Invitation Letter


Dear Colleagues;

The 53rd National Congress of Turkish Anesthesiology and Reanimation Association will be held between 7-10 November 2019 at Susesi Hotel and Ela Quality Hotel in Belek, Antalya. The word "Ethos" refers to the concept of ethics as a philosophy pillar in human societies that have settled. Ethics; questions the "world of values" since it came into life with the ancient philosophers. These values, which shape our relations with ourselves, each other, with other occupational groups, patients and their relatives, are the values that make us who we are and keep us together.

However, with the dizzying changes in modern societies, as in all disciplines, debates on ethics are increasingly gaining ground in anesthesiology and reanimation practices. Our values -defined as good- shapes our approach to these problems that have not been solved yet and outside of the established solution patterns. With this regard, anesthesiology and reanimation science, as a discipline with common values, continues to create new principled, correct, rational and scientific approaches to the ethical solutions of the new problems.

In this congress, we aim to discuss our new ethical problems as well as our previous ethical problems in parallel with recent scientific developments in anesthesiology and reanimation science. On the basis of these discussions, however, we hope to recall our ethical values that have persisted for thousands of years and remain unchanged. Because, "the (un)changing ethical values" that make us who we are and carry us further will continue to be absolute guides in the solution of new ethical problems in our community.

In the scientific program of the Congress; in addition to enriching our knowledge with the participation of well-known and respected scientists in their fields in international and national platforms, I believe that we will find morale and store energy with a rich social program. The scientific and social program preparations of TARK 2019 are continuing diligently and detailed information can be found on our congress page.

The Turkish Anesthesiology and Reanimation family is a large family with deeply rooted traditions. As our roofing association, TARD aims to organize large and unifying congresses with the maximum number of participants. In this respect, I would like to state that our association is doing its best to make it an "achievable" congress without making compromises from the scientific program and the quality in order to ensure the participation of all our members in the congress despite the challenging economic conditions that our country is going through. The contribution of our Anesthesiology and Reanimation specialists and technicians working in challenging conditions day and night in every corner of our country is essential. In this context, in line with the decision taken in the board of directors, I would like to announce that the participation of 175 specialists student, 50 specialists, 25 anesthesia technicians and 25 guest colleagues from Turkic Republics to TARK 2019 will be provided with the financial support of our association.

I invite you all to Antalya between 7-10 November 2019 as the members of the Anesthesiology and Reanimation family, "to commemorate the Great Leader Atatürk on 10 th of November", to further advance our profession in the light of our ethical values, and to experience the sharing and interaction environment we all miss.

We hope to be all together in the congress where we will discuss changing anesthesia science and (un)changing ethical values in a changing world. Always to the better, with the values define us....


Prof. Dr. Ömer KURTİPEK 
President of the Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation