Invitation to Congress

Dear Colleagues,

This year “Istanbul Family Medicine Congress” continues with the excitement of the first time when it had began as “Kartal Family Medicine Symposia” in 2006. “12th International Istanbul Family Medicine Congress” will be held in Dedeman Hotel – Istanbul Esentepe on May, 4 – 5, 2018 with the participation of several traning and research hospitals which has specialty training programs for Family Medicine in Istanbul.

“The Turkish Model of Family Medicine Practice” has left 11 years behind, but problems, responsibilities and issues of primary care have been growing up everyday since then. Rising population, especially after mass movements of migration because of our country’s sociopolitical position on the world, has been an important reason for these. But this is almost the same for primary health care systems as in any other country all over the world.

We are planning to host our colleagues from all over the world, participating to share their experiences and enjoy the warm Turkish hospitality in Istanbul in its most beautiful and pleasing time of the year. You can also submit your studies to present as an oral and/or poster presentation during the congress.

We would like to welcome and wish to see you at “12th International Istanbul Family Medicine Congress” which will be held in Dedeman Hotel – Istanbul Esentepe on May, 4 – 5, 2018.

Kind Regards

Assoc.Prof. Ismet TAMER, MD.
Assoc.Prof. Ekrem ORBAY, MD.
Scientific Secretary


General Information

Congress Date: 12th International İstanbul Family Medicine Congress will be held between May 4 – 5th, 2018 in İstanbul, Turkey.

Congress Venue: Dedeman Hotel – İstanbul
Address: Yıldız Posta Cad. No: 50, 34340, Gayrettepe, İstanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90 (212) 337 45 00

Congress’ Language: Congress will be held in Turkish and English with simultaneous translation.

Registration and Information: Registration and Information Desks wiil be open at 14.00 hours from May, 4th, 2018 until 17.00 hours on May, 5th,2018.

Name Badges: Name badges must be worn to enter scientific sessions, exhibition areas and all social activities by each participant, accompanying person and industry representative.

Accreditation for Continuing Education: The congress will be presented to the approval of Turkish Medical Association Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Board. It’s also been applied to European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for the “Continuing Medical Education” points.

Letter of Invitation: Upon request, a letter of invitation will be sent to any registered participants. This letter will be sent solely to assist participants in obtaining a permission from their institutions.

Certificate of Participation / Abstracts Book: Certificate of participation will be given to the all registered participants of the congress.
Abstracts will be published in the Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine and also obtain as PDF format at and websites

Registration & Accommodation

Specialist / GP 150 35
Residents / Students 100 25
E-Poster Only 100 25
  • Registration fee should be paid / transfered to following accounts.
  • Residents and students must accompany with a proof of status, signed and stamped by their instutions.

Account numbers:
Bank Name: Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası
Acoount Name: Türkiye Aile Hekimliği Vakfı İktisadi İşletmesi
Branch: Kozyatağı Şubesi (338)
TL Account No. : 00158007298468990
TL IBAN : TR 3800 0150 0158 0072 9846 8990
Euro Acoount No. : 00158048013152384
Euro IBAN : TR 7000 0150 0158 0480 1315 2384

ACCOMMODATION : International registrants can get a detailed information from the organising secretariet.

Scientific Programme


Abstract Submission

All abstracts accepted and presented at the congress will be published in the Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal on Family Medicine.

Before the Congress

To display a poster, all presenters must be registered in advance.
If you are NOT pre-registered, your submission will be withdrawn and you will not be able to display your poster.
Please note if you have not completed your registration, your abstract will NOT be included in the final abstract book and NOT reserved a board.

Submitting an abstract

After preparing your abstract following information below, you should send it via e-mail to
Subject line must have the following information: Choice of presentation and the heading.
Example: “Poster – Effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Osteoporosis” or “e-poster – Value of HAD Questionnaire Above Diabetics”


April, 15th 2018.

E-posters Only

If you choose to send an abstract only as an E-poster, you should prepare a one-slide MS ppt presentation and send it to as an attachment until the deadline.

Poster Presentation Requirements

To efficiently communicate the results of your research to the viewers of your poster, you are kindly requested to devote considerable effort toward the design of your poster. Please pay attention to details by carefully following the instructions outlined below:

Important Information – Posters

Poster Display Equipment

A large display board giving a display area of approximately 70cm wide x 90cm high will be provided for your poster display. On-site staff will be available to assist you.
Your poster number will be provided on the display board. Please ensure that your poster title and authors’ as stated on the submitted abstract are printed on your poster.


Make your title short to summarize the message of the research. Do not include references unless it is imperative. Please include financial disclosure.


Do not use several A4 sheets. If necessary please note that individual pieces of paper should be pre-mounted onto one large piece of paper or card. On-site staff will be available to assist you. The reading order of the a poster should be down columns, rather than across rows.


Poster body text must be readable from 2 meters (with possible exception of references) and the title from 4-5 meters.


  1. Check the draft of your poster very carefully to ensure that there are no typographical or style errors
  2. Use matt (non reflective) encapsulation to protect the poster
  3. Display, Installation, Presentation, and Removal Times
  4. Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the designated coffee breaks, as specified in the program. Please see the Congress Secretariat for board allocation at the Congress. Posters must be removed at the end of the Congress. The Congress Organizing Committee will not be responsible for posters that are not removed on time.
  5. Exact poster presentation times will be provided and published closer to the Congress.


After evaluation of the scientific committee, the first three abstracts will be awarded by TAHEV (The Turkish Foundation of Family Medicine) during the closing ceremony


If your abstract is accepted to the congress, you will receive an e-mail by April, 22nd 2018.


Scientific Secretariat

Assoc. Prof. Ekrem ORBAY, MD
Sağlık Bilimleri University
Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Training and Research Hospital
Department of Family Medicine
+90 (216) 441 39 00 (dahili:2777)

Organization Secretary

DMR Kongre Organizasyon Hizmetleri Turizm A.Ş.
Barbaros Bulvarı Akdoğan Sok. No:23/2 34353 Beşiktaş / İSTANBUL
Tel : +90 532 111 9 367 (DMR)
Fax : +90 212 258 50 29