IPTS Organizing Committee is strictly following the current situation regarding COVID-19 pandemic that affected many people all over the world. Since we have completed many organizational details including the full scientific program, we strongly wish to realize the IPTS 2020 Symposium between dates 7-9 September 2020 in Ankara, Turkey.
However, it still keeps to be a challenging situation for all of us, since it is well known that we always welcome many participants from all over the world either by participants or lecturers and in addition to the scientific session, social interactions play another major role in the success of IPTS Symposia. Therefore, independent variability of the situation forces us to follow improvements in every country one by one for the continuity of the scientific program. Not only for the participation of the lecturers, but also participation from academia and industry depends on the challenging situation of COVID-19 pandemic.
We will be keeping in touch with the official authorities in Turkish Ministry of Health, who are regulating such kind of organizations in Turkey. In the following days, we will be announcing the recent improvements on our web site in case any extraordinary circumstance occurs.
Currently the deadlines for the abstract submission, registration and accommodation are valid for valuable participants of IPTS 2020.
In case you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at any times through the e-mail addresses in the contact link on the web site.
Your kind understanding will be appreciated very much and we strongly hope to welcome you in a totally normalized situation in September 2020.
IPTS 2020 Organizing Committee
It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the 20th International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium-IPTS 2020 which will be held in Ankara between 7 – 9 September 2020 under the auspices of Hacettepe University.
IPTS 2020 will feature a theme of “Shaping the Future of Pharmaceutics” and will consist of morning and afternoon sessions in each of 3 days for scientific sessions. There will be plenary lectures and session lectures given by the “Invited Speakers” from all around the world, and also “oral presentations” selected by the submitted abstracts. The “poster session” from different fields of pharmaceutical sciences will also take place.
In addition to the Scientific Sessions, Special Industrial and Regulatory Sessions will be realized on September 7 and 8 2020. We are aiming to collate all stakeholders of these topics, discuss the major subject with all perspectives and outline the forthcoming strategies in order to elevate the Turkey’s vision for being a worldwide partner of these topics. The industrial session titles are: “Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Solutions”, “Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs”, “Data Science and Cyber Tools in Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences” and “Interchangeability of Pharmaceuticals: Current Status and Future Outlook”.
The International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium has been organized biennially since 1982 as a pioneer organization, with a boundless enthusiasm of the colleagues from the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy at Hacettepe University.
The IPTS has become a traditional and a very well-known scientific symposium in pharmaceutical technology field, with the precious supports and encouraging of our colleagues from all around the world and also the industrial partners in Turkey. My colleagues from the Organizing Committee and I hope and believe that, as achieved by the former symposia, the 20th IPTS will offer great opportunities to the scientists for discussing recent topics in the field, will bring the academia, industry and health authorities together for sharing their experiences, and will help all the participants from academia and industry to solve current problems and challenges in practice.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Ankara-Turkey for discussing hot topics in science, enjoying the “cultural places” and visiting attractive “Cappadocia region” as our post-symposium tour.
Prof. Levent Öner
Confirmed speakers and tentative lecture titles include;
Abstracts must be received online by the Symposium Agency(firstname.lastname@example.org) not later than July 22, 2020. Faxed abstracts will not be accepted.
No corrections and changes will be allowed after submission.
The following sections MUST be in the abstract:
Only online submission to the Symposium Agency (email@example.com) is accepted.
Best Oral Presentation Award will be given to one of the oral presentations after the scientific evaluation of the jury. The jury will be evaluating the abstract of the oral presentation as well as the presentation that will be done by the candidates. The candidates shall make a presentation in English (5 minutes presentation+ 2 minutes discussion) on 08 September 2020 in Hall-A, which is also going to be considered as a parameter for the scoring of the presentation by the jury members. The jury will be evaluating the presentation technique, scientific content and timing of the presentation. The results will be announced in the closing ceremony of IPTS 2020 and the winner will be awarded with a honorarium and free registration for IPTS 2022.
Best Poster Award will be given to one of the poster presentations after the scientific evaluation of the jury. This jury will be evaluating the candidate during the poster session and over the abstract which will be submitted by the authors. The results will be announced in the closing ceremony of IPTS 2020 and the winner will be awarded with a honorarium and free registration for IPTS 2022.
Best M.Sc. and Ph.D. Thesis Awards are now opened for candidates registered to M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programmes of Division of Pharmaceutical Technology under the Institute of Health Sciences of Universities in Republic of Turkey.
|Before August 14, 2020||After August 14, 2020|
|Student*||200 €||220 €|
|Senior Academic||500 €||550 €|
|Company Delegate||500 €||550 €|
Registration fee includes; attendance to scientific sessions, industrial sessions, coffee breaks, lunches (according to the symposium program), social events (opening cocktail and gala dinner) and scientific documents.
