Dear Colleagues,

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the 18th International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium-IPTS 2016 in Antalya which will be held on 18 – 21 September, 2016 under the auspices of Hacettepe University.

IPTS 2016 will feature a theme of "New Therapies, Delivery Technologies and Manufacturing Science” and will consist of morning and afternoon sessions in each of 3 days for scientific sessions. There will be plenary lectures and session lectures given by the “Invited Speakers” from all around the world, and also oral presentations selected by the submitted abstracts. The “poster session” from different fields of pharmaceutical sciences will take place.

IPTS 2016 Exhibition will also be carried out by industrial exhibitors.

The International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium has been organized biennially since 1982 as a pioneer organization, with a boundless enthusiasm of the colleagues from the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy at Hacettepe University.

The IPTS has become a traditional and a very well-known scientific symposium in pharmaceutical technology field, with the precious supports and encouraging of our colleagues from all around the world and also the industrial partners in Turkey. My colleagues from the Organizing Committee and I hope and believe that, as achieved by the former symposia, the 18th IPTS will offer great opportunities to the scientists for discussing recent topics in the field, will bring the academia, industry and health authorities together for sharing their experiences, and will help all the participants from academia and industry to solve current problems and challenges in practice.

We are looking forward seeing you in Antalya-Turkey in a wonderful season of the Mediterranean for enjoying the “sea and sun” as well as the hot topics in science.

Yours Sincerely,

Prof. Sema Çalış
IPTS-2016 Chair


Organizing Committee


Sema Çalış


Yılmaz Çapan
Levent Öner
Süeda Hekimoğlu
Sevda Şenel
Selma Şahin
İmran Vural
Betül Arıca
Erem Bilensoy
R. Neslihan Gürsoy
Sibel Pehlivan
Hakan Eroğlu

International Scientific Committee

Oya Alpar (United Kingdom)
Leslie Z. Benet (United States)
Simon Benita (Israel)
Erem Bilensoy (EUFEPS, Turkey)
Henning Blume (Germany)
Gerrit Borchard (Switzerland)
Carla Caramella (Italy)
Paolo Colombo (TEFARCO INNAVO, Italy)
Yılmaz Çapan (Turkey)
Patrick P. DeLuca (United States)
Anna Maria Fadda (ADRITELF, Italy)
Elias Fattal (France)
Hamid Ghandehari (United States)
Achim Goepferich (Germany)
Xiaochen Gu (Canada)
A. Atilla Hıncal (Turkey)
Anthony Hickey (United States)
Juan M. Irache (Spain)
H. Süheyla Kaş (Turkey)
Serpil Kışlalıoğlu (United States)
Claus-Michael Lehr (Germany)
Jean Christophe Leroux (Switzerland)
Thorsteinn Loftsson (Iceland)
Karsten Maeder (Germany)
Philippe Maincent (France)
S. Moein Moghimi (Denmark)
Ales Mrhar (Slovenia)
Abdel Omri (Canada)
Hayat Önyüksel (United States)
Ulrich Rose (France)
Tom Sam (The Netherlands)
Christian Schöneich (United States)
Juergen Siepmann (APGI, France)
Salomon A. Stavchansky (United States)
Peter Swaan (United States)
M. Murat Şumnu (Turkey)
Gary Walsh (Ireland)
Clive Wilson (United Kingdom)
Ayla Zırh-Gürsoy (Turkey)


Confirmed speakers and tentative lecture titles include;

Plenary Speakers

Invited Speakers

Abstract submission

Guidelines for Abstracts

Please click here for sample abstract...
  • Abstracts should only be submitted via e-mail.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • The presenting author must register to the congress.
  • Only the abstracts of registered presenting authors will be included in the program and book of abstracts.


Abstract Deadline

Abstracts must be received online by the Symposium Agency(eda.bektore@dmrturizm.com.tr) not later than August 15, 2014. Faxed abstracts will not be accepted.
No corrections and changes will be allowed after submission.

Abstract Content

The following sections MUST be in the abstract:

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • References
  • Acknowledgment
  • The use of graphs, tables, equations and line drawings is strongly recommended. Invited or plenary speakers need not to follow the above outline; however they MUST submit an abstract.

How to Submit Your Paper

Only online submission to the Symposium Agency (eda.bektore@dmrturizm.com.tr) is accepted.

