It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm and cordial invitation to all of you to the Joint Congress of the Turkish Transplantation Society and the Turkic World Transplantation Society to be held in Baku on 1-3 June, 2016.
As in the previous congresses of TOND spanning twenty years and the hugely successful First Congress of TDTD last year in Astana, it is with great excitement that we join the two societies in a scientific meeting composed of invited lectures as well as oral and poster presentations with topics of interest for every participant in every professional category of the multi-disciplinary transplant team.
The Scientific and Local Organizing Committees comprised of international leaders in transplantation are committed to providing a program that reflects current problems and represents a collection of scientific, educational, and practical information presented in an environment and format that encourages interactions that are truly international.
The joint meeting between TOND and TDTD will be an exciting opportunity for transplant professionals to share their expertise as well as their concerns regarding the development of the field in their own countries. The interdisciplinary nature of organ transplantation will mean that physicians and practitioners from all related fields will also have the opportunity to share and learn from each other.
In addition to the scientific events, an enjoyable social program awaits our guests in the culturally diverse capital city of Azerbaijan. We look forward to welcoming you to Baku for a collaboration that spans many countries in an environment of scientific wealth and cultural diversity.
MEHMET HABERAL, MD, FACS (HON), FICS (HON), FASA (HON)
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, TURKISH TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, TURKIC WORLD TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY
CHAIR, JOINT MEETING OF TOND AND TDTD