Organizing Committee

Dr. Sohail Bajammal 

Assistant Professor, Department Of Orthopedics

Faculty Of Medicine

Umm Al-Qura University

Vice President, Saudi Spine Society

  Dr. Mahdi Mohammed Bassi, MBBS, MbChB, FRCSC

Orthopedic, Spine & Scoliosis Surgeon

Chairman of orthopedics department

Chief Surgeon & OR director

Acting chairman of surgical departments group – Jeddah

  Dr. Ayman Reda Tayeb

Consultant Spine Surgery,

King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA

  Dr. Fahad H. Abduljabbar, MBBS, FRCSC, MMgt

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

King Abdulaziz University Hospital

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

   Dr. Salahaddeen Khalifah

Orthopedic Spine Surgery Consultant

HOD of Spine care, Neurosciences center

HOD of Rehabilitation Administration

King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA

  Dr. Khalid Almadni 

Orthopedics, joints & Spine Consultant

King Fahad Hospital

Jeddah, KSA


   Dr. Hani Alsulaimany

Assistant Professor KSAU-HS Jeddah

Consultant Orthopedics Trauma & Spine Surgery

King Abdulaziz medical City – Jeddah

National Guard Health Affairs

  Dr. Khalid Batterjee 

Consultant Orthopedics & Spine Surgeon

Saudi German Hospital Group

   Dr. Ahmed Q. Alturkistany MBBS, FRCSC, MMgt

Pediatrics orthopedics & Spine Consultant

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center – Jeddah – KSA

  Dr. Khalid Alghamdi

Consultant Orthopedic & Spine Surgery

Alnoor specialist hospital

Makkah – KSA

   Dr.Rizq M. Alamri

Consultant anesthesiology & critical care

Neuroanasthesiology & pain management

Head of OR & anesthesiology department

East Jeddah hospital – KSA

   Dr. Mohamed Alshumrani

Pediatric orthopedic & spine consultant

Head of spine unit

King Fahad general hospital

Jeddah, KSA

  Dr. Abdu Zaher Albargi

Spine Consultant

HOD orthopedic department

King Abdulaziz hospital

Makkah, KSA

   Dr. Almamoon I. Justaniah

Vascular & Interventional radiologist

King Abdullah Medical City

Makkah – KSA


Scientific Committee


  Dr. Khalid Almusrea

Consultant Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery

King Fahad Medical City – Riyadh

Chairman, Scientific Committee

Dr. Osama E. Shams MD, ABEM, MHPE, DTQM 

Head of Clinical Neurophysiology,Director of CME

King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA

  Dr. Faisal Konbaz, MBBS 

Consultant Orthopedic & Spine Surgery

King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh

National Guard Health Affairs

 Dr. Ali Alshoaiby 

Head of Pain section, Department of Anesthesia

King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh

   Dr. Amro Alhabib, MD, FRCSC, MPH

Consultant & Associate Professor of Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery.

Department Of Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh.

  Dr. Ahmed Alhabter

Consultant Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

King Faisal Medical City, Abha

   Dr. Hana I AlSobayel, BSc, MSc, PhD

Consultant & Associate Professor Of Physical Therapy

King Saud University

   Dr. Anouar Bourghli 

Consultant Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon

Kingdom Hospital – Riyadh

 Dr. Fawaz Alshareef

Consultant interventional neuroradiology

King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital

Jeddah – KSA

  Dr. Khalid Al-Assiri

Consultant Orthopedic & Spine Surgery

National Guard Health Affairs – Dammam

Chairperson, CPD committee, Saudi Spine Society

   Dr. Mohammed Ali Khashab

Consultant and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic & Spine Surgery

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University For Health Sciences – Jeddah

International Speakers

Prof. Jeffrey C. Wang

NASS president

USC department of orthopedics & neurosurgery

Co-director, USC spine center

Chief, USC orthopedics spine service

Los Angeles, California, USA


  Prof. Dr. Med. Frank Kandziora

EUROSPINE president

J.W. Goethe University

Chairman of the center for spine surgery & neurotraumatology

BG- Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany

  Prof. Thomas Roger Blattert M.D. Ph.D

Professor & medical director

Department of spine surgery & traumatology

Orthopaedische Fachklinik Schwarzach

Schwarzach, Germany



  Prof. Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran Ph.D.

AO SPINE international Chairperson

Chairman, Department of Orthopedics & Spine Surgery

Ganga hospital

Coimbatore, india

  Dr. Scott Kreiner

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Ahwatukee Sports & Spine

Phoenix, Arizona , USA

  Prof. Eeric Truumees

Professor Of Orthopedics

CEO, Seton Brain and Spine Institute

Austin, Texas, USA.

  Dr. Robert Bolash M.D.

Assistant professor of Anesthesiology

Interventional spine pain

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, Ohio, USA



 Regional Guest Society

Egyptian Spine Association 


  Prof. Ali Abou – Madawi 

President, Egyptian Spine Association

Professor of Spine & Neurosurgery

Suez Canal University

   Dr. Mohamed Abdelwanis

Orthopedics Spine Surgery

Sohag University

Dr. Nabil Mansour 

Neurosurgery / Spine Surgery

Mansoura University

   Dr. Omar Hammad

Neurosurgery / spine surgery

Ain Shams University

   Dr. Mohamed Khattab

Orthopedics Spine Surgery

Ain Shams University

Jeddah is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. With a population currently at 5.1 million, Jeddah is an important commercial hub in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, which able-bodied Muslims are required to visit at least once in their lifetime. It is also a gateway to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam. Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East.

Jeddah was independently ranked fourth in the Africa – Mid-East region in terms of innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Cities Index.

