Sidra Medicine will host its 9th annual flagship research conference – Precision Medicine & Functional Genomics (PMFG 2023) – from 11 to 14 November at The St. Regis Doha, Hotel

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PMFG is one of the largest precision medicine conferences in the region, covering a wide range of fields that contribute to the advancement in functional genomics and precision medicine, with lectures by experts from around the world.

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Sidra Medicine PMFG 2023 Chairs - Dr. Matteo Avella and Dr. Bernice Lo
PMFG 2023 Chairs Dr Matteo Avella and Dr Bernice Lo

According to Sidra Medicine Chief Research Officer Dr Khalid Fakhro, precision medicine takes individual variations in genetics, pharmacogenomics, proteomics, microbiome, environmental, lifestyle factors, and others into account, allowing healthcare providers to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

As they strive to fulfil the vision of a knowledge-based economy and advance biomedical and health sciences in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, Dr Fakhro said that Sidra Medicine’s PMFG conference series represents a significant milestone in the ongoing journey to establish Qatar as a leading hub for research and innovation in precision medicine.

PMFG 2023, will revolve around four major themes:

  • Large-scale population genomic programmes from around the world
  • Innovations in functional assays to elucidate disease mechanisms
  • Advanced therapies for rare/orphan disorders and cancer
  • Population/newborn screening policies and precision public health

Conference chairs, Dr Bernice Lo and Dr Matteo Avella said they look forward to welcoming fellow scientists, clinicians and thought leaders from top institutions across MENA and the world to explore the latest developments and innovations in functional genomics and how cutting-edge discoveries have translated into precision medicine solutions.

This year, PFMG is also in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Mass General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

For the first time, PMFG will also include a Young Scientists Symposium on 9 November exclusively for junior scientists. There will also be a post-conference workshop on genome editing on 15 and 16 November.

Attendees of PMFG 2023 can earn up to 27 Continuing Medical Education (CME) points.

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