April 20th – 24th, 2016
Kervansaray Lara Hotel, Antalya, Turkey
Turkish-English and English-Turkish simultaneous translations will be provided during the congress for almost all sessions.
OFFICIAL INVITATION LETTERS
If requested, invitation letters will be sent by congress organizing company Burkon Tourism & Congress, Bursa, Turkey.
PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACTS
• Presentation at the congress as a poster presentation.
Poster presentations should be prepared with the size of 70 cm (width) x 90 cm (height).
Oral presentations should be prepared 10 min in total; 8 min for speech and 2 min for discussion.
• Publication in the congress supplement to the TAP’s official journal, Bulletin of Clinical
SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION
The congress provides new opportunities for sponsorship and exhibition areas. Stands and sponsorship reservations will be made on support amounts and application order policy. Please apply to the organization secretary of congress in order to book sponsorship/exhibition area.
Please check whether you require visa for travelling to Turkey before your travel. Most European country citizens are exempt from visa but if you require, your passports must be valid until the end of your stay. To ease visa procedures for citizens of the countries subject to visa regulations, visa counters are located in the arrival hall before passport check. Please click here for detailed information about visa procedures and fees for countries.
The congress organizing committee cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to meeting participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.
Antalya which means “the home of Attalos” is believed to be founded by Attalos II. According to tradition, in the 2nd century BC the Pergamon king Attalos II ordered his men to find "Heaven on the Earth". After an extensive search, they discovered the region of Antalya. Attalos rebuilt the city, giving it the name "Attaleia" which later mutated in Turkish as Adalia and then Antalya. Attalia which was accepted as the centre of episcopacy during the Byzantine period made great advancements after possessed by Turks in 13th century AD. As the modern city is located on the ancient settlement past and present are in unison.
Because of the archaeological and natural riches of the area, Antalya is also known as the Turkish Riviera. The sun, sea, nature and history combine to form a very popular resort, highlighted by some of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean. The 630km shoreline of the province is liberally scattered with ancient cities, harbors, memorial tombs and beaches, secluded coves and lush forests, many of which are easily accessible from the city.
With its palm-lined boulevard, internationally acclaimed marina, and old castle with traditional architecture, all set amidst a modern city, Antalya is a major tourist center in Turkey. In addition to the wide selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops, the city also plays host to a number of sporting events throughout the year, like international beach volleyball, triathlon, golf tournaments, archery, tennis and canoeing competitions. The Cultural Centre, which opened in 1995, hosts cultural and art events in the fields of music, theatre, and creative arts. The main area of interest in the city is central ancient quarter within the Roman walls, known as Kaleiçi, and there are many good museums and mosques. The Seljuk Turkish Grooved Minaret (Yivli Minare) is the traditional symbol of the city of Antalya, on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.
Today this post-modern Mediterranean city is known for its advanced tourism and agriculture and has been hosting a noteworthy event for Turkish cinema since 1963; International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.
TRAVELING TO ANTALYA
Antalya, on the part of the Mediterranean coast known as the Turkish Riviera, is a very busy airport and a primary link to this popular coastal region. Antalya sees huge numbers of charter flights, which bump its flight volume up into one of the most popular in our survey. It is possible to arrive in Antalya via direct and connecting flights of 268 airline companies from 52 different countries. For further information about Antalya International Airport, please click.
HOW TO GET TO ANTALYA
Distance to airport: 13 km (8 miles)/ 16 min. Distance to Antalya City Center: 16 km (10 miles)/ 27 min. Airport transfer services will be provided by Organizing Secretariat. Please visit Registration & Accommodation page.
The climate of Antalya is continental Mediterranean, April is a good time to visit, most of the time it sunny with some cloud during the month of April. The average maximum temperature in Antalya in April is 70°F/21°C and the average minimum temperature is 50°F/10°C. The weather can be also rainy so it would be good to be prepared for a cool weather with a thin coat.
Official currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira ( / TL). But major credit cards are valid in Turkey (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and etc.). Banks are open from 09:00 to 17:00 and ATMs are available in hotels. Money exchange is available in hotel receptions and city centers.
Country code of Turkey is +90. City code of Antalya is 242.
Electricity is 220 V. in Turkey.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT TURKEY AND ANTALYA