Skip to main content

Table 2 Program

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

Saturday, 20 September 2003
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:30 Session I:
Opening Address
H.E. Dr Ali Bin Moosa, Minister of Health, Oman
Dr H. A. Gezairy, Regional Director, EMRO
Introduction and Course Overview
Team from University of Toronto
  Session Chair: Dr Ali Jaffer Suleiman, Ministry of Health, Oman
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Genomics: Scientific Developments
Professor Riad Bayoumi, Sultan Qaboos University
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Session III:
WHO Report on Genomics and World Health
Professor Alexander Capron, Director, Department of Ethics, Trade and Human Rights, WHO/HQ
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:30 Session IV:
Top 10 Biotechnologies for Improving Health in Developing Countries Professor Abdallah S. Daar, University of Toronto
Sunday, 21 September 2003
08:30 – 09:00 Golden Nuggets (previous day's summary)
Dr Peter A. Singer, University of Toronto
09:00 – 10:30 Islamic Perspective on Stem Cells, Cloning, Genetic Engineering, ..etc
Dr Mohammed Al Bar, King Fahd Medical Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
01:00 – 12:30 Intellectual Property Rights
Professor Richard Gold, McGill University, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy
12:30: – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Business Models
Mr Khalil Ahmed, Managing Director, Shantha Biotech, India
Dr Peter A. Singer, University of Toronto
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Group Work
Monday, 22 September 2003
08:30 – 09:00 Golden Nuggets (previous day's summary)
Dr Peter A. Singer, University of Toronto
09:00 – 10:30 Innovation Systems
Dr Peter A. Singer, University of Toronto
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Regulatory Systems and Related Issues
Dr D.C. Jayasuriya, Director, UNAIDS, Pakistan
Dr Anwar Nasim, Chairman, National Council of Biotechnology, Pakistan
12:30 – 13:00 TRIPS and Pharmaceutical Issues in Public Health.
Dr. Abdel Aziz Saleh Special Advisor to the Regional Director for Medicine, WHO/EMRO
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30 Public Engagement
Mr Ehsan Masood, Scidev.net, United Kingdom
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Group Work
Tuesday, 23 September 2003
08:30 – 09:00 Golden Nuggets (previous day's summary)
Dr Peter A. Singer, University of Toronto
09:00 – 10:00 Opinion Leaders Network
Dr Peter A. Singer, University of Toronto, Dr Tara Acharya, University of Toronto
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:30 Group Work
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Group Presentations and Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Recommendations, Concluding Remarks and Closure of the Workshop
Dr Peter Singer, University of Toronto