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October 21-22, 2018

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel

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September 24, 2018

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October 21-22, 2018

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Turkish Society for Pediatric Nutrition & Metabolism and Scientific Committee, I would like to invite you to Gaucher Disease Symposium 2018. Symposium will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on October 21-22, 2018 with Turkish Society for Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolism’s hosting.
The purpose of this 2-day symposium is to bring together physicians from around the world who are interested in Gaucher Disease. Symposium will focus on topics such as Screening & Diagnosis, Disease Manifestation, Disease Management and Hot Topics in the Area.
Altogether, the symposium will feature over 30 presentations on the latest developments in Gaucher Disease by speakers from different countries. It will also provide a unique opportunity to meet with physicians from around the world and exchange ideas.

We look forward to seeing you on October 21-22, 2018.


Dr. Turgay Coskun
Symposium President
Department of Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine



Dr. Turgay Coskun

Scientific Secretariat
Dr. Gulden Gokcay
Dr. Mehmet Gunduz

Scientific Committee
Dr. Gheona Altarescu
Dr. Ian Cohen
Dr. Mahmut Coker
Dr. Pascal Cullufi
Dr. Neslihan Onenli Mungan
Dr. Serap Sivri
Dr. Jeff Szer
Dr. Leyla Tumer
Dr. Ari Zimran


Dr. Turgay Coskun

Dr. Gulden Gokcay
Dr. Mehmet Gunduz
Dr. Sema Kalkan
Dr. Neslihan Onenli Mungan
Dr. Leyla Tumer
Dr. Cigdem Aktuglu Zeybek



21.10.2018 - SUNDAY
Time Session
13:00 - 13:30 Opening Remarks
13:00 - 13:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Turgay COŞKUN
13:10 - 13:20 Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Michael WAJNRAJCH 
13:20 - 13:30 Patient perspective
13:30 - 15:30 Screening & Diagnosis Dr. Mübeccel DEMİRKOL
Dr. Leyla TÜMER
13:30 - 14:00 Overview of GD Dr. Gülden GÖKÇAY
14:00 - 14:30 Diagnosis & Testing Dr. Fatih EZGÜ
14:30 - 15:00 Screening & Importance of Early Diagnosis Dr. Gheona ALTARESCU
15:00 - 15:30 Biomarkers Dr. Shoshana REVEL-VILK
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break / Poster Session
16:00 - 17:45 Disease Manifestation Dr. Serap SİVRİ
Dr. Leyla TÜMER
16:00 - 16:25 Hematologic & Visceral Dr. Jeff SZER
16:25 - 16:50 Imaging of Bone Manifestations in Gaucher Disease Dr. Ian COHEN
16:50 - 17:15 Neuronopathic GD Dr. Neslihan MUNGAN
17:15 - 17:30 What Have We Learned from Cases Case : Bone manifestation Dr. Mehmet Cihan BALCI 
17:30 - 17:45 Case: Hematologic & Visceral manifestation Dr. Sebile KILAVUZ
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner
22.10.2018 - MONDAY
Time Session
08:30 - 10:00 Disease Management Dr. Mahmut ÇOKER
Dr. Jeff SZER
08:30 - 08:55 Initial Decision Making in GD Tx & Follow Up Dr. Shoshana REVEL-VILK 
08:55 - 09:20 Options and Dose Escalations Dr. Sema KALKAN UÇAR
09:20 - 09:45 What Have We Learned from Cases Case : Atypic Presentation Dr. Ebru CANDA, Dr. Fatma Derya BULUT 
09:45 - 10:00 Case: Pregnancy  Dr. Aslı İNCİ
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break / Poster Session
10:30 - 12:00 Taliglucerase Alfa Experience
(Pfizer PFE - Satellite Symposia)
Dr. Fatih EZGÜ
Dr. Pascal CULLUFI
10:30 - 11:00 Taliglucerase Alfa in Previously Treated Patients Dr. Gregory PASTORES
11:00 - 11:30 Taliglucerase Alfa & Bone Symptoms Dr. Ari ZIMRAN
11:30 - 11:45 Taliglucerase Alfa Registry Dr. Lina TITIEVSKY
11:45 - 12:00 Discussion  
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Hot Topics  
13:30 - 14:00 GD & Parkinson Dr. Bülent ELİBOL
14:00 - 14:30 Molecular Profiles of Gaucher Patients Dr. Serap EMRE 
14:30 - 15:00 New Treatment Options Dr. Ari ZIMRAN 
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break / Poster Session
15:30 - 16:30 Oral Poster Presentations (Nutritional Aspects of Metabolic Diseases & Gaucher Disease) Dr. Mehmet GÜNDÜZ
15:30 - 15:40 Lysosome Acidification Improves Autophagic Activity and Might be an Alternative Approach for Gaucher Disease Therapy Dr. Özlem KUTLU
15:40 - 15:50 Results of treatment with Taliglucerase-alfa for six months in three patients with Gaucher disease Dr. Berna ŞEKER YILMAZ
15:50 - 16:00 17 years of Gaucher Disease Experience from Çukurova University Dr. Fatma Derya BULUT
16:00 - 16:10 Unique Clinical And Molecular Findings In Large Cohort Of Patients With Gaucher Disease From Turkey Dr. Aslı İNCİ
16:10 - 16:20 Hematological Features of 42 Patients with Gaucher’s Disease in Western Turkey Dr. Havva YAZICI
16:20 - 16:30 Evaluation of bone mineral density in patients with Gaucher disease Dr. Deniz KÖR
16:30 - 16:45 Closing Remarks Dr. Turgay COŞKUN



