Members

Members

The Lebanese National Consultative Committee on Ethics (LNCCE) is an independent, multidisciplinary and pluralist committee created on May 15, 2001 by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Decree No. 63 / 2001). Its mission is to provide advice on ethical and social issues raised by the progress of knowledge in the fields of biology, medicine and health.

Group photo of the LNCCE new members- 2018

Group photo of the LNCCE new members- 2018

Group Photo of the LNCCE former members

Group Photo of the LNCCE former members

The LNCCE Board includes a President who leads the work of the Committee, a Vice-President who replaces the President in the absence of the latter, a Secretary General who coordinates the daily work of the Committee and oversees its activities and promotion, and 20 members- all of them appointed by the Prime Minister.

The current members of the Committee are as follows:

 

Dr. Adnan M. Mroueh

Dr. Adnan M. Mroueh
President - Founding Member (2001- present day)

Professor of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut (AUB)
Former Minister and Dean of Faculty of Medicine- AUB

Email: am36@aub.edu.lb

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Dr. Adnan M. Mroueh

  • Holds a degree in Medicine from the American University of Beirut (AUB) (1961)
  • Residency training and fellowships at AUB, Yale University and University of California, Los Angeles (1961-1968). Fields of specialization are Obstetrics/Gynecology, infertility/reproductive endocrinology.
  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, as of July 1979.
  • Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Medical Center- AUB (2003 -2012)
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center of the AUB (2005-2011)
  • Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine- AUB (1987-1993)
  • Chairman, Medical Center Ethics Committee (2011-present)
  • Chairman, Lebanese National Consultative Committee on Ethics  (2012- present)
  • Former Minister of Health, Labor and Social Affairs (1982-1984)
  • Chairman of the Medical Committee of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (1977-1979)
  • President of the Family Planning Association in Lebanon (1973-1993)

World Health Organization (WHO) Consultant of Maternal and Family Planning in Iraq (1972)

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Dr. Assaad T. Rizk

Dr. Assaad T. Rizk
Vice-President - Founding Member (2001- present day)

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University
Former Minister

Email: assaad.rizk@idm.net.lb

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Assaad Rizk, MD, FACS, is an Honorary Professor of Urology at the Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut. He is a founding member of the CCNLE/LNCCE and currently its Vice President. He was nominated member of the Lebanese Government three times as Minister from 1976 to 1979, from 1992 to 1995 and in 2005. He is currently retired; his professional activity was in General and Urology Surgery at Rizk Hospital from 1959 to 2009.

He was the General Director/President of the Board of this Hospital from 1961 to 2009.

He has many scientific publications and has presented more than fifteen International lectures as invited speaker in international congresses. He has received foreign decorations; Italian: Ordre du Mérite in 1970, French: Légion d’Honneur in 1980.

He is mainly interested in Medical Education, Hospital Administration, Organ Transplantations and Bioethics. 

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Dr. Michel Daher

Dr. Michel Daher
Secretary General - Member (2007- present day)

Professor of Surgery, and Director of Medical Ethics Teaching Program, 
University of Balamand, and Saint George Hospital, UMC

Email: mndaher@inco.com.lb

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Michel Daher, MD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Balamand, Lebanon.

He is a Graduate of the University Paul Sabatier- Toulouse- France, and hold a French Board of General Surgery from this same university.

He is currently the President of the Lebanese Cancer Society (LCS), and Director of the Medical Ethics and Bioethics Teaching Program at the University of Balamand.

His professional activity is in General and Colorectal Surgery at Saint Georges Hospital- UMC, Beirut, Lebanon.

He is a former Secretary General of the Lebanese Order of Physicians, a former President of the Lebanese Society for General Surgery, and currently Associate Editor of the Lebanese Medical Journal.

He has more than 110 scientific publications and presented more than 80 international lectures as invited speaker in international congresses. Many of these publications and conferences address Ethics and Bioethics issues.

He has received an Award of Appreciation from the American Cancer Society for his commitment to the global control of cancer.  

He is mainly interested in Cancer Control, Palliative Care, Breast Cancer management, Colorectal Surgery, and Medical Ethics and Bioethics Education. 

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Dr. Fadi Abou-Mrad

Dr. Fadi Abou-Mrad
Member (since 2018)

Professor, Division of Neurology, Lebanese University

Associate Researcher, Paris Descartes University, France 
Head Division of Medical Ethics

Email: fadiaboumrad@gmail.com

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Dr. Fadi Abou-Mrad, MD, PhD, FRCP, FAAN

Professor, Division of Neurology, Lebanese University

Associate Researcher, Paris Descartes University, France 
Head Division of Medical Ethics

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University
Past President, Lebanese Society of Neurology 
Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology

Member, International Neuropsychological Society, INS

Member, SFFEM, France

Member, International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health, IAMEPH

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Dr. Georges Aftimos

Dr. Georges Aftimos
Founding Member (2001- present day)

Professor of Pathology, Lebanese University and Saint Joseph University
Medical Director, Institut National De Pathologie SAL

Email: aftimos@inp-sal.com

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Pr. Georges Aftimos is a Professor of Pathological Anatomy at the Saint Joseph University and Lebanese University since 1990.

He is also Medical Director at the Institut National de Pathologie- a medical center of grouping specialists in anatomical and cytological pathology.

Pr. Aftimos completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine Saint Joseph University in 1973. He then graduated in 1976 from Université Paris VI with a CES d’Anatomie-Pathologique Humaine Diploma in 1976.

He is a member of various International Pathology Groups and Societies as well as the Founder of many national associations. Pr. Aftimos was the President of the Lebanese Order of Medicine from 2007 and 2009. He participated and chaired many International and Local congresses.

Pr. Aftimos is the author of more than fifty publications in leading international journals. 

