Date of Congress: 01-02-03 April 2016
Deadline for discounted registration: 31 March 2016
Congress scientific language will be English. There will be Turkish and English simultaneous translation during the congress.
Permission letters that will be requested to be submitted to relevant institutions will be sent to participants by Regulatory Board.
Congress Information and Registration Desk Working Hours
It will be opened between 10.00 - 19.00.
All participants, accommpanying persons and company representatives can receive the name badges from the registration desk. Name badges should be carried during the congress for attending to the all scientific sessions and social programmes.
Certificate of Attendance
All participants who has attended to the congress may have a certificate of attendance from the registration desk on 3 April 2016.
Date of the Congress & Congress Venue
CİSED 2nd International Sexual Health Congress will be held inAnkara, Turkey between 1 and 3 April 2016 at the Limak Ambassadore Hotel.
Congress language will be Turkish and English. There will be Turkish and English simultaneous translation during the congress.
Invitation letter will be send to the participants who has finalized the registration application and need a formal letter for participating to the congress. This invitation letter will be sent to the participants for only taking permission from the institutions.
All participants should take the name badges from the registration desk. Name badges should be carried during the congress to attend all scientific sessions and other activities.
Certificate of Attendance
All participants who has attended to the congress would have a certificate of attendance which will be given from the registration desk on the last day of the congress.
Congress website has been activated to follow all updates about the congress.
Turkey, exotic, colorful, many - faceted, romantic, ever old, and ever new is the gateway and to the fabled east. Turkey is a country located at a point where the three continents of the old world, Asia, Africa and Europe, are closest to each other and where Asia and Europe meet because of its geographical location, Anatolia has always been important throughout history and is the birth place of many great civilizations. Turkey is not only a passageway from which the ancient Asian Turkish Culture is transmitted to the Europe, but also counted as a window of Western Culture opening to meet the Eastern Culture.
Turkey is bordered on the northwest by Bulgaria and Greece; on the north by the Black Sea; on the northeast by Georgia and Armenia; on the east by Iran; on the south by Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea; and on the west by the Aegean Sea.
The Mediterranean and Aegean shores of Turkey experience long, hot summers and mild, rainy winters. Istanbul averages 0°C (32°F) in January and 23°C (73°F) in July. Average annual precipitation totals 697 millimeters (27.4 inches), most of which falls in December and January. Along the central Anatolian plateau, a continental climate prevails, with hot summers and colder winters. The plateau receives only about half as much precipitation, but it is more evenly distributed throughout the year. The eastern highlands experience even longer and colder winters. Along the Black Sea, the climate is mild and rainy. Southeast Anatolia records the country's highest summer temperatures, averaging more than 30°C (86°F) in July and August.
Geographic structure of Turkey is an appropriate ground for hunting in connection with its plant cover and wild life.
Turkey is an important center of winter activities and attractions with its high altitude mountains covered with snow all throughout the year.
All throughout its history as the homeland of various religions, Turkey posses monuments worth seeing by people having different beliefs.
Anatolia is formed on one of the most important junction points of Silk Road from China to reaching to Europe through passing over Middle Asia.
Turkey with its rich and curative mineral waters is the paradise of thermal springs and welcomes the ones seeking for good health with its high quality facilities.
Located on the junction point of Europe and Asia, Turkey is an ideal venue of meetings and congresses.
Ornithology is to discover the nature through the eyes of a bird.
Various geographic characteristics, climate variety, caused by geographical differences enables Turkey to have a rarely encountered vegetation in the world.
The highlands of Turkey and the lifestyle of its people have an important place in the rich cultural landscape of Turkey.
Turkey presents mountains lovers with an incredible variety of interesting climbing opportunities that are sure to satisfy the most demanding hikers, climbers, and winter sports fans.
Important submerged things and underwater caverns within the seas of Turkey are waiting divers for discovery.
In recent years, since the golf facilities with international quality entered into service respectively, Turkey has
become an elite golf center where golf players all around the world meet in an environment of delicacy, quality and prestige.
Surrounded by the sea in three directions, Turkey is a treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and bays at which yachtsmen can choose a different and private anchorage each night.
With an approximate number of 40.000 caves and caverns present, our country is like a "paradise of caverns" when compared to other countries.
Turkey is a country which should be discovered by those fond of air sports such as, Paragliding, Glider, Parachute and Balloon.
Turkey, with its rich natural resources, provide an important river tourism potential for the visitors of water sports.
Ankara is the capital city of Turkey and the second largest city in the country after Istanbul. It is located at the heart of both Turkey and Central Anatolia. The population is around 4.5 million.
