Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We will be very much honoured and pleased to host the 11th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences on 19- 22th September, 2017. This meeting has been one of the leading events in the field since the first Kyoto Symposium and has attracted delegates not only from the Asia Pacific region but also from all over the world. This time we expect to reach similar levels of previous meetings, both scientifically and socially.
The symposium will gather prominent global experts in the field and will serve as a dynamic forum, promoting productive clinical debates between basic scientists, clinical specialists and researchers on the critical issues within the various aspects of hearing, speech and balance disorders. Innovation in different aspects of technology will be presented in an extensive industrial exhibition. The symposium prides itself on having the most up-to-date clinical, scientific and academic program, concentrating not only on future therapies and interventions, but also on disease prevention and treatment goals.
Date of the 11th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences is approaching. Program is completed and majority of the speakers are already fixed. As you know, at the beginning we planned to organise the APSCI 2017 at Kuşadası-İzmir, but giving thought to the concerns of foreign guests we will be changing the venue to another country. We chose Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is located at the northern part of the Cyprus Island. This island is accessible only by plane or by sea. It is a very safe place that has been a very popular holiday destination with its long beaches and warm climate. There are many historical sites and places to visit such as Salamis ancient town with a unique history going back to 11th century B.C. Influences of different rulers such as Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Ottomans and Brits make the cultural life very lively and cosmopolitan. Although currently it is divided into two states namely Cyprus Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; with their similar Mediterranean life style, there is not a big diversity amongst two societies. Artemis Kaya Convention Center is chosen as the conference venue which is located in Famagusta. It is a large convention center and is easily accessible both from Turkish and Greek sides.
A rich social program will be arranged in order to make the delegates return back to their homes with fond memories of the meeting. We hope this meeting would be an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, to share knowledges, to join old friends and to create new friendships. We would be delighted to show traditional Turkish hospitality to you and to your distinguished friends at the daughter country of Turkey.
President of 11th Asia Pacific Symposium