Tunis is the most populous city and the capital of Tunisia. It is also the capital of the governorate of the same name since its creation in 1956. Located in the north of the country, at the bottom of the Gulf of Tunis from which it is separated by the Tunis Lake, the city extends over the coastal plain and the surrounding hills.
A modest village in the shadow of Carthage, Kairouan and Mahdia, it was finally designated the capital on 20 September 1159, under the Almohads, then confirmed in its status under the Hafsid dynasty in 1228 and at the country's independence on 20 March 1956. Its Old City reflects the cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.
Tunis is an old city; you can see the remains of many ancient civilizations and their culture in harmony with Turkish culture. The old versus the new, the traditional versus the modern is a conflict a visitor often observes.
Offering a wide range of alternatives, Tunis welcomes its dear guests with special dishes for all tastes. A variety of Mediterranean cuisine f with a variety of specialties of incomparable taste. 40 hotels and more than 50 restaurants offer tourists an exceptional quality of stay.
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Having started the day with a Tunisian breakfast, which is famous for its diversity, you may take a trip to the Sidi Bou Said where you will encounter an entirely different environment. You may enjoy the sun and the sea or prefer to ride a bike if you like.
Alternatively, you may opt to take a city tour in The Medina of Tunis which is worth the time. Beginning your tour at this labyrinth of narrow streets, you can sightsee many religious monuments (Ezzitouna mosques, zaouïas...). The narrow streets were lined with shops selling souvenirs and gifts (Souk) that will remind you of your Tunis experience. After that, you can cross to see the cathedral Saint-Vincent-de-Paul and the synagogue of Tunis, two great places of worship for the Christian and Jewish communities.
Finally, you can try the tasty dishes of Tunisian cuisine at any of the restaurants at Medina and La Goulette or eventually drop by the coast of Gamarth to enjoy the rest of the magnificence and beauty of Tunis by night.
On the other hand, Sidi Bou Said, one of the most charming corners in Tunis, will invite you to drink some Arabic coffee or Tea and enjoy the view on-site.
The Carthaginian and Roman vestiges, Antonin's baths, the Carthage Museum: an authentic dive into the history of civilizations.
The bay of Gammarth.
The village of Sidi Bou Said, is the most beautiful in Africa. Recommended stopover at the "Café des nattes", once frequented by André Gide and Simone de Beauvoir.
The archaeological site of Thugga/Dougga located in the North-west region of Tunisia: A World Heritage List
The Amphitheatre of El Jem (Colosseum) is located east center of Tunisia.
The official language is Arabic. French and English are usually spoken in tourist areas.
Tunis time zone: Central European Time. UTC Offset: UTC +1
The electrical system in Tunsia operates on 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type F, thus you will need a voltage converter and plug adapter to use U.S. appliances.
The dialing code of Tunisia is +216.
The local currency is Dinar (currency code: TND). Dollars and Euros can be easily exchanged in hotels, authorized banks, and exchange offices. International debt and credit cards (Visa and Master Card) are accepted in most places.
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MNS2023 SECRETARIAT QUINTA TRAVEL AND EVENT
Montassar Ben Abderrahmen
Hiba building - N° 1 - , Rte yasmine hammamet , 8050 Hammamet
Tel : (+216) 72.226.945
Mobile & whatsapp : (+216) 55 222 110
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.
Olfa MASMOUDI and Taoufik GHRAIRI
MNS2023 Conference Chairs
Giuseppe DI GIOVANNI
COMMITTEES & ORGANISER
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