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Dr. Walid Ammar MD, PHD

Dr. Walid Ammar MD, PHD
Founding Member (2001- present day)

Director General, Ministry of Public Health.

Email: wammarmd@gmail.com

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Walid Ammar MD., Ph.D. Holds an MD from Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and a PhD from Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, France.

Director General of the Ministry of Public Health

Member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization

Professor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Lebanese University

Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB)

President of several National Committees among which:

The National Committee for Accreditation of Hospitals

The Technical Committee for Drug Registration

The National Palliative Care Committee

Appointed in 2011 commissioner in the United Nations Commission on Information & Accountability for Women & Children’s Health.

Chaired the Committee A of the 64th World Health Assembly and was a member of many WHO committees, such as the “Expert Committee on Health Systems Performance Assessment” (1999-2000), and the “Scientific Peer Review Group” (2001-2003).

Directed the “Health Sector Rehabilitation Project” financed by the World Bank (1996-1998) and has been leading since the Health Reform in Lebanon with significant achievements referred to in the World Health Report 2010.

Has many publications including two published books: “Health System And Reform in Lebanon” (2003), “Health Beyond Politics” (2009).

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Dr. Thalia Al Arawi

Dr. Thalia Al Arawi
Member (2010- present day)

Clinical Bioethicist and Founding Director of Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center

Email: ta16@aub.edu.lb

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Thalia Arawi is the Founding Director of the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics & Professionalism Program at the American University Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center. Dr. Arawi is also the Clinical Bioethicist at AUBMC and the Vice Chair of the Medical Center Ethics Committee there. She is also member of the American Society of Bioethics, the Canadian Society of Bioethics, the Provincial Health Ethics Network and the International Association of Bioethics. Dr. Arawi is a founding member and Advisory Board member of the Bioethics Network on Women's Issues in the Arab Region and an international board member of the Middle East Research Ethics Institute at the Maryland University School of Medicine (USA).  Her research interests are mainly in the areas of non-violence, biomedical ethics and medical education.

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Dr. Omar Ayash

Dr. Omar Ayash
Member (since 2018)

President of the Lebanese Order of Physicians in Tripoli

Email: oaayash@gmail.com

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Dr. Omar Ayash is the President of the Lebanese Order of Physicians in Tripoli.

Head of Anesthesia / Intensive care Department,

Medical Director, El Yussef Hospital Center, North Lebanon

Independent Health Management Consultant.

Holds a Masters in Hospital and Heath Management, IRCA,MUPS

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Mrs. Salwa Siniora Baassiri

Mrs. Salwa Siniora Baassiri
Founding Member (2001- present day)

Director General, Rafik Hariri Foundation

Email: alsiniora@rafichariri-foundation.org

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Mrs. Salwa Siniora Baassiri is a graduate of Economics at the American University of Beirut, and active in the realms of education, cultural and religious dialogue, Bioethics, youth and women issues.

Career Profile:

Director General-Rafik Hariri Foundation (2012- )

Secretary General, The Lebanese National Commission for Unesco (1998 – 2011)

Chief, Unit of Program Planning Budget & Finance Méditerranée Investors Group (1988 – 1998)

Assistant to the Director General for Students Affairs and Director of the Administration Division- Hariri Foundation (1983 – 1987)

Senior Researcher in Economics, ESCWA- United Nations (1972 – 1982)

Professional Profile:

Member of the Board of Trustees or Advisory Board of:

School of Business-(LAU)

AMIDEAST

Rafik Hariri University

Arab Thought Forum (Jordan)

Faculty of Education- (USJ)

Center for Lebanese Heritage (LAU)

Faculty of Arts- (BAU)

School of Pharmacy- (LAU)

Teach for Lebanon

(ACS)- Vice President

Lebanese National Consultative Committee on Ethics

Lebanese Management Association

Arab Cultural Club

Board Member and President of Executive Committee of the Arab Educational Information Network

Chair, the “Arab Ethics Committee for Science and Technology”

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Ms. Christine Chalhoub

Ms. Christine Chalhoub
Member (since 2018)

Director, Institutional Review Board Office at the Lebanese American University

Email: christine.chalhoub@lau.edu.lb

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Ms. Christine Chalhoub, BScH, CRA, CIM

Christine joined the Lebanese American University in 2011 to take the lead in creating the overall infrastructure for the oversight, review and compliance of research involving human participants at the university and the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.  She established the IRB Office and is responsible for managing the office as well as providing the necessary education and training to re-enforce the role of the IRB and the ethical guidelines required for the conduct of research involving human participants.

Christine holds an Honors Degree from York University, Canada in Experimental Animal Biology. She further continued her studies in Clinical Research Management. She is also a Certified Clinical Research Associate and Certified IRB Manager.

Christine has extensive experience in research ethics and in the regulatory infrastructure governing research within North America and the Middle East. Before joining LAU, she took various roles and excelled as a clinical research professional at Janssen Ortho Canada, Merck Sharpe and Dohme ME, American University of Beirut, Harvard Medical School Dubai Center and Dubai Healthcare City.  She is devoted to continuous development and quality improvement to ensure institutional regulatory compliance and ethical research conduct.  She is an active member of the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) association.

