General Assymbly Delegates

Prof. Mustapha El Alaoui Faris

Doctor Mustapha El Alaoui Faris is Professor of Neurology and Neuropsychology at the Mohamed V University in Rabat , Morocco. He graduated with an MD from Mohamed V University and trained in Neurology and Psychiatry in Rabat and Neuropsychology in Toulouse, France.

His mean clinical interests are Dementia, Clinical Neuropsychology, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. He pioneered translation and validation of Neuropsychological Tests in Arabic and Neurolinguistic Studies on Aphasia, Alexia and Agraphia in Arabic language. He has established the Master’s Degree of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Medical School of Rabat.

Professor El Alaoui Faris leads the National Stroke Research Program of the Royal Academy of Science and Technology, a multidisciplinary program devoted to the study of Epidemiology, Genetics and Risk Factors of Stroke in Morocco.

In collaboration with the department of Neurosurgery, he introduced Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease at Mohamed V University in Rabat.

Professor El Alaoui Faris is the current vice-president of the PAUNS and he was the president of the 20th World Congress of Neurology held in Marrakesh on November 2011.

He is the founder and current president of the Moroccan Society of Neuropsychology, the Moroccan Foundation Against Neurological Diseases and the Moroccan Alzheimer’s Association.

Professor El Alaoui Faris is the chair of the WFN Applied Research Group on Migrant Neurology, member of the WFN Educational committee, member of the WHO board for the International Classification of Diseases 11- Neurology (ICD 11) and member of the European Board of Neurological Examination

Prof. Sadi Mustapha
Prof. Riadh Gouider
Dr. Ali Sakal
Prof. Mouhamadou Diagana
Prof. Maged Abdelnaseer

  • Professor of Neurology in Neurology Department - Faculty of Medicine – Cairo University from 2004 till now

  • General Secretary of the Egyptian Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery

  • Member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

  • Board Member of the Egyptian Society of the Friends of Epilepsy Patients.

  • Board Member of the Egyptian Society of Addiction Psychology.

  • Practice of General Neurology with special interest in the fields of Stroke, Dementia, Multiple sclerosis and Epilepsy.

  • Publications: Many publications in Egyptian journals especially The Journal of the Egyptian Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neuro-Surgery and International journals as The Journal of Neurological Sciences, Neurodegenrative Diseases, The Journal of Clinical Neurosciences

  • Appreciation and Recognition:

    • The Award for Best MD Thesis in the field of Neurology in 1994.

    • The Award for Best Research in the field of Neurology in 1995.

    • The Award of the Academy of Scientific Research of Neurology for year 1997.

    • The State Prize in Medical Science for year 2004.

Prof. Yosria Altaweel

Dr. Yosria Abd Alhameed Altaweel is a Professor and   head of neurology department, Zagazig university, Egypt.

  • Current president of Egyptian Society of Neurology. Psychiatry and Neurosurgery

  • Member of   committee for graduation and development of professors and assistant professors                         

  • Member of European federation of neurology.

  • Speaker and chairperson in many local and international conferences.

  • Organizer for local and international conferences.

  • Founder for the unit of plasma exchange in neurology department. Supervisor of many M sc   and MD   theses.

  • Has many researches in   neurology especially in the field of epilepsy and stroke.

  • Has   edited The book ABC in neurology. Neurology scales. Overview of theses in the field of neurology in neurology department. Zagazig neurology      

  • Has the following review articles:   

    • Circadian rhythms   and brain.

    • Inflammatory modulators of stroke.

    • Biomarkers in acute ischemic stroke.

    • Epigenetics of idiopathic epilepsy.

    • Mental time travel and dementia.

    • Epilepsy mimics.

    • Pharmacogenetics of primary headaches.

    • Innovation in management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

    • Basics of Parkinson   disease.

    • Familial MS.

  • The initiator of campaigns of awareness against common neurological disorders in Sharkia governorate and Egypt.    

  • Sharer in the project of quality and accreditation for undergraduate students in Zagazig faculty of medicine and in SITS   of stroke   lastly   the president of ESNPN                        

  • Member of the editorial board of J of ESNPN and J of Zagazig university.

