BRIDGING BIOBANKS IN MENA COUNTRIES
TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM

04 May 2018 - Izmir, Turkey

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“Bridging Biobanks in MENA Countries to Promote Research and Healthcare Symposium”




This symposium aims to establish and strengthen existing collaborative biobanking networks in the MENA countries, as well as to facilitate their integration with the pan-European counterparts. Via conferences, international and local experts will meet with participants to share their expertise and vision in the state-of-the-art in biobanking: current requirements and challenges that include harmonized procedures, promotion of quality standards, sustainability, and management will be discussed in the framework of ethical, legal and social dimensions. The importance of centralized and harmonized biobanking for maximizing the impact of national genome projects on research and healthcare will be discussed by a panel of experts from MENA countries. Steps to establish a MENA biobanking network will be discussed in a forum and a consensus report will be prepared.

This symposium is co-funded by a European Commission H2020 project, ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC under grant nr 676550. RD are a major item on the agenda for BBMRI-ERIC and collaboration beyond Europe is a must!

Local Organization Committee






Organization Committee


BBMRI-ERIC
www.bbmri-eric.eu

BBMRI.tr
www.biobank.gen.tr

IBG
www.ibg.org.tr




Local Organization Committee


Nur Arslan, MD, PhD

Neşe Atabey, PhD

Özlem Dalan, PhD

Cumhur Doğan

Soner Gündemir, MFin, PhD

Yavuz Oktay, PhD

Sanem Tercan Avcı, PhD

Merve Udeh

Görsev Yener, MD


Speakers



Murat Özgören

ESFRI Delegate
of Turkey

Dominik Sobczak

ESFRI Executive Secretary, Brussels

Luca Sangiorgi

Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli di Bologna, Italy

Mats Hansson

Uppsala University
Sweden

Haluk Yüzügüllü

AstraZeneca,
USA

Kurt Zatloukal

Medical University of Graz, Austria

Andrea M. Wutte

BBMRI-ERIC,
Austria

Heimo Müller

Medical University of Graz, Austria

Jale Şahin

TUBITAK,
Turkey

Meral Özgüç

Hacettepe University,
Turkey

Fahrettin Keleştemur

TUSEB,
Turkey

Ali Osman Kılıç

Biotechnology Institute of Turkey, Turkey

Fowzan Alkuraya

KFSHRC,
Saudi Arabia

Imane Cherkaoui

Université Mohammed V Souissi, Morocco

Said Ismail

Qatar Genome Project

Mehmet Öztürk

Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, Turkey

Program

May 4th




08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Murat Özgören, ESFRI Delegate of Turkey)
09:20 - 09:50 Sustainability Plan for Research Infrastructures
Dominic Sobczak (Video Conference)
09:50 - 10:20 Why Biobanking Matters?
Luca Sangiorgi
10:20 - 10:50 Biobanking for the Future of Medicine
Fowzan Alkuraya
10:50 - 11:05 Coffee Break
11:05 - 11:30 Ethical Aspects for Biobanking
Mats Hansson
11:30 - 11:55 The Patient Derived Xenografts (PDX) Biobanks and Cancer Organoids Models Enables Drug Discovery and Randomized Phase II Like Trials in Mice
Haluk Yüzügüllü
11:55 - 12:20 Biobanking and Digital Pathology
Kurt Zatloukal
12:20 - 12:45 Quality (QMS) for Biobank
Andrea M. Wutte
12:45 - 13:10 Open Source IT Systems for International Collaborations
Heimo Müller
13:10 - 14:00 European Research Area Rare Disease (ERA-NET E-Rare-3) and EMBO Research Programs
Lunch Break Session
(Grand Support for Rare Diseases)
Jale Şahin
14:00 - 14:30 Hacettepe Biobank for Rare Diseases
Meral Özgüç
14:30 - 16:30 Lessons Learned from National Genome Projects: Biobanking Perspective
MODERATOR: Fahrettin Keleştemur
Imane Cherkaoui - Morocco
Said Ismail - Qatar
Ali Osman Kılıç - Turkey
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30 Panel Discussion: Establishment of a MENA Biobanking Network
Mehmet Öztürk



The program can be downloaded here.

The poster can be downloaded here.

Registration

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Ends at April 27 Midnight (Istanbul Time)

REGISTRATION FEE

25 € (100 TL)

Onsite registration is not available.

A scanned image of the receipt is required to register online.
Scholarships are available for stundets. A scanned image of official ID is required if you are student.


BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

TURKISH LIRA (TRY) ACCOUNT

Account Name : İZMİR BİYOTIP VE GENOM MERKEZİ
Bank : T.C. ZİRAAT BANKASI
Branch : 1506 - 9 Eylül Üniversitesi/İzmir Şubesi
Account Nr. : 83969364-5001
IBAN : TR 1100 0100 1506 8396 9364 5001

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

EURO (€) ACCOUNT

Account Name : İZMİR BİYOTIP VE GENOM MERKEZİ
Bank : T.C. ZİRAAT BANKASI
Branch : 1506 - 9 Eylül Üniversitesi/İzmir Şubesi
Account Nr. : 83969364-5006
IBAN : TR 7000 0100 1506 8396 9364 5006

LOCATION

VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

İBG

The workshop will be held in “ Aziz Sancar Auditorium “ which was named after Aziz Sancar, the Nobel Laureate in chemistry in 2015. The conference hall locates at iBG-izmir building and hosted various iBG events since it was opened.

