Saudi belgian collaboration in health improving quality of care
17 Jamad - Alawal 1435 (18 March , 2014)
1396H (1976A.D): B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Honors,
Faculty of Pharmacology, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
1401H (1981A.D): Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
06/03/1424H (08/05/2013A.D to present): President, King
Abdulaziz University, KSA
Member of Board of Directors of the National Center for
Assessment in Higher Education, Riyadh, KSA
07/05/1426H (14/06/2005A.D to present): Member of Supreme
Supervisory Committee on the University Education Future Plan
Project in KSA
14/09/1428H (26/09/2007A.D to present): Chairman of the
Board of Knowledge and Business Alliance, King Abdulaziz
More than 50 research papers in the field of Pharmaceuticals
and University Education
• On behalf of King Abdulaziz University, It is indeed our great
pleasure to welcome HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative
of His Majesty the King and all Excellencies of Deputy Prime Minister
and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European
Affairs, Didier Reynders; Vice-President and Minister of Economy and
Minister of Higher Education, Jean-Claude Marcourt; Minister of
Economy, Employment, Scientific Research, Trade and Foreign Trade,
Celine Fremault; Ambassador of Belgium to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, Marc Vinck and Health Care Belgium on this occasion of the
Belgium Economic Mission to Saudi Arabia. Saudi-Belgian
Collaboration started three years ago for optimization of health
care at King Abdulaziz University Hospital. Today, we are
celebrating for the extension of Optima II Project between Health
Care Belgium and King Abdulaziz University Hospital, in addition to
the opening of, “health care seminar: improving quality of care:
methodology and prevention”.
• To our special guests, we are truly delighted to welcome you all
today, at King Abdulaziz University to strengthen scientific ties and
exchange of opinions to achieve our goals in health care
optimization. We wish you all the success in your mission and pleasant
stay in Jeddah, the pearl of Saudi Arabia.
HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (born
5 June 1962) is the second child of King Albert II and Queen Paola,
and is the sister of the current Belgian monarch, King Philippe. She is
the wife of Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, head
of the Austria-Este branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.
Princess Astrid married Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este, the head of
the Archducal House of Austria-Este, on 22 September 1984 at
Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz have five children, who bear
the title "Prince/Princess of Belgium" (in each of the three official
languages) as members of the Belgian royal family and
Archduke/Archduchess of Austria:
Astrid was formerly President of the Belgian Red Cross, a
position which ended on 31 December 2007. She declined to stand
again for election to the role in light of internal struggles in the
organization in reconciling its French-speaking and Flemish branches,
each of which seeks greater autonomy. The princess is also a colonel
in the Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces. Her official
residence is the Royal Palace of Laeken in Brussels.
She is a member of the Honorary Board of the International
Upon her brother's ascension to the throne, Princess Astrid will
take on some of the duties previously conducted by Philippe as the
Honorary chairman of the board of the Foreign Trade Agency with
his wife, Queen Mathilde. Princes Astrid will then fulfill international
trips to Angola, South Africa, India and Russia to promote Belgian
Mission of King Abdulaziz University
To enrich society through cultural prominence, scientific acumen and
A beacon of knowledge: Islamic values and time-honored
The integration of professionalism and excellence.
Increased leadership in development: Innovation, diversity and
continuous academic research into community service activities.
University Long Term Goal (1440 h)
The university will become a leader in
Developing standards of assessment for student performance.
High-quality research and development programs.
Garnering the trust of society and the corporate world.
Optimal investment of university resources and capabilities.
The Faculty of Medicine was established in (1975 AC–1395 H).
It includes a wide variety of scientific departments and
The Faculty provides a Bachelor degree in Medicine and
The Faculty of Medicine was established in (1975 AC–1395 H).
It includes a wide variety of scientific departments and
The Faculty provides a Bachelor degree in Medicine and
To achieve a high quality undergraduate and graduate
educational program in the field of medicine.
To promote student's ability of self-learning, analytical thinking
To qualify doctors to practice their duties in accordance with
Islamic ethics and laws.
To establish and maintain excellence in research related to health
To participate in the writing, translation, and publication of
knowledge in the medical field.
To promote preventive health behavior in the community.
To provide high quality evidence-based health care services at
primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
To promote community engagement in the provision of health
education and services.
Inaugurated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad
Abdulaziz, King Abdulaziz University Hospital began its operation in
the late 1396H. During His reign, the Hospital has a total capacity of
Since that day, once a dream of establishing a new medical center
became a reality on 1416H and was then officially inaugurated by His
Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Abdulaziz on 1417 / 07/ 08H.
This huge achievement will not happen without the continued support
of our government and overwhelming dedication of the Honorable
Directors of the university who have spared no effort in facilitating all
the struggles to implement this project.
Currently, King Abdulaziz University Hospital its facilities and now
has 845 beds with the addition of 157 beds dedicated for the critical
care units, and general and specialized clinics that exceeds two
hundred clinics. With consistent generosity and support, King
Abdulaziz University Hospital is now - God Willing - at its full
capacity of 1002 beds.
To serve the community by providing patient care services at all
levels, the environment for education and training of health
professionals and promoting research.