Style Guide

Fonts: Arial or Times New Roman, 12 points

Margins :
Left: 2.0 cm, Right: 3.0 cm, Top: 2.5 cm, Bottom: 3 cm

Body Text:

  • Allowed number of figures (tables and pictures) is limited to a total of 8.
  • Abstracts are limited to 7500 characters.
  • Single spaced
  • No indentation for the beginning of paragraphs
  • Submit in Word or Word Perfect files.
  • Photos and line art MUST BE electronically embedded within the text of the document.

Please note that figures may be resized to fit in the final printed material.
Please check the web site for updates of abstract submission details.
Abstracts will be accepted either as oral or poster communications.
Poster presentations must be prepared as 90 cm x 90 cm (widthxheight)
Instructions for preparation of oral presentations will be announced together with results.

Registration & Accommodation

Registration Details & Cancellation policy

  Before August 5, 2016 After August 5, 2016
Student* 200 € 220 €
Senior Academic 500 € 550 €
Company Delegate 500 € 550 €

Registration fee includes; attendance to scientific sessions, industrial sessions, coffee breaks, lunches (according to the symposium program), social events (opening cocktail and gala dinner) and scientific documents.

Please contact official symposium agency DMR Congress Organization Services Tourism Inc. for your registration (eda.bektore@dmrturizm.com.tr)

*Master / PhD students and post-doctorates must provide a signed letter from the dean.

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Room Type Before August 5, 2016 After August 5, 2016
Single Room 465 € 510 €
Double Room 615 € 675 €

Accommodation package includes; 3 night accommodation between September 18 – 21, 2016, all inclusive facilities at The Marmara Hotel’s structure.
V.A.T. (%8 ) is not included.
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Susesi Hotel

The Marmara Antalya is located on the famous Falez Hills of Antalya in the Lara district. The hotel is just 5 minutes away from the city center. The Marmara Antalya is 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Antalya International Airport (AYT). To reach The Marmara Antalya from Antalya International Airport (AYT) take E5 Motorway and proceed onto Aspendos Boulevard exit and then continue onto Metin Kasapoglu Street. Turn right from the 4th set of traffic lights


Geographical Location: Antalya which is located on the south of Turkey is a tourism destination with its centre on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Antalya is surrounded by the Burdur, Isparta, Konya Provinces on the North; Karaman, Mersin provinces on the East and Muğla on the West. There is Mediterranean Sea on the South. Antalya coast of Turkish Riviera reaches to 630 km long.

History: Antalya which means “the home of Attalos” was founded by Attalos II. Following the fall of Kingdom of Pergamon (133 BC), the city was independent for a while but then fell into the hands of pirates. It was later incorporated into the Roman Empire by Commander Servilius Isauricus in 77 BC. In 67 BC, the city then became a naval base for Pompeius. In 130 AD, the visit of Hadrianus provided progress for Attalia city. Attalia which was accepted as the centre of episcopacy during the Byzantine period made great advancements after possessed by Turks. Since modern city is located on the ancient settlement, the ruins of antiquity can barely be traced. The first one of the ruins that can be seen is the part of harbour pier that indicates the old harbour and the walls surrounding the harbour. Hadrian’s Gate with ongoing restoration works on the other side of the walls is one of the unique ancient monuments of Antalya.

In antiquity, Antalya and its surroundings were known as “Pamphilia” meaning “very productive” and the west side of the city was known as “Lycia”. The people who migrate from the west coasts of Aegean Sea founded the cities like Aspendos, Side in VIII century BC. The King of Pergamon who reigns in II century besieged Side. The King who could not capture Side came to a place where now Antalya city centre is located and founded the city. The city was named after him as Attaleia. In time, people called the city Atalia, Adalya. The name Antalya originated this way. 

In the archaeological excavations, people were proved to have lived in Antalya and its environs 40.000 years ago. From the date 2000 BC, this region was ruled under the control of city states such as Hittite, Pamphylia, Lycia, Cilicia and Persia, Great Alexander and its successors Antigonos, Ptolemais, Selevkos and the king of Pergamon. Roman Period later started to reign. The ancient name of Antalya was Pamphylia and the cities built in this area lived their golden age especially in II and III century. Towards V century, they began to lose their glory.  