  • Trainer of the staff member of Zagazig university for the development of skills of research and teaching

Prof. Hany Aref

Hany Mohamed Aref, M.D., FAAN

  • Education:

    • Jan 1988 – Jan 1993 Ain Shams University MD, Neurology Cairo, Egypt

    • Jan 1984 – Jan 1988 Ain Shams University Master Degree of Neuropsychiatry, Neurology Cairo, Egypt

    • Jan 1978 – Jan 1984 Ain Shams University Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, medicine , Egypt Thesis Research Experience

    • Jan 1985 – Dec 2015 Professor Ain Shams University, Neurology Cairo, Egypt

  • Statistics:

    • RG Score 20.44

    • Publications 34

    • Reads 547

    • Citations 10

  • Awards & Grants:

    • Jan 2008 Award: Award of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate

  • Skills & Activities:

    • Skills in Neurological Diseases, Cerebrovascular Circulation, CNS Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, Cerebral Ischemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke Thrombolysis, Clinical Neurology, Adult Neurology and Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Scientific Memberships:

    • Assistant Secretary of :Egyptian Society of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

    • Board Member of Pan Arab Union on Neurological Societies

    • Fellow of American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)

    • Member of European Academy of Neurology

  • Publication Highlights:

    • Books:

      • Book Chapters:

        • Hany Mohamed Aref, Ihab Ali Ismael: Vertebro-basilar isechamic stroke: A clinical ,MRI, and MRA study. High power gradient MR imaging, Edited by Oudkerk, Edelman, 01/1997: chapter Vertebro-basilar ischemic stroke: A clinical, MRI, and MRA study: pages 139-143; Blackwell Science., ISBN: 0-632- 04861-1

    • Journal Publications:

      • Magdy A. Mostafa, Lobna M. El-Nabiel, Nagia Aly Fahmy, Hany Aref, Edrees Shreef, Fathy Abd ElTawab, Osama M. Abdulghany: ACE Gene in Egyptian Ischemic Stroke Patients. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases: the official journal of National Stroke Association 07/2016;, DOI:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2015.05.015

      • Magd Zakaria, Dina A Zamzam, Mohamed A Abdel Hafeez, Mahmoud S Swelam, Shaimaa S Khater, Mai F Fahmy, Ayman Abdel Hady, Mohamed M. Fouad, Azza Abdel Nasser, Hany Aref, Mohsen Gadallah: Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Enrolled in a New Registry in Egypt. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 06/2016; 10., DOI:10.1016/j.msard.2016.06.013

      • Ming-Chyi Pai, Hany Mohamed Amin Aref, Nazem Bassil, Nagaendran Kandiah, Jae-Hong Lee, A.V. Srinivasan, Shelley diTommaso, Ozgur Yuksel: Real-world evaluation of compliance and preference in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Clinical Interventions in Aging 11/2015; 10(default)., DOI:10.2147/CIA.S85319

      • Hany Mohamed Amin Aref, Nazem Bassil, Nagaendran Kandiah, Ming-Chyi Pai, Jae-Hong Lee, A.V. Srinivasan, Shelley di Tommaso, Ozgur Yuksel: CAREGIVER PREFERENCE AND TREATMENT OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH MILD-TO-MODERATE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TREATED WITH ORAL OR TRANSDERMAL MONOTHERAPY: ANALYSIS OF PROSPECTIVE DATA FROM THE RECAP STUDY. Alzheimer's and Dementia 07/2014; 10(4):P578., DOI:10.1016/j.jalz.2014.05.955

      • Raed A Alroughani, Hany M Aref, Saeed A Bohlega, Maurice P Dahdaleh, Imed Feki, Mohammed A Al Jumah, Muhammad Z Al-Kawi, Salam F Koussa, Mohamad A Sahraian, Isa A Alsharoqi, Bassem I Yamout: Natalizumab treatment for multiple sclerosis: Middle East and North Africa regional recommendations for patient selection and monitoring. BMC Neurology 02/2014; 14(1):27., DOI:10.1186/1471-2377-14-27

      • Mansour, T. Kamel, M. Yaser, T. Asaad, H. Aref, N. Salah: Clinical correlates of periodic limb movements in sleep in parkinson’s disease in Egypt. Sleep Medicine 12/2013; 14:e150., DOI:10.1016/j.sleep.2013.11.343

      • Mansour, T. Kamel, T. Asaad, Y. Metwally, H. Aref, N. Salah: Clinical and polysomnographic study of RBD in Parkinson’s disease from Egypt. Sleep Medicine 12/2013; 14:e18., DOI:10.1016/j.sleep.2013.11.007

      • Ahmed Shawky, Sameh Shaheen, Hany Aref, Hamdy Soliman, Ali Elsharkawi: CRT-85 Comparative Study For The Impact Of Different Carotid Stent Cell Designs On Patient Outcome. JACC Cardiovascular Interventions 02/2013; 6(2):S28., DOI:10.1016/j.jcin.2012.12.104

