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CAGS Webinar Series Continues with Webinar on Gene Therapy 17 May 2021
The Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS) will continue the activities of its webinar series through its second webinar, to be held on 26th of May 2021 at 7p.m Entitled “gene therapy” 
 
The webinar will host talks from Dr. Denise Carbonaro-Sarracino, Orchard Therapeutics, USA and she will discuss An Overview on gene therapy, Dr. Isabelle Richard, Genethon, France and she will discusses Innovative therapies & neuromuscular disorders: the scientist’s perspective, and Dr. Jon Andoni Urtizberea, Institut de Myologie, France will discuss Innovative therapies & neuromuscular disorders: the clinician’s perspective. The webinar will be moderated by Prof. Andre Megarbane, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
 
CAGS started this series of webinars in February 2021, with each programme in the series featuring distinguished doctors and researchers in the field of genetics who share their most recent studies with the participants. The first webinar in this series focused on the genomics of infectious diseases, and was attended by more than 400 participants from all over the world and the second webinar focused on Population Genetics and attended by more than 600 participant.
 
Dr. Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali manager of CAGS said” "Knowledge about gene therapy is still scarce, not only among patients and care givers, but also among medical professionals. This webinar is a small step towards mitigating this lack of information. We have designed the webinar in such a way that attendees will not only get an accurate understanding of gene therapy, but will also be able to see it from the perspective of both the research scientist developing the therapy as well as the clinician delivering it."   
 
For his part Mr.Abduallah Bin Souqat the executive manager of the award stressed the importance of continuing to organize such important events, which contribute significantly to the advancement of the medical sector and follow-up on the latest developments in the field of scientific research.
  
 
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