KAUH will be recognized as one of the best Evidence – Based Health
Care Center in the Middle East.
* Sincerity and Devotion
* Sense of responsibility
* Respect patient’s and staff right
* Creativity and Progress
1:30pm – 1:45pm
Arrival HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium at KAU President Council
Opening Welcome word – Offering of memorial plate to HRH by
Prof. Osama S. Tayeb, President of King Abdulaziz University and
Professor Mahmoud Shaheen Al-Ahwal, Dean, Faculty of Medicine,
King Abdulaziz University
Meet and greet with Dr. Samia Al- Amoudi, Chief Executive officer of
the Sheikh Mohmmed Hussein Al- Amoudi Center of Excellence in
Breast Cancer, King Abdulaziz University and prof. Khalid Hussain
Sait, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Abdulaziz
Extension of the Optima collaboration agreement Ceremony
between king Abdulaziz University Hospital by Prof. Mahmoud
Shaheen Al-Ahwal and Healthcare Belgium, Mr. Herwig Fleerackers
02:00pm – 02:10pm
Transfer HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium from president council
Meeting Room to Main Auditorium
02:10 pm Arrival HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium to Main Auditorium
Opening Seminar- Welcome by Professor Osama S. Tayeb,
President of King Abdulaziz University and
Synopsis Overview of seminar program by Mr. Herwig Fleerackers,
Chief Executive officer Healthcare Belgium
Departure HRH princess Astrid of Belgium,Representative of his
Majesty the of Belgium
2:30pm – 2:55pm
Vaccination against cervical cancer –Glaxosmithkline (GSK) by
Professor Khalid Hussian Wali Sait,Professor & Consultant Obstetrics
& Gynecology of the king Abdulaziz University, Director of
Gynecology Oncology Unit &Chairman of the Scientific Chair for
2:55pm – 3:20pm
Collaboration in mammography screening by professor Marc
Noppen, Chief Executive Officer University Hospital of Brussels, and
Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of
the Sheikh Mhammed Hussein Al-Amoudi center of Excellence in
Breast Cancer, Jeddah
3:20pm – 3:45pm
Improving quality of care through bilateral collaboration, reporting
on the OPIMA project by Mr. Jan Demey, General Manager HICT
Belgium, consulting in healthcare, and Professor. Mahmoud Shaheen
Al-Ahwal, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University
3:45pm – 4:00pm Closing Words – official closing seminar Moderated by Mr. Herwig
Fleerackers, Chief Executive officer Healthcare Belgium
ABIM Internal Medicine 1990
FRCPC Internal Medicine 1992 University of Alberta – Canada
FRCPC Medical Oncology 1994 University of Alberta – Canada
PRESENT ACADEMIC RANK AND POSITION
July 2009 – Present Dean, Faculty of Medicine
July 2006 – Present Professor / Consultant Medical Oncologist
Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology
Faculty of Medicine & King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Jan. 2007- Present Board member of Gulf Federation for Cancer Control.
Jan. 2007 – Present Regional Editor for the Gulf Journal of Oncology
July 2010 – Present Editor In Chief of Saudi Journal of Internal Medicine
March 2010 – Present Colorectal Cancer Chair Supervisor
May 1998 – present Board Director National Cancer Registry, KAUH
Aug. 2010 – presentMember of Higher National Cancer Committee to
fight against Cancer
Sept. 2012 – present Chairman, Saudi Medical Deans Committee, KSA
2010 – PresentChairman, Deans of Health Sciences Committee
Published more than 45 papers ( National & International ) in the field
Married, 4 children
Adress: Koekhoven, 32, B-2330 Merksplas, Belgium
Primary and secondary school Latin and Greek at the “Sint-Jozefscollege” Turnhout,
Master in law-commercial law at the “Vrije Universiteit Brussel” Brussels, Belgium
Master in “management and organization” at the “OU”, Amsterdam, Holland
“Johnson & Johnson University”: “Fundamental leadership skills”, “Finance for non
“Institute for pharmaceutical business”: “senior management course”, Brussels, Belgium
Process excellence green belt, media trained,…
CEO with fullest power of attorney of Healthcare Belgium
President of CSH, Comprehensive Solutions to Health
Founding Member of the board of directors of the EMEA Robotic Surgery Institute
Member of the board of directors of Finance & Business partners
Chairman of the steering committee on health between Belgium and Kazachstan
Member of the board of directors of Hernor Invest
2009-2010: President, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute sas, Paris, France
2007-2009: Directeur général, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute sas, Paris, France
2002-2007: Member of the board of directors LifeScan Northern Europe, a Johnson
& Johnson company
2000-2002: Member of the board of directors LifeScan Benelux & UK, a Johnson &
2002-2005: President of “Diagned SMBG”, National association of medical device
2004-2007: Member of the board of directors “Pharma.be diagnostics”, National
association of medical device manufacturers Belgium
2002-2007: Member of the board of directors “Johnson & Johnson Corporate Social
Responsibility Belgium” (King Boudauin Foundation)
2002-2005: Member of the board of directors “Johnson & Johnson Corporate Social
Responsibility Holland” (Queen Juliana welfare foundation)
• Is CEO University Hospital Brussels and founding member Belgium
• Since 2006, Marc Noppen is CEO of the University Hospital of
Brussels and Professor at the Free University of Brussels. Formed
as Pneumologist and internist, he also is a renowned speaker on
• Prof Noppen is holder of several certificates (Hospital
Management, Financial management) and member of a wide
range of Belgian and international associations. Prof Noppen
uses his worldwide network of doctors to establish high standard
• MBChB King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Medicine 1989
• FRCSC(Canada) Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997.
