EADV Istanbul 2013

About the Location

A mosaic of cultures, civilisations and religions, Istanbul is a city where two continents (Asia and Europe) meet.  Istanbul is a city of unparalleled ancient and cultural richness that is as fascinating and historical as it is dynamic and modern. Serving as the capital of three mighty empires and set squarely between two continents, Istanbul has cultures and traditions that blend east with west and Mediterranean with Anatolian.

Each civilisation that has made its home in Istanbul has left its mark in some way, and the result we see today is a city that could only have come about after thousands of years of diverse culture each adding a little something. With one foot in Europe and another in Asia, and a vibrant atmosphere rooted in history while facing toward the future, Istanbul is truly as much a crossroad of ideas and cultures today as ever.

Its variety is one of Istanbul’s greatest attractions - the ancient mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars reflect its diverse history. The historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

The thriving shopping area of Taksim buzzes with life and entertainment. And the serene beauty of the Bosphorus, Princes Islands and parks bring a touch of peace to the otherwise chaotic metropolis.

Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople is the largest city of Turkey. Hosting over 20 million people (26% of Turkey's population) this megacity is the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey.
In 2010 the city was chosen as a joint European Capital of Culture and the European Capital of Sports for 2012. Istanbul is currently bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Abstract submission deadline
24 April 2013

Abstract evaluation deadline
17 June 2013

Early bird registration deadline
12 June 2013

Late registration deadline
3 September 2013

Invited speakers abstract submission
14 June 2013

Hotel reservation deadline
20 September 2013

Sub Speciality Meetings
2 October 2013

Opening of the Scientific Programme
3 October 2013