Istanbul - 32° Congress of EHS
mercoledì 6 ottobre 2010
Istanbul - 6 - 10 oct. 2001 32° International Congress of European Hernia Society.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Many greetings to all of you from Istanbul, Turkey.
Our Turkish colleagues and we will definitely be delighted to host you in Istanbul during the “32nd International Congress of the European Hernia Society”, which will take place in the “WOW Istanbul Convention Center” between the dates October 6 and October 9, 2010.
Istanbul is famed for its cultural richness, unique cosmopolitan lifestyle, and active devotion in arts and sports. A number of historical places, museums, art galleries and antique bazaars create an innate feeling of “being in a city with a great history”. The city, on the other hand, offers a sophisticated mixture of style, warmth and informality through its shopping centers, Turkish and international cuisine restaurants, cafes, bazaars and markets. It is a marvelous coincidence that the European Union has designated Istanbul as the “European Capital of Culture” for the year 2010. This assignment will certainly direct Istanbul to exhibit more of itself in the forms of activities, events and exhibitions, of which, at least, a few would coincide with the dates of our congress. So visit our congress website and related links prior to the congress to see which activities you may like to join during your stay in Istanbul. The scientific program of our congress will have the basic traditional framework established in the previous European Hernia Society congresses. The composition of the conventional and contemporary topics will weave their way through the sessions. Participants will convene at plenary sessions on main equivocal issues and lectures, and divert to parallel sessions of special interests and hot-topics. We aim to include a few sessions of panel discussions with Q&As led by experts.
Visiting Topkapi Palace and Saint Sophia, and shopping at the Covered Bazaar during the day would be a startling experience for you. Starting a nice conversation with friends in a fish restaurant by the sea in the evening would be very amusing. The weather in early autumn in Istanbul is very pleasant with its breeze and still green nature. Come join us at the 32nd International Congress of the European Hernia Society in Istanbul during October 6 and 9, 2010. You will enjoy it, so bring along your loved ones, as well.
We look forward to meeting you then.
Professor Metin ERTEM, MD President of the Congress
Professor Zafer MALAZGIRT, MD Director of the Scientific Program