About the Saudi Pediatric Association


Saudi Pediatric Association (SPA) was founded as a scientific association under the umbrella of Riyadh University (currently King Saud University) in 1401, 1981


Development of the pediatric principles, practice, professional & clinical skills of pediatric and other health care professionals.


The SPA aims to pioneer in continuing medical education & research in Pediatrics


Service to the community through development of professional pediatric practice, health education & child health services.


Towards excellence in pediatric medical knowledge, practice & services.

Objectives and activities

The Saudi Pediatric Association (SPA) aims to develop the scientific principles and practice in pediatric specialties. The SPA contributes to the development of professional and clinical skills of pediatricians and other health care professionals in pediatric specialties. The SPA organizes regular continuing medical pediatric educational activities (CME), in the form of pediatric conferences, symposia, workshops and health awareness days. The SPA encourages pediatric research and supports efforts directed to public health education and awareness.

Community services

The SPA participates in organizing health educational campaigns and awareness activities/days. These cover common disease phenomena and are associated with health educational publication of flyers/brochures.

Pediatric conferences and symposia

The SPA organizes pediatric conferences and symposia to discuss updated topics in Pediatrics, to raise the standard of scientific and professional practice for the association members, to develop and activate the scientific thinking in pediatrics.

The SPA holds health educational activities and through publications such as books, magazines, booklets and brochures.

The monthly scientific meeting for Pediatricians (Pediatric Club Meeting / Seminar)

The SPA holds the monthly scientific meeting for pediatricians (Pediatric club meeting) which forms a forum to help in supporting the scientific interaction and cooperation of pediatricians. In this forum, pediatricians meet and present educational medical cases, followed by discussion to enrich the scientific side, and this meeting is accredited with CME hours from the Saudi commission for health specialties, and this monthly club meeting is held in several cities in the Kingdom.

The SPA membership in international pediatric associations