The 6th Mediterranean Neuroscience Conference was held from the 12th to the 15th June 2017 in St Julian’s, Malta. This event was a great success, being the largest MNS conference since the beginning of the series.
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Keynote lectures were given by Giacomo Rizzolatti (University of Parma and University of Malta), Michaela Matteoli (University of Milan), Raphael Mechoulam (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Pierre Magistretti (EPFL, Lausanne and KAUST, Saudi Arabia – IBRO president), Rosa Cossart (Aix-Marseille University – INSERM), Ilana Gozes (Tel Aviv University), Carmen Cavada (Autonomous University of Madrid) and Vincenzo Crunelli (University of Cardiff and University of Malta). An additional special lecture featured Juan Lerma (Neuroscience Inst. of Alicante, secretary general of the FENS).
The lead organizer of the event was Giuseppe di Giovanni (University of Malta), vice-president of the MNS from 2017 to 2019.
A special round table on initiatives for euro-mediterranean cooperation was also held, featuring David Hansel (University Paris-Descartes) and Ahmed El Hady (Princeton University), as representatives of the training initiative Neurobridges, as well as a video-message by Mohammed Herzallah, leader of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative.
☛ A full program can be found on the MNS Malta 2017 official website.