Jeddah is one of Saudi Arabia’s primary resort cities and was named a Gamma world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC).

Historically, Jeddah has been well known for its legendary money changers. The largest of said money changers at the time (the late Sheikh Salem Bin Mahfouz) eventually founded Saudi Arabia’s first bank, the National Commercial Bank (NCB).


Jeddah features an arid climate under Koppen’s climate classification. Unlike other Saudi Arabian cities, Jeddah retains its warm temperature in winter, which can range from 15 °C (59 °F) at dawn to 28 °C (82 °F) in the afternoon. Summer temperatures are extremely hot, often breaking the 43 °C (109 °F) mark in the afternoon and dropping to 30 °C (86 °F) in the evening. Rainfall in Jeddah is generally sparse, and usually occurs in small amounts in November and December. Heavy thunderstorms are common in winter. The thunderstorm of December 2008 was the largest in recent memory, with rain reaching around 3 inches (7.6 cm). The lowest temperature ever recorded in Jeddah was 11.0 °C (51.8 °F) in March 1983. The highest temperature ever recorded in Jeddah was 49.0 °C (120.2 °F) on June 9, 1961. Dust storms happen in summer and sometimes in winter, coming from the Arabian Peninsula’s deserts or from North Africa.


Jeddah has long been a port city. Even before being designated the port city for Mecca, Jeddah was a trading hub for the region. In the 19th century, goods such as mother-of-pearl, tortoise shells, frankincense, and spices were routinely exported from the city. Apart from this, many imports into the city were destined for further transit to the Suez, Africa, or Europe. Many goods passing through Jeddah could not even be found in the city or even in Arabia. All of the capitals of the Middle East and North Africa are within two hours flying distance of Jeddah, making it the second commercial center of the Middle East after Dubai. Also, Jeddah’s industrial district is the fourth largest industrial city in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh, Jubail and Yanbu.


Religious Significance

Most citizens are Sunni Muslims. The government, courts and civil and criminal laws enforce a moral code established by Shari’ah. A very small minority of Saudi citizens is Shia Muslims, and there is also a large foreign workforce who is forbidden to follow their non-Islamic religions even privately, but this is little enforced. The city has over 1,300 mosques. The law does not allow other religions’ buildings, books, icons and expressions of faith. However, private religious observance not involving Muslims nor offending public order and morality is sometimes tolerated. Since the 7th century, Jeddah has hosted millions of Muslim pilgrims from all over the world on their way to Hajj. This merge with pilgrims has a major impact on the society, religion, and economy of Jeddah. It also brings an annual risk of illness, known by locals as the ‘hajji disease’, a general term for various viral maladies.


There are about a dozen museums or collections in Jeddah, with varied educational aims and professionalism. These include the Jeddah Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography run by the Deputy Ministry of Antiquities and Museums, the Jeddah Municipal Museum, the Nasseef House, the Humane Heritage Museum, the private Abdul Rauf Hasan Khalil Museum and the private Arts Heritage Museum.

Museums and collections King Fahd’s Fountain

King Fahd’s Fountain was built in the 1980s, can be seen from a great distance and, at 312 metres (1,024 ft), is the highest water jet in the world according to the Guinness World Records. The fountain was donated to the City of Jeddah by the late King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, after whom it was named.

NCB Tower

Built in 1983 and believed to be the highest tower in Saudi Arabia during the 1980s, with a height of over 235 m (771 ft), the National Commercial Bank was Saudi Arabia’s first bank.

IDB Tower

The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development financing institution. It was founded by the first conference of Finance Ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC, now the Organization of Islamic Cooperation), convened 18 December 1973. The bank officially began its activities on 20 October 1975.

Jeddah Municipality Tower

This is the headquarters of the metropolitan area of Jeddah. The municipality’s new building is one of Jeddah’s tallest.

Kingdom Tower

This proposed tower is to be built in Jeddah by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and will stand 1-kilometre (0.62 mi) tall. Upon its completion, it will be the tallest skyscraper in the world. The building has been scaled down from its initial 1.6 km (1 mi) proposal, since the ground proved unsuitable for a building that tall, to a height of at least 1,000 metres (3,280.84 ft) (the exact height is being kept private while in development, similar to the Burj Khalifa), which, at about one kilometre (0.62 miles), would still make it by far the tallest building or structure in the world to date, standing at least 173 m (568 ft) taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

King Road Tower

King Road Tower is a commercial and office building, the external walls of which are used to show commercials. The building also has a helipad on its roof. King Road Tower has the largest LED display in the world on its walls.

Al Jawharah Tower

Al Jawharah Tower is a residential high-rise under construction. It became the third-tallest structure in Jeddah when completed in 2014.

Jeddah Flagpole

The King Abdullah Square on the intersection of Andalus Road with King Abdullah Road has the world’s tallest flagpole. It is 170 meters high and the Saudi flag atop it weighs 570 kilograms. On the 84th Saudi National Day, September 23, 2014, the flagpole hoisted a huge Saudi flag before a crowd of thousands. The flagpole succeeded Dushanbe Flagpole & is currently the tallest flagpole in the world.

Entrance of Makkah

The Makkah Gate, named the “Quran Gate”, is located on the Makkah Mukkarram road of the Jeddah-Makkah Highway. It is the entrance to Makkah and the birthplace of Muhammad. The gate signifies the boundary of the haram area of the city of Makkah, where non-Muslims are prohibited to enter.The gate was designed in 1979 by an Egyptian architect, Samir Elabd, for the architectural firm IDEA Center. The structure is that of a book, representing the Qur’an, sitting on a rehal, or book stand.

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