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Swissôtel The Bosphorus
Invitation Letter
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Previous CONy Congresses
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Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 7th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), from April 11-14, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey


Congress Venue & Headquarter hotel:
Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Bayildim Caddesi No: 2
Macka, Besiktas
34357 Istanbul
Tel +90 212 326 1100
Fax +90 212 326 1122

Arrival from the airport to the Congress venue

Getting to the Congress Venue (Swissotel, The Bosphorus) from the airport in Istanbul:

The Swissotel, The Bosphorus is 24 km away from the International Ataturk Airport.

By taxi:

Taxis are available outside the arrival hall. The journey to the Swissotel, The Bosphorus takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic and costs approximately 20 EUR.

By metro:

The Airport Terminal is connected to the metro system. Take the M1 line to Aksaray, then change to T1 and get off at Kabatas. Single tickets cost about 1 TRY (less than 1 EUR).

CONy Registration and Hospitality Desk at Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Registration and Hospitality Desk

The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:
Thursday, April 11 12:00-20:00
Friday, April 12 06:30-18:30
Saturday, April 13 06:30-19:00
Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the CONy Program Book, your personal name badge, invitations, etc. Please remember to wear your name badge to all Congress activities and social events.

Exhibition Opening Hours
Thursday, April 11 18:45-20:00
Friday, April 12 10:00-18:30
Saturday, April 13 10:00-19:00

SSNN Symposium
The Satellite Symposium of the Society for the Study of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013, 15:00-16:30

CONy Opening Plenary Session

The first opening plenary session starts on Thursday, April 11, from 16:45-18:45.

Welcome Reception
All registered participants are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place following the Opening Session on Thursday, April 11, at 18:45. Your invitation is included in the personal registration kit.

Scientific Program
A very exciting and diverse program has been prepared for you, and we are looking forward to your active participation at the various sessions. For the updated program, please visit the Congress website:

Lunch will be served for participants of the Congress in the Exhibition Area on Friday, April 12, 13:00-14:00 and Saturday, April 13, 13:30-14:30.

Invited Speakers Presentations
Please be sure to come to the Registration Desk to collect your personal badge!
Speakers are requested to visit the preview room prior to their lecture and upload their presentation, no later than 3 hours prior to the session in which they are scheduled.

Poster Presentations

E-poster format:

E-posters will be available for viewing via plasma screens on-site over the 2 main days of the Congress (Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13).

"E-poster sessions" have also been scheduled according to topic categories from 07:00-08:15 each morning on Friday and Saturday:

Friday, April 12th
Hall A – Stroke starts at 06:45
Hall B – Headache & Pain
Hall C – Parkinson's disease & Movement disorders
Hall D – Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, April 13th
Hall A – "Miscellaneous"
Hall B – Dementia & Alzheimer's disease
Hall C – Epilepsy

Traditional board format:
Traditional posters will be displayed in a designated "Poster Area" over the 2 main days of the Congress (Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13).
Posters should be mounted between 08:00-08:30 on Friday, April 12.
Posters must be removed by the end of the day on Saturday, April 13, no later than 18:30.

CONy Feedback Form
An online survey will be made available via the Congress website: – we would be grateful if you took the time while on-site or after the Congress to fill out the questionnaire and leave us any comments!


Some participants may require a visa in order to enter Turkey. Please check with your local Turkish Consulate or Embassy.
Please remember that obtaining an entry visa is your own responsibility.

Letter of Invitation

For individuals needing a formal letter of invitation from the CONy Congress for their visa applications, please see the following link via the Congress website where such a letter may be personalized and downloaded:

Dress Code

Informal for all occasions


If you don't mind bringing a light coat, you will enjoy visiting Istanbul in April – average daytime temperatures are 15 °C (60°F), an average low of 7°C (44°F) can be expected in the evenings.

Professional Congress Organizer

ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the CONy Congress.
ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings.
For more information, please visit

See you in Istanbul!

Please save the dates for CONy 2014 – Berlin, Germany, May 8-11, 2014

Tel: +972 3 566 6166
Fax: +972 3 566 6177

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