JOINT 14th CONGRESS OF MPU & 1st ISM Mediterranean Branch Meeting

Joint International Congress
14th Mediterranean Phytopathological Union
International Society of Mycotoxicology
(Mediterranean Branch)
25-29 August, 2014 ISTANBUL – TURKEY

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure and challenge for the Local Organizing Committee to host one of the world’s most prestigious events, the “MPU Congress & ISM Mediterranean Branch Meeting” which will be held in Istanbul between the dates of 25 – 29 August 2014.

Located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, we believe that MPU Congress & ISM Mediterranean Branch Meeting will attract top scientists, decision and policy makers, high-tech companies, start-up companies, entrepreneurs, investors and students from all around the region.

Istanbul is unique in the way she has been hosting for so many centuries all religions in peace and harmony while embracing two continents. With one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe, Istanbul has been inhabited since the end of the 4th century B.C. Remains from Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods are scattered all around the city. They include the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palace and Turkish Baths, making Istanbul a marvelous open air museum.

Istanbul offers easy air connections to hundreds of cities around the world and is one of the world’s most exciting conference destinations. Istanbul’s outstanding infrastructure, includes modern, luxurious accommodation ranging from over 24,000 five-star hotel rooms built or renovated in the past five years to ample modestly-priced accommodation for students, its state-of-the-art conference and exhibition venues make it an excellent choice for MPU Congress & ISM Mediterranean Branch Meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to Istanbul for 14th Congress of Mediteranean Phytopathological Union & ISM Mediterranean Branch Meeting in August 2014.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Dilek HEPERKAN
Chair of the Organizing Committee,
İstanbul Technical University

Prof. Dr. Pervin KINAY TEKSÜR
Vice-Chair of the Organizing Committee,
President of Phitapathology Association of Turkey

Prof. Dr. Antonio F. LOGRIECO
President of ISM

Prof. Dr. Alan PHILLIPS
President of MPU

Abstract Submission: 2 January – 31 March 2014
Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: 15 May 2014
Earlybird Registration: 2 January – 21 May 2014
Regular Registration: 21 May – 17 August 2014
Late Registration: 17 August – 27 August 2014


For scientific information & issues:
Prof. Dr. Dilek Heperkan

For accommodation and registration information:
Mr. Tolga Çilengiroğlu