MINDDS 3 Istanbul

Koç University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
November 18-21, 2019
Organisers: Hale Yapici Eser, Busra Izgi, Adrian J Harwood

MINDDS 3 is a workshop offered by the MINDDS COST Action to focus on research for patients, who have Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDD) arising from possession of pathogenic Copy Number Variants (CNV) of high genetic penetrance. MINDDS COST
Action (Maximising Impact of research in NeuroDevelopmetal DisorderS) is a pan-European network of basic researchers, clinical scientists and patient groups who aim to promote research collaboration and knowledge exchange for the understanding of NDD in patients with CNV, and its application to NDD in the general population.

The 4-day workshop will comprise management committee meeting, working group meeting sessions, talks from around the network, talks about the working group outputs, in addition to an open day where non members are also invited to listen and participate to plenary lectures, short talks and breakout and network sessions spanning from all subject areas within MINDDS (patient cohorts; clinical phenotyping; stem cells and emerging technologies; informatics and data science; and integration and convergence with other areas of neuroscience and mental health research).

This Workshop is open to MINDDS members and Open day is open to new participants, in addition to MINDDS members.

Date: 18-21th November 2019 (20th of November will be open to new participants and general applicants)
Workshop capacity: 100 participants (maximum)
Open day capacity: 150 participants
Registration deadline: November 1, 2019

Location: Koç University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Registration for members (18-21st of November, 2019): Free, a charge for catering (in cash) will be payable to be paid at the meeting registration desk, at the beginning of the meeting (Monday afternoon).

Registration for new participants and general applicants (20th of November, 2019): The registration for the Open day on 20th of November will be 20 Euro.

Hotel Accommodation
List of close-by hotels is as follows:

Double Tree by Hilton İstanbul Topkapı:
This is the closest hotel and offers special rate for MINDDS participants. Please contact with sales@dtbhtopkapi.com or cagla.kavutcu@hilton.com for early booking (both single and double rooms will be available). When you send emails, please report that you are a MINDDS meeting participant.https://g.page/DoubleTreeIstanbulTopkapi?share
Ortamahalle, Anıt Sokağı No:1, 34040 Bayrampaşa/İstanbul
+90212 942 27 00

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn İstanbul City, Topkapı, Turgut Özal Millet Cad. No 189, 34280 Fatih/İstanbul
+90212 530 99 00

Hotel Mercure İstanbul Topkapı
Merkezefendi, Merkezefendi Mahallesi Mevlana Caddesi No:112/1 D:No:112/1, 34150
+90212 665 75 75

In case participants want to stay in other hotels, there are public transportation and taxi
options from all around Istanbul to the hospital. For advise on accommodation and travel,
you may consult hyapici@ku.edu.tr or bizgi@ku.edu.tr.

Support may be provided for a small number of PhD students and ECI to attend the meeting, selected based on demonstrable need (priority will be given to participation from ITC). To apply, please email a CV, estimated travel costs and a statement explaining why you would benefit from attending the meeting (<100 words). Applications must be sent to MINDDS@cardiff.ac.uk (subject: MINDDS3 Istanbul) and received by October 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date.

For further information
Web: www.mindds.eu
Email: MINDDS@cardiff.ac.uk (subject: MINDDS3 Istanbul)

Local organizers contact information:
Hale Yapici Eser hyapici@ku.edu.tr
Busra Izgi bizgi@ku.edu.tr

Registration Form