The 4th National Genetic Disorders Conference

May 2013

About the Conference

 The 4th National Conference on Genetic Diseases offers the scientific community a platform to share their knowledge in the field of Genetic Diseases. This conference offers a comprehensive agenda presented through two plenary sessions and panel discussions to benefit the professionals in the field of medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing and others, who are engaged in common health problems in the UAE. This event will feature sessions leading experts in genetic diseases, including local and international academics, physicians, and government healthcare providers. It will also give opportunities to students to showcase their presentations before a panel of expert judges. The purpose of the plenary and panel sessions is to facilitate discussions on awareness, counseling and Psychosocial aspects of genetic diseases. There will be recent updates on the management and prevention of psychosocial issues with much emphasis on their impact in the UAE, it is intended that this will raise awareness among healthcare professionals to provide effective counseling and treatment methods.

Venue /Confirmed

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center, Dubai HealthCare City



UAEGDA positioning

Organized under the patronage His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan


Prof. Giriraj ratan Chandak Principal Scientist & Group Leader, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India

Prof. Paul hagerman Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, MIND Institute Investigator, University of California – Davis, School of Medicine

Prof. Kyriacos Kyriacou Biochemist/Cell Biologist, Senior Scientist, Head of the Department of EM/ Molecular Pathology The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

Dr. M. Azzam Kayasseh Consultant Hepatogastroenterologist, Consultant Digestive Endoscopist, CEO/Medical Director,

Dr. Kayasseh Medical Clinic Prof. suthat fucharoen Thalassemia Research Center, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. sirous zeinali Associate
Professor, Director, Iranian Molecular Medicine Network Biotechnology, Research Center Pasteur Institute of Iran, Pasteur St., Tehran,Iran

Dr. shaikha Al Arrayed Chairperson Bahrain National Hereditary Anaemia Society, Chairperson Genetic Department – Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain

Dr. habiba Al safar Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Jamal Gulbahar Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, Managing Director of Diagnostic Services, HH Princes Al-Jawhara Centre. College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, AGU- Bahrain

Prof. ihsan Ali Mahasneh Dean and Professor of Biotechnology – University of Sharjah. UAE

Prof. fahd Al Mulla Professor and Head of Molecular Pathology – Kuwait University

Prof. erol baysal Medical Director, UAEGDA, Consultant Molecular Geneticist Head of Molecular Genetics, Dubai Genetic & Thalassemia Center, Pathology & Genetics Dept., DHA, Dubai-UAE

Prof. sami A Gharawi Director, Bioscience Core Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia Dr. Ying Liu Marketing Director & Senior Consultant, BGI Health Asia-Pacific Team, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P. R. China

Prof. Moiz bakhiet Director, Princess Al-Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Jassmi Consultant Pediatrician, Pediatric Hematologist & Oncologist, Pediatrics Department, Dubai Hospital. DHA, Dubai-UAE

Dr. Ghazi Tadmouri Dean, Faculty of Public Health, Jinan University of Lebanon, Tripoli, Lebanon