Middle East Genetic and Metabolic Academy (MEGMA) was established in July 2019 in order to promote the accurate diagnosis and care of patients affected by Genetic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. Although a large number of patients with genetic and metabolic disorders exist in this region, there is a shortage of well-qualified geneticists in the majority of the Middle East areas. We believe that the trainees who will be graduated from these courses will have the essential knowledge and skills to provide excellent medical care to patients in the Middle East and all over the world.
The academy will focus on the gaps that currently exist in the formal training of fellowship programs like: Canadian College of Medical Genetics (CCMG) fellowship and American College of Medical Genetics fellowship (ACMG), including but not limited to basic sciences in genetics, knowledge about pathways of different inborn errors of metabolism, basic of cyto and molecular genetics.
The academy will run different courses over the year including: basic genetics, basic inborn errors of metabolism courses, advance inborn errors of metabolism courses.
Train the medical students, genetic fellows and residents, other specialties residents and fellow on the basic and advanced skills required to be learned in Genetics field. To be a leader in genetic and metabolic training in Middle East and internationally
The academy will provide effective genomic education and fill the gaps that currently exist in the formal training in Genetics field through these intensified courses.