The National Academy of Medicine of France hosted the Avicenna International Prize Award Ceremony and the unveiling ceremony of the bust of the world-famous Uzbek medieval physician Abu Ali ibn Sina. Ambassador of Uzbekistan to France Sardor Rustambaev attended the unveiling ceremony, the Dunyo News Agency reported.
The Avicenna Prize was established in France in 2016. It is aimed at popularising the scientific and humanist legacy of Abu Ali ibn Sina and promote scientific and academic exchanges. In 2022, the Avicenna International Prize was awarded to Head of the Board of Trustees of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Promotion of the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Fazylov, Director at the Centre for Islamic Civilization Shoazim Minovarov, an Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the University of Paris, an expert on the legacy of Avicenna Joel Chandelier and a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, an Islamologist Karim Ifrak.
A roundtable meeting on the research and philosophical activity of Abu Ali ibn Sina took place during the ceremony.
The participants in the ceremonies emphasised the invaluable influence of the scientific legacy of Ibn Sina on medical science not only in the East, but also all over the world.
The Avicenna Prize is awarded to experts in medicine, history and philosophy and public organisations with outstanding achievements in the field of medicine, science and education.