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R. Dr. Charbel Chlala

R. Dr. Charbel Chlala
Member (since 2018)

Professeur associé de théologie morale et de bioéthique - USEK

Directeur fondateur du centre d’éthique et de bioéthique – USEK

Email: charbelchlala@usek.edu.lb

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R. Dr. Charbel Chlala

- Professeur associé de théologie morale et de bioéthique - USEK

- Directeur fondateur du centre d’éthique et de bioéthique – USEK

- Professeur vacataire d’éthique et de bioéthique :

            - Master famille – Université La Sagesse,

            - Master soins infirmiers USF – Batroun,

            - DU soins infirmiers – faculté des sciences infirmiers USJ,

- Formateur,  DU pastorale santé (ISSR – USJ)

- Responsable du comité épiscopal pour la pastorale de la santé et de l’environnement – Diocèse patriarcal maronite – région de Jounieh

- Membre du comité d’éthique de la recherche – Hôpital La Croix - Bekannaya

- Membre du comité d’éthique et aumônier : Hôpital Saint Louis - Jounieh et Hôpital Saint Joseph – Dora

- Formateur dans le domaine de la santé et de l’éthique pour les personnels de santé et les accompagnateurs dans les maisons de repos et les hôpitaux généraux et psychiatriques.

- Membre de l’Association des théologiens pour les études de la morale (ATEM – Paris);

- Membre de la Société Internationale de Théologie Pratique – SITP

- Membre du Réseau International de Recherche en Ethique, Spiritualité et Soins Palliatifs (RIRESP – Belgique).

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Prof. Nasri Diab

Prof. Nasri Diab
Member (since 2018)

Professor of Law

Lawyer at the Bar of Beirut & the Bar of Paris

Email: undroit@dm.net.lb

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Nasri Antoine DIAB is a lawyer at the Bar of Beirut and at the Bar of Paris, and a Professor of law. He holds a PhD of Law from Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris 2; a Master of Laws (LLM) from Georgetown University; a Post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from Université Libre de Bruxelles - Solvay; a Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Private Law as well as two Masters in Private Law and in Public Law from Université Saint-Joseph.

He is currently member of the Medical Ethics Committee of Hôtel-Dieu de France; president of the Scientific Committee of the Beirut Bar Law Review “Al Adl”; member of the Legal Commission of the Association of Banks in Lebanon; and president of the Scientific Committee of the Lebanese Association for Taxpayers’ Rights (ALDIC). He was member of the Commission of Modernization of the Laws at the Ministry of Justice, and member of the Prime Minister’s Legal Consultative Committee.

He has published five legal books and about ninety legal articles, in Paris, Beirut and Brussels. Many of his legal publications are in the field of ethics, medical law and public health.

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Dr. Saoud El Mawla

Dr. Saoud El Mawla
Member (since 2018)

Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences- Lebanese University

Socio-political researcher and analyst

Email: mawsaoud@gmail.com

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الدكتور سعود نعمه المولى

الإجازة التعليمية في الفلسفة العامة وعلم النفس من كلية التربية بالجامعة اللبنانية 1975

الكفاءة التعليمية CAPES في الفلسفة العامة وعلم النفس من كلية التربية بالجامعة اللبنانية 1977

دبلوم الدراسات المعمقة في التاريخ الاجتماعي والسياسي للبلدان العربية من جامعة السوربون، باريس 1980

الدكتوراه في الحضارة الاسلامية والدراسات الإسلامية من جامعة السوربون، باريس شباط 1984

أستاذ علم الاجتماع العام وعلم الاجتماع السياسي في معهد العلوم الاجتماعية بالجامعة اللبنانية 1986-2013

أستاذ الدراسات الإسلامية المسيحية للماستر في جامعة القديس يوسف (2001-2003، 2006-2012) ، وجامعة البلمند (2006-2012)، وجامعة هايكازيان (2009-2012)، لبنان.

أستاذ دراسات الإسلام والسلام والعدالة في جامعة إرلهام : ريتشموند- إنديانا (أميركا) ربيع 2001، ثم 2003-2006

أستاذ زائر لدراسة الحركات الإسلامية المعاصرة في جامعة بيروت الأميركية. ربيع 2016

أستاذ زائر. علم الاجتماع والأنتروبولوجيا في العالم العربي. معهد الدوحة للدراسات العليا. خريف 2017-2018

المستشار الخاص للإمام محمد مهدي شمس الدين (1988- 2000) ورئيس تحرير مجلة الغدير للدراسات الإسلامية (بيروت: 1988-2000)

عضو المكتب التنفيذي للجنة الوطنية اللبنانية لليونيسكو (2008- 2012)

من مؤسسي:  المؤتمر الدائم للحوار اللبناني 1992

              اللجنة الوطنية اللبنانية للحوار الاسلامي-المسيحي 1993

              الفريق العربي للحوار الإسلامي-المسيحي 1995

               شبكة الديموقراطيين في العالم العربي 2005

               رابطة أصدقاء كمال جنبلاط 2010

               المنتدى العاملي الوطني 2015

أمين سر مؤسسة الإمام محمد مهدي شمس الدين للحوار 

عضو مؤسس في مجلس أمناء مركز الدفاع عن الحريات الإعلامية والثقافية "سكايز"، بيروت

عضو رئيس مشارك في اللجنة الوطنية اللبنانية للحوار، والفريق العربي للحوار، ومؤتمرات الحوار الإسلامي المسيحي العالمية (الفاتيكان - مجلس الكنائس العالمي – مجلس كنائس الشرق الأوسط ...إلخ.)

مدير وحدة الترجمة في المركز العربي للأبحاث ودراسة السياسات في بيروت منذ آب 2014

 الإجازة التعليمية في الفلسفة العامة وعلم النفس من كلية التربية بالجامعة اللبنانية 1975

الكفاءة التعليمية CAPES في الفلسفة العامة وعلم النفس من كلية التربية بالجامعة اللبنانية 1977

دبلوم الدراسات المعمقة في التاريخ الاجتماعي والسياسي للبلدان العربية من جامعة السوربون، باريس 1980

الدكتوراه في الحضارة الاسلامية والدراسات الإسلامية من جامعة السوربون، باريس شباط 1984

أستاذ علم الاجتماع العام وعلم الاجتماع السياسي في معهد العلوم الاجتماعية بالجامعة اللبنانية 1986-2013

أستاذ الدراسات الإسلامية المسيحية للماستر في جامعة القديس يوسف (2001-2003، 2006-2012) ، وجامعة البلمند (2006-2012)، وجامعة هايكازيان (2009-2012)، لبنان.

