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What is the “ISMISS Turkey Chapter”?
ISMISS (The International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery), is the largest society of minimal invasive spine surgery. In December 2012, the ISMISS Turkish Chapter has been reconstituted in Istanbul. It is our country chapter's duty to embrace all spine surgeons (orthopedic or neurologic) who are interested in practice and contribute to minimal invasive techniques. ISMISS Turkey Chapter web site is http://ismissturk.org/

What is the “ISMISS Turkey 2015 Congress”?
ISMISS (The International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery), is the worldwide pioneer organization promoting minimal invasive spinal procedures such as spinal endoscopy, percutaneous decompression techniques, segmental stabilization, as well as other complimentary pain procedures. As the ISMISS Turkey Chapter (http://www.ismissturk.org), this year the International 8th Congress for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques will be held at the Novotel Hotel in Istanbul on November 6-8, 2015.

What is the “Main Topic of the Congress”?
The main topic of the congress is spinal endoscopy, percutaneous spinal pain procedures, and minimal invasive spinal decompression and stabilization techniques.

What language is spoken at the ISMISS Turkey 2015 Congress?
The official language of the congress is English. Turkish translation will be provided.

Who can attend the “ISMISS Turkey 2015 Congress”?
Brain Surgery Specialists, Spine Surgery Specialists, Orthopedist, Physiotherapists, Trainee Doctors, Students, Nurses and all relevant doctors.

Where is the ISMISS Turkey 2015 Congress?
ISMISS Turkey 2015 Congress (the International 8th Congress for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques) will be held at the Novotel Hotel in Istanbul - TURKEY. For more information on the venue visit the Novotel Hotel website. http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-5997-novotel-istanbul/index.shtml The location of our congress is Istanbul, one of the most historical, beautiful and exotic capital cities of the world. November is a very pleasant time of year to be in Istanbul. The location of the congress venue, the Hotel Novotel Istanbul is just perfect, having beautiful coastal view of the Marmara Sea, being very close to Istanbul’s historic peninsula, to the Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine (venue for cadaver courses), as well as to the Atatürk Airport.

Where is the Courses?
Courses Venue Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Department of Anatomy
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What is the deadline to submit an abstract?
Abstracts should be sent via e-mail to abstract@ismissturk.org by June 30, 2015 using the congress’ template “Abstract Form 2015”. For more information and download Abstract Form 2015: http://ismissturk.org/congress/2015/abstract-submission.php

How do I register for the ISMISS Turkey 2015 Congress?
To register for the congress, please forward the completed “Registration Form” to SEMTUR via e-mail to info@ismissturk.org. For more information and download Registration Form: http://ismissturk.org/congress/2015/registration.php

How do I register for the Spinal Injections Cadaver Course?
For registration please contact the organising secretariat via e-mail (info@ismissturk.org) Participation is limited to 20. Participants shall be determined according to priority of payment. For more information: http://ismissturk.org/congress/2015/injection.php

How do I register for the Hands-on Cadaver Course for Spinal Endoscopy?
For registration please contact the organising secretariat via e-mail (info@ismissturk.org) Participation is limited to 20. Participants shall be determined according to priority of payment. For more information: http://ismissturk.org/congress/2015/endoscopy.php

Where do I reserve housing? What is the room rate?
Please visit the congress website for information about the hotel, rates or to reserve rooms. To housing, please forward the completed “Registration Form” to SEMTUR via e-mail to info@ismissturk.org. The hotel reservations will be made on first come - first served basis. The Organizing Secretariat reserves the right to offer alternatives if the requested hotel is fully booked. For more information and download Registration Form: http://ismissturk.org/congress/2015/registration.php

Which is the nearest airport to the Congress Venue/Hotels?
The Congress Venue/Hotels are located in European side. The nearest airport is Ataturk International Airport.

Where do I sign up for tours and activities?
Please visit the “Social Events &Tours” tab of this website for complete tour descriptions and for more information on how to register.

What is the attire for the meeting?
Business casual attire (collared shirts, and jeans or khakis) is appropriate for ISMISS Turkey 2015 Congress sessions and wellcome cocktail.

What is the “Important Dates”?
Deadline for submission of abstracts August 17, 2015
Deadline for early registration and accommodation August 21, 2015
Announcement of the results (accept or reject) August 31, 2015
Deadline for author registration August 31, 2015

What is the “Cancellation Conditions”?
Refund for cancellations of registration will be made subject to the following deadline and administration charge
Before July 15, 2015 Full refund excluding bank fees and financial charges
Between July 15 - September 01, 2015 50% of registration fee
After September 01, 2015 No refund
All changes and cancellations can only be made written
All cancellations must be made written to the meeting secretariat and the refund will be made after the meeting
ll refunds will be given following the conclusion of the congress
ame changes are permitted on the basis that written notice is given prior to the start of the meeting.

What is the visa requirement?
Participants are requested to check with the Turkish Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency or at www.mfa.gov.tr for visa requirements. Entry visa to Turkey can also be obtained at Istanbul Atatürk Airport for a number of countries.

Is insurance necessary?
The conference participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) provided by the Conference Organizers. The Conference Organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or other person during travel to and from the conference or during the conference. Participants are advised to consider getting their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

Still have questions?
Please contact
For general information, registration and accommodation info@ismissturk.org
For abstracts, contact abstract@ismissturk.org
For the scientific program secretary@ismissturk.org
Executive Secretary, Contact PersonCumhur KILINÇER, MD, PhD: secretary@ismissturk.org
Organizing Secretariat, Contact PersonBengi DINÇ (Mrs): bengid@semtur.com.tr