|60 of the world’s leading expert Immunologists from 20 countries in the Middle East convened for an historic three-day Scientific Workshop on Primary Immunodeficiencies. Immunologists from Algeria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, as well as Canada, France, and the United States participated.
The goal of the regional workshop was to blend research with clinical care practices and to address newly discovered defects, protocols for diagnosis and treatments, including newborn screening, bone marrow transplantation and gene therapy. Remarkably, the incidence of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is reported to be 5 times greater in the Gulf Region than in most other parts of the world.
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