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    ICESCO organizes international symposium and capacity-building workshop on genomics in Malaysia

    16 August 2023

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) is organizing an international symposium and capacity-building workshop, under the theme: “Precision Medicine Symposium and Workshop for the Development of Genomics Workforce”, in Malaysia, with the participation of several international experts. The event aims to raise awareness of genomic data processing and its use in providing medical care to patients.

    During the opening session of the five-day symposium, on Monday, August 14, 2023, Dr. Nor Fariza bint Ngah, Deputy Director-General of Health at the Malaysian Ministry of Health, stressed the importance of supporting cutting-edge technologies in medical care, praising ICESCO’s efforts in supporting its Member States in this regard. For his part, Dr. Raheel Qamar, Head of ICESCO’s Science and Technology Sector, delivered a speech via videoconference, in which he stressed the importance of integrating precision medicine into medical care in the Organization’s Member States.

    The opening session was followed by in-depth discussions between participating experts on precision medicine, presentations by genomics experts, and the launch of an exhibition of state-of-the-art equipment used in this field.

    During the intensive workshop, participants and trainees will learn ways to manipulate genomic data to arrive at accurate conclusions for appropriate medical treatment and to reduce the adverse effects of randomly administered drugs.

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