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Table 1 Objectives of the Genomics Policy Executive Course

From: Harnessing genomics to improve health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – an executive course in genomics policy

To familiarize participants with the current status and implications of health genomics/biotechnology, and to provide information relevant to public policy on health genomics/biotechnology
To provide frameworks for analyzing and debating the policy issues and related ethical questions in health genomics/biotechnology, and to help understand, anticipate and possibly influence the legal and regulatory frameworks under which health biotechnology industries will operate, both nationally and internationally
To begin developing an opinion-leaders network across different sectors (industry, academic, government, NGOs) by sharing perspectives and building relationship
To formulate recommendations for future policy and strategic directions at the regional, national and individual levels.