Date

October 4-5, 2018

Location

Le Méridien Al Khobar

Speakers

63 Speakers

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A WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to The Best of ASCO organized by King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam in AlKhobar, the beautiful city on the gulf.

The scientific committee has come up with a very interesting scientific program.

It covers Cancer on breast, Gynecological, Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Lung, Hematology, Skin and Palliative Care.

All multimodality approaches in the management of these tumors are addressed. We are grateful to the speakers some of who traveled along way to join us and share their experience with us.

The field of oncology is changing constantly, and we need to be up to date with the advances in cancer care.

I am sure this conference will be a very good educational experience and I wish you enjoy the scientific sessions and the social events and find your stay with us pleasant and memorable.

 

Dr. Hani Al Hashmi

Conference Chairman, Director of Oncology Center

King Fahad Specialist Hospital

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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A WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Adult Medical Oncology Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to The Best of ASCO Conference which will be held in Al Khobar.

The Scientific Committees have worked very hard to present an insightful program and a comprehensive update on developments across the oncology field.

Various challenges will be addressed, and promising developments will be discussed. I hope that this conference will be a great educational opportunity for all of us as I am confident that it will enhance our current knowledge base and bring us up to date in the management and diagnosis of the most common cancer in the area.

I would like to sincerely thank the Speakers and Moderators who have come to present their views and share with us their experience in the field of Oncology.

I wish that you enjoy the meeting and the social events and find your stay with us in Al-Khobar pleasant and memorable.

 

Dr. Fahad Ibnshamsah

Chairman Scientific Committee, Chairman, Adult Medical Oncology

King Fahad Specialist Hospital

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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About

Do not miss this chance to attend the Best of ASCO 2018 meeting hosted by King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam.

The focus of this meeting will be to provide medical oncologists in our region with a summary of the most significant treatment advances presented at the Best of ASCO 2018 Annual meeting. This meeting will be a 2 days event with presentations focused on several key disease sites.

Meeting Objectives

  • To provide medical oncologists in Saudi Arabia and The Gulf region with a summary of the most significant treatment advances presented at the Best of ASCO 2018.
  •  To review the current standard of care for key malignancies.
  • To discuss the current controversies in the management of specific cancers.
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Event Agenda

GI Cancer Session

Breast Cancer Session

Lung Cancer Session

Breast Cancer Session

Target Audience

All Healthcare professionals are invited 

  • Pathology, Surgeons,  Hematologist

  • Medical Oncologist, Pharmacists, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals

Regestration

Student

SAR100

 Onsite payment
150 SAR

None Physician

SAR150

Onsite payment
200 SAR

Physician

SAR200

Onsite payment
250 SAR

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Event Location

Al Salem Boulevard,
8560 Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Road,
Corniche,Al Khobar 34426 31952, Saudi Arabia

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Travel Information

TRANSPORTATION
Airport

Khobar is served by King Fahd International Airport northwest of Dammam; the driving distance from the terminal to Khobar city is 50 km (31 mi).

ACCOMMODATION

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Infrastructure

Al Khobar is connected with the major highways in the region including Dhahran-Jubail Highway, Dhahran-Dammam Highway as well as Khobar-Dammam Highway, which links Khobar with Dammam directly and links them both to Dammam Airport. Al-Khobar hosts King Fahd Causeway, which links Saudi Arabia to Bahrain.Al Khobar also features the Water Tower which is situated in a man made peninsula in the al khobar water front.

HOSTING CITY
Al-Khobar (also spelled Khobar or al-Khubar; Arabic: الخُبـــر‎‎) is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. It is one of the largest cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council, with a population of 941,358 . Al Khobar, Dammam, and Dhahran are part of the Dammam metropolitan area, the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Saudi Arabia with an estimated population of over 4,100,000.

All three urban centers are served by the King Fahd International Airport , and King Abdul Aziz Port. Together, they are often known as “The Triplet Cities” by many natives and locals. Dammam, Dhahran and Al Khobar are less than 15 km (9.3 mi) apart and form one metropolitan area, the fifth largest in the kingdom and sixth in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Many of Al Khobar’s residents work for Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, Al Khobar also hosts many regional and international companies. Traditionally, Khobar has also been a city of shopkeepers and merchants, and the city today has many modern malls and boulevards with shops run by international franchises and restaurants.

History

In earlier days, Khobar was a small port on the Arabian Gulf coast, a fishing village inhabited mainly by Al Dossary tribe members. With the discovery of oil in the 1930s, it was transformed into a commercial and shopping center and an industrial port. In modern times, the larger port of Dammam has taken over most commercial shipping activities for the Eastern Province, and oil is exported via the dedicated Saudi Aramco port of Ras Tanura. As a result, Khobar has transformed and extended its water front along the Arabian Gulf into a corniche with parks, eateries, and family beaches.

Life

Al-Khobar is a city with multiple lifestyle centers and shopping malls, The city also has the Corniche (Prince Turki St.) which is lined with several international and local chain of restaurants, coffee shop and boutiques of all kinds.

The city hosts several shopping centers including: Alissa Souk, Rahmaniah Center,Lulu Hypermarket,Al Gosaibi Center, Khobar Mall and Al Rashid Mall.

There are also several commercial streets downtown which are populated by local shops, with one being Prince Bandar St. (locally known as Suwaiket St.). Al Khobar also benefits from being close to the city of Dhahran, which hosts several malls such as Dhahran Mall, Ikea and Amwaj Center. The Half Moon Beach and Khobar Corniche are tourist attractions in Khobar. People from the neighboring GCC states and Riyadh visit the city to do activities such as fishing, scuba diving and other water sports.

Climate

Its average annual temperature is 33 °C (91 °F) during the day and 22 °C (72 °F) at night. In the coldest month – January, the temperature typically ranges from 12 to 22 °C (54 to 72 °F) during the day to 3 to 18 °C (37 to 64 °F) at night. In the warmest month, June, the typical temperature ranges from 36 to 50 °C (97 to 122 °F) during the day to about 33 °C (91 °F) at night. Generally – the summer / “holiday” season lasts about six months, from May to October. Two months – April and November – are transitional; sometimes the temperature exceeds 48 °C (118 °F), with temperatures ranging from 37–50 °C (99–122 °F) during the day and 24–36 °C (75–97 °F) at night. December, January and February are the coldest months, with average temperatures around 11 °C (52 °F) during the day and 5 °C (41 °F) at night. Large fluctuations in temperature are rare, particularly in the summer months.

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