The scientific meeting, organised by the Order of Malta’s Grand Priory of Messina Delegation within the framework of the “Jubilee Events”, will take place on Saturday, 26 February 2000 in the Aula Magna of the University of Messina.
The meeting will be opened by the Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Amb. Count Don Carlo Marullo di Condojanni; afterwards H.E. Msgr. Giovanni Marra, Archbishop of Messina, Lipari and Santa Lucia del Mela will talk about “Suffering and Faith”.
The papers will be given by Prof. Salvatore Giacuinto, Chief Physician for Neurorehabilitation of the San Raffaele Tosinvest Hospital – Rome, and by Prof. Dino Bramanti, Director of the University of Messina’s Centre for the Study and Treatment of the Brain-Injured and Long-Stay Patients. Moderator will be Prof. Raoul Di Perri, Head of the First Department of Neurology of the University of Messina. Prof. Franco Tomasello, Director of the Neurosurgery Department and Head of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Messina, will give the concluding talk.
Sponsors of the scientific meeting, besides the University of Messina, are the Fondazione U. Bonino e M.S. Pulejo, Azienda USL 5 – Messina, the Provincial Association of Surgeons and Dentists, and the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors.