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Welcome from the Conference Chairmen

Dear Colleagues,

The conference is honored to be under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah. Organization of this conference is part of his vision in creating a leading world class medical, educational and research institution in Sharjah.

The Sharjah Institute for Medical Research is hosting its first International Conference on Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapies in Cancer in Sharjah (UAE) from January 31 to February 2, 2013. Outstanding keynote speakers, well known leading clinicians, scientists and world experts will share their knowledge and expertise with the participants.

The meeting objectives are designed to introduce the audience to the latest advances on targeted therapies; novel target identification and drug design; translation to clinical trials and improvement of clinical outcomes. It will provide participants with cutting-edge information on novel targeted anti-cancer therapies, highlighting the mechanisms of action of anti-tumor drugs and the most current clinical data on these agents. This integrative conference will also shed light on the newest updates on personalized medicine and will address the question of how to improve the accuracy of disease diagnosis and to enhance the safety profile of anti-cancer treatments. It will provide a forum for exchange of ideas and authoritative views by leading clinicians, scientists and business leaders in this exciting field. The conference includes didactic learning and panel discussions to provide an educational program that allows professionals from academia and industry to keep abreast of these rapid developments.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sharjah and joining us for the conference!

Prof. Salem Chouaib
Research Director
National Institute of Health (INSERM)
Institute Gustave Roussy

Prof. Amr Abdel-Hamid
Special Advisor to the Ruler of Sharjah
Higher Education and Scientific Research
Sharjah Research Academy

Prof. Hossam Hamdy
Vice Chancellor for Medical & Health
Sciences Colleges
University of Sharjah

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