Dear Distinguished Members of Collegium,
The Turkish members of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum are pleased to invite you to the annual meeting of 2014 which will be held in Istanbul, August 24-28, 2014.
The Conference Center is at the Polat Renaissance Hotel, situated in the exclusive area of Istanbul near the sea, which is close to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The hotel gives free shuttle service from the airport, however if you want to take a taxi, it does not cost much. It is a five star hotel and we have reserved rooms for CORLAS members. The purpose is to bring the members to the same hotel so they could spend more time together and learn to know each other and their families better. The cost for the room per night will be around 200 Euros.
However, we will organise another hotel (almost half price) for our members who would like to stay at a hotel with more reasonable prices. Although this hotel will be a comfortable one as well(4 star) with free shuttle service to the Congress Venue, the drive may last between 15-30 minutes, due to heavy traffic in Istanbul. For this reason we will arrange accomodation in these hotels on demand.
To avoid the heavy traffic of Istanbul our social program will use boat transports. The family tour on Sunday will be a boat tour to the Princess Island in daylight by watching the scenery of Istanbul and Bosphourus during boat cruise. After having lunch on this island we will have either a walking tour or a tour on horse carriages. Besides business dinner and Gala dinner we will make a Bosphorous cruise at night with dinner on board. This is a unique opportunity, to see both the Asian and European continents, historical buildings and bridges at night with fascinating illumination.
Several daily(or half day) tours have been organized for our members, guests and accompanying persons. You will find these tours on the website. The post-Congress tour will be made to Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, a unique area from the time of early christianity with a network of underground cities.
With the hope of being together in this meeting, I remain
On behalf of the Turkish Members of CORLAS