أستاذ دراسات الإسلام والسلام والعدالة في جامعة إرلهام : ريتشموند- إنديانا (أميركا) ربيع 2001، ثم 2003-2006

أستاذ زائر لدراسة الحركات الإسلامية المعاصرة في جامعة بيروت الأميركية. ربيع 2016

أستاذ زائر. علم الاجتماع والأنتروبولوجيا في العالم العربي. معهد الدوحة للدراسات العليا. خريف 2017-2018

المستشار الخاص للإمام محمد مهدي شمس الدين (1988- 2000) ورئيس تحرير مجلة الغدير للدراسات الإسلامية (بيروت: 1988-2000)

عضو المكتب التنفيذي للجنة الوطنية اللبنانية لليونيسكو (2008- 2012)

من مؤسسي:  المؤتمر الدائم للحوار اللبناني 1992

              اللجنة الوطنية اللبنانية للحوار الاسلامي-المسيحي 1993

              الفريق العربي للحوار الإسلامي-المسيحي 1995

               شبكة الديموقراطيين في العالم العربي 2005

               رابطة أصدقاء كمال جنبلاط 2010

               المنتدى العاملي الوطني 2015

أمين سر مؤسسة الإمام محمد مهدي شمس الدين للحوار 

عضو مؤسس في مجلس أمناء مركز الدفاع عن الحريات الإعلامية والثقافية "سكايز"، بيروت

عضو رئيس مشارك في اللجنة الوطنية اللبنانية للحوار، والفريق العربي للحوار، ومؤتمرات الحوار الإسلامي المسيحي العالمية (الفاتيكان - مجلس الكنائس العالمي – مجلس كنائس الشرق الأوسط ...إلخ.)

مدير وحدة الترجمة في المركز العربي للأبحاث ودراسة السياسات في بيروت منذ آب 2014

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Dr. Kamal El Kallab

Dr. Kamal El Kallab
Member (2010- present day)

Neurologist, Executive MBA

Former Dean, Medical School of Holy Spirit University

Email: kamal@kallab.net

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Kamal EL KALLAB

Member of the Lebanese National Consultative Committee on Ethics (LNCCE/CCNLE)

French Board of Neurology, Associate Professor

Executive MBA, Sorbonne-Dauphine-USJ

Head of Neurology, Notre Dame de Secours Hospital (Byblos)

Neurologist, Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital (Beirut)

Clinical investigator for new drugs

Member of Lebanese Medical Journal Editorial Board

Member of the National Commission for Hypertension

Member of the National Commission for Elderly

Board Member, Sesobel (non-profit NGO for handicapped children)

Board and founding member of “Tobacco free initiative”,

Consultant for Alzheimer Lebanon, member of Alzheimer International

Articles in many fields in neurology.

 

Previously:

Dean, Medical School of Holy Spirit University, Kaslik, Lebanon,

Director, High Institute of Speech Therapy, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Advisory Board Member for LAU Medical Center

Member of ethical committee of Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital and Notre Dame des Secours Hospital

President, Lebanese Neurological Society

Member of Continuous Medical Education Committee, Lebanese Order of Physicians

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Mrs. Nimat Kanaan

Mrs. Nimat Kanaan
Founding Member (2001- present day)

Former Director General of Ministry of Social Affairs

Email: kanaannimat@gmail.com

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Mrs. Nimat Asaad Kanaan

  • Over forty years of experience in the field of social development, technical, managerial and decision making positions.
  • General Director of the Ministry of Social Affairs 1993 – 2005, the first post to be held by a woman in Lebanon.
  • Promoted a network of Social Development Centers all over the country, working collaboratively with NGOs, the civil society, and municipalities.
  • Promoted and directed sensitive statistics and studies and implemented programs related to empowerment of women, reproductive health and rights.          
  • Took a major role in raising awareness and improving legislation, programs and services to the handicapped, children, the elderly, the illiterate and the population in general through establishing several national committees involving government agencies, NGOs and beneficiaries.
  • Head and Member of several National Committees.
  • Head of the Lebanese Delegation to the meeting of working group preparing the international Agreement of the Rights and Dignity of the Disabled persons held at U.N. Headquarters in New York (2004).
  • Consultant to the Executive Secretary of Escwa.
  • Member of Escwa Technical Team of “Task Force for Lebanon”.

She was awarded the medals of:

  • Labour of the First Order of the Lebanese Republic 1998.
  • The Commodore Order of Cedars Medal of Lebanese Republic 2005.
  •  Said Akl Award 2002.
  • Named “Woman of the Year” 1999 – 2005.
  • Named “Millenium Woman” 1999. 

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Dr. André Megarbane

Dr. André Megarbane
Founding Member (2001- present day)

Medical Doctor; Medical Geneticist.

Email: andre.megarbane@yahoo.fr

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Dr. André Mégarbané is the former director of the Medical Genetics Unit at Saint Joseph
University. He has dedicated himself to the localization and identification of genes
involved in orphan diseases, mainly autosomal recessive. He is the author or co-author
of more than 260 articles.
He has been nominated as a Member of the Ethical Committee of the Order of Lebanese
Doctors from 1995 to 1998, then a Member of the Lebanese National Consultative
Committee on Ethics since 1999.  He is also a Member of the Arab-Bureau for the
Gathering of Genetic Data (Dubai, CAGS) since 2005.

