10ᵗʰ International Conference on Biotherapy, Istanbul, October 2017

Dear Members of the International Biotherapy Society,

The forthcoming International Conference on Biotherapy will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 4-9, 2017 under the name Tenth International Conference on Biotherapy: Bio-Medicine – Biodiagnosis and Biotherapy. The venue of the conference will be in the Green Park Bostanci Hotel, located in the Anatolian part of Istanbul.

The local organizing committee includes the following persons: Semra Ozcelik (President), Aysegul Taylan-Ozkan, Erdal Polat, Ahmet Godekmerdan, Zafer Kalayci and Ahmet Yaser Muslumanoglu. The International Organizing Committee will include all the members of the Executive Committee of our Society.

The conference will take place immediately after the Apimondia Congress (September 29-October 4, 2017). We will encourage Apitherapist to stay for another day or two in Istanbul and participate also in our conference.

We also welcome all those active in the diagnosis of human and animal diseases using dogs, rodents, bees etc. and those who use pet and hippotherapy for treatment purposes, to join our Conference.

The tentative program is as follows:

Wednesday, October 4th,  2017:     Registration and get-together party
Thursday, October 5th, 2017: 
Friday, October 6th, 2017:  
             Maggot Debridement Therapy, Hirudotherapy, Gala Evening
Saturday, October 7th, 2017: 
          Ichthiotherapy, Helminthotherapy, Bacteriotherapy, Bacteriophage Therapy
Sunday, October 8th, 2017: 
            Visit to Istanbul and boat tour in Bosporus
Monday, October 9th, 2017: 
           Biodiagnosis, canine olfactory detection, pet- and hippotherapy

Any suggestion regarding the scientific program (sessions, plenary lectures, workshops) are welcome.

Abstract submission deadline is August 15th, 2017. The submitted abstract for oral or poster presentation will be evaluated by scientific committee members. Abstracts should be send via Email to the scientific committee. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings and later in the website of IBS. Presenting author of the abstract has to register for the congress.

The registration fees are as follows (in US$):

  Early (until 15.8.17) Late (Until 31.9.17 Onsite
Registration  350 400 450 (gala, boat tour and congress packet)
Accompanying  150 200 275 (gala, boat tour and Topkapi museum)
Student packet 175 225 275  (only congress participation)
Industry  1000 1500 2500 (booth for exhibitors, gala, boat tour, congress packet)
Daily registration     100

Lunch coupons can be obtained for an additional Euro 20.
Students must student identification card, or letter signed by their head of department. The accompanying Person category is for spouses and friends who are not professionals in the field of biotherapy and biodiagnosis.

The prices in the hotel are as follows (on the first come a first served basis): Single room 40 Euro, double room 50 Euro, including breakfast, Internet, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath (hamam), indoor swimming pool and parking.

Please visit the website of IBS (http://www.biotherapysociety.org/10thIBS) for updates

Best Regards and hope to see you all in Istanbul

Prof. Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu
President of IBS