      • M. F. Zakaria, H. M. Aref, N. A. Fahmi, N. M. El-Khayat, A. S. Shalash, S. M. Farag: Risk Factors of Cerebral Microbleeds in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Ain Shams medical journal 01/2013; 64(7-9):743-748., DOI:10.12816/0013914

      • M. O. Abdulghani, H. M. Aref, A. Abdulnasser, K. M. Maher, A. Abed El-Monaem, M. A. Shafik: Stroke Registry in Ainshams University Hospitals. Ain Shams medical journal 01/2013; 64(10-12):863-870., DOI:10.12816/0013806

      • Ayman Kilany, Ehab R Abdel Raouf, Ahmed A Gaber, Taha Kamel Aloush, Hany A Aref, Mona Anwar, David C Henshall, M Osama Abdulghani: Elevated serum Bcl-2 in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Seizure 02/2012; 21(4):250-3., DOI:10.1016/j.seizure.2012.01.004

      • BISHOY FAYEZ NASSEF, H. MOHAMAD AREF, A. MOSTAFA SALEH: Effect of low versus high doses of atorvastatin (10 mg and 40 mg) on cerebral autoregulation and regression of carotid atherosclerosis in patients with ischemic stroke. International Journal of Cardiology 10/2009; 137., DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.09.078

      • Foad Abd, Hany Aref, Nirmeen A Kishk, Ahmed Abo Mousa, Omar Hussein, Azza Borai, Nivine Chalabi: Ultrasonographic Assessment of Intracranial Hemodynamics in Acute Stroke Patients. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/2008; 45(2):305.

      • Hani Aref, Hany Zakieldine, Azza A Nasser, Nagia Fahmi, Ayman Nassef: Gradient-Echo MRI Assessment of Microbleed in Ischemic Stroke Patients. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 01/2008; 45(1):269-282.

      • H. M. Aref, K. Maher, Y. Abdelazeem: Advantage of modified MRI protocol for hyperacute stroke. European Journal of Neurology 09/2004; 11:63-63.

      • HANY AREF, KARIMA M. MAHER: Internal Borderzone Infarction: A Cause of Leukoaraiosis (ClinicoRadiological Correlation) The Egypt. Journal of Radiology & Nuc. Med, Vol. 33, No. 4, (Dec) : 1355-1367, 2002.

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Ola Nouh: Advantage of Modified MRI protocol for hyperacute Stroke. Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine 03/2002; 33(1):51.

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Hana Nassef, Alia El-Fiki, Aida El Shibiny: Intracranial MRA and Extracranial Carotid Duplex Study in Egyptian Ischemic Stroke Patients. Hany Mohamed Aref, Mohamed Anwar Etrebi, Nevine El Nahas: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation: A new treatment for cerebral spasticity. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 06/2001; 38 (1)(June):257.

      • Magda Zakaria Kenawy, Hany Aref, M. El-Sherbiny, M. Fathy Tamara, M. Abd-El-Fattah Taha: STUDY OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR CHANGES IN SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Hany Mohamed Aref, AHMED EL TANTAWI: Management of Intracranial Supratentorial Meningiomas in Elderly Patients Egyptian Journal Of Neurosurgery. Hany Mohamed Aref, Nevine El Nahas, Iman Ibrahim, Mohamed Mostafa: A study of the prognostic value of Transcranial Magnstic Stimulation in Cases of Acute ischemic Stroke. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/1999; 36 (2)(July):137.

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Nevine El-Nahas, Tarek Hamido: Medullary Infarction: Clinical and MRI Topographic Correlation. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/1999; 36 (2)(July):151. Hany Aref, Nevine El Nahas‘, Ihab Ismael: Distal Arterial Occlusion: A Possible Cause of TIAS An MRI and MRA Study. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 06/1999; 36(2):144.

      • T.K. Alloushl, M.O.Abdulghani, H.Aref, MMostafa, A. Saleha: Large Cerebral Infarction Indicates Cardioembolism: Clinical and Radiological Evidence. Egyptian Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 07/1996; 36(2).

