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 through capacity building, research, training and advocacy in the East and Mediterranean region by integrated teamwork
Vision Every child with cancer in the region has equitable access to highest quality care
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