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Euro-Mediterranean Network for Genetic Services

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.

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Coordinator

EUROPEAN GENETICS FOUNDATION

Address

Via Di Gaibola, 16
Bologna

Italy

Administrative Contact

Richard STEVENS (Dr)

Participants (18)

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THE NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

Egypt

KYPRIAKO IDRYMA EREVNON GIA TI MYIKI DISTROFIA

Cyprus

MINISTRY OF HEALTH, ISRAEL

Israel

CESNET, ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB

Czechia

AKTSIASELTS ASPER BIOTECH

Estonia

NATIONAL CENTER FOR DIABETES, ENDOCRINE AND GENETIC DISEASES

Jordan

HOSPITAL CHARLES NICOLLE

Tunisia

CENTRE HOSPITALO-UNIVERSITAIRE MUSTAPHA

Algeria

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

CAIRO UNIVERSITY

Egypt

THE CHRONIC CARE CENTER

Lebanon

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA

Italy

HÔPITAL D'ENFANTS

Tunisia

HÔPITAL IBN SINA

Morocco

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI

Italy

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

UNIVERSITÉ MOHAMMED V SOUISSI RABAT

Morocco

UNIVERSITÉ SAINT JOSEPH

Lebanon

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31968

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 749 000

  • EU contribution

    € 749 000

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN GENETICS FOUNDATION

Italy