Screening & Diagnosis
Disease Manifestation
Disease Management
Hot Topics



Delegate/Participant 900 TL
Company Representative 800 TL


Hotel Name Single Room Double Room
(per person)
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel 2.000 TL 1.300 TL

  • %8 VAT is excluded on accommodation rates.
  • Above rates for standard room are including bed and buffet breakfast.
    - Check in: 21 October 2018, Sunday
    - Check out: 23 October 2018, Tuesday
  • Reservations will be made on a “first-come, first-served” basis. We recommend booking early to ensure availability.
  • Pre-reservation is required before payment. Please fill the online registration form here...
  • All proof of payments must be sent e-mail to the Organization Secretariat,

Cancellation Policy for Registration & Accommodation

  • Organization Secretariat must be notified in writing by e-mail ( about the cancellation of the accommodation.
  • Accommodation payments will be fully refunded except bank transfer expenses if a cancellation e-mail is received by D Event Tourism before 21 September 2018. Please note that there will be no refunds for cancellations received after 21 September 2018.
  • All refunds will be made after the congress.



Symposium Dates
October 21-22, 2018

Symposium Venue
Conrad İstanbul Bosphorus

Official Language
Official language of the meeting and correspondence is English.

Name Badge
Name badges must be worn to enter the scientific sessions, exhibition areas.


Abstract Submission Deadline:
September 24, 2018

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  1. The abstract must not exceed 250 words. The title of abstract should be maximum 20 words. (Keywords must be 3 words.)
  2. The abstracts must be submitted only in English.
  3. The title should not be capitalized, only first letters in capitals.
  4. The presenting author name should be selected as Presenter.
  5. The tables and figures cannot be included.
  6. Abstracts will not be re-typed or corrected once they are submitted.
  7. It is the author's responsibility to submit the abstract in perfect order with no errors in spelling or grammar.


Oral Presentations
The time allocated for each presentation is totally 10 minutes including 7 minutes presentation and 3 minutes discussion. (Maximum 10 slides)

Poster Presentations
Posters must be 50 cm wide and 70 cm high and should be designed to be legible from at least one meter away.

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

  1. Scientific Committees decisions will be based upon evaluation of its scientific standard.
  2. The Scientific Committee will allocate each accepted abstract to the most appropriate form of presentation. After selection, all presenting authors will be sent full information regarding PowerPoint preparation, poster size, style and layout, as appropriate.
  3. All presenters must register to attend the symposium.
  4. All accepted abstracts will be published on symposium abstract book.




Organisation Secretariat

D Event Turizm Organizasyon
Küçükbakkalköy Mah. Albay Sok. No:24
Ataşehir 34750, İstanbul
Phone: 0 (216) 573 18 36
Fax: 0 (216) 573 83 18