Between 27-30 October 2023 in Istanbul, 18th International Turkish Orthodontic Society symposium and 7th Balkan Orthodontic Specialists Association (BAOS) congress will be held together. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of our Republic, I am happy to welcome you as the Honorary President of the symposium.
I continue my scientific journey that I started 35 years ago as a participant in the 1st Congress in 1988, chaired by Professor Filiz PERKÜN. Over the years, the awareness and importance of orthodontic treatment in society has increased with the development and diversification of treatment methods and the products used, and the adaptation of technology to our profession.
The main theme of our meetings will be interdisciplinary approaches in orthodontics. Presentations of joint studies in areas such as orthodontics and surgery, periodontology, restorative dentistry and prosthodontics will be made.
There will be a YoungTOD event and a course on October 27, and a course will be given on October 30 after the symposium. Scientific papers of valuable speakers will be presented during the sessions. Prof. Dr. Orhan OKYAY scientific presentation competition, Prof. Dr. Ayhan ENACAR case presentation competition and poster presentations will be made.
As Orhan Veli tells in the lines "I am listening to Istanbul, my eyes are closed", with you in the beautiful autumn wind; We want to make new friendships and share unforgettable moments in the lively enthusiasm, Bosphorus, Grand Bazaars, palaces and historical magical atmosphere of ancient Istanbul.
I would like to thank our president and all our friends who contributed to the organization of the symposium. I would like to express my love and respect to the doctors of the Balkan countries and you, my colleagues, who participated in the joint event, for adding strength and wealth. I would also like to thank the participating companies for their support.
Happy to meet you in Istanbul,
Prof. Dr. Bilgin GIRAY
Honorary President of the Symposium