Revamped GTCA Database: Systematic Repository of Disease, Gene, & Variant Bibliographic Data from the Arab World


The Research Office and the Continuing Medical Education Office at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine invite you to take part in this workshop that is presented by:

  • Pratibha Nair, Senior Researcher
  • Sami Bizzari, Database Curator and Researcher, Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 and moderated by:
Andre Megarbane, MD, Professor/Assistant Dean for Research, Department Head of Human Genetics, LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
This webinar will allow all healthcare providers and researchers to have a general idea on all the genetic diseases already described in the Lebanese population and to quickly have access to the various references and publications. A link to the data of other Arab countries is possible, allowing rapid determination of the frequency of a disease in the Arab world.

Pratibha Nair is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, where she has been working for the past 16 years. She completed her Masters in Biotechnology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Pratibha’s work at CAGS involves collection of data for and curation of the CTGA Database, publishing articles on genetic disorders, for research as well as for the general public, and organizing conferences, workshops, and webinars on genetic disorders for professionals.
Sami Bizzari is a database curator and researcher working at the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS). He graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College London and an MSc in Human Genetics from Imperial College London. At CAGS, his work contribution involves the growth of the CTGA database, authoring publications focused on genetic disorders in Arabs, as case reports, reviews, and meta-analyses, as well as organizing conference and course events such as the Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and CAGS Webinar Series.
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals conducting research.
RegistrationPlease register by contacting our Continuing Medical Education Office at T: 01200800 ext. 5830 or

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Event number:    2368 322 0856  
Event password: eWJmMecR868
1 CPD credits will be offered for attending this workshop. Attendance via WebEx will be recorded by the CME Office.