He had 6 Scientific awards: Abdel Hamid Shuman award; Rammal Rammal
Medal; Mohammad El-Fasi young researcher; Makhzoumi Association award; Lebanese CNRS
award, Mohamed El Fassi award (AUF).

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Dr. Waddah Nassim Nasr

Dr. Waddah Nassim Nasr
Founding Member (2001- present day)

Associate professor of philosophy, American University of Beirut (AUB)

Email: wnnasr@aub.edu.lb

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Dr. Waddah Nassim Nasr has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

Areas of Academic Specialty (Teaching and Research):

Moral and Political Philosophy; Philosophical Ethics; Practical and Professional Ethics (Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Ethics; Business Ethics); Theories of Justice; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Education; and Moral Education.

Extensive Teaching Experience at the University level in the USA and in Lebanon.

Service in the Area of Academic Administration (at AUB):

  • Acting Provost (2008-2009).
  • Associate Provost (1999-2008).
  • Founding Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (2004-2009).
  • University Registrar (1993-1999).
  • Chairperson, department of Philosophy (1981-1982, 1988-1991, and 1996-1998).
  • Director, Civilization Sequence Program (1980-1981, 1987-1988).

At the International Level, he served as a member of the Governing Board of the International Baccalaureate Organization (2001-2007) and served as its Vice President (2005-2007).

Service on Committees in the Area of Biomedical Ethics:

Member of the Committee on Biomedical Ethics of the Lebanese Order of Physicians {Chaired by Dr. Fouad N. Boustany (1999-2001)}.

Member of the Lebanese National Consultative Committee on Ethics (2001-Present).

Member of the Medical Center Ethics Committee of the AUBMC (2010-Present).

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Cheikh Mohamed Nokkari

Cheikh Mohamed Nokkari
Member (2010- present day)

Juge Charei chargé des affaires familiales, Présidence du Conseil des Ministres

Professeur, Faculté de Droit et Faculté des Sciences Religieuses à l'Université St. Joseph- Beyrouth

Email: mhdnokari@hotmail.com

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Cheikh Mohamed Nokkari

  • Juge auprès du Tribunal Charei Sunnite de Beyrouth – Ancien  Directeur Général de Dar Al Fatwa de la République Libanaise,
  • Enseignant à la Faculté de droit (Beyrouth et Dubaï) et à l’Institut d’Etudes Islamo-Chrétiennes. Université Saint Joseph.
  • Enseignant vacataire à la faculté de droit. Université de Strasbourg (France)
  • Membre du Groupe de Recherche Islamo Chrétien (GRIC : Paris, Rabat, Tunis, Beyrouth)
  • Prix "Adyan" pour le Dialogue 2009, 
  • Lauréat de reconnaissance des services dans la promotion de la coexistence pacifique et la coopération des religions, des sociétés et des cultures (Prix Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies Sergio Vieira de Mello pour l’année 2010)

Cheikh Nokkari a participé à plusieurs colloques et conférences au Liban et à l’étranger sur des thèmes variés, comme : le Dialogue Islamo Chrétien, la théologie, la pensée juridique et politique de l’Islam, l’éthique et la santé en islam

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Dr. Hibah Osman

Dr. Hibah Osman
Member (since 2018)

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR Balsam - Lebanese Center for Palliative Care

DIRECTOR - Palliative and Supportive Care Program - AUBMC

Email: h.osman@balsam-lb.org

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Dr. Hibah Osman is committed to developing palliative care in Lebanon and the region. In addition to providing palliative care to patients in the Greater Beirut area, she has been actively working on raising awareness among policy makers, health providers and in the community. She also supports hospitals to establish a palliative care culture and palliative care programs to insure that palliative care is available and accessible to anyone who needs it.

 KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • First physician to be licensed in Palliative Medicine in Lebanon
  • Member of the National Committee on Pain Control and Palliative Care in the Ministry of Public Health and Chair of its Subcommittee on Practice
  • Founded 2 NGOs that provide home-based palliative care in Beirut
  • Director of the Palliative and Supportive Care Program at the American University of Beirut Medical Center’s Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute - the first hospital-based palliative care program in Lebanon.
  • Developed and delivers courses on palliative care targeting health professionals, medical students and students in public health.

 EDUCATION:

  • Medical Degree, American University of Beirut, 1995.
  • Postgraduate Training, Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 1995 -1998
  • Board Certified, Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 1998 - Present
  • Fellowship, Maternal Child Health, West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, IL 1998-2000
  • Masters in Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000
  • International Visiting Scholar Program, San Diego Hospice, 2010
  • Board Certified, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012 - Present
  • Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP Course), Harvard Medical School, 2013- 2014

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Dr. Sami Richa

Dr. Sami Richa
Member (since 2018)

Professeur associé à la Faculté de Médecine de l'Université Saint-Joseph

Chef de Service de Psychiatrie à l’Hôtel-Dieu de France de Beyrouth

Phd en Bioéthique

Email: samiric@idm.net.lb

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Dr. Sami Richa

-2003 - Diplôme d’Université d’Ethique Médicale – Université Saint Joseph (USJ)

-2002 - Diplôme d’Université des troubles des conduites alimentaires – USJ.

-2000 - Diplôme d’Université de Psychopathologie du développement (Psychiatrie de

l’enfant et de l’adolescent) – Université Lariboisière (Paris VII).

-2000 - Diplôme d’Université d’Alcoologie – Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI).

-2000 - Diplôme d’Université de médecine légale – USJ.

-2000 - Diplôme d’Université de médecine du travail – USJ.

-2000 - Diplôme d’Université des thérapies comportementales et cognitives – USJ.

-2000 - Certificat d’Etudes Bioéthiques – Centre Sèvres (Facultés Jésuites de Paris).

-1998 - Certificat de Biostatistiques et Epidémiologie – USJ.

-1997 - Certificat de Génétique – USJ.

