Dear Colleagues,

21st Annual congress of the Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) will be held between 11-15 April 2018 in Titanic Hotel, Belek, Antalya.

The TTS is the largest family in the field of respiratory medicine in Turkey. As usual, we would like to come together at forthcoming year to share our knowledge, experiences and problems, as well as to find solutions, make suggestions, and have fun. We invite you to our congress with the slogan of ‘Join hands with science for a powerful breath’.

We aimed to find solutions for further improvementof national lung health by our scientific program formed by the common effort of our scientific assemblies, executive committee of branches, provincial representatives and our society members. This year different session formats have been created such as ‘Thorax on grand rounds’, ‘Oh no, I am in outpatient clinic!’, ‘Translational Medicine: From benchwork to bedside’, ‘What’s new?;One question, multiple answers’, ‘What happened in last year?’, ‘What will happen in pulmonary medicine in 2030; will it be another planet?’.These sessions have been planned to overview our current knowledge from preventive measures to diagnosis and treatment; to share our researches, innovations and experiences on these fields; to discuss the problems encountered on the scene and, to formulate recommendations. More room will be provided for case presentations, interactive case discussions and multidisciplinary meetings which could reflect to our ‘daily’ practice. As in previous years, we aimed to discuss lung health problems and policies, in addition to its social determinants at an international level.

Besides scientific meetings; through a social program that can entertain us and contribute to our personal development, we will feed our souls, make new friendships and meet our good old friends.

We are inviting you ‘all together to a powerful breath with science’, with the hope of carrying out a scientifically and socially satisfying congress suitable to our society.

With love and regards,öklü-1-160x160.png


TTS 21. Congress President



TTS 21. Congress Secretary

Züleyha BİNGÖL
A. Fuat


TTS President