While the area was under Eastern Roman Empire or, widely known name in Turkey, Byzantines, in 1207 the Seljuks took over the lands. In the period of Anatolian principalities, the city entered into sovereignty of Hamitoğulları which was a family from Teke tribe. Teke Turkmen are also one of the largest populated tribe in today’s Turkmenistan, old Turkish homeland. In XI century, a part of this tribe came to Antalya. Today Teke Area is another name of the region of Lake (Göller Yöresi) which covers the north of Antalya and some parts of Isparta and Burdur. In the Ottoman period, today’s Antalya city centre is the centre of the Teke District of Anatolia Province. In those years, this place is called Teke District. The current name of the city is a changed form of her ancient name and has been given in the Republican period. Evliya Çelebi, the Ottoman traveller, who came to Antalya in the second half of the XVII century, stated that there were 4 quarters and 3.000 houses inside the ancient walls and 24 quarters outside the walls. The market of the city was outside the walls. According to Evliya Çelebi, the Harbour had the capacity of 200 ships. Antalya which was the centre of Teke district connected to Konya administratively was made an independent district in the last period of Ottoman Empire.

Kaleiçi (Old city): It is surrounded inside and outside by horseshoe shaped walls most of which were demolished and disappeared in time. The ancient walls are the joint monument of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. The walls have 80 bastions. Inside of the walls, there are approximately 3000 houses with red tile roof. The characteristic structure of the houses not only gives an idea about the history of architecture in Antalya, but also reflects the life style and traditions in the region. In 1972 Antalya marina and Kaleiçi district have been put under protection by High Council of Immovable Monuments and Antiquities as a protected area due to its unique texture. Due to the restoration project of “Antalya Kaleiçi complex” The Ministry of Tourism was awarded the Golden Apple Tourism Oscar by FIJET (International Journalists Association of Tourism) in April 28, 1984. Today Kaleiçi became an entertainment centre with its hotels, pensions, restaurants and bars.

Old Antalya Houses: Since Summers are very hot and the winters are mild in Antalya, providing coolness and the protection from sun rather than cold have been much more important. Shady backyards and stony places are facilitating the air circulation. The houses were built as three floored with the entrance that serves as a storeroom and hallway.
Yivli Minaret: First Turkish monument in Antalya. It is close to marina in the centre. According to the epigraph on the monument, it was built in the reign of Anatolian Seljukian Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat (1219 -1236). Its brick laid body consists of 8 semicylinders. If there was a mosque adjacent to this minaret, it should be demolished because the mosque near the minaret belongs to 1372, a later period. It was built by an architect named Tavaşi Balaban in period of Turkish principality, Hamitoğulları.

Ulu Cami (Ulu Mosque): It is known as Kesik (Truncated) Minaret. It was actually built as a Basilica in V. century. Less survived from the original monument, then it underwent some changes in the Byzantine period. The monument was repaired during the Ottoman period, a part of it used as Mevlevihane (whirling dervish hall) and then opened to service as a mosque.

Karatay Madrasah: It was one of the significant Turkish – Islamic monuments and built in the middle of XIII century.

Evdir Han (Evdir Caravanserai): Until the beginning of the 20th century, transportation was provided by horses and camels and also goods were transferred by this way. The caravans accommodated in “Han” and caravanserai on the road. Evdir Han is one of them. It is on the road to north from Antalya. It is located 1 km east of Antalya - Korkuteli Road and 18 km away from city centre. The part that attracts most attention is its sharp pointed, arched portal. It is a Seljukian monument which was built in XIII century.

Kırkgöz Han: Kırgöz Han is the second stop on the old Antalya – Afyon road. Kırgöz Han is located in Kırkgöz, Pınarbaşı district that is 30 km away from Antalya. It is in very good condition.

Düden Waterfalls: The waterfall which is one of the natural beauties that symbolizes the city is located approximately 10 km northeast of Antalya city centre. It falls down from a height of 20 metres. The main source of the stream is in Kırkgöz area. However lower part of Düden Waterfall is on the road to Lara Beach. It is on the southeast of city centre and floods from 40 metre high cliffs. It is one of the natural beauties that symbolize Antalya.

Kurşunlu Waterfall: It is on 7th km after the turning point to Isparta road which is on the 24th km of Alanya road on the east of city centre. This wonder of nature is one of the most frequently visited places as well. The waterfall is place like a dreamland. It is inside of the deep green valley. The whole place of the waterfall can be seen approximately in half an hour. There are plenty of fishes in the water which forms small lakes in some places. It also attracts attentions with its rich fauna. Düden, Kurşunlu and Manavgat waterfalls were used while shooting many Turkish movies. All can be reached easily by bus.

