Scientific Program

Honoured Guests

Who is İsmet Kırpınar?

İsmet Kırpınar (born in 1954, Erzurum) graduated from Ataturk University, Faculty of Medicine in 1979 after he finished Horasan Primary and Elementary School and Erzurum Highschool. He practiced at Narman Health Clinic for a while. He completed his residency in Ataturk University. He worked at Adana Mental Health and Diseases Hospital and at Erzurum Numune Hospital. He became a psychiatry associate professor in 1992 and also became a lecturer in the same year. He was appointed as professor in Ataturk University in 1997. He served as a manager and as a member in many vocational and social organizations besides administrative duties such as chief physician, vice-dean, head of Ethics Board. He participated as a president and as a moderator and as a speaker at various congresses based on psychiatry theme. He has books and more than 100 publications accepted by scientific journals publised in domestic and abroad. He is currently head of the Department of Psychiatry in Bezmialem Foundation Univercity.

Who is Hasan Yazıcı?

Hasan Yazıcı was born in 1945, Istanbul and graduated from Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in 1969. He completed his residency on Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia), 1973 and in Nebraska and Creighton University (Omaha), 1974 in order. He founded the Department of Rheumatology in Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine when he became an associate professor in 1978. Yazıcı became a professor in 1988 and maintained his tasks as the head of department until his retirement (2012). He has contributed to many scientific articles, rewievs and books. He is a member of national & international sociaties and foundations such as The Science Academy Society of Turkey, Academia Europaea, American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). He earned TUBITAK Science Award (1993), Sedat Simavi Award (2002), Research Award from Istanbul Chamber of Physicians (2008), Meritorius Service Award from EULAR (2012) and Service Award from Bayındır Health Group (2013). He is currently a private physician, the head of the Istanbul University Ethics Board and the editor of LER (Letter to Editor, Rheumatology) that is an internet magazine. He is globally known for his researches about Behcet’s Disease.

Inspiring Talks

Who is Prof.Dr.İbrahim Celalettin Haznedaroğlu?

Prof.Dr. İbrahim Celalettin Haznedaroğlu graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine in 1988. Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine was where he completed his residency in 1993 and became a specialist. He specialized in Hematology sub-branch in Hacettepe University and succeeded in associate professor examinations. He was a faculty member in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine,Hematology unit between 1996 and 2003.He became a professor in February, 2003. He developed an anticaogulant medication with his team. He studies blood, blood-forming organs and blood diseases especially lymphoma and leukemia. His main field of studies are pathological hemostasis mechanisms, cronic myeloid leukemia and hematologic neoplasms. He is one of the founders of European Leukemia Network which is funded by the EU. He continues his researches in Hacettepe University. He is the assistant editor of Turkish Hematology Journal and UHOD (International Hematology and Oncology Journal). He collected the Scientific Promotion Award from Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Institution in 2002 and the Ibn-i Sina (Avicenna) Medical Science Award from TUSAV a year after. He is a member of the European Leukemia Network since the day it was founded.

Who is Prof.Dr. Nurdan Tözün?

Prof. Dr. Nurdan Tözün graduated from Notre Dame de Sion High School. After, she graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1974 where she specialized in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She is one of the founder faculty members of Marmara University. Dr.Tözün became an associate professor in 1984 and then became a professor in 1991. She founded the first gastroenterology institute of Turkey in Marmara University in 1992 and run that institute for 16 years. She was the Dean of Marmara University Faculty of Medicine between 1995 and 2001. She was selected as a member of Royal College of Physicians in London in 2005 due to the contributions she made to her country and universal medicine. She retired from Marmara University in 2008 and was appointed to the position of vice-rector in Acıbadem University. She performed as vice-rector till 2012. She is currently head of the Department of Internal Medicine in Acıbadem University and continues her work in Acıbadem Kozyatağı Hospital Gastroenterology Unit.

Who is Prof.Dr.Bülent Karadağ?

Bülent Karadağ who was born in 1968, Kilis, graduted from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency on pediatry in Zeynep Kamil Hospital and specialized in pediatric chest diseases in Marmara University. He became a professor in Marmara University, 2011. He was a research assistant in Ludwig Maximilian University Faculty of Medicine and Royal Brompton Hospital. He was found worthy of European Respiratory Society Research Scholarship, 5 European Respiratory Society Education Scholarship, Award for Best Poster in Pulmonology in European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Turkish Thorax Society 10th Yearly Congress Mini Symposium Award. Karadağ is fluent in English, German and Italian. He is also a member of European Respirotary Society, Pediatric Chest Diseases Society, Pediatric Respirotary Diseases and Cystic Fibrosis Society, Turkish Pediatry Society and Turkish Thorax Society. He is currently a pediatric chest diseases specialist in Memorial Ataşehir Hospital and a professor in Marmara University Faculty of Medicine.