The latest developments in stem cell research are being discussed this week, held as part of the Congress Sessions of Arab Health 2007, the region’s largest medical exhibition and congress series.

Developments in the field of stem cell treatments are followed with interest by the Middle East medical community, especially since such transplants have been successful in the treatment of thalassemia – the inherited blood disorder which is particularly prevalent in the region.

Internationally-renowned Dr. Susan Lim of the Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore, will deliver a lecture on the topic of the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine and tissue repair, drawing on the experience of Gleneagles as the first centre to launch a stem cell knowledge-sharing between healthcare bodies from Singapore and the Middle East.

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