On behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard, His Excellency the President of the University Dr. Bandar bin Abdulmohsen Al-Knawy launched the activities of the " 10th Annual Forum for Medical Research" held on Monday 25-26 November 2019. This forum was organized by King Abdullah International Medical Research Center at the Conference Center at KSAU-HS in Riyadh.
For his part, H.E Dr. Bandar expressed his thanks to His Royal Highness the Minister of National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz for his patronage of the Forum. Moreover, H.E also pointed at the Keene on and support in the field of scientific research.
Furthermore, His Excellency also pointed out that the Forum coincides with the launch of the King Abdullah International for Medical Research Center initiative for Clinical Studies and Laboratory Development (National Leadership Center) with goals that are in line with an ambitious of Saudi National Vision 2030, which aims to develop the national economy and transform into the knowledge economy. Furthermore, the initiative of clinical studies was approved by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the Saudi-Korean Vision 2030, which was translated by signing a cooperation agreement with Seoul State University within the Korean National Project for Clinical Trials (Connect) to contribute to establish the elements of conducting clinical studies.
Moreover, Dr. Ahmed Al-Askar, Executive Director of King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, delivered a speech in which he explained the importance of clinical studies in that it is the pivotal stage for transferring research outputs from laboratories to benefit the human being. This initiative is the culmination of the Kingdom's efforts in the localization of the pharmaceutical and vaccine industry, which requires the development of infrastructure. He also stressed that the Center is seeking 10,000 patients to receive free modern medicines 10 years before the market, in addition to creating more than 4,000 new jobs and generating revenues from the industry. treatment for him.
Dr. Ahmed also added that the center aims to attract international pharmaceutical companies in cooperation with all health sectors through which we seek to create a specialized work environment in clinical studies to raise the efficiency of these teams and the level of quality and performance by attracting doctors as key researchers in clinical studies. The center also seeks to raise the rate of clinical studies from 6 to 100 clinical studies per 1,000 physicians nationwide.
As conclusion, the forum also received the participation of a number of prominent international and local bodies interested in medical research such as (University of Seoul, Korea), (SABIC), (the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program), (the Saudi Company for Development and Technical Investment), and (Hammersmith Foundation for Medical Research).