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welocme letter Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure and honour to invite you to the 9th Mediterranean Neuroscience Society (MNS) Conference which will take place in beautiful Carthage in Tunisia, a UN ESCO World Heritage Site and certainly one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean, from 14th to 18th October 2023. We look forward to welcoming researchers, scientists, clinicians, students, educators, local and regional authorities, as well as civil society organisations in the neurosciences field and those interested in any aspect of research on brain function.

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed vast inequities between populations and scientific research and technological development have become more necessary than ever for a better future and better equality. Also, a place to connect scientists from all around the world and let them share their research discoveries and experiences with the scientific community, particularly from developing countries or minorities now more than ever is needed. In this context, we hope that scientific interest in developing countries can be expanded particularly in neuroscience and the impact of MNS conferences is certainly in favour of the idea.
The 9th MNS Conference aims to promote knowledge and foster closer these mutual ties between the Mediterranean neuroscientists and neuroscientists at large and with your participation MNS will succeed.
As with previous MNS conferences, communications at the meeting will include high-quality Keynote and Symposia speakers and we would very sincerely thank President Giuseppe Di Giovanni and all the members of the MNS council for their work and commitment, especially to those most involved in the organization of the Conference. We also thank IBRO and FENS for their invaluable support. Their great teamwork will surely make this meeting one of the best.

Finally, we hope you enjoy the chance to learn and network at MNS2023 as you will also have the opportunity to visit Carthage with its history stretching back nearly three millennia, the capital Tunis and the elegant village of Sidi Bou Said where the blue and white houses are the best of traditional Tunisian architecture.

MNS2023 Conference Chairs

MNS President


Mediterranean Neuroscience Society


Prof Giuseppe Di Giovanni (University of Malta, Malta) - President

Dr Liana Fattore (IN-CNR, Italy) - Past-President

Prof Christina Dalla (University of Athens, Greece) - Vice-President

Prof Goran Simic (University of Zagreb, Croatia) - General-Secretary

Prof Ali Jahanshahi (MUMC+, Netherland) - Treasurer

Prof Amira Zaky (Alexandria University-Egypt) - Councilor

Prof Aviv M. Weinstein (Ariel University, Israel) - Councilor

Prof Khalid El Lali (IAV Hassan II, Morocco) - Councilor

Prof Patrizia Campolongo (University of Rome, Italy) - Councilor

Prof Jacques Noël (Université Côte d'Azur Nice, France) - Councilor

Prof Patrick Vuillez (Strasbourg University, France) - Councilor

Prof Nuno Sousa (University of Minho, Portugal) - Councilor

Prof Olfa Masmoudi (University of Tunis El Manar, Sousse, Tunisia) - Councilor

Prof Fatiha Chigr (Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Morocco) - Councilor

Prof Rosario Moratalla (Female )Instituto Cajal, Madrid, Spain) - Councilor


Prof Olfa Masmoudi (University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia) - President

Prof Taoufik Ghrairi (University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia) - Associate President

Prof Giuseppe Di Giovanni (University of Malta, Malta) - Honorary President

Prof Amira Zaky (Alexandria University-Egypt) - Member

Prof Nouria Lakhdar-Ghazal (Mohammed V University of Rabat) - Member

Prof Said Glai (National Institute of Neurology, University Tunis El Manar) - Member

Dr Yosra Hamdi (University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia) - Member

Prof Marc Landry (University of Bordeaux, FR) - Honorary Member

Prof Christina Dalla (University of Athens, Greece) - Honorary Member

Prof Khalid El Lali (IAV Hassan II, Morocco) - Member

Prof Fatiha Chigr (Université Sultan Moulay Slimane, Morocco) - Member

Prof Patrizia Campagnolo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) - Member

Dr Liana Fattore (IN-CNR, Italy) - Member