Biobank Conference 2019
Focus on the future impact of Biobanking
The International Biobanking Conference 2019 was held Doha in partnership with European and Middle Eastern Society for Bio preservation and Biobanking (ESBB), supported by BBMRI – ERIC and ISBER.
The Biobank Conference 2019 - organized by Qatar Biobank, a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) and part of Qatar Foundation for Research, Development, and Innovation (QF RDI) – was set to highlight the role of biobanking and medical research in advancing healthcare and improving clinical outcomes.
Qatar Biobank is a large-scale medical research initiative which collects data and biological samples from the local population in an effort to develop customized medical solutions to the various diseases and health issues prevalent in the country.
A three-day conference with a focused programme under the theme ‘Quality Matters: A Global Discussion in Qatar' was conceptualized. The conference setting included plenary sessions, panels and workshops, as well as an exhibition highlighting products, services and innovations in biobanking and biomedical research.
The conference saw over 1600 attendees and around 45 speakers out of which 25 were international speakers who gathered to discuss different aspects related to Biobanking. The conference also aimed to highlight the achievement and progress of Qatar’s biobanking community.