21 September 2010 /TODAY’S ZAMAN
Turkey will be hosting the International Academy of Nanomedicine’s (IANM) Second World Congress in October, in the southern Turkish province of Antalya between Oct. 3 and 7.
The congress will bring together nearly 50 leading academics from various disciplines such as nanobiotechnology and medical sciences to share latest developments. Gürer Budak, president-elect of the IANM, told the Anatolia news agency on Monday that the academy decided to hold its second congress in Turkey. The first congress was held in Beijing in 2009.
“Nanomedicine is a emerging new scientific field offering different diagnosis and treatment alternatives. The academy was established in the United States in 2008 to bring scientists under the same roof. Turkey has recently become one of the most important nanotechnology centers in the world. There are just a few universities in the world offering a career in nanomedicine. The department of nanomedicine at Turkey’s Hacettepe University is one of the first centers,” Budak said. He added, “The congress will enable participants to exchange views on recent developments in monitoring and diagnosis methods and regenerative medicine.”