• FRCSC(Canada) Gynecologic Oncology 1999.
• Recertification FRCSC Gynecology Oncology 2009.
• President of Saudi Gynecology Oncology Group April 2010 -
• Member, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
(SOGC) 1999 to present.
• Member, International Society Gynecologic Oncology, March 2000
• Director of Gynecology Oncology Unit.
• Director of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Registry.
• Chairman Jeddah Cervical screening Program
Scientific Chair of Prof. Abdullah Hussein Basalamah for
Gynecological Cancer was established in October 2011. It has
several objectives in term of research, education and training,
clinical care for patients with gynecological malignancy as well as
raise awareness on methods of prevention regarding
gynecological cancer. The Scientific chair will continue the
development and improvement by working together with
Gynecology Oncology Unit and King Abdulaziz University Hospital
and Medical College to achieve our target in a more organize and
systematic way. In addition, we aim for the scientific research to
focus on gynecology oncology, to provide the high standard of
care and what is the most important is to increase awareness about
the method of screening and prevention of gynecological cancer.
The beginning of cervical cancer screening in Jeddah Saudi
Arabia. Dissemination of culture and awareness among women in
Saudi society for oncology female reproductive system and ways
to prevent it and put a national program for early detection of
cases, pre-cancerous and directing research on these tumors in
terms of developing ways of prevention, early detection and
improved methods of treatment which will benefit Saudi society,
especially and humanity in general.
Scientific Chair of Prof. Abdullah Hussein Basalamah is funded by
Prof. Abdullah Hussain Basalamah who established the faculty of
Medicine and Medical Sciences in king Abdulaziz University Dean.
The Chairman of jeddah cervical cancer prevention program is
prof. Khalid Hussain Sait.
Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah(
KAU) and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynecologist, IVF. She is head
of Scintefic chair for breast cancer at KAU.
Previously she has worked as Vice Dean of the College of
Medicine and Allied Sciences at King Abdulaziz University; a
Temporary Advisor for a 1995 Inter-country workshop on
Reproductive Health and Research Methodology at the World
Health Organization; and Director of the Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi
In 1981, she was among the first group of female medical
graduate from King Abdulaziz University.
On April , 2006 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is
still on treatment . She was the first Saudi to share her personal
battle with the disease , breaking the silence to speake out
about its impact.
Member in BHGI steering committee She is ranking 23rd in the
list of Arabian Business Magazine - 30 Most Powerful Saudi
Women of 2014 as indicated in its special report on Dr. Samia Al-
Amoudi as from within she encourages women and she is more than
an inspiration in the Saudi community after being hit by breast
cancer she shared her knowledge on its prevention and control of
the disease. Also, the implementation of many awareness-raising
campaigns and guidance in Saudi Arabia in order to raise the
awareness of the disease and its impact on the lives of Saudi
society, and she is the first Gulf woman and in Saudi Arabia who
won a seat as a Board Member of the Union for International
Cancer Control (UICC) in Geneva.
The establishment of our center came into existence with the
approval of Prof. Osama S. Tayyeb. This was authorized under
Resolution No. 7139 / S on 05/13/1431 H., corresponding to
27/4/2010. In addition to the generous support of businessman Sheikh
Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, who realized that the greatest investment
is with Allah and the innovative idea of breast cancer survivor and
global activist, Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi.
The historic launch of the project took place on July 4, 2010, with the
primary idea behind the Center of Excellence based on establishing a
new concept of women's healthcare in the Kingdom, namely the vital
medical issue-breast cancer. Through her work as a physician, experience
as a breast cancer survivor and efforts of spreading awareness as an
international activist, Dr. Samia has brought to light a broader vision
concerning the needs of breast cancer patients.
In addition to her visits to international centers such as the Susan G.
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (later known as the Susan G. Komen for
the Cure), M.D. Andersen Cancer Center, The John Hopkins Center,
Harvard University and several others, Al-Amoudi realized that there
were significant deficiencies in the healthcare culture in the Kingdom, in
general, as well as the concept of healthcare for breast cancer patients,
despite the fact that there is no shortage in qualified personnel and
Hence, Al-Amoudi began studying the gap in available medical services
and how to satisfy the needs of patients, given the available level of
healthcare services. In doing so, Al-Amoudi took a quantum leap in
improving the quality of services, without which healthcare as a whole
could never be complete. Thus, the Center of Excellence for Breast
Cancer was established in operating under international standards.
The Center hopes that Allah Almighty will grant them success in reshaping
women's healthcare in the Kingdom, in achieving the ultimate goal and
their motto 'towards a world-class first in women's healthcare.'