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The following is a summary of my professional background including affiliations, contirbutions and memberships:

  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Al-Azhar University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Founder  and president of the African Association for the Study of Pain AASP
  • Founder and director of Avicenna Pain Relief Unit.
  • Member and co-founder of the Egyptian Society for the Management of Pain.
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Past President of the IASP Middle-east Chapter.
  • Founder and current secretary general of the First Pan-African Pain Congress.
  • Secretary general of the Egyptian Society for the Management of Pain ( ESMP).
  • Co-founder and examiner of the M.Sc. degree in Pain Management at the National Cancer Institute in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Member of the International Pain Advisory Board and Control of Narcotics and Drug Prescription.
  • Executive officer for the dissemination of the WHO program for the management of Cancer Pain.
  • Founder of the of the M. Sc. degree in Pain Management at Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
  • Member in the taskforce of the IASP for pain education in developing countries
  • Co designer of the pain questionnaire and pain survey done by the IASP