Sidra’s 3rd Annual Functional Genomics, co-organized with Nature Genetics, will provide an opportunity to discuss cutting edge advances in the field of Precision Medicine.
By bringing world-class speakers to Qatar, and combining speeches from Sidra’s most promising scientists, we aim to foster multi-national collaborations that will further cement Qatar’s position as a regional leader in this exciting and rapidly developing field.
Sessions will include recent breakthroughs in implementing personalized medicine from early life (maternal and neonatal), childhood, and adulthood. There will be a special emphasis on large-scale studies, novel technologies, and ongoing efforts towards the implementation of such programs in the MENA region.
The three day event will feature enhanced networking opportunities with speakers and thematic breakout sessions. Attendees will also have the chance to learn about technologies in the genomic and precision medicine space through sponsor-led, hands-on workshops.
For the first time, this year’s symposium will also feature early bird competitive travel awards for trainees.
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 15.5 hour(s) for the two and a half day conference.
- Learn about ongoing local and international efforts towards precision medicine in the Middle East.
- Learn about how precision approaches can improve Maternal Fetal and Pediatric Healthcare.
- Learn about Genomics contribution to complex disorders.
- Understanding Novel approaches and emerging technologies towards precision medicine.
Conference Daily Timings
December 11 , 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
December 12 , 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
December 13 , 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
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.
Photos from Last Symposium
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION SAVINGS UP TO 50%
|Early Bird||General Admission||Onsite|
|up to Oct 25, 2017||Oct 26 – Dec 10, 2017||Dec 11, 2017|
|Students||QAR 100 = USD 27||QAR 200 = USD 54||QAR 250 = USD 67|
|Professionals||QAR 500 = USD 135||QAR 800 = USD 215||QAR 1,000 = USD 270|
SPECIAL OFFER FOR STUDENTS AND TRAINEES
Don’t miss a chance to network and exchange ideas with our local and international guest speakers over lunch. Forty (40) slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. REGISTER EARLY TO GUARANTEE a slot… Selected individuals will be notified via email.
- 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 registration, please contact Maria Brunsman at email@example.com or check the Sidra staff portal.
Make your research visible to the international community at Functional Genomics. We encourage work that is original and innovative. Individuals with accepted abstracts are eligible for oral or poster presentations. Early bird submissions by trainees are qualified for a chance to win one of the four competitive travel awards. For guidelines and how to apply, please click on the links below.
Deadline for submission is on or before Nov 6, 2017.
Competitive Travel Award Presentation
Deadline for submission is on or before Nov 5, 2017.
Deadline for submission is on or before Nov 30, 2017.
The Scientific Organizing Committee
Dr. Khalid Fakhro, Director- Human Genetics
Dr. Justin Konje, Executive Chair- Women’s Clinical Management Group
Dr. Khalid Hussain, Division Chief- Endocrinology
Dr. Davide Bedognetti, Director- Tumor Biology
Dr. Marios Kambouris, Senior Attending Physician
Dr. Younes Mokrab, Investigator
Dr. Xavier Estivill, Investigator
Dr. Tomoshige Kino, Investigator
Dr. Luis Saraiva, Investigator
Dr. Souhaila Al Khodor, Investigator
Dr. Annalisa Terranegra, Investigator
Dr. Mohammad Haris, Investigator
Dr. Nico Marr, Investigator
Dr. Puthen Jithesh, Investigator
Dr. Louis Herlands, Executive Director
The Supporting Organizing Committee
Nelly EL Mistekawy, CRO Office Manager
Maria Theresa Brunsman, Executive Assistant
Irina Chepilevskaya, Business Analyst
Lara Djansezian, Business Analyst
Maricris Salud, Sr. Admin Assistant
Nevin Amin, Sr. Admin Assistant
Rana Hamada, Executive Assistant
Hamda Zain Al Abdeen, Communications Event Specialist
Fadi Hamsho, Lead – Web Projects & Development
- Precision Medicine in Early Life (Fetal Maternal/Pediatrics)
- Personalized Medicine in Chronic Diseases and Cancer
- Big Data in Precision Medicine: Longitudinal Studies and Large Cohorts
- Novel Approaches and Technologies Enabling Precision Clinical Practice
- Efforts Towards Personalized Medicine in the GCC/MENA
Keynote Lectures from
Stephen Scherer (Director, The McLaughlin Center for Molecular Medicine – University of Toronto, Canada)
Paul Thompson (Director, NIH ENIGMA Center for Worldwide Medicine, Imaging and Genomics Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pediatrics, Engineering & Ophthalmology Director, ENIGMA Consortium)
Visa application to attend this symposium is the responsibility of each individual. However, we are able to provide some assistance if needed.
- Online visa applications to Qatar: https://qatar.visahq.com
- Al Maha (meet and greet) Doha Airport Services: al-mahaservices.com
For further assistance, please contact Mrs. Maria Brunsman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) has reviewed all disclosed financial relationships of speakers, moderators, facilitators and/or authors in advance of this CPD activity and has implemented procedures to manage any potential or real conflicts of interest.