Welcome

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to 6th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (PAHGC).  The theme of the conference this year is ‘Genetics of Multifactorial Diseases’.

With the organization of the Pan Arab Human Genetic Conference, the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS) has always endeavored to bring together diverse expertise and resources pertaining to the field of medical genetics in the Arab World, thereby facilitating multidisciplinary research.  These conferences successfully provide a platform for regional and international researchers and professionals in genetics to have a constructive dialogue and share their views.  We continue our efforts in this direction with the 6th PAHGC.

This edition of the conference will focus on topics pertaining to multifactorial disorders, specifically, obesity, diabetes, neurodevelopmental disorders, congenital malformations and cancers.  International and regional experts will take to the platform to deliver their lectures on these topics.  We are also encouraging researchers to submit their abstracts for oral or poster presentation at the conference.  Workshops on focused topics will also be held on the sidelines of the conference.  A special feature of this meeting will be a ‘Meet the Experts’ session, where geneticists will talk one on one to patients or parents of patients with genetic diseases and offer counseling and consultation.

We look forward to your presence and active participation at the 6th PAHGC, to be held between the 21st and 23rd of January, 2016 at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

talib1Dr. Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali
Chairman of the Scientific Committee