-Depuis 2014 – Coordinateur du comité scientifique de l’Hôtel-Dieu de France.

-Depuis 2014 – Coordinateur du comité de satisfaction des patients et professionnels de

 l’Hôtel-Dieu de France.

-Depuis 2007- Membre du comité d’éthique à l’Hôtel-Dieu de France.

-Nommé depuis octobre 2010 chef de service de psychiatrie par intérim à l’Hôtel-Dieu de

 France.

-Depuis 2010 - Psychiatre temps plein à l’Hôtel-Dieu de France.

-Depuis 2000 – Membre de la « National Geographic Society ».

-Depuis 2006 -  Membre fondateur de « Childhood Asthma Center ».

-Depuis 2008 - Membre de l’Observatoire de l’Enfant et du Jeune (ŒIL) de l’USJ.

-Depuis 2010 -  Membre fondateur de l’Espace Ethique de l’USJ

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Dr. Mohammad Sammak

Dr. Mohammad Sammak
Member (2010- present day)

Dr. in Social Sciences

Secretary General of the National Committee for Christian-Muslim Dialogue Writer

Email: msammak@almustaqbal.com.lb

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Dr. Mohammad Sammak, born in Beirut on 1-9-1936

Education:  Political Sciences, Islamic Thought

                   PHD American – Lebanese University.

 

Titles:   - Counselor to ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri

- Counselor to the Mufti of the Lebanese Republic

- Secretary General of the National Committee for Christian-Muslim Dialogue. Beirut-Lebanon

- Secretary General of the Islamic spiritual Summit (Sunnite-Shiite-Druze) in Lebanon. Beirut-Lebanon

- Member of the Board of King Abdullah Ben Abdel Aziz Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue- Vienna, Austria

- Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Christian-Muslim Arab Group- Beirut, Lebanon

- Member of the Board of Presidents of the World Conference Religion for Peace- New York, USA.

-  Member of the Board of the World Islamic Call society – Lybia, Tripoli.

- Board Member of Al-Albeit Organization. Amman-Jordan

- Writer, with 30 books in Middle Eastern and Christian-Muslim relations.

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Dr. Raymond Sayegh

Dr. Raymond Sayegh
Member (since 2018)

President of the Lebanese Order of Physicians in Beirut

Email: rasayegh@inco.com.lb

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Dr. Raymond Sayegh is the President of the Lebanese Order of Physicians in Beirut.

Thirty one years of teaching and practicing high level Gastroenterology and Hepatology in St. Joseph University School of Medicine and Hotel-Dieu de France University Hospital
Professor of Medicine, professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in St. Joseph University School of Medicine
Chairman of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology department in St. Joseph University School of Medicine 
Program director of residency and fellowship of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in St Joseph University School of Medicine, and Hotel-Dieu Hospital since 2001
Member of the governing board of the St. Joseph University School of Medicine since 2008
Member of the strategic board of the St. Joseph University School of Medicine
Founding member of the PAN Arab society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Former president of the Lebanese society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology from January 2007 to January 2010
Former chief department of medicine in St Joseph University School of Medicine, from 2005 to 2011
Former medical director in Hotel-Dieu from 1997 to 2000
Former member of the governing board of Hotel-Dieu Hospital from 2010 to 2013
Former member of the medical committee of Hotel-Dieu de France for 9 years 
Former delegate of Hotel-Dieu Hospital and St. Joseph University school of Medicine in the medical committee of the Lebanese National Social Security council
Actively involved in clinical research in medicine and health
Co-author of many scientific publications in patho-physiology of liver diseases, liver hemodynamics in portal hypertension, hepatitis, and endoscopy in indexed high profile international medical journals

EDUCATION
Master in Health Administration and public health from Paris Diderot University and ESA – Beirut, 2010
MD from St. Joseph University School of Medicine 1980
Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Paris VII University, school of medicine Xavier Bichat in 1984
Certificate in diagnostic and therapeutic Gastro-intestinal endoscopy, Paris VII University, school of medicine Xavier Bichat in 1984 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Specialist in liver and Gastro-intestinal diseases, expert in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, reanimation in Hepatology and liver Hemodynamic and portal hypertension exploration

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Pr. Michel Scheuer

Pr. Michel Scheuer
Member (2010- present day)

Vice-Recteur et Directeur du “Centre Universitaire d’Ethique”,

Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) Beyrouth

Email: michel.scheuer@usj.edu.lb

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Professeur Michel SCHEUER, Né à Etterbeek (Belgique) le 7 mai 1945.

Master en criminologie (Université Catholique de Louvain) ; spécialisation dans le domaine de la protection de la jeunesse.

Etudes ecclésiastiques de philosophie (Facultés St Albert – Louvain).

Etudes ecclésiastiques de théologie (Facultés St Albert – Louvain & Bruxelles).

Dix années d’expérience professionnelle à la direction d’un établissement d’hébergement de mineurs placés par les tribunaux de la jeunesse.

Professeur ordinaire à l’Université de Namur.

Recteur-Président de l’Université de Namur de 1999 à 2010.

Président de l’ONG « Forum universitaire pour la coopération internationale au développement » (FUCID) de 1999 à 2010 – Namur.

Cofondateur et membre du Conseil d’Administration de l’ONG « Association pour l’éthique dans la récolte de fonds » (AERF) – Bruxelles.

Membre du Conseil d’administration du « Fonds National de la recherche Scientifique » (FNRS) de 1999 à 2010.

Président de la FUCE : Fédération des Universités Catholiques d’Europe et du Liban de 2007 à 2013.

Observateur auprès du  « Comité directeur pour la politique et les pratiques éducatives » (CDPPE) du Conseil de l’Europe (Strasbourg) de 2007 à 2013.

