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LUCIS Annual Lecture | A Psychiatrist in a Muslim Country

  • Driss Moussaoui
Tuesday 12 April 2016
Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden

In this lecture, Driss Moussaoui will discuss the need to address religious issues in health care and the practice of medicine, especially in a society that is deeply rooted in religion such as Morocco. Moussaoui has been involved in studies about the relation between mental health and religion, in cases such as Ramadan fasting (especially for bipolar patients) and male circumcision. In addition he will talk about his work in civil society, especially during his time as president of the Collectif Démocratie et Modernité.

About Driss Moussaoui

Professor Driss Moussaoui is the founder of the Ibn Rushd University Psychiatric Centre in Casablanca and served as its president from 1979 to 2013. He was also director of the Casablanca WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health from 1992 to 2013.

He was president of the Moroccan Society of Psychiatry and of the Arab Federation of Psychiatrists. He edited or co-edited 11 books and more than 150 papers in international journals.

In cooperation with the WPA Executive Committee he founded the Jean Delay Prize in 1999 and is currently the scientific director of the series "International Anthologies of Classic Psychiatric Texts" (World Psychiatric Association).


If you wish to attend the lecture, please register by sending an email to lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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