Dear Colleagues,

It is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you to Astana for the 1st Congress of the Turkic World Transplantation Society to be held in Astana on 20-22 May, 2015.

Officially registered in Turkey on December 15, 2014, our new society was formed to create an arena of communication and collaboration in the field of organ transplantation among the Turkic States of the world. Inclusive of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, the society already has almost 500 members from all member countries, and this number continues to grow every day.

The main topic of the congress will be “Organ Donation, Preservation and Legislation in Transplantation,” although the scientific program will cover several different aspects in various areas of transplantation. In addition to Invited Speakers from all around the world, we will be holding workshops and hearing about the experiences in transplantation of our fellow colleagues from the region.

The meeting, conjoined with the III International Kazakh-Turkish Nephrology Congress, will be an exciting opportunity for transplant professionals to share their expertise as well as their concerns regarding the development of the field in their own countries. The interdisciplinary nature of organ transplantation will mean that physicians and practitioners from all related fields will also have the opportunity to share and learn from each other.

Both the local organizing committee and the Program committee, comprised of international leaders in transplantation, have been committed to providing a program that reflects current problems and represents a collection of scientific, educational, and practical information. Of course, in addition to the scientific events, an enjoyable social program awaits our guests in the up-and-coming, culturally diverse and exciting capital city of Kazakhstan – Astana.

We look forward to seeing you in Astana in May, for what I am sure will be a successful beginning to the scientific activities of the TDTD.

Mehmet Haberal, MD
FACS (Hon), FICS (Hon), FASA (Hon) Founder and President,
Turkic World Transplantation Society Chair, 1st Congress of the Turkic World Transplantation Society


Let me express my sincerest welcome to participants of the 1st Congress of the Turkic World Transplantation Society!

The main directions of the results of clinical and scientific activity, presented in the work of the Congress, reflect fruitful joint efforts of our colleagues. Leading scholars of different countries becoming true friends; these efforts allow the realization and implementation of the best achievements in medicine.

We shall discuss the most important problems of Organ Transplantation in Turkic Countries. The congress will allow a wide circle of physicians and scholars to get acquainted with the latest achievements of organ transplantation in the World.

Our guests will spend these days in a warm environment of mutual cooperation and communication, and will see the special sights of our remarkable new capital of Kazakhstan. I express a special appreciation to our partners and leading pharmaceutical companies, due to
our joint creative union in educational and scientific activity.

I sincerely wish all participants of the congress fruitful work and new creative achievements!

Abay K. Baygenzhin, MD
General Director of JSC National Scientific Medical Research Center,
Co-Chair, 1st Congress of the Turkic World Transplantation Society


Mehmet Haberal
Founder and President
Fariz Babayev
Hikmet Ismailov
Gülnaz Arslan
Vice President
Abay K. Baigenzhin
Jaksılık Doskaliyev
Gökhan Moray
Mira Isaeva
Kamchibek A. Uzakbaev
Fatih Boyvat
Saidmahmud Ismoilov
Haldun Selçuk
Bayriyev Vepa
  Yuldasheav Ulugbeg Karimovic



Mehmet Haberal (Turkey)


Abay K. Baigenzhin (Kazakhstan)


Gülnaz Arslan (Turkey)
Fariz Babayev (Azerbaijan)
Fatih Boyvat (Turkey)
Jaksılık Doskaliyev (Kazakhstan)
Mira Isaeva (Kyrgyzstan)
Hikmet Ismailov (Azerbaijan)
Saidmahmud Ismoilov (Tajikistan)
Yuldasheav Ulugbeg Karimovic (Uzbekistan)
Gökhan Moray (Turkey)
Haldun Selçuk (Turkey)
Kamchibek A. Uzakbaev (Kyrgyzstan)
Bayriyev Vepa (Turkmenistan)


  • Mustafa Al-Mousawi - Kuwai
  • Abdel-Hadi Breizat - Jordan
  • Nadey Hakim - UK
  • Refaat Kamel - Egypt
  • Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini - Iran
  • Ignazio Marino - Italy
  • Marwan Masri - Lebanon
  • Anwar Naqvi - Pakistan
  • Saman Nikeghbalian - Iran
  • Philip O'Connell - Australia
  • Adibul Rizvi - Pakistan
  • Faissal Shaheen - Saudi Arabia
  • Antoine Stephan - Lebanon


Organ Donation, Preservation and Legislation in Transplantation

  1. Ethics and Legislation
  2. Organ Donation, Coordination, and Organization
  3. Transplantation 
    1. Experiences in Kidney Transplantation
      1. Adult
      2. Pediatric
    2. Experiences in Liver Transplantation
      1. Adult
      2. Pediatric
    3. Experiences in Heart and Lung Transplantation
      1. Adult
      2. Pediatric
    4. Miscellaneous
      1. Cornea
      2. Pancreas, Islet, Intestine
      3. Bone Marrow/Stem Cell
  4. Immunology and Immunosuppression
    1. HLA Tissue Typing
    2. Immune-Tolerance
    3. Rejection
  5. Pre- and Post-Transplant Management


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Turkish Transplantation Society and Experimental and Clinical Transplantation (ECT), the official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation, you are invited to submit full manuscripts of accepted oral and poster abstracts to Experimental and Clinical Transplantation in conjunction with the 1st Congress of the Turkic World Transplantation Society, to be held on May 20-22, 2015, in Astana, Kazakhstan.  

All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal guidelines and submitted during the congress. The final deadline shall be May22, 2015 at 12:00. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation staff will be on site during the meeting to collect the manuscripts and to assist authors as needed. Please do not submit your manuscript through the online submission system, as this is strictly used for non-meeting related manuscripts.

The manuscripts accepted for publication shall appear in a Supplementary issue of Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, dedicated to the congress. Please refer to the attached guidelines for instructions detailing manuscript preparation and submission.

We look forward to receiving your manuscripts and to seeing you all in Istanbul this September. 


Mehmet Haberal, MD, FACS (Hon), FICS (Hon), FASA (Hon)
Founder and Founder President, Turkic World Transplantation Society
Chair, 1st Congress of the Turkic World Transplantation Society
Editor in Chief, Experimental and Clinical Transplantation


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