Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 8th BBBB Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences in Çeşme, İzmir, Turkey which will be held on 14-16 October, 2019 under the auspices of Turkish Pharmaceutical Technology Scientists’ Association (TÜFTAD).

The BBBB conference series were initiated by the Hungarian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (Balaton), the Turkish Pharmaceutical Technology Scientists’ Association (Bosphorus), the Slovenian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bled), and the Estonian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Finnish Pharmaceutical Society (Baltic), and member Organizations of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS). The Balaton-Baltic-Bled-Bosphorus Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences’ has been organized biannually since 2005, to establish a close cooperation among the member societies and organizations. Colleagues from other countries are also kindly invited to participate in these conferences, The 3rd BBBB Conferences was successfully organized by TÜFTAD in Antalya in 2009. We are very proud and happy to announce the 8th BBBB Conference to be held in Turkey again.

The aim of the BBBB conference series is to bring together scientists from all fields of pharmaceutical sciences in order to exchange results, experiences, and information and to build communication and collaboration at regional and global scales.

The 8th BBBB will feature a theme of "Innovations and Challenges in Drug Research and Development". The Conference will offer oppotunities to exchange scientific ideas and create networks between the university, industry and regulatory authorities. The Conference will cover pleanary lectures, scientific sessions, oral and poster presentations. In addition, industry-specific sessions will be organized.

The Çeşme Peninsula harbors a different harmony within each of its curves.The Peninsula is one of the most important touristic destinations in Turkey with its crystal clear sea, bays that are embroidered like lace, long beaches with thin sand, thermal waters inside the sea, scenic beauties, traditional structure and historical and natural assets. Çeşme where the sea is always blue and the sun always shines, is a destination that must be seen. We believe that you will enjoy natural, historical and cultural beauties of İzmir-Çeşme during your stay in Turkey.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in İzmir-Çeşme in a wonderful season of the Aegean for enjoying the "sea and sun” as well as the hot topics in science

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Nevin Çelebi
8th BBBB-Chair


Honorary Board of
BBBB Conference Founders

Prof. Dominique Duchene (APGI, France)
Prof. Istvan Hermecz (HSPS, Hungary)†
Prof. A.Atilla Hıncal (TÜFTAD, Turkey)
Prof. Hans Linden (EUFEPS)
Prof. Aleš Mrhar (SPS, Slovenia)
Prof. Christian R. Noe (EUFEPS)