Lara – Konyaaltı Beaches: The natural beauty Lara beach which is approximately 10 km north of Antalya city centre and Konyaaltı beach which is on the west coast of city centre are the best coasts of the city.

Perge: Perge is 18 km north of Antalya, near Aksu district. It is an important Pamphylian city since it is situated on the Cilicia – Pisidia trade route. The foundation of the city coincides with other Pamphylian cities (VII. Century BC). Perge was important for Christians. Saint Paulos and Barnabas came to Perge. The riches such as Magna Plancia provided significant monuments here. In Perge which the first excavations started in 1946 by Istanbul University, the ruins such as theatre, stadium, main road with columns and agora were found

Karain Cave: The remains in Karain Cave situated 27 km northwest of Antalya within the borders of Yağcılar belong to Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze ages. This cave is one of the places that should be seen.

Ariassos: It is 1 km inside from the turnout on 48th km of Antalya – Burdur highway. Situated on mountain slope, Ariassos is worth seeing with its hamams and rock tombs. At the beginning of Ariassos valley, the most glorious remain the entrance gate rises. This monument which belongs to Roman period, called “Üç Kapı” (Three Doors) by local people since it has 3 arches, thus 3 entries. The most astonishing feature of the city is that three out of four of the whole city is the remains of necropolis with magnificent tombs.

Life Style: There are heritages of two lifestyles prevailing in Antalya and the region. When the Turkish people first came here, they immediately oriented the settled lifestyle and built villages, towns and cities. Another part of the population continued the unsettle life as they did before they came to Anatolia. According to a lifestyle called semi settled 15 – 20 and sometimes hundreds families in relation live in hair tents and migrate to mountains in summer and then warm lowlands in winter called “Kışlak”. They raise sheep, camel, and sell or exchange the products they made from these animals with ones of settled people. They produce meat, milk, oil and weave hair tents and carpets with the madder. There are also people who bread crops, vegetables even in the confined areas. There were even big unsettled groups (aşiret, oymak) that rose horses to Ottoman Army.

Turkish carpets glamorizing the most important museums in Europe are the handicrafts of these people. The big part of our current folk music culture is a heritage from these nomads. The most significant poets of Turkish Folk Poetry and music Karacaoğlan, Dadaloğlu are the representatives of this culture. Since the old times the people who lead a settled life generally call themselves peasant, native, while when you go to a village with high population of Yoruks (Turkish nomads), they say “here is Yoruk village”. You can witness these kind of remarks all around Turkey. However even if people emphasize these differences that go long way back, they all have the same root and they all are Turkish. They do not see different each other and accept this as a richness.

Today, Turkey is one of countries that conformed in modern contemporary world and uses technology in a best way. However nowadays there are only small unsettled groups that lead a life which is thousand year old and has both nostalgic and cultural value. The number does not exceed couple hundred. Sadly only camels have left from this lifestyle. If you happen to come to Belek, Manavgat and Alanya in summertime, you will see camels carrying tourists with bells and rattles on them. These are remembrances from those days. Moreover you can see Yoruk tents for local and foreign tourists in Kemer and on Antalya Kumluca road. You can eat pancake with buttermilk in these tents which look like a half museum. The native people of Antalya immigrate to Plateaus such as Gömbe, Sütleğen, Alanya even today whenever they get a chance. This tradition is a memory from their ancestors. And also you can witness the snow which was preserved in holes in Taurus Mountains in some counties and brought to the centre of county then reduced to juice are sold by peddlers. This is again another old tradition of Yoruks.

Local Foods: The husbandry and the products provided from wheat determine the base of nutrition style of Yoruks. Although raw vegetables are produced leastwise in coastal line wheat and dry vegetables gain importance in the inner regions. It is possible to find all of the world cuisine in touristic hotels and restaurants. However local meals special to the region are saç kavurması (dried lamb fried on iron plate), Tandır kebabı (Tandoor kebab), Kölle (stewed wheat, bean, pea and horsebean), Domates Cilvesi (meal with tomato), Hibeş (spread of tahin, cumin, red pepper flakes and lemon juice), Arapaşı.

