Dear Colleagues and Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS), it is our great pleasure to invite you to the Joint Congress of 27th Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF) Congress and 30th National Biochemistry Congress (NBC) of TBS which will be held from October 27th to October 31st 2019 in Antalya, Turkey.

The Congress will be supported by our mother organisations, the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM).

There will be speakers from BCLF, IFCC, and EFLM countries.

The detailed scientific programme will be announced within a few months. The Opening Lecture will be given by Prof. Howard Morris,  the IFCC President. The EFLM Past President Prof. Sverre Sandberg will bring the greetings of the EFLM during the Opening Ceremony and he will present a plenary lecture on “Harmonisation in clinical laboratories and the harmonisation activities of EFLM” during the Congress. Before the Congress, Prof. Sandberg and his Colleague Prof. Elvar Theodorsson will organize a two-days EFLM Course on “How to write a good scientific and professional article” on 26th and 27th October. There will be other courses and/or workshops before and/or during the Congress.

The In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) companies will participate in the Congress Exhibition and support educational meetings/workshops. The contribution of the IVD industry to the congress will be great, and we are confident that, the IVD companies will exhibit the latest disruptive and innovative technologies at the exhibition area of the Congress.

The abstracts presented at the Congress will be published in the Turkish Journal of Biochemistry (SCI-Expanded) which is the official journal of the TBS.

The Congress city, Antalya, is an attractive center in the Mediterranean region with its historical background, surrounding mountains, and Mediterranean Sea. The Congress venue, the Papillon Zeugma Convention Centre, Belek, with its conference halls, exhibition area and services, is very suitable for such a scientific activity.

We hope, the Joint Congress of BCLF and TBS will be a new step to move biochemistry/clinical biochemistry and laboratory medicine further up in our region.  We are certain that it will be a highly successful and enjoyable congress both scientifically and socially. Your participation will add much to the success and enjoyment of the Congress.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Antalya during the joint BCLF and TBS Congress.

dogan yucel

Dogan Yucel
TBS President
Congress President

tomris ozben

Tomris Ozben
BCLF Representative of
TBS Congress Co-President

Congress Venue

Papillon Zeugma Convention Centre, Belek Antalya - TURKEY

October 27-31, 2019