The 1st International Conference on Drug Design & Discovery: Dubai, February 3 - 6, 2008

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Sidra Medical and Research Center will be an ultra modern, all-digital academic medical center which is being designed and planned to the best international standards in health sciences. It will offer specialty care for women and children, in addition to select medical and surgical services for adult men and women.
It will encompass three essential missions:

World-class clinical care
Medical education
Biomedical research

Part of a collaborative effort entitled "one program in multiple institutions," Sidra will work closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation with regard to all three missions, raising the standard of health care throughout the country and providing valuable opportunities for research and learning.

First announced in June 2004, Sidra represents the vision of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned. Sidra will be funded by a US$7.9 billion endowment from Qatar Foundation, the largest endowment of a medical and research center anywhere in the world. Sidra Medical and Research Center is expected to open in 2012.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF - Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung) covers the fields of basic research and higher education. It develops and delivers policies encouraging world-class research in Austria and the conversion of science into wealth. The Ministry supports the development of universities and colleges to competence centers, aiming to share scientific expertise, resources and facilities through international scientific collaboration. The Ministry promotes the public understanding of science and aims to convey its relevance to society. It consists of three departments (Universities and Colleges; Scientific Research and International Research Affairs; Budget, Personnel, Funding, Public Relations, IT-Coordination) and has about 450 employees.

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