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.
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