Host & Organizers

International Conference on Radiation Medicine ICRM2012 is an biennial event organized by King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in cooperation with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), World Health Organization (WHO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and National Institute of Radiological Sciences NIRS).

Host & Organizers

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is 894-bed multi-facility, multi-entity tertiary care hospital and one of the leading healthcare institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its mission is to provide medical services of highly specialized nature and promote medical research and education programs, including postgraduate education training, as well as contribute to the prevention of disease.


Saudi Food and Drug Authority

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) was established under the Council of Ministers resolution no(1) dated 07/01/1424 H, as an independent body corporate that directly reports to the Premier. The Authority objective is to ensure safety of food and drug for man and animal, and safety of biological and chemical substance as well as electronic products.

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world´s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The IAEA´s mission is guided by the interests and needs of Member States, strategic plans and the vision embodied in the IAEA Statute. Three main pillars - or areas of work - underpin the IAEA´s mission: Safety and Security; Science and Technology; and Safeguards and Verification.

National Institute of Radiological Sciences

The National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) started cancer therapy in 1961 using x-rays, gamma rays and other modalities. Since then, it gained worldwide recognition for 45 years of achievements. Fast neutron beam therapy using a cyclotron and proton therapy, which were introduces in 1975 and 1979, respectively, were found to be effective against some cancers that were difficult to treat with conventional radiation therapies such as x-rays and gamma rays.