Please contact official symposium agency DMR Congress Organization Services Tourism Inc. for your registration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Master / PhD students and post-doctorates must provide a signed letter from the dean.
V.A.T. is not included.
|Room Type||Before August 14, 2020||After August 14, 2020|
|Single Room||375 €||405 €|
|Double Room||420 €||450 €|
Accommodation package includes; 3 night accommodation between September 6 – 9, 2020, full board facilities at Swissotel, Ankara.
VAT is not included.
Please contact official symposium agency DMR Congress Organization Services Tourism Inc. for your accommodation (email@example.com)
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Swissotel Ankara, which has been awarded as one of the best Hotels in the world TOP 100 by Conde Nast Traveler readers, is a boutique-style five star hotel located in Çankaya, an exclusive area which is also closed to the Governmental Establishments and many Embassies. Only a 45-minute drive from Esenboğa airport and five minutes from the city center and central business district, the deluxe hotel offers 150 guest rooms, luxury suites and 350m2 Presidential Suite . The Business Executive floors offer opulent rooms and suites and the Swiss Executive Club lounge provides additional luxury and exclusivity.
The restaurant, bar and gourmet deli serve everything from quick & refreshing snacks to elegant formal dining, with Swiss and Turkish specialties highlighting the international cuisine. A sumptuous breakfast buffet offers a wide range of choices to energize your day.
Private and secure hotel parking is also available for your vehicle during your stay.
Located in the Central Anatolian Region, Ankara is surrounded by Kırıkkale and Kırşehir at East, Çankırı at North, Bolu at the Northeast and Eskişehir at West, Konya and Aksaray at South. The average altitude above sea level of Ankara covering 26.897 kilometer square of land in a region dominated by plains formed by Kızılırmak and Sakarya Rivers, is 890 meters. While approaching towards north from the central parts of the city, you will see where the across North Anatolian mountain chain rises. Plains which were formed due to wreckage area and foldings between the mountains chains are located at the North East while there are Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake) basin and planes at the South part of Ankara Plain lying on the East-West direction. There are Mogan, Eymir, Karagöl, Kurumcu and Samsam natural lakes within the city borders. In addition to these, there are artificial lakes at the water basins of the dams of Çamlıdere, Kesikköprü, Kurtboğazı and Sarıyar having same name with them.
Excavations carried out in and around Ankara revealed that the early settlement in the region goes back to prehistoric ages. Ahlatlıbel, Koçumbeli, Etiyokuşu, Karaoğlan which are among the settlements of Bronz Age dated 3000 B.C. have the power to display the characteristics of the Central Anatolian culture. The Ankuwa city which is frequently mentioned in the Hittite works was probably located at today’s Ankara. The first foundation of Ankara as a city took place during the Phrygian Era. Gordion, the capital city of Phrygia is one of the most important ancient sites of the Central Anatolia. According to the legends, great Phrygian King Midas had founded the Ankara city. Phrygians named this place as “Ankyra” meaing “anchor.” Tombs in the region revealed that the importance of Phrygian settlement especially between 750-500 B.C. It is know that the city which was under the domination of Lydians and Persians after the collapse of Phrygia,was a minor trade center on the famous Royal Road which was built during the reign of Persian King Darius I (522-486 B.C.).After Gordion, King of Macedonia, Alexander the Great ( 336-323 B.C.) came to this place in 333 B.C. and ended the Persian domination in the Anatolia. It is known that Tetosags, a tribe of Galatians who came to the Anatolia from Europe between 278-277 B.C. made Ankara their capital city. Roman Empire Augustus defeated Galatians in the 25 B.C. from Galatians, joined the region to the Roman Empire and declared the city as the capital of Galatian province. Ankara in the 1st and 2nd century A.C. became a very imporant junction in the Roman road network in the Anatolia and was a developed city in terms of administrative and military functions.When in 395 B.C. the Roman Empire was divided into two, Ankara region remained under the rule of Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine) and preserved.
Ankara which became the symbol of National Struggle as being the administrative center of the War of Independence after 1920, became the capital city of Turkish Republic on October 13, 1923. Central districts of Ankara are:Akyurt, Altındağ, Çankaya, Çubuk, Elmadağ, Etimesgut, Gölbaşı,Keçiören,Mamak,Sincan,Pursaklar and Yenimahalle. Its rural districts are Ayaş, Bala, Beypazarı, Çamlıdere, Evren, Güdül, Haymana, Kalecik, Kazan, Kızılcahamam, Nallıhan, Polatlı and Şereflikoçhisar.its importance during this period and decorated with a number of new buildings. Seljuk Turks who started to enter the Anatolion soil at the end of the 11st century, captured the city in 1073 and ended Byzantine dominance. Starting from this date until Ottomans founded the political unity in the Anatolia, the city lived different periods under the dominance of Turkmen Beyliks, Byzantine and Moguls. Ankara which gained trade function as one of the Ahi centers after 1300, remained as an important trade center during the Ottoman Empire period.
