Invitation to the Congress
As of the very beginning of the humankind, the medicine approaches and medical practices were shaped with the means, knowledge and experiences of the relevant time period, and a health organization emerged accordingly.
I am very pleased to invite you to this important congress and salute you all with respect.
The Western Medicine, coming to the fore as the mainstream medicine approach in the last fifty years of this historical process, ignored the traditional and complementary medicine practices from time to time. However, the last decade witnessed emergence of integrated medicine practices which include existence of traditional and complementary medicine, and modern medicine together.
The Anatolia, cradle of the ancient civilizations, has also been an intersection for important discoveries and practices in the field of medicine. From this point forth, we organized a congress and expo, namely “Anatolian Medicine in the Cradle of Civilizations” on 19-22 April 2018, and the 2nd International Traditional and Complementary Medicine Congress and Expo will be held in Istanbul on 24-27 April 2019 under the theme of “Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practices in Chronic Diseases”.
We are looking forward to your participation in the 2nd International Traditional and Complementary Medicine Congress and Expo that we proudly organize in cooperation with the World Health Organization, under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and honorary chair of the Ms. First Lady.
I am very pleased to invite you to this important congress and greet you all with respect.
Dr. Fahrettin KOCA
Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey