Dr. Al Fayyadh: International Record for "KFSH&RC" in Stem Cell Transplantation for Children with Immunodeficiency




Inaugurating scientific forum regarding diseases of immunity and allergies


His Excellency Dr. Majid Al Fayyadh, Chief Executive Officer of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, confirmed that the "KFSH&RC Riyadh" managed to conduct about 480 cases of stem cell transplantation for children suffering from primary immunodeficiency, pointing out that the rate during the past few years reached 40 cases of transplantation annually, which represents an advanced record at the level of the international medical centers for this type of disease.

Dr. Al Fayyadh added - while he inaugurates "6th Saudi Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Symposium" and "2nd Congress of the Arab Society of Primary Immunodeficiency on Wednesday morning, 24 January 2018 - this excellence in conducting all of these cases is not only related to quantity, but also accompanied by quality in providing specialized medical care through an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic system.

In this regard, Dr. Bandar Bin Khalid Al Saud, Consultant and Head of Allergy and Immunology Section at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, clarified that the two-day conference is attended by 20 international and regional speakers from Germany, Italy, Iceland, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, there are a number of consultants and specialists in the field of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology from the Kingdom, who are providing 24 scientific papers, in addition to holding 7 scientific sessions on allergy, asthma and inherited immunodeficiency diseases.

He stated that this medical gathering aims at enhancing the health care provided to patients, providing doctors and healthcare practitioners with the most recent developments in this field, discussing outstanding and modern scientific research, in addition to exchanging experiences with consultants and specialists in the field of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology from the kingdom and abroad.

“This year’s medical gathering will allow new researchers in the field of allergies, asthma and clinical immunology for the first time to present their researches for discussion in order to encourage scientific research in the Arab world” Dr. Bandar pointed out.


Dr. Bandar indicated that the most prominent topics include developments of oral immunotherapy, acute asthma, sandstorms and asthma, primary immunodeficiency diseases worldwide, newborn screening for primary immunodeficiency, and genetic characteristics of patients with primary immunodeficiency in children born to consanguineous marriages.