  • Patents:

    • Conference Proceedings

      • Magd Foad Zakaria, Mohmmed Aly Abd Elhafeez, Dina Abd Elgawad Zamzam, Hala Mahmoud Elkhawas, Azza Abd Elnasser Abd El Aziz, Samia Ashor Mohammad, Mahmoud Saad Swelam, Mohammad Foad, Hany Amin Aref: Abstract 48: Clinical and radiological patterns of multiple sclerosis among a sample of Egyptian patients Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2016: NP1–NP24. Menactrims congress 2016, Amman Jordan; 03/2016

      • Raed Alroughani, H. Aref, S. Bohlega, I. Al Sherooqi, M. Dahdaleh, I. Feki, M.A. Jumah, M. Al-Kawi, S. Koussa, M. Sahraian, B. Yamout: P039. Natalizumab treatment for multiple sclerosis: Middle East and North Africa regional recommendations for patient selection and monitoring. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, Spain; 06/2013, DOI:10.1016/j.msard.2014.09.188

      • H.M. Aref, M.A. Mostafa, O. Abdelghani, F. Abdultwab, N. Fahmi, L. Nabil: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) pleomorphism in Egyptian stroke patients European Journal of Neurology, 17 (Suppl. 3), 647–653, 2010. European Federation of Neurological Societies, Geneva; 09/2010

      • M.M. Awadh, S.A. Ragab, M.A. Sherif, H.M. Afify, H.M. Aref, R.R. Moustafa, M.O. Abdulghani: 8 acute stroke treatment concept: SINGLE LOADING DOSES OF CLOPIDOGREL AREWELL TOLERATED IN ISCHEMIC STROKE UP TO 24 HOURS FROM ONSET Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. European Stroke Conference, Nice, France; 05/2007, DOI:10.1159/000132092

      • Hany Mohamed Aref, Nevine Medhat El Nahas, Mostafa Awad: LOADING CLOPIDOGREL IN THE MANGEMENT OF ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE: CASE PRESENTATIONSH.M. Aref, N.M. Nahas, M. Awad, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Cerebrovascular diseases,Vol. 21, Suppl. 4, 2006, P, 148. European Stroke Coference, Brussels, Belgium; 05/2006, DOI:10.1159/000093822

      • H. Aref, N. El-Nahas, O.Abdelghani: P303:Intracranial carotid atherosclerosis in Egyptian patients with ischaemic strokeH Aref, N El-Nahas, O Abdelghani. Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY 251, 81-81. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, Spain,; 06/2004 N.

      • El-Nahas, H. Aref: P 283:Transcranial magnetic stimulation in anxiety disorders Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt J Neurol (2004) 251 [Suppl 3]. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, Spain; 06/2004, DOI:10.1007/s00415-004-3002-7

      • N. El-Nahas, A. E1-Etribi, H. Aref: P232: Repetitive transcraniai magnetic stimulation: A new treatment for cerebral spasticity. Journal of Neurology,Volume 248, Issue 2 Supplement, April 2001. European Neurological Society, Paris, France; 04/2001

Prof. Osheik Seidi
Prof. Abdallah Younis



Dr. Abdallah Mohammed Younes is the President of The Jordan Neurological Society. He works as a consultant neurologist at his private Clinic in Amman, Jordan as well as a visiting consultant at Jordan Medical Center, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.

Dr. Abdallah Younes has graduated from an MD Program at the Kuban Medical Institute, Medical Faculty, Krasnodar, Russia. He has received his Ph.D. in Neurology from Scientific-Research Institute of Neurology, Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

His major fields of clinical specialization are related to:

  • Epilepsy;
  • Headaches;
  • Stroke;
  • Multiple sclerosis;
  • EEG and EMG;

 Dr. Abdallah Younes’ has 21 year of professional training and experience including Consultant Neurologist and Head of Neurology Department, Ministry of Health, Al-Bashir Hospital, Amman, Jordan, and Consultant Neurologist and Head of Neurology Section, King Khaled Civilian Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Abdallah Younes’ research work in vascular neurology resulted in PhD thesis entitled "Disorders of Cerebral Circulation in Subclavian Steal Syndrome" successfully defended at the Scientific-Research Institute of Neurology, Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

His other published works in local, regional and international journals are related to:

  • Study of valproate effect on polycystic ovary syndrome in epileptic female patients;
  • Study of unusual presentations in neurology: Guillaine-Barre syndrome and cerebral sinus thrombosis;
  • Research in diabetic neuropathy;
  • Research in stroke awareness in Jordanian population.

Dr. Abdallah has teaching experience as a lecturer of Neurology at Applied Balqa University.

He has also participated as an invited speaker at many congresses and conferences at local and regional levels.

Dr. Abdallah has membership in the following scientific societies and committees:

  • Member of Jordanian Society for Care of Neurological Patients.
  • Member of Jordanian Medical Association.
  • Member of the Jordanian Society of Russian Speaking Doctors.

Member of International Chapter of Epilepsy, Jordanian Branch.

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