Directeur du Centre Universitaire d’Ethique de l’Université Saint-Joseph à Beyrouth depuis janvier 2011

Vice-recteur de l’Université Saint-Joseph à Beyrouth depuis août 2012.

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Dr. Pierre A. Zalloua

Dr. Pierre A. Zalloua
Member (2012 - present day)

Professor, Lebanese American University (LAU) 

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, LAU 

Adjunct Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Email: pierre.zalloua@lau.edu.lb

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Dr. Pierre Zalloua, a Professor of Genetics, he was appointed Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Lebanese American University (LAU) on October 1, 2013. Prior to that he was the Dean of the School of Pharmacy from October 2010 to September 2013 and Assistant Dean for Research at the School of Medicine since 2007.  Dr. Zalloua is also an adjunct Professor of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

An accomplished geneticist, writer and lecturer, Dr. Zalloua is a leading authority on the genetics of complex diseases in and among Middle Eastern populations.

Dr. Zalloua graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1987 with a B.S. in Biology. He earned his M.A. in Biological Sciences from San Jose State University in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis in 1996.

He completed research fellowships in genetics at the University of California, Davis (1996–1997), in molecular biology at Applied Biosystems (1997–1998), and in population genetics (1998–2001) at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was an Assistant Professor, and then Associate Professor in the school of medicine at the American University of Beirut between 2003 and 2007.

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Mr. Marwan M. Hamadé

Mr. Marwan M. Hamadé
Former (Founding) Member (2001-2018)

Former Minister and currently Deputy Director of An-Nahar Newspaper

Email: marwan.hamade@annahar.com.lb

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H.E. Mr. Marwan Hamadé started his career as a journalist and columnist, Deputy Editor in Chief of “L’Orient-Le Jour” (1971-1975), Director of the Press Group “An-Nahar” (1977-1980). He was elected Deputy of Mount Lebanon since 1991. He held a number of portfolios: Minister of Tourism (1980-1982) Minister of Health and Social Affairs three times (1992-1997), Minister of the Displaced (2000-2003) Minister of Economy and Trade (1990-1992) and (2003-2004), Minister of Telecommunications (2005-2008). He is Secretary General of the Parliament’s bureau and Chairman of the Environment Parliamentary Commission since 2009. Mr. Hamadé is also President of the Board of the "Société Immobilière de Presse" (SIP), Consultant for the World Organization of Health for the Middle East (since 1996), Founding member of the Islamic Lebanese Bank (since 2000), and member of many press and banking boards and associations such as the “Druze Council for Development” (since 1977), the Board of the “Crédit Libanais” s.a.l., the Higher Council of the Lebanese Press, the Strategic Council of the Saint Joseph University (U.S.J.)", the boards of “An-Nahar” and “l’Orient-Le Jour

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Mr. Tarek Mitri

Mr. Tarek Mitri
Former Member (2006-2018)

Former Minister several times, and former Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Libya

Email: tarekemitri@gmail.com

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Dr. Tarek Mitri is the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Libya. From 2005-2011, he served in four successive Lebanese governments as Minister of Environment, Adminstrative Reform, Culture, Information and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He worked, in various capacities, in the area of intercultural and interreligious dialogue and taught at Saint Joseph University, Balamand University, the University of Geneva, Amsterdam Free University, Harvard University and the American University of Beirut.

He chairs the Boards of Trustees of the Institute of Palestine Studies and Nicolas Sursok Museum and is a member of the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University and of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.

He authored a number of books, studies and articles on interreligious and intercultural dialogue as well as the history of Christian-Muslim Relations.

He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris-X, after completing a Master Degree in Philosophy at the American University of Beirut.

Born in Tripoli 1950 and married to Elyane Comaty, with two children: Dalya and Ziyad.

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Dr. Salah D. Salman

Dr. Salah D. Salman
Former Member (2010-2018)

Former Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology, American University of Beirut,

Former Visiting Professor in Otology & Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Former Minister of Public Health, the Interior, Housing & Cooperatives.

Email: salahsalman2@gmail.com

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Dr. Salah D. Salman, Medical Doctor, 1961.

Trained at the American University of Beirut and the Johns Hopkins University.

Full time academic career in Ear, Nose & Throat disorders, in Lebanon and in Boston.

Former Professor and Chairman of the department of Otolaryngology at the American University of Beirut.

Former Visiting Professor and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

Former Surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Director of its Sinus Center.

Authored a book critical of the US Health Care system:  “SCRUBBED OUT – Reviving the Doctor’s Role in Patient Care.”  Author House, USA, 2011.

Authored a book in Arabic about his experience in the government: “Salah Salman in a government that did not govern” – Dar Al Nahar – 2012

Former Lebanese Minister of Public Health 1972.

Former Lebanese Minister of the Interior, and former Minister of Housing & Cooperatives, 1976-1979.

Retired in 2010.

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First President Antoine Kheir

First President Antoine Kheir
Former (Founding) Member (2001-2018)

Honorary First President of the Court of Cassation,

Professor, Faculty of Law- Saint Joseph University (USJ)

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الرئيس الأول أنطوان خير

من مواليد وادي شحرور 25 كانون الأول 1940.

دكتور دولة في الحقوق.

بروفسور في كلية الحقوق في جامعة القديس يوسف.

الرئيس الأول لمحكمة التمييز شرفاً.

رئيس مجلس القضاء الأعلى سابقاً.

عضو المجلس الدستوري.

من مؤلفاته:

  • "الفكر السياسي لميشال شيحا" (باللغة الفرنسية)، منشورات Action Proche-Orient، 1966.
  • متصرفية جبل لبنان (باللغة الفرنسية)، منشورات الجامعة اللبنانية، 1973.
  • محاضرات في القانون الدستوري، منشورات كلية الحقوق في الجامعة اللبنانية، 1979.
  • "أشياء قد تنسى"، منشورات دار النهار، 2013. 

