With great pleasure and on behalf of the Organizing and the Scientific Committees, I welcome you all to this extraordinary academic event aiming at establishing a forum for promoting the palliative care movement in the Arab World and beyond. The theme of this major international conference and exhibition is:


The scientific program is carefully designed to meet the expectations of the wide range of disciplines of the palliative care professionals. Our esteemed international, regional and local speakers will share their outstanding expertise with the participants. For guests from outside Saudi Arabia, this event will also be a great chance of visiting the land ofthe two Holy Mosques. We hope they enjoy the visit to this part of the world known with its wealthy history and geography as well as the hospitality of its community. We look forward to welcoming you in Riyadh and hope to make your participation in the Pan Arab Palliative Care Conference (PAPC 2019) an eternally memorable pleasant experience. With warmest regards,

Mohammad Zafir Al-Shahri, MD
Chairman, Organizing Committee