Anıtkabir: Founder of Turkish Republic, the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has reached eternity on 10th of November 1938. The Presidential elections were held on the 11th of November and following the election of İsmet İnönü as the new President, the burial procedures for Atatürk’s funeral began. Atatürk's casket was taken out the Dolmabahçe Palace on November 19 placed on a horse-drawn caisson and brought in Sarayburnu. His casket taken to Zaffer torpedo boat and forwarded it to the battlecruiser Yavuz. The battlecruiser was escorted by Hamidiye, Zafer, Tınaztepe cruisers and 2 submarine boats as well as Savarona and foreign vessels. Yavuz battlecruiser then landed to İzmit Mine Dock and Atatürk's casket was then transfered to the İzmit Train Station.The casket was taken into White Train which was used by Atatürk during his country visits when he was alive and which is currently preserved at the Ankara Train Station Building and brought to Ankara Train Station. Atatürk's casket was brought on a caisson which is currently on display at the Peace Tower of Anıtkabir, to the building of 1st Turkish Grand National Assembly and then to the Etnography Museum with a state ceremony. His casket was buried in a speical place reserved for his body in the museum on November 21, 1938. His body stayed there for 15 years while monumental mausoleum for Atatürk at the topmost hill in Ankara, Rasattepe was constructed as the symbol of Turkish Nation’s loyalty based on the idea that “A monumental mauseleum would be very beautiful in this place.” Anıtkabir is made up of Monumental blog and the Peace Park. Peace Park formed by 48.500 various kinds of plants and trees sent from different parts of our country and various different countries of the World is a symbolic League of Nations, displaying the principle of “Peace at home, Peace in the World.” When entered from the Tandoğan Gate, you would see 24 lion sculptures representing the 24 Oghuz Tribes at both sides of the road through Peace Park leading to the monumental mauseleum. The monumental mauseleum construced on a rectengular plan is surrounded with columns at four sides and there are Atatürk’s “Address to the Turkish Youth” and his speech on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Republic known as the “Great Speech” written on the walls with golden letters. Surface and walls of the Hall of Honor is covered with colorful marbles. Its flat ceiling is decorated with mosaics inspired by the carpets and rugs of 16th and 17th century.
Atatürk’s symbolic tomb made up from a single piece red marble is plain. His corpse is buried in a special Tomb Room below the Hall of Honor. There are 10 towers having different symbolic meanings namely Independence, Freedom, Mehmetçik, Victory, Peace, April 23, National Pact (Misak-i Milli), Reforms, Republic and Preservation of Rights inside the Anıtkabir placed symmetrically starting from the entrance. Inside the pyramid roofs built on the rectangular plan, geometric ornamentation inspired by traditional Turkish carpet (kilim) patterns and motifs, can be found on the towers' ceilings in fresco technique.Reliefs displaying figures about the name of the tower and sayings of Atatürk, can be seen at the interior walls. Tomb of the Second President of Turkey, İsmet İnönü is placed in between the Victory and Peace Towers. The museum which is entered from the National Pact Tower located at the left of Monumental block when viewed from the Ceremony Ground was opened on June 21 1960 under the name of the Anıtkabir Atatürk Museum. Within the framework of a project prepared by the Commandership of Anıtkabir in 2001, approximately 3.000 square meter long columned area under the Hall of Honor at the mauseleum is included to the museum. The museum’s display areas reached to 5.200 square meters with the framework of the project. The museum together with the new edition completed on August 26, 2002 was opened with a state ceremony. Starting from this date, the museum is called as the Atatürk and the War of Indepedence Museum.
At the first section of the museum made up of four sections, personal belongings of Atatürk, gifts from foreign statesmen and belongings of Atatürk donated by his adopted children namely Afet İnan, Rukiye Erkin and Turkey’s first female pilot Sabiha Gökçen can be seen. The second section of the museum is decorated with oil paintings of epic the War of Gallipoli, the Battle of Sakarya and the Great Offensive. This section aims at displaying the hardships experienced for the foundation of the Turkish Republic. The third section includes gallaries explaining the War of Independence and reforms as well as Atatürk’s Tomb Room. This section explains the events that took place between 1919-1938 in Turkish and in English. The last section plays host to the Special Library of Atatürk including 3123 books belonging to Atatürk. There is also a computer section in this section which includes documentations about the construction of Anıtkabir, the life of Atatürk and ceremonies took place in Anıtkabir.
