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Euro-Mediterranean Network for Genetic Services

Objective

The primary objective of the MedGeNet (Euro-Mediterranean Network for Genetic Services) Project is to expand the human expertise in clinical genetics and cancer genetics in MPC through the transfer of knowledge and technology between the two rims of the Mediterranean, which share a common burden of genetic diseases.

In particular the following three main areas of intervention will be covered by the Project activities:
1. Medical Diagnosis and Integrated Medical Management: a Euro-Mediterranean Network of Genetic Tele-counselling and of Telepathology consultation will allow clinical geneticists from European countries and MPC to work together from remote locations. The setting up of a medical genetics database and the introduction of new mutation screening technology into routine in the MPC laboratories/institutes will support collaboration especially on problematic diagnosis in the field of medical genetics.
2. Information and Communication Technology: a common information/communication environment will be set up in order to facilitate collaborative research, diagnostic activities, exchange of data and protocols using Internet based tools and services.
3. Education for health professionals and the general public: the extension of an already existing Remote Training Centres Network will allow physicians, nurses and health professionals from MPC to attend highly specialized courses on genetics without requiring them to invest time and resources for travel.

Educational material will be aimed at improving knowledge among caregivers as well as the general public regarding genetic services and prevention of birth defects. Finally the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean Federation for Genetics and Medicine and an international event for the public awareness of genetics (Genetics and Music of Mediterranean Populations) are meant to give visibility to Project outputs and to guarantee the continuation of the MedGeNet goals and activities in the Mediterranean region.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INCO-MPC-3
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN GENETICS FOUNDATION
Address
Via Di Gaibola, 16
Bologna
Italy

Participants (18)

THE NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Egypt
Address
33 Behouth St. (Formerly Tahrir St.) Dokki
Giza
KYPRIAKO IDRYMA EREVNON GIA TI MYIKI DISTROFIA
Cyprus
Address
Leoforos Aerodromiou 6
Agios Dometios
MINISTRY OF HEALTH, ISRAEL
Israel
Address
2 Ben Tabai Street
Jerusalem
CESNET, ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
Prague 6
AKTSIASELTS ASPER BIOTECH
Estonia
Address
3 Oru Street
Tartu
NATIONAL CENTER FOR DIABETES, ENDOCRINE AND GENETIC DISEASES
Jordan
Address
Queen Rania Street
Amman
HOSPITAL CHARLES NICOLLE
Tunisia
Address
Boulevard Du 9 Avril
Tunis
CENTRE HOSPITALO-UNIVERSITAIRE MUSTAPHA
Algeria
Address
1, Place Du 1Er Mai
Algiers
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Vakif Gureba Cad. Detae Building, Capa
Istanbul
CAIRO UNIVERSITY
Egypt
Address
Cairo University Orman
Giza
THE CHRONIC CARE CENTER
Lebanon
Address
Baabda Rihanieh Quarter
Baabda
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
Bologna
HÔPITAL D'ENFANTS
Tunisia
Address
Bab Saadoun
Tunis
HÔPITAL IBN SINA
Morocco
Address
Medecine C In Bp 1005
Rabat
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
Address
Via Dell'universita 40
Cagliari
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Address
Via Università 4
Modena
UNIVERSITÉ MOHAMMED V SOUISSI RABAT
Morocco
Address
Angle Avenue Allal El Fassi Et Mfadel Cherkaoui, Al Irfane
8007 N.U. Rabat Rabat
UNIVERSITÉ SAINT JOSEPH
Lebanon
Address
Campus Des Sciences Medicales, Rue De Damas
Beirut