

 

The workshop will be chaired by a female journalist from Aljazeera TV.

 

Photos from Functional Genomics 2017

 

 

 

VISA REQUIREMENT

Visa application to attend this symposium is the responsibility of each individual.  However, we are able to provide some assistance if needed.

For further assistance, please contact Mrs. Maria Brunsman at: mbrunsman@sidra.org





Programme Schedule

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Please understand that the program schedule may change without prior notice

Starts / Ends

On       December 8, 2018

7:00 am – 5:00 pm


20-80

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Venue Location

Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC)
Al Rayyan
Doha - Qatar


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