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Dr. Mohammad Khalife

Dr. Mohammad Khalife
Former Member (2006-2018)

Associate Professor of Surgery, American University of Beirut- Medical Center 

Former Minister of Public Health

Email: mk12@aub.edu.lb

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Mohamad J. Khalife, MD, FACS is a former minister of Public Health and Social Affairs of the Lebanese Republic.

He is Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, and Director HPB & Liver Transplantation Unit at the American University of Beirut-Medical Center.

Senior Clinical Fellow (Senior Registrar), United Medical and Dental School, UMSD. University of London. (Guys & Thomas’ Hospital).

Lecturer of Surgery. Academic Surgical Unit, St. Thomas’ Hospital, UMSD. University of London.

Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Liver Transplantation & Hepatopancreatico-Biliary Surgery. Kings College Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, School of Medicine, London- U.K.

He is also a former member of the Regional Consultative Committee, RCC, WHO, EMRO and has many published articles.

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Dr. Roland Tomb

Dr. Roland Tomb
Former Member (2010-2018)

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University (USJ), Beirut

Representative of Lebanon and Arab Countries in the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) at the UNESCO, Paris

Chairman and Professor, Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine (USJ)

Email: rtomb@usj.edu.lb

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Dr. Roland Tomb, MD, PhD 

MD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

PhD in Philosophy and Ethics, Université Aix-Marseille

Boards in Dermatology and Allergology

Degrees in Theology, History, Old Near Eastern Languages

  • Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University (USJ), Beirut
  • Member of the Lebanese National Consultative Committee on Ethics
  • Representative of Lebanon and Arab Countries in the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) at the UNESCO
  • Chairman and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine (USJ)
  • Chairman and Professor, Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine (USJ)
  • Vice President of Association des Dermatologistes Francophones
  • Former Member of the Executive Council of the Lebanese Order of Physicians
  • Former President of the Ethics Committee of the Lebanese Order of Physicians
  • Former President of the IRB & Ethics Committee of the Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital
  • Former president of the Lebanese Society of Dermatology
  • Member of the Board of the Conférence Internationale des Doyens des Facultés  de médecine d’expression française

 

Member of several Scientific Societies:

Société Française de Dermatologie et Vénéréologie, Société Française et Francophone d’Éthique Médicale, Société Française de Photodermatologie, European Society of Contact Dermatitis, European Research Group on Experimental Contact Dermatitis, European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, American Academy of Dermatology, Association Méditerranéenne de Dermatologie, International Society of Dermatology

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Dr. Hisham Nashabé

Dr. Hisham Nashabé
Former (Founding) Member (2001-2018)

President, Makassed University- Beirut

Email: nashshab@gmail.com

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Dr. Hisham Nashabé 

B.A. (1951) and M.A. (1952) in Political Science, AUB.

M.A. (1955), Ph.D. (1958) in Islamic Studies, McGill University.

Director of Makassed College.

Director of Education.

Director of Institute of Islamic Studies.

President of Makassed University.

Representative of Lebanon to the Executive Board of UNESCO (1994-1998).

President of the Commission on Program and Budget, the Executive Board of UNESCO (1994- 1998).

Chairman of the Executive Board of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) 1998- 2002.

Professor of Islamic Thought at AUB (1975-2000).

Professor and co-founder of the Institute of Islamo-Christian Studies – USJ (1978- 1995).

Professor at The Walid ben Talal Center-Department of Political Science – USJ.

Holder of the following medals:

  • Lebanese national order of the cedar
  • Commander of the French national order
  • Siniora Academic medal for literature
  • Gold medal of Alecso

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Dr. Ibrahim S Salti

Dr. Ibrahim S Salti
Former (Founding) Member (2001-2018)

Professor of Medicine, American University of Beirut

And PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto 1970

Email: isalti@aub.edu.lb

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Ibrahim Salti MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP

Professor of Medicine and Head Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

American University of Beirut

 

Graduated in 1963 with an MD with distinction from the American University of Beirut,

PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto 1970.

 

Membership In Scientific And Professional Societies:      

Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Fellow, The American College of Physicians

Member, The Endocrine Society, USA

Member, The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Member, The Lebanese Endocrine Society

Member, The American Diabetes Association

Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

 

Awards and Honors:                      

Penrose Award, American University of Beirut, 1963

Jordanian Medal of Honor, First Order of Independence 1992

Lebanese National Medal of Merit, Order of Cedars, Officer Rank, 1992

Gold Medal Award, AUB Medical Alumni Chapter, June, 2003

International Clinician Award, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, May 2, 2013

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Former Members (Founding):

First LNCCE President was HE Mr. Marwan Hamadé (2001-2012). He remained a member until 2018.

First LNCCE Secretary General was Professor Fouad Négib Boustany (2001- until his death on 9/10/2012)

First LNCCE Vice-President was Reverend Jean Ducruet (2001- until his death on 13/3/2010)

First President Antoine Kheir (2001-2018)

Judge Abdel Basset Ghandour (2001-2010)

Dr. Hisham Nachabe (2001-2018)

Dr. Samir Najjar (2001-2010)

Ms. Marie-Claude Rock (2001-2006)

Dr. Robert Khouri (2001-2010)

Dr. Georges Sabra (2001-2010)

Dr. Ibrahim Salti (2001-2018)

 

Former Members (Non-Founding):

Dr. Radwan Al-Sayyed (2003-2010)

Mr. Tarek Mitri (2006-2018)

Dr. Mohammad Khalife (2006-2018)

Dr. Anas Mougharbel (2006-2010)

Dr. Salah Salman (2010-2018)

Dr. Roland Tomb (2010-2018)