October 16-18 , 2018


Le Méridien Al Khobar


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Dear colleagues and friends,

The field of pediatric hematology- oncology is progressing in a rapid and impressive way which is positively affecting the diagnosis and treatment of our patients. This progress is the result of continuous research and collaborations, both national and international, among scientists of various specialties.

We are proud to invite you to the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology conference that will be held from the 16th to the 18th of October 2018 in Dammam, KSA.

The conference is organized by King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam with the support of the Saudi Arabian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Association (SAPHOS).

The conference will cover a high -quality scientific program focusing mainly on the following areas: leukemias/lymphomas, bone marrow transplantation, histiocytic disorders, palliative care, nutrition in pediatric cancer patients and stem cell transplantation. The selected speakers (national and international) are experts in the fields of their presentations.

Given the major role of nursing in the care of our patients, we are holding a special training workshop for pediatric oncology nurses. Additional workshops on nutrition and infusion of factor replacement in bleeding disorders will be held at the conference.

We encourage all the healthcare specialists involved in the care of children with cancer to attend this upcoming conference to benefit from its high scientific quality and share their experience with debates, discussions and collaborations.


Looking forward to seeing you in Dammam.

Saad Al Damma, MD                       
Chair, scientific commitee

Omar Chamdine, MD

Chair, organizing committee



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We are glad to announce the 3rd Pediatric Hematology Oncology Conference #PHOC2018 to be held in AL Khobar, KSA from October 16-18 -2018 organized by King Fahd Specialist Hospital -Dammam in collaboration with and support Saudi Arabian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Society (SAPHOS).

This conference is a unique platform that’s a confluence of pediatric hematology and  oncology specialists, academics, researchers, innovators, regulators – coming together to present and discuss various current and highly important topics in pediatric hematology  oncology. We are also glad to include in our conference topics, both in the main program and in workshops that are vital to the care of our patients. Those topics will tackle issues regarding pediatric oncology nutrition in oncology patients, palliative care, and will be available to discuss with you the latest issues and trends in overcoming milestones towards pediatric hematology oncology.

As the premier event, we have developed a program with all the professional’s interests in mind. We have not only increased the number of opportunities for you to network with professionals from across KSA and GCC but also introduced more focused sessions that will feature cutting edge presentations, special panel discussions, and livelier interaction with industry leaders and experts. Life is full of give and take.

Make it count in your professional life. Attend the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Conference to network with your peers, exchange expertise and experiences, and arm yourself with the latest information to take your business to the next level. We look forward to personally welcoming you to AL-Khobar, KSA



PHOC2018 will cover wide range of topics in Pediatrics Hematology Oncology like:

  • Lymphomas
  • Histiocytic disorders
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Bleeding and platelet disorders
  • Thrombosis and transfusion medicine
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Nutritional support in pediatric oncology patients
  • Palliative care
  • Bone marrow failure

Event Schedule

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Duration: 20 minutes


Duration: 20 minutes

Who should attend

All Health care professionals are invited the 3rd Pediatric Hematology Oncology Conference #PHOC2018 designed for Pediatric Hematologists and Oncologists, Clinical Pediatricians, Researchers, Academicians, Practitioners, Early Career Scholars, students along with Industries and others engaged in endeavors related to Pediatric Hematology Oncology.


Free workshops once you register ” Workshop Registration will be Onsite “

  • Nutritional Therapy Aprroaches in the management of Pediatric Oncology Patients Workshop.    

” 17 October – From 1 – 4 PM “
  • Advancing Nursing Practice Workshop.

” 17 October – From 1 – 4.30 PM “
  • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection CLABSI.

” 18 October – From 1 – 4.30 PM “



Onsite Payment

250 SAR



Onsite Payment

300 SAR



Onsite Payment

350 SAR


Event Location

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

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Travel Information


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).


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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.

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.


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.


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.


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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