Scientific Program

Day 1: 27 March 2018

07:30 – 08:00

Registration

Cancer Control: Facts and Ambitious actions. Moderators: Dr. Ali Al-Zahrani / Dr. Khalid Al-Saleh

08:00 – 08:30

The burden of cancer: trends in incidence and survival in developed and developing countries

Prof. Michel Coleman

08:30 – 09:00

Cancer Screening in the European Union: 15 year experience

Dr. Partha Basu

09:00 – 09:05

Discussion

09:00 – 09:15

Coffee Break

Breast Cancer Session: Moderators: Dr. Adher Alsayed/ Dr. Abdulrahman Fakhruo

Time

Topic

Speaker

09:15 -09:45

Impact of Mammography Screening on Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality. Are Alternatives Preferable

Prof. Anthony B Miller

09:45 – 10:05

New Modalities for Breast Cancer Screening

Dr. Nuha Alkhomais

10:05 -10:25

Mammography screening controversies in the Gulf Region

Dr. Adel Al-Ajmi

10:25 – 10:40

Breast Cancer Screening in Kuwait: Challenges and Ambitions

Dr. Hana Al-Khawari

10:40- 10:55

Breast Cancer Screening in Bahrain: Challenges and Ambitions

Dr. Marwa Almeslemani

10:55 – 11:10

Breast Cancer Screening in Saudi Arabia: Challenges and Ambitions

Dr. Fatina Al-Tahan

11:10 -11:15

Discussion

11:15 -12:00

Opening Ceremony

12:00 – 13:30

Prayer and Lunch Break

Cervical Cancer Session: Moderators: Dr. Fatimah Al-Hamlan /Dr. Bassem AlBahrani

13:30 – 14:00

Evidence-Based Consensus Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention

Dr. Partha Basu

14:00 – 14:25

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Dr. Ismail Albadawi

14:25 – 14:45

Burden of Cervical Cancer in the GCC: Are we Ready?

Dr. Iman Tawheed

14:45 -15:05

Potential Impact of Vaccination on Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Dr. Fadia Albuhairan

15:05 -15:25

Yields of 15-Year Opportunistic Pap-smear Screening: Lessons to Learn

Dr. Fay Albabtain

15:25 -15:30

Discussion

15:30 – 16:00

Prayer Time & Coffee Break

Lung and Liver Cancer Session: Moderators: Dr. Ahmed Al-Zahrani / Dr. Hamed Al-Husaini

16:00 – 16:25

Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the GCC Countries: Cost and Utility

Dr. Faisal Sanai

16:25 – 16:50

Potentials for Opportunistic Lung Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Dr. Abduulah Aljebreen

16:50- 16:55

Discussion

16:55- 17:00

Closing

 

Day 2: 28 March 2018

7:30 – 08:00

Registration

Molecular and Genetic Screening Session: Moderators: Dr. Malak Al-Thagafi / Dr. Saeed Al-Turki

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:00 – 08:40

Chromosomal alterations across 2600 cancer whole genomes

Dr. Rameen Beroukhim

08:40 – 09:05

Genomic in Cancer: The Era of Precision Medicine in the Gulf Region

Dr. Malak Al-Thagafi

09:05 – 09:25

Somatic mutation screening; the Saudi Human Genome experience

Dr. Nada Al-Tassan

09:25 – 09:45

Ethical and Legal Challenges of Genetic Counseling in Oncology

Ms. Lamia Al-Subiea

09:45 – 09:50

Discussion

09:50 – 10:05

Coffee Break

Childhood Cancers Session: Moderators: Dr. Abdullah Al-Jefri / Prof. Ahmed Badheeb

10:05 – 10:35

Prevalence of Hereditary Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes in Children with Cancer in Saudi Arabia” (SAPHOS study)

Dr. Wasil Jastaniah

10:35 – 11:05

Genetics of hereditary cancer susceptibility syndromes in Saudi children (SAPHOS study)

Dr. Abdulrahman Alsultan

11:05- 11:35

Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency and childhood brain tumors in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Musa Alharbi

11:35 – 11:55

Unusual Tumors Seen in Children: Craniopharyngioma

Dr. Zaidan AlMazidi

11:55 – 12:00

Discussion

12:00 – 13:00

Prayer and Lunch Break

Colorectal Cancer Session: Moderators: Dr. Samar Al-Homoud/ Dr. Abdullah Alsharm

13:00 – 13:40

Setting up Colorectal screening program: UK experience

Dr. Amanda Cross

13:40 – 14:10

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Current practices

Dr. Béatrice Lauby-Secretan

14:10 – 14:40

Role of diet and lifestyle in colorectal cancer development and progression

Dr. Marc Gunter

14:40 – 15:10

Colorectal Cancer in the GCC: Current Situation

Dr. Samar Alhomoud

15:10 – 15:25

Discussion

15:25 – 15:40

Prayer Time & Coffee Break

Panel Discussion I

15:40 – 16:00

Early detection of cancers common in the EMR

Dr. Ibtihal Fadil

16:00 – 16:55

Setting Priorities for Cancer Screening and Early Detection in the Gulf Region

Moderators: Dr. Mushabab Al Asiri

Prof. Michel Coleman

16:55 – 17:00

Closing

Day 3: 29 March 2018

7:30 – 08:00

Registration

Prostate Cancer Session: Moderators: Dr. Sultan AlQateeb / Dr. Dany Rabah

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:00 – 08:30

Prostate Cancer Screening: A Decision Guide

Dr. Per-Anders Abrahamsson

08:30 – 09:00

Management of localized Prostate Cancer: Active surveillance

Dr. Saad Aldosari

09:00 – 09:25

Yields of 15-Year Opportunistic PSA Screening Program

Dr. Abdullah AlKhenizan

09:25 – 09:55

Challenges of Screening and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer in the Gulf region (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Khalid Al-Othman

09:55 -10:00

Discussion

10:00– 10:15

Coffee Break

Head and Neck Cancers Session: Moderators: Dr. Saleh Al-Othman / Dr. Khalid Balaraj

10:30 – 11:00

Optimal Pathway for Early Detection and Down Staging of Head and Neck Cancers

Prof. Saman Warnakulasuriya

11:00 – 11:20

Early Detection in Head and Neck Cancer: Current Status and Future Perspectives in the Gulf Region

Dr. Khalid Al-Saleh

11:20 – 11: 40

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Potential Benefits and Harms

Dr. Abdulaziz Alsaif

11:40 – 12:00

Screening, Prevention and Early Detection of Head and Neck and Oral Cavity Carcinoma.

Dr. Nabil Alzahir

12:00 – 12:05

Discussion

12:05 – 13:00

Prayer Time & Lunch Break

Panel Discussion II

13:00 – 13:30

Regional Framework for Cancer Prevention and Control

Dr. Slim Slama

13:30- 14:00

Cost Effectivness of National Cancer Screening and Early Detection Programs: Challenges and Ambitions

Dr. Ibrahim AlJuffali

14:00- 14:45

Cancer Screening and early Detection in the Gulf Region: Time to Act

Moderators:

Dr. Ali Al-Zahrani /

Prof. Anthony B Miller

14:45- 15:00

Closing Remarks