Past event

Functional Genomics and Beyond: Nature via Nurture

Monday 12 December – Wednesday 14 December 2016 Qatar National Convention Centre, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
Organised by Sidra Medicine

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.

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

Registration Fees

  • General Admission - $100 (maximum 17 CME/CPD credits will be provided)
  • Students/Trainees - $0 (No CME/CPD credits provided; if you wish to received CME/CPD credits register as “General Admission”)
  • Sidra Employees - $0 (No CME/CPD credits provided; if you wish to received CME/CPD credits register as “General Admission”)

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