Organized in cooperation with Health Institutes of Turkey (TUSEB), Ministry of Health of Turkey and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, the Turkish Medical World Congress will be held in Intercontinental Hotel between 27-29th of October, 2018.
The main goal of the congress is to discuss potential studies on “Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases” (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory tract diseases, cancer etc.) and their risk factors. On a rising trend all over the globe, “Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases” not only create a significant load on national budgets in terms of disease management and treatment due to their long term, but also result in large financial losses due to reduced efficiency and productivity and premature deaths of diseased individuals.
Goals regarding determining and initiating certain efforts in cooperation with WHO in terms of preventing these diseases, minimizing risk factors (diet, physical activity, tobacco, alcohol etc.), improving treatment of current patients, and prevention of complications due to these diseases shall be discussed and necessary steps will be determined during The Fifth Turkish Medical World Congress.
Approximately 500 attendees were invited to the Congress, which includes local and foreign participants who were involved in health studies which have been successful globally and nationally, patent owners and awards winners, directors/researchers from universities, hospitals, and technoparks, in addition to representatives from the Ministry of Health and relevant institutions and members of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. The second Aziz Sancar Science, Service and Encouragement Award will be given by TUSEB this year.
Trained diligently, the youth of our nation has gained a taste for science and is trying to reach the truth all over the globe. The only way to reach the ‘truth’ is to put those facts into practice once they are proven as hypotheses. Although we acknowledge refraining from lying, preserving human rights and justice, the door leading to the truth will be closed to us unless we put them into practice.
We discover new keys by learning physics, chemistry, and biology; we apply what we have learned in order to open the door to the truth. There are 7 billion people in the world right now. On the other hand, the total number of humans who have ever lived is estimated to be 70 billion people. History of science starts with the ‘thinking human’ understanding his/her existence. Thousands of inventions solve the mysteries of the universe, one step at a time. Humankind is shaping the universe. New inventions and applications must be in line with the order of the universe. We need to protect the truth in addition to learning it. As the greatest truth is humankind, the purpose would be to invent new devices, advance medical knowledge and methods that benefit humankind. Destructive side effects must be calculated beforehand. The main principle must be ‘first do no harm.’ Adem, Suleyman, Idris, Lokman, Hippocrates, Galen, Dioscirodes, Ibn-i Sina, El Heyzen, El Cebir, Er Razi, Ibn i Baytar, Aziz Sancar and many more are all part of this circle. Unification and cooperation is a must in order to serve esteemed truth. Time is a sharp sword, it cuts us unless used for good.
Among all inventions of the 20th century, we can see that the studies resulting with the highest number of patents were products of multinational studies. Therefore, several countries launched cooperation centers among themselves, such as ‘European Reference Network’ and ‘Collaborating Center’ of the World Health Organization. Turkey will participate in these international scientific networks, in addition to building the ‘World Turkish Science Network’ via TUSEB.
Our scientific ambassadors abroad are the wealth of our nation. Globalized health, easier access, and artificial intelligence of the 21st century have made quick and effective cooperation possible. The road to inventions and innovation is paved by face-to-face conversations and sharing. Turkish scientists regularly meet each year during the Turkish Medical World Congress. Latest inventions, methods and applications used in Global Health Sciences are discussed here. Young scientists make presentations, and new production chains are created. Knowledge is shared. Successful scientists are awarded.
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About the Logo
Turkish Institute for Public Health and Chronic Diseases (TUHKE), which is one of the seven institutes of TUSEB, has determined the main topic of The Fifth Turkish Medical World Congress as well as hosting the congress.
- Healthy Long Life Cycle
Throughout the history, Ancient Turks produced some motifs while looking for medical remedies in the nature. They also preserved these motifs through this day by using them for porcelain embroidery and architectural details. The motif which creates the main pattern of the logo symbolizes healthy and long life. This motif which reflects the harmony between Earth, nature, and life cycles has been included in numerous different areas ranged from architectural works to mystical outfits worn by sultans with verses written on.
- The Snake Symbol
The snake symbolizes power, strength, and protection. Humankind has a respect with fear for the snake which contains both deadly poison and counter poison in its body. All these influences indicate how meaningful it is to select the snake figure as the symbol of medicine. The medical snake symbol has been the symbol of the World Medical Association since 1956. Because of all of these reasons, the snake symbol takes place in our logo.
- Motto: Health is Life!
Our logo embraces you in order to emphasize that healthy life is the most important building block of a human’s life.