Molecular & Genomic Diagnostics

CME Accredited

24 June 2021
Bangkok Room, Dubai World Trade Centre

Scientific Chair:


Dr Ahmad Abou Tayoun, Director, Genomics Center, Al Jalila Children’s; Associate Professor, Genetics, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE


This conference discusses molecular diagnostic techniques, Next Generation Sequencing and genomic testing. International and local speakers provide clinical oversights on amplification techniques, general probe technology and applications on novel molecular technologies in wide diversity of laboratory discipline for monitoring and screening of human diseases.

Key topics:

  • Updates in prenatal and postnatal screenings
  • Cancer genomics
  • Carrier screening
  • SARS-CoV-2 Testing and genomic surveillance
  • Pharmacogenomics

Benefits of attending:

  • Examine application of gene therapy or biologic response modifiers
  • Review genetic technology and its applications for molecular diagnostics
  • Discuss future molecular diagnostics
  • Discuss test validation and verification in the molecular laboratory for the young and adults

Key speakers and topic area:

Dr Greg Tsongalis,
Vice Chair for Research, Director of Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology (CGAT) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Professor of Pathology at the Geisel School of Medicine, USA; Active member of the AACC through its Molecular Pathology Division for several years and is the current Chair of this Division.

Topic: SARS-CoV-2 Testing and genomic surveillance

Dr Heather Mason-Suares, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA  (Harvard catalyst profile)
Topic: Prenatal sequencing

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Fowzan S. Alkuraya, MD as the 2020 recipient of the Curt Stern Award. Dr. Alkuraya is a Professor of Human Genetics at Alfaisal University and a Senior Consultant and Principal Clinical Scientist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Topic: Postnatal sequencing

Dr Marilyn Li, Vice Chief of the Division of Genomic Diagnostics and Director of Cancer Genomic Diagnostics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Topic: Cancer genomics