الرئيسية / الأخبار والبيانات الصحفية
الأخبار والبيانات الصحفية - 2007
Arab Genomic Studies
الشيخ حشر بن مكتوم آل مكتوم يفتتح أعمال المؤتمر العربي الثاني لعلوم الوراثة البشرية
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On behalf of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, delivered by His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director of Information Department of Dubai speech on the strategic location of Dubai and absolute confidence in their ability confirmed to be the starting point for many of the initiatives, including paid to study all What is new for the advancement and development of society; adding that the UAE has always aspired to be a leader in providing assistance and support to all peoples.

Stated in the speech, Sheikh Hamdan on Tuesday during the opening of the Second Arab Conference for genetic studies and genetic disorders, held under the sponsorship at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai ceremony.

The conference was organized by the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, off Sheikh Hamdan Award for Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai.

As stated in the letter of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan that the challenges we face in dealing with genetic disorders do not discriminate between rich and poor countries and the developing and developed because it was and is still present in every time and place, and pose major challenges force us to keep in mind the necessary programs and proper planning to meet these challenges directly affect the progress and development of communities.

The letter noted the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may Allah protect him) and directed by his brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai (Amir) and their brothers Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates in the development of society UAE.

And the speech Prince that the UAE is keen on the development and progress of society in all areas, always keen to participate effectively in the field of development and growth by all appropriate means available to contribute, stressing that this conference, which was attended by distinguished scientists and physicians are pioneers in the field of genetics is a gateway to all the world's population geneticists interested in the topic to discuss and follow the latest developments and programs that can be taken advantage of to adopt them and walk on follow suit in dealing with these disorders.

Has also been thanking the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai for the fruitful cooperation with the Arab Centre for Genetic studies and participation in this global gathering to assess the perceptions and recommendations in light of ethics and legitimate means for scientific research in the field of genetic disorders service.

Began the conference proceedings - which aims to identify prevailing in the region and methods of genetic diseases that can be used to control and prevent it - the opening ceremony yesterday at 9:00 am at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai Al Rashidiya Hall; and ensure the conference speech to His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum, Director Dubai Department of Information and a letter to His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Minister of Health of the United Arab Emirates, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees; also included a presentation by Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani Director General of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities final speech Dr. Najeeb Al Khaja Secretary-General of the award President of the Arab Centre for Genetic Studies, It was then the opening of an exhibition of the conference.

And His Excellency Hamid Peregrine in his speech that the genetic diseases, genetic diseases pose a serious health problem, and must be taken into account, especially with the lack of a database at this time to share their experiences or to document conditions in the Arab world. This is the reason why the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences focuses its tireless efforts and establish appropriate scientific and practical plans to support the development of knowledge in the field of human genetics, not only in the UAE but in all the other Arab countries Sciences.

Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani said in his speech that the gene discoveries and stunning revolution in the field of gene therapy should be informed of ethical standards, especially that we are the area significantly affects the present and future generations.

Dr. Najeeb Al Khaja Secretary General of the Sheikh Hamdan Award for Medical Sciences to the attention genetic studies have reached high levels with monitoring a large financial budgets and building new schools and train new scientists in this topic. Geneticists have recently won numerous awards for their example, medical Nobel awarded to scientists in the field of genetic science prize.

Abizaid also said that the conference is the second of the center, which is complementary to the first conference held two years ago and that the first nucleus of the joint Arab action in this area was founded. That was the establishment of the Arab Council of genetic science, which has become the most important representative of the region in this area in many international forums, featuring the finest doctors from all over the Arab world in many disciplines. The Council has undertaken since its inception establishment of many scientific activities that add value to the activities of the center.

This conference focused on discussing the prevention of genetic diseases ways, in addition to discussing the ethical aspects of this field. The opening ceremony was followed by a public forum where the issue of "moral aspirations for the applications of human genetics studies in the Arab world" held in cooperation with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, attended a large number of scientists and physicians in the seminar, which was divided into two sessions discussed.

Presided over the first session, Dr. Ali Khalid Abdullah of Qatar University, who discussed the topic of "research of the human genome": legal standards and legitimacy ", chaired by Dr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Sultan scientists Assistant Dean for Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates University, who discussed the topic of" genetic testing Session II: legal standards and legitimacy. "

Participated in the meeting, Dr. Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Haddad great muftis Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, which discussed genetic diseases and congenital malformations that still pose serious issues facing health care providers in the Arab world. The aim is to arrive at conclusions and recommendations that will help Arab societies in the field of genetics.

As the work of the Second Arab Conference on Human Genetics that will continue for Wednesday and Thursday November 21 to 22 also 6 included specialized scientific sessions where will 27 specialized lectures in the field of genetics, from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia Finland and the United States of America.

Discussion begins on the first Wednesday of the draft Variom humans session (genetic variation), while the second session focused on genetic recessive diseases and Artdadadtha in the Arab world multifactorial genetic disorders in the complexity of the discussion about the new research on genetic disorders in the region, the third session.

In the day Thursday, November 22 Vtntaleg fourth sessions will discuss the subject of the hearing, which Bioethics and Human Genetics global bioethics and human genetics.

There will be the fifth meeting to discuss national projects for the prevention of genetic diseases in the region through the presentation of Bahrain plan for the prevention of genetic diseases (1984 - 2007) and the Jordanian National Plan for the prevention of birth defects and the results of genetic diagnosis for newborns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt genetic diseases.

The sixth and final session will be held where a brief lecture discusses several topics including: the subject of the decomposition of the mutant proteins and cause genetic diseases and molecular analysis of disease haemophilia in Lebanon and genetic diseases most prevalent in Egypt.