The Ankara Castle: Date of construction of the Ankara Castle which is located on a hill dominating Ankara and which became the symbol of the city in time is not certain. The castle which was known to be existed in the 2nd Century B.C. during the Galatian Period was restored during the Roman Period. Interior ramparts of the castle made up of two parts namely interior and exterior castles was most probably constructed by Byzantines in the 7th Century. Ramparts of the castle which was seriously damaged during the Arab invasion was repaired again by the Byzantines. Construction date of the exterior rampart was not clear. It was captured by the Seljuks in 1073 and the castle went through several different repairs during the Ottoman Period, reinforced by restoration in the last recent years. There are 20 rectangular towers at the exterior castle and it has two doors namely the “Exterior Castle Gate” at West and the “Fort Gate” at South. There is a scripture in Persian Language belonging to Ilkhanid Period dated 1330 on the Fort Gate. The interior castle which is rectangular in shape is made up of Ankara stone and mixed materials. The interior castle consists of 42 pentagonal towers whose heights vary between 14–16meters. Ankara Houses inside the castle that remained from the 17th century Ottoman Period and Alaeddin Mosque are still standing.
The Augustus Temple: It is next to Hacı Bayram Mosque in Ulus. It should have been constructed by Pylamenes, the son of last Galatian King Amintos as the sign of his loyalty to Roman King Augusts and in order to celebrate the joining of Galatian Province to Roman Empire in 25 A.C. The scripture at the colonnade at the northwest of the temple reveals that the temple is dedicated to Augustus and Roman Goddess. In the 15th Century, Hacı Bayram Mosque was constructed at the northwest of the Temple which was converted to a church by the Christians. The temple was surrounded by a Peristasis in a Corinthian order consisting of 8 columns at short and 15 columns at long sides.Only two side walls and engraved door of the temple remained. This big and magnificent door opens to the interior part of this holy structure and to a covered tunnel named “pronaos”. At the other end of the temple, there is two columned opisthodomos in Corinthian order between antes. The last document about his works when he was alive named “index rerum gestarum” which is last of the four documents handed over to the priestess after the death of Emperor Augustus are written in Greek and in Latin on the walls.
Roman Baths: It is located on the Çankırı Street that heads from the Ulus Square to the Yıldırım Beyazıt Square. The sports hall of the bath made up of two parts is surrounded by porticos on four sides and it has a square planned large area. Cold, Warm and Hot sections are connected to the sports hall as a whole.This construction with its various halls, stove named as “Külhan”, service sections and water depots is displayed brought all together as a monument. Remains of the bath which can be visited currently are the heating stories which are seen above and the service sections. Coins and tablets as well as architectual findings such as Corinthian helmets unearthed during the excavations revealed that it was built during the Emperor Caracalla Period (211-217) and restored during the Byzantine Period. A rich collection of Roman Period tablets collected from Ankara is currently on display at the sports hall of the Roman Baths which was partially restored in the recent years.
Ankara Roman Theater: It was first explored in 1982, rescue excavations was started by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museum on March 15, 1983 the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations Museum continued the excavations until 1986. As a result of excavations, remains of a typical Roman theater dated to the beginning of the 2nd century A.C. was unearthed. Vaulted parodos building, remains of the base and walls of floored orchestra and audience section (cavea) and scene as well as many statues were found during the excavations.
The Julianus Column
Zağfiran (Saffron) Han
Sulu Han Bazaar
The Kayabaşı Mosaic
The Kalecik Castle
Juliopolis: The Lost City
The Parnasos Ancient Site-Church Remains
The Sinap Formation Excavations
Ankara Roman Theatre excavation site
Ankara which is generally under the influence of continental climate has cold and rainy winters and hot and dry summers. Climate changes can be seen in the large area of the city. Steppe climate which is the distinct characteristics of the Central Anatolia climate can be seen at the South parts of the city while temperate and rainy characteristics of the Black Sea region can be observed at the North.
Monthly average temperatures in Ankara: January (5,4), February (-0,3) March (3,2), April (10,3), May (19,0), June (22,6) July (23,5), August (24,3), September, October (14,4), November (8,0), December (1,9) Annual Aver-age:12,5C°.
Transportation opportunity to every city in the country is possible from the intercity bus terminal (AŞTİ) which is located at the center of highway networks. It is possible to travel between Ankara İstanbul, Ankara-İzmir, Ankara-Balıkesir, Ankara-Isparta-Burdur, Ankara-Zonguldak, Ankara-Adana, Ankara-Elazığ-Diyarbakır by train. Airline transportation is available at the international Ankara Esenboğa Airport located 28 kilometers away from the city center, giving domestic and foreign flight services. There are modern and techniqually equiped terminal buildings, 4336 vehicle capacity parking lot, food court, shops, banks, rent-a-car, taxi and bus services at the domestic and international flights sections of the International Ankara Esenboğa Airport. Transportation between the Ankara city center and the Esenboğa Airport is carried out by special HAVAŞ and EGO (line no: 442) buses.