• 10/8/2023
    Doha 7 October 2023 — The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently concluded its highly anticipated Second Precision Medicine Conference. This breakthrough event brought together over 400 healthcare professionals and experts from local, regional, and international backgrounds. 

    Hosted by HMC's Center of Clinical Precision Medicine and Genomics (CCPMG) under the patronage of the Ministry of Health, this conference was held under the theme "Towards Advancing Personalized Patient Care."

    The landscape of clinical application precision medicine is rapidly evolving, thanks to advancements in precision medicine and the transformative role of technology. The conference served as a platform for healthcare professionals to engage in insightful discussions, exchange ideas, and explore the latest developments in the field.

    Dr. Abdullah Al-Ansari, Chief Medical Officer at HMC and Chair of HMC - Precision Medicine Committee , as well as Co-Chair of the Clinical Council for Precision Medicine in Qatar, expressed his enthusiasm for the event's objectives: "Our goal is to foster cooperation, exchange of ideas, and address the challenges that lie ahead in precision medicine. The conference is a direct response to the visionary initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza Al Misnad, and we are proud to lead the way toward the future of personalized medicine."

    Dr. Salha Bujassoum Al Bader, Senior Consultant and Chairperson of Medical Oncology at HMC, as well as Assistant Chair of HMC - Precision Medicine committee, said this conference highlighted the importance of the event: "This conference is a testament to our nation's commitment to improving healthcare outcomes and ensuring a brighter, healthier future for our citizens. Precision medicine empowers doctors and researchers to determine the best possible medical care for each patient, and this personalized approach has the potential to revolutionize healthcare in Qatar and beyond."

    One of the remarkable aspects of the conference was its diverse agenda, featuring sessions on critical areas such as Clinical Applications of Precision Medicine, the Role of Technology in Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, and Pharmacogenomics. These sessions delved into how precision medicine transforms clinical practice, the impact of technology on healthcare, the potential of artificial intelligence, and the implications of pharmacogenomics for personalized treatment plans.

    The event boasted an impressive lineup of local, regional, and international speakers, including representatives from Qatar University, Qatar Medical Research Center, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Sidra Medicine, Hamad bin Khalifa University, and HMC. These experts shared their insights and research, contributing to the conference's success.

    The Center for Clinical Precision Medicine and Genomics, a critical hub for advancing precision medicine in Qatar, was pivotal in organizing the conference. It acts as an enabler, incubator, and accelerator for the practical application of precision medicine in clinical settings, forging essential links to provide exceptional patient services.

    Qatar's Second Precision Medicine Conference 2023 embodies hope and innovation in precision medicine. With diverse topics, esteemed speakers, and strong government support, it is poised to make significant strides in improving healthcare outcomes. The future of medicine is personalized, and HMC is at the forefront of this transformative journey.