13, April 2019


Le Meridian, AlKhobar


25 speakers

Welcome message

We take a great pride in welcoming all the attendees to the 1st officially-licensed best of Astro Saudi Arabia, to be held at Le Meridian, Al-Khobar on April 13, 2019.

The Saudi Assembly of Radiation Oncology “SARO” is proud to organize this meeting in collaboration with the Saudi Oncology Society and King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam. As radiation oncology is one of the specialties that are strongly connected to technology, it has had enormous progress in the last 2 decades. Today it stands as one of the most technically advanced disciplines.

ASTRO (American Society of Radiation Oncology) is one of the most distinguished international professional organizations. Their annual meeting highlights both the most recent technological advances and clinical recommendations to enable the best patient care.

Best of ASTRO (BOA) is an officially-licensed summary of the most significant, highly rated topics from the annual meeting. It is an efficient, concise way to get the best practice-changing information from the ASTRO annual meeting. It’s an honor to host it for the first time in Saudi Arabia that will allow the professionals who were unable to attend the ASTRO meeting, the opportunity to discuss the latest information with colleagues and to enjoy the presentations in the original format.


Meeting Chairman


About the Meeting

The Best of ASTRO Saudi Meeting 2018 is an officially licensed one-day meeting. It offers a summary of the most relevant, highly-rated abstracts from the Annual Meeting of ASTRO “American Society of Radiation Oncology” that was held on October 21 – 24, 2018, at San Antonio, Texas. USA.
These abstracts highlight recent technological advances and illustrate the importance of the clinical and non-clinical skills needed to provide patients with the full benefit of radiation oncology.

The meeting is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists, radiation
physicists, dosimetrists, oncologists working in related specialties, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses, radiation oncology administrators, diagnostic radiologists and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology

Dr. Ibrahim Al Otain

Chair of Scientific Committee



  • Breast cancers
  • Gynecological Cancers
  • GU Cancers
  • CNS Cancers
  • Head & Neck Cancers
  • GI Cancers
  • Hematology
  • Physics
  • Lung Cancers
  • Palliative Care

Event Schedule

Target Audience

  1.  Radiation oncologists

  2.  Radiation physicists 

  3. Dosimetrists

  4.  Radiation therapists

  5.  Medical oncologists

  6.  Surgical Oncologists

  7.  Radiation therapists

  8.  Radiation oncology nurses

  9.  Radiation oncology administrators

  10. Diagnostic radiologists

  11.  All other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology

Best of ASTRO 2018

SAR 150

Onsite payment
150 SAR


Event Location

Le Meridien, Al Khobar

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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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