The Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean (POEM) Group
was established in 2013 as a cooperative platform for physicians, scientist and healthcare professionals
from institutions in the East and Mediterranean area with the goal of
sharing experience, initiation of cooperative trials and establishing common strategies
to achieve optimization of the care of pediatric oncology patients.
POEM Membership is from the following countries (as of July 2020): Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Georgia,
India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan,
Palestine, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunis, Turkey, UAE, and Yemen.
Mission To continuously improve Pediatric Oncology care, research training and advocacy in the East and Mediterranean Region by means of integrated teamwork.
Vision To be the leading Pediatric Oncology Collaborative Group in the East and Mediterranean Region.
Goal The goal of POEM Group is to share experience, initiate cooperative trials and establish common strategies to achieve optimization of the care of pediatric oncology patients.
Purpose of POEM group
To promote collaborative pediatric oncology research in the region
To collaborate with other international organizations related to pediatric Oncology
To establish standardization for quality control and accreditation
To support and promote the establishment and utilization of registries for pediatric oncology patients in the region