Ankara is the administrative center of Turkey and a huge university town, so it has a large population of government workers and university students. As the national capital, Ankara is home to a large population of foreign diplomats and embassy staff, so it offers goods and services.
Ankara is a sprawling, modern city which can appear as little more than a dull, concrete jungle at first glance. As a result, many tourists tend to use it merely as a transit point for getting to places like Konya or Cappodocia.
Ankara has several historic buildings and landmarks, mostly concentrated around Ulus. On a quick visit, one can get a taste of most important historic places in a day long trip. If you have even less time, two never to miss places are Anitkabir and Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. For longer stays, Ankara has lot’s to offer as the modern capital of Turkey.
Ankara Castle, Cengelhan - Rahmi Koc Museum, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations are all 5 minutes of walking distance, and very close to Ethnographic Museum, State Art and Sculpture Museum, Haci Bayram Mosque, Salt Ulus, Augustus Temple and Roman Baths; all of which are located in Ulus.
Getting in Ankara
Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) is located some 28 km northeast of the city. International flights are rather low in frequency and scope - apart from Turkish Airlines (THY), Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and British Airways offer direct flights to their respective European hubs. Iran Air also has two weekly flights to Tehran. For other carriers flying into Turkey, a flight into Istanbul is necessary, followed by an air transfer to Ankara by Turkish Airlines or Anadolu Jet (a low cost brand of Turkish Airlines).
Getting Around Ankara
Ankara is well connected by a good public transport network system. Private and public bus operators compete for your patronage and there are the 'dolmus' minibus transport providers that offer rapid transfers and get you to your connection points. The underground subway 'Metro' is highly efficient which runs between outer suburbs and the interstate bus terminal 'ASTI'. Taxis are readily available and are probably the best way to get to your destination, and relatively inexpensive.
Local time in Istanbul is GMT + 2 hours.
Banks are open weekdays from 08.30 until noon (or 12.30), depending on the bank, and from 13.30 until 17.00. However, there are some banks which continue to serve during lunch breaks. Museums are generally open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 until 17.00 (or 17.30) and closed on Monday. Shops and bazaars are normally open from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 22.00 and closed all day on Sundays. But shopping malls and stores on crowded streets are open seven days a week, including lunch breaks. You can find restaurants or cafes open virtually at any time of the day or night.
In Turkey, Saturday and Sunday are weekend holiday. Therefore, official institutions and banks are closed.
Currency and Exchange
As of 01 January 2009, the monetary unit in Turkey was changed to the Turkish Lira (TL), which comes in bank notes of 5 TL; 10 TL; 20 TL; 50 TL; 100 TL and 200 TL. Smaller denominations will come in coins of 1 TL; 50 Kr; 25 Kr; 10 Kr; 5 Kr; and 1 Kr." Kr. stands for "Kuruş". 100 Kuruş is worth 1 Turkish Lira. Exchange rate is around 1 USD=1,82 TL and 1 EURO=2,35 TL. The most recent exchange rate values may be accessed at the website of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (www.tcmb.gov.tr/yeni/eng). Convertible foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport, hotels and exchange offices as well as at all banks in accordance with the daily announced exchange rates at that time. In Turkey, travel checks are rarely accepted. We recommend that you cash your travelers' checks at the banks. ATMs can be found in even the smallest Turkish towns. Most accept international credit cards or bank cards (a strip of logos is usually displayed above the ATM). Almost all ATMs have a language key to enable you to read the instructions in English.
VAT & Service Charges
Value - Added Tax (VAT), in Turkey called KDV, is 18%. VAT is usually included in quoted prices. Certain shops are authorized to refund the tax.
International credit cards are widely used in Turkey. Major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Diner's Club, MasterCard, Access, JCB, Eurocard, etc.) are accepted in most establishments. Most ATMs accept international credit/bank cards.
The electrical current in Turkey is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC). Wall outlets take Continental - style plugs with two round prongs.
Turkey has a highly sophisticated communication system. In addition to the usual postal and telephone services, GSM telephones can be used through international roaming agreements. Please contact your GSM Operator for more information. It is possible to use most cellular phones in Turkey. Public telephones have two different systems. Some of them work with cards while others work with tokens. They are both sold in post offices and tobacco shops. For international calls it is advisable to purchase cards. All over Turkey, phone numbers consists of two sections: area code with three digits and the number itself with 7 digits. Same area/city calls just the 7 - digit number From area to area 0 + area code - 7 - digit number International calls 0 + 0 + country code + area code + number.