Dokuz Eylul University Saglik Kampusu 35340 Balcova, Izmir/TURKEY
Phone: +90 232 412 65 71
www.ibg.deu.edu.tr

Visa Information

For visa information please visit www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa

Transport

Taxi
Taxi, in general is quite reasonable. So, if you, as a visitor not having budget limitations, it is an advisable means of transportation. You should of  course remember to check that the "taximeter" showing how much you should pay is turned on. It starts calculates from 3.00 TL(Approximately 1 EUR) and adds 2,45 TL (0.75 EUR) per km.
The Adnan Menderes Airport is located 20km away from the conference venue (İBG). One of the simplest ways to reach the conference venue is to take a taxi and go to the Dokuz Eylul health campus. The average duration of travel is around 20 minutes.
Bus
Within the city of Izmir, the main public transport means is the red municipal buses. In these buses you can use money or you can use "Kent Kart" (City Card).
One of the cheapest ways to reach İBG is to take the 202 bus route that departs from the arrival level of the airport (the ground floor, bus station). At the "Fahrettin Altay Meydan" station, drop off from Route 202, across the street at "Uckuyular Pazaryeri" station get on one of the bus lines (5, 6, 7, 554, 950) or take a taxi (about 7-10TL). The nearest bus stop to the İBG is “Dokuz Eylul”. Average duration: 40mins. For detailed information about route and departure times please click here.
Metro
In the 11.6 km-long line of the İzmir metro there are a total of 10 stations, namely the Hatay/ Üçyol, Konak, Çankaya, Basmane, Hilal, Stadyum, Halkapınar, Sanayi, Bornova/ Bölge and the Bornova ones. In the Bornova/Halkapınar, Hatay/Üçyol connection stations there is a connection with a bus while in the Konak Station there is both a bus and a ferry connection.
Other
For airport transportation please click here.
For Metro transportation please click here.
For İzban transportation please click here.
For İzdeniz transportation please click here.
Tickets & Passes
İzmir has two travel cards, which cover bus, metro, İzban and ferry trips. These are available and can be recharged at stations, piers and shops with the Kent Kart sign. İzmirim Kart (City Card) You pay a 7 TL (2 EUR) deposit when you buy the card and then top it up with credit. When you use the card, 2.40 (0.7 EUR) is debited from it, then every journey you make for the next 90 minutes is free.

Accommodation

KAYA İzmir Thermal & Convention
Located in the Balcova region which is known as the historical Agamemnon thermal springs and renowned for its remedial thermal water since the ancient times, the 5 star Kaya Izmir Thermal & Convention Hotel is proud to be able to make its guests feel better by combining the medical care with plenty of oxygen and natural qualities at its physiotherapy and rehabilitation facilities which is recognized as the most modern thermal spa and treatment center in Turkey. Kaya Convention Center is the largest in Izmir with its 2,000 m² astylar style spacious hall built on 5,800 m² grounds.
For details please click here.

Price:
Single Deluxe Room: 65-Euro
Double Deluxe Room: 75-Euro

Ramada Encore

  • Overlooking panaromic sea and mountain of Izmir
  • Walking distance to thermal centers
  • Having comfortable transportaion to Airport via highway in 15 minutes
  • Having comfortable transportaion to new Fair Center via highway in 10 minutes
  • 10 minutes away from vity center with coastal road
  • In touch with the new charming shopping centers of Izmir
For details please click here.

Price:
Business Room (Land, Sea View)
Single Room: 43 €
Double Room: 53 €

Wyndham Grand İzmir
As a member of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts chain, Wyndham Grand İzmir Özdilek offers privileges and advantages of distinguished location embracing sea & city to gueststravelling  for business or leisure purposes and meeting delegates with five star hotel quality.
Hotel is close to recreation area with shopping malls, restaurants, cafés and military museum ship. Proximity to motorway for International Adnan Menderes Airport, Gaziemir Fair Complex, industrial zones including Aegean Free Zone, Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary makes the Hotel' s location excellent.
Scheduled free shuttle service to/from airport & different points in city,internet and free parking are available.
For details please click here.

Price:
STANDART ROOMS
Single Room 75 Euro
Double Room 90 Euro

CLUB ROOMS
Single Room 110 Euro
Double Room 130 Euro

SUIT
Junior Suit (Single) 200 Euro
Junior Suit (Double) 220 Euro
Senior Suit (Single) 270 Euro
Senior Suit (Double) 290 Euro
Presidential Suit (Single) 650 Euro
Presidential Suit (Double) 675 Euro

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