Dear Colleagues,

As “Society of Turkish Intensivists-STI”, we are honored and pleased to invite you to the 18th Annual Congress of Turkish Society of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine & 10th Euro-Asian Critical Care E- Meeting, which will be organized on 6-9th of December 2021.

As you all know, The COVID-19 pandemic has brought some important changes in our daily social life conditions as well as in our scientific meetings. We have started to hold online congresses and meetings, not face to face. As the Society of Turkish Intensivists, we held our 2020 congress online for the first time. At the end of this successful congress, which we received very positive feedback, we started the preparations for our 2021 congress. We set out by asking if we could hold a face-to-face congress for the 2021 congress, could we come together again and share our views and thoughts with each other during friendly conversations as in previous years. However, we decided that it would be risky for all of us to hold a face-to-face meeting this year due to the fact that the pandemic continues at full speed in the world and in our country in the first half of 2021, the vaccination cannot be carried out in sufficient numbers, and the variant virus forms have emerged. Therefore, this year, we will again hold our congress as E-Congress on 6-9th of December 2021.

We are trying to prepare a scientifically rich congress where the latest developments in the field of Intensive Care will be discussed, our knowledge will be updated, new research ideas will be shaped in our minds, and all interested national and international members of the intensive care community will come together. Our congress will gain value with the suggestions, participation and support of our esteemed colleagues.

We want to invite you to our congress with the slogan of "Together for the Best", which has been our motto for years, to strengthen our strength and to maximize the "Science of Intensive Care" by joining our hands and knowledge.

Best regards,

N. Defne Altıntaş
STI President
Müge Aydoğdu
Congress President
Nazlıhan Boyacı Dündar
Congress Secretary