KAUST-SFDA First Joint International Conference

Trends in Microbiome and Digital One Health

October 30 - November 1, 2023


I would like to present at the conference. How do I do that?
Presenting at the conference is by invitation only, except for a limited number of Ph.D. students whose poster session applications are accepted.
The conference will be held in Building 19, L3, Hall 1 at KAUST. View map here.


I would like to attend the conference. How can I do that?
The conference is Hybrid event. However both in-person and virtual attendees will be required to register. International and in-kingdom attendees will need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

You can register through the following channels: 

  1. Filling in the form on our website. To register please click here or
  2. by sending an email to cbrc.info@kaust.edu.sa or
  3. In person, before the session starts.

Poster Competition

What are the guidelines for the student competition?
- Poster should be sent in PDF format, portrait layout and A0 size (841mm x 1189mm or 33.11" x 46.81").
- Authors are expected to be by their posters during the poster session to answer questions from judges and attendees.
The Poster competition is open to members of the KAUST community and participants within the Kingdom. Students and researchers whose research aligns with the conference theme (Trends in Microbiome) are invited to participate. To submit your poster online, Please register by clicking on the link here.

Saudi visa requirements

Saudi visa requirements for international attendees

Depending on the attendee's country of origin, an e-visa can be obtained either online or upon arrival. For more information, visit visa.visitsaudi.com.


Accommodation options close to the conference venue

There are many accommodation options available for attendees, some of them are listed below:

  1. King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) - Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina (28km)*
  2. King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)- The View Hotel & Residences (30km)*
  3. KAUST- AL Khozama Hotel (On campus)

Distance from the conference venue

Please note: Attendees are required to take care of their own accommodation expenses and booking.


Transportation to the conference venue

Attendees are responsible for coordinating their transportation to/from their hotel/airport to the KAUST Visitor Center.

Scheduled shuttle services will be provided to/from KAUST Visitor Center - conference venue. 

For transportation


Yes, KAUST Library is open 24 hours and offers workstations and a quiet space for work and study. Wi-Fi is also accessible everywhere on the KAUST campus.
Smart casual attire is required at the conference. Women do not have to wear an abaya but should be dressed in conservative clothing (neck, arms and legs covered with loosely fitted clothing).
Many recreation options are available at KAUST. To find out more, visit the official KAUST website.