"Novel Methods and Emerging Targets in Drug Discovery & Patented Drug Development"
The congress will be held on 19-21 December, 2019 at the BAU-Besiktas Campus, Istanbul
Congress Starting Date:
December 19, 2019
Congress Location
Istanbul - TURKEY
Bahcesehir University

General Information


Bahçeşehir University Beşiktaş South Campus
Address: Çırağan Caddesi Osmanpaşa Mektebi Sokak No: 4 – 6
34353 Beşiktaş, İSTANBUL / TÜRKİYE


December 19-21, 2019

Banking & Exchange Facilities

Foreign money can be changed at banks during business days (09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday) as well as at hotels, at the airport and in exchange offices. Exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Automated bank machines are available at many points throughout the city and at the airport.

Climate & Clothing

Istanbul is cold in December Daytime temperatures range between 8 and 11 ºC, and evening temperatures are 5 - 7 ºC. We recommend you check current weather conditions online and pack accordingly as there could be rain showers.


The official meeting currency is Euro, fees for registration, hotel accommodation and tours need to be paid in Euro. The exchange rate for Turkish Lira can be learned from the web site of Turkish Central Bank’s web site. (www.tcmb.gov.tr)


Turkey uses typical European plugs and 200 voltage. If you are coming in from the US or UK, make sure to bring a small converter.


Excellent healthcare services are offered in Turkey; doctors and dentists are highly trained and hospitals are well equipped. In the event of illness, hotel staff can arrange a doctor for you.


It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.

Restaurants & Turkish Cuisine

There is a wide choice of restaurants in Istanbul offering everything from excellent local cuisine to first class international dishes. Traditional Turkish cuisine is famous for its many specialties prepared with fresh vegetables. There are lots of quality restaurants and fast-food shops in the vicinity of the hotels reserved for this meeting. Whether you like seafood, pasta, red meat or happen to be a vegetarian, Turkish cuisine will offer you a plethora of choices.


One of the best things about visiting Istanbul is the shopping and the rich variety of Turkish crafts. Istanbul is a shopping paradise with the Grand Bazaar as well as the modern malls. Turkish carpets, kilims, suede and leatherwear as well as terry cloth, cotton shirts and clothing are the best buys here. Copper, silver, brassware and jewelers are also popular, along with clayware and the famous Turkish meerschaum. Bargaining over the price of items is expected.


Pay phones are available at the meeting venue as well as in the city. Your mobile phone will also probably work as mobile service in Turkey is exceptional.


Turkey is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +2).

Visa Requirements

Participants are requested to check with the Turkish consulate in their home country or with their travel agency or at for visa requirements. Entry visa to Turkiye can also be obtained at Istanbul Ataturk Airport for some countries. (For detailed information : www.mfa.gov.tr)

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