President welcome word

The Medical School of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University will host the 8 th International Congress of Fez on History of Medicine. The principal theme of this year is: “History of medical education”.  It’s an occasion to follow the evolution of medical education from the ancient to modern times.

Fez, the majestic spiritual and political capital of Morocco in the Middle Ages, founded by Idris I in 789 AD, is a great city of outstanding Islamic culture. It has the best preserved old area in the Arab world: the sprawling, labyrinthine medina of Fes Al-Bali, which is incidentally also the world’s largest car-free urban zone. In 1981, UNESCO listed Fes Al Bali as a world heritage site under the name of Medina of Fez. It is famous for being home to the world’s oldest university, the Qarawiyyin University. Fez has numerous madrassas (i.e. schools for Islamic studies), museums, handcraft shops, the oldest extant water clock, and many other outstanding monuments.

On this occasion, I am honored to invite you to take part in the 8 th International Congress of Fez on History of Medicine from the 21 th to the 24 th of October 2020.  The congress is organized under the coordination of the International Society on History of Medicine, in partnership with the University Hospital Hassan II of Fez; the Foundation of Science, Technology and Civilization (UK); Ibn Albanna Center of Research on History of Science and Mustapha Mchich Al Alami Foundation.

The scientific program will shed a light on how the medical teaching has dramatically changed aver the time and how the technology is taking an over nowadays with an emphasis on learning rather than on teaching.  Along with scheduled sessions, round tables will debate hot topics concerning modern teaching in comparison with the past. 

The organizing committee has assigned one day of the congress to be held at the old part of Fez, with lectures, commented visits, tea breaks, and lunch on the spot.

The 2020 congress promises to be an amazing experience, both scientific-wise and research-wise. It will also be a great opportunity to step into the charm, history and culture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

You are warmly welcomed in advance, and I am looking forward to seeing you many in Fez on October 21-24, 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Pr. Redouan Al Mourabet
Congress president
President of Sidi Mohammed Benabdellah University