Distinguished colleagues,

I would like to begin with underlining my proud of being a member to the Intensive Care Circle and Intensive Care Medicine, the significance of which is gradually increasing in Turkey every day.

Developments observed in the field of Intensive Care Medicine that requires the coordination of knowledge and expertise of different specialties continue to serve for the human health and human life.


As the Turkish Intensive Care Society we persevere with our activities in line with this principle.

Almost 1000 colleagues from 17 different countries participated in the 20th International Intensive Care Symposium, which was organized between 8 and 9 May 2015, and had to chance to listen to invaluable scientists renowned worldwide. We expect to see a steady increase in the participation to the International Intensive Care Symposium in the forthcoming years; and the Symposium will be one of the most important scientific meetings in our geography.

We initiated the preparations for the National Congress in 2016 with the motivation generated by the successful Symposium that was very well received particularly by the international communities.

In the previous years the National Intensive Care Congress was organized in two different halls and only with the participation of national speakers. This year the Congress will be organized in more number of halls and with the participation of international speakers for the first time.

The Congress Scientific Board closely follows the scientific programs of other international congresses, and the scientific content of 2016 National Congress is being prepared in line with the current international developments. Therefore I would like to thank to the Congress Scientific Board for their contributions.

We are also aware of the fact that National Congresses are significant social networking events besides being scientific environments. Therefore we are trying our best to organize a socially rich Congress. The Congress will be organized in Titanic Deluxe Hotel, which is one of the newest and the most beautiful hotels in Antalya Belek, on 6-10 April 2016. Being a group of physicians generally work indoors every day, we will move away from our busy schedule and spend 4 pleasant days both scientifically and socially in Belek.

Our Congress will come into prominence with your valuable participation. You are kindly invited to our Congress.


Your sincerely,

Necmettin Ünal
President Turkish Intensive Care Society