Functional Genomics and Beyond : Nature via Nurture

Sidra international conference in collaboration with Nature Genetics

 

Nature via Nurture is one of the oldest and most challenging questions in science.  As significant advances in science and precision medicine are made, it is becoming evident that genetic traits play a very important role in disease determination and risk predisposition. The complexity of the pathophysiological processes that are preprogramed by our genome however, are intervened and modulated by exogenous factors such as diet, life style, infections, microbiome and the environment.

In this symposium, world-renowned scientists and clinicians will present state-of-the-art scientific discoveries, will address the interactions between nature and nurture and how the genetic patterns may be altered by a life experience, nutrition as well as the surrounding environment.  The symposium will also address how these interactions are tackled and implemented in health care.

An exhibition from world-leading technology and service providers will run  in parallel with the symposium presentations.

This symposium is organized as part of the Sidra Symposia Series and is directed towards academia, researchers, physicians, healthcare providers and regulatory agents involved in the field of genomics and genomic medicine.

 

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This conference has been accredited for maximum 17 CME/CPD credits by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners.

 

 

Accreditation

Sidra Medical and Research Center is accredited by the Qatar Council of Healthcare Practitioners – Accreditation Department as a CME/CPD provider for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

“This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners – Accreditation Department and is approved for a maximum of 17 hours.”

Healthcare providers will receive a certificate for credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, signing in/out, and completing the evaluation form.

 

 

 

 Technical/scientific workshops on December 14th 2016

The Functional Genomics Symposium 2016: Nature via Nurture will provide an opportunity for interested individuals to attend a free technical/scientific workshop on December 14th 2016 run by global leading companies within the fields of genomics and precision medicine. These workshops will take place within Sidra’s Out-Patient Clinic (OPC) facilities.

The presenting companies include Qiagen Bioinformatics, Sedeer Medical, Partek Incorporated, Genalice, WuXi NextCODE, Sciex and Pacific Biosciences.

 

To select and register for a workshop on December 14th 2016, please click here.

 

**NB:  All workshop related activities are NOT accredited with Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Profession Development CME/CPD credits.

 

We would like to extend our special acknowledgements and warmest appreciations to all the symposium sponsors and exhibitors that have generously contributed to making our event a success.  THANK YOU!

Traveling from abroad?

Special Discount from Qatar Airways

 

 

Registration Packages

  • General Admission –  USD 100
    (maximum 17 CME/CPD credits will be provided)

 

  • Students/Trainees – FREE
    (No CME/CPD credits provided; if you wish to receive CME/CPD credits register as “General Admission”)

 

  • Sidra Employees – FREE
    (No CME/CPD credits provided; if you wish to receive CME/CPD credits register as “General Admission”)

 

 

 

Abstract Submission

Submission of abstracts relevant to the topics covered during the symposium is encouraged which are:

  • Early detection, precision diagnosis and advanced gene therapy for Genetic disorders
  • Functional validation of genetic variants in pathophysiologic conditions.
  • Genetic variation in contribution to complex disorders
  • Identification of Genetic modifiers that benefit exacerbate or health conditions
  • Epigenetic regulation and microbiome modulation in genetic predetermined conditions.
  • The impact of genetic guided medicine in healthcare.
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • The role of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics and Environmental Genomics in association with health.
  • New Insights into disease/new technology and their clinical applications.

Abstracts will be selected for an oral or poster presentation. Three selected oral presenters may be eligible to receive a travel award.

Please include title, a list of authors and affiliations, and indicate who will be the presenter. Word limit for the abstract is 250.

Abstract submissions to Afshan Khan afkhan@sidra.org

Abstract submission closes on 6th November, 2016.

Photos from last year Symposium 2015

Why Exhibit?

The Functional Genomics Symposium and Exhibition will provide an exceptional opportunity for exhibitors to uniquely position themselves and showcase their products and services to their target audience and markets. As a contributor and exhibitor at the symposium you will be able to reach an international audience of key researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers and enhance your company profile in a fast growing local market.

Coffee breaks and lunches will all take place on the exhibition floor promoting frequent and repeated opportunities for the delegates to visit your exhibits in prime locations and engage with your brand.

The Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Francesco Marincola, Chief Research Office, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Ena Wang, Division Chief, Translational Medicine, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Myles Axton, Chief Editor, Nature Genetics Journal
  • Dr. Marios Kambouris, Acting Division Chief, Pathology-Genetics, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Khalid Fakhro, Investigator, Human Disease Genetics, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Bernice Lo, Investigator, Clinical Research Program, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Qian Zhang, Investigator, Clinical Research Program, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Souhaila Al Khodor, Investigator, Infectious Disease, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Annalisa Terrangera, Investigator, Nutrigenetics, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Louis Herlands, Executive Director- Sidra Ventures, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Wei Liu, Director- Clinical Genomic Core, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Jean Charles, Director-Deep Phenotyping, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Davide Bedognetti, Director – Tumor Biology Immunology and Therapy, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Dr. Sara Tomei, Manager-Omics Core, Sidra Medical and Research Center

The Supporting Organizing Committee

  • Max Renault, (Acting) Director of Research Operations, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Irina Chepilevskaya, Project Analyst, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Afshan Khan, Execuitve Assistant, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Georges Deek, Manager – Marketing, Design and Production, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Hamda Zain Al Abdeen, Officer – Events, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Farhana Coelho, Specialist – Public Relations, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Fadi Hamsho, Lead – Web Projects & Development, Sidra Medical and Research Center
  • Aisha Al Zaman, Events Coordinator, Sidra Medical and Research Center

Visa requirement

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





Starts / Ends

On       December 12, 2016
Until       December 14, 2016

7:00 am – 6:00 pm


100 / person

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Venue Location

Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar


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