Climate: In Antalya prevailing Mediterranean climate, winters are temperate and rainy, summers hot and dry.

Transportation: provided by highways, airline and maritime line. Antalya airport is open to international air traffic.


By Road

Antalya is easily accessed from most parts of the country and the main bus station is 4 km in north of the city centre. You can reach Antalya from Istanbul in 12 hours, from Fethiye in 8 hours, from İzmir in 9 hours, from Ankara in 8 hours and from Göreme in 10 hours. Most of the bus companies have free services from the terminal to the city centre.You can reach the districts such as Kaş, Alanya, Olympos and Side from the Terminal easily. All the busses are air-conditioned.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is at Burdur.

By Air

Antalya airport is 10 km east of the city centre and has direct flights from most of the countries of the world. It is well connected to other parts of Turkey and especially in summer has many daily direct flights from Istanbul, İzmir and Ankara.

Phone Number: (0242) 330 32 33 / 330 36 00
Fax Number: (0242) 330 31 30 

By Boat

Antalya’s marina is one of the most important ones in Turkey. The Kaleiçi (Old Town) marina lies at the foot of the old part of the city. Apart from private yachts coming from all over the world, there are passenger ferries to Cyprus and Rhodes.

Turkish Maritime Lines
Phone Number: (0242) 241 11 20.
Fax Number: (0242) 247 50 95

Kaleici (Old Town) Marina
Tel: (0242) 259 12 90
Fax: (0242) 259 10 10

Useful Information


Turkish is the official language, but English is widely understood in the main tourist areas.

Conference Language

The official language of the Conference is English.

Currency & Credit Cards

The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. Minor Unit: 1/100 = kuruş. Banks and bank machines (automatic tellers) can be found throughout the city. Regular banking hours are 08:30 – 17:00, Monday to Friday. Most banks have automatic teller machines (ATM), which can be accessed 24 hours a day. Currency Exchange Offices (Döviz Bürosu) are found in tourist, market and commercial areas.

Traveller’s Cheques and Eurocheques can be cashed at the local banks which are open between 8:30 and 17:00 hrs. The major credit cards (such as Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in most Turkish restaurants and shops. You can use your major credit card to pay for most purchases: hotel rooms, rental cars, airline tickets and the more substantial souvenirs. The most popular card is VISA, followed by MASTERCARD/ EUROCARD.

Automated Teller Machines (ATM)

Automated teller (cash) machines (cashpoints, bancomats) are everywhere in Turkish cities, airports, and even in most small towns. Choose your language: Turkish or English for sure, and sometimes French and German. Just push a button to get screen prompts in your language.


The international country dialing code for Turkey is +90. The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). Mobile phones work in most of the country; the network operators use GSM networks, which will not be compatible with many US cell phones. Internet cafes are available in the main towns and resorts.

Safety / Security

Antalya remains a destination with no increased risk when compared with other major destinations in the world. In addition, strict security measures are put in place by the competent authorities in the city during major congresses and events.


220 volt, 50 cycle. Most hotels have a receptacle with 110 volts. Socket type is European standards.

Local Time

GMT + 2

Passport & Visa

To enter Turkey, you are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date you travel to Turkey. In addition, nationals from some countries require a visa to enter Turkey. Depending on your country of origin, you may purchase a visa stamp at the point of entry, or you must apply for the visa before arriving in Turkey. For information on whether you require a visa to enter Turkey, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Please also note that visa stamps purchased at the airport are payable in cash only (TL / USD / EUR). Traveler’s checks and credit cards are not accepted.

If you need to apply for a visa before your arrival, INVITATION LETTERS can be sent to you by email as a PDF file. The letters invite your participation in the conference and in order to get it, you should either have an accepted paper or complete your registration payment. Please send your invitation letter requests to sibel.koymen@dmrturizm.com.tr


Prof. Sema Çalış
Hacettepe University
Faculty of Pharmacy
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology
06100 Ankara Turkey

Phone : +90.312 305 12 41
Fax : +90.312 310 30 11

Scientific Secretariat
Assoc. Prof. Hakan Eroğlu
Hacettepe University
Faculty of Pharmacy
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology
06100 Ankara Turkey

Phone : +90.312 305 12 41
Fax : +90.312 310 09 06

Official Symposium Agency
DMR Turizm
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