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Ground-breaking topics to be discussed at the Saudi Rare Disease Summit

Under the supervision of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities, the Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society (SPNS) and Maarefah Management announce the inauguration of the Saudi Rare Disease Summit. The summit will take place 16-17 March in Riyadh, KSA. This pioneering platform will highlight rare diseases related to practice in pediatric neurology, in addition to metabolic and genetic close related disorders with neurological manifestation related to these diseases.

This outstanding medical event aims to create a heightened awareness of the unique challenges posed by rare diseases and to explore advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and support of rare disease patients. Topics include: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Pediatric Neurofibromatosis, Newborn Screening, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Rare disease Registry, Clinical Research in Rare Diseases, Genetic testing, Stem Cell Therapies for Rare Diseases, and Gene Therapy.

Leading the conference will be Prof. Fahad Bashiri, Chair of the conference, who had the following to say about the event:

“It’s essential to spread awareness about rare diseases and the treatment available for those suffering from them. This is the first Saudi rare disease summit organized by Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society.

The Saudi Rare Diseases Summit promises to be an event unlike any other. Through in-depth talks and research illustrations, we will delve into how we can make progress in managing rare diseases, including offering education and access to treatments for those afflicted. I urge everyone to attend this exceptional event and discover more about the latest innovations in diagnosis, treatment, and support for rare diseases.”

The program, is organized by the scientific committee, including Prof. Fahad Bashiri, Chairman, Pediatric Department. Professor, Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, President, Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society, KSA; Dr Khalid Hundallah, Consultant Pediatric Neurology, Assistant Professor, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Deputy, Saudi Paediatric Neurology Society, KSA; Dr Malak Alghamdi, Medical Geneticist, King Saud University Medical City, Head of medical genetic division, KSUMC, KSA, and Dr Musaad Abukhaled, Consultant Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy and Stroke, Section Head of Pediatric Neurology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital &Research Centre, KSA

The summit has a star-studded line-up of expert speakers, including Metabolic consultants, Genetic consultants, Molecular Geneticists, Neurologists, Pediatricians, Pediatric Neurologists, Lab Technologists, and other specialists, all of whom will offer insights and guidance on these sensitive issues. Attendees will learn more about ground-breaking discoveries, advances in patient care, and developments in medical technologies from experts who understand the complex medical needs associated with these disorders. It will be a great opportunity for both medical professionals and patients alike to stay abreast of the latest information. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience with in-depth sessions and conversations with top scientists, clinicians, and advocates. Plus, there will be plenty of networking and fellowship opportunities to share experiences, stories, and develop friendships.

The Saudi Rare Diseases Conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Riyadh on March 16-17th, 2023. Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity to expand your knowledge and to receive expert advice.
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