Tuesday, 28 November 2017


First regional symposium in neuroethics, organized by The American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Egyptian Network of Neurodegenerative Disease (ENND) and International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). The two- day symposium explores the general and global principles common to neuroethical practice, as well as attempts to interpret said principles and practices in a regional context. The panelists will attempt to broach challenging questions of neuroethics, aiming to understand how the discipline of neuroscience requires consideration of the complex ethical elements of research and practice.  Discussions will include neuroethics in basic research and academia, neuroethics in clinical settings, including stigma of mental and neurological diseases and neuro-ethics of addiction; in addition to frameworks for policy making and public health.  

The symposium includes speakers from Egypt, the region and the world, including The American University in Cairo, The American University of Beirut, University of Messina, Italy; Ain Shams University; University of Mansoura and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchowklinikum.
The closing panel will feature Dr. Ahmed Okasha, professor of psychiatry, Ain Shams University; Dr. Maha El Rabbat, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum and previous minister of health and population and Dr. Ashraf Hatem, AUC counsellor and previous minister of health and population.


Moataz Al Alfi Hall, AUC New Cairo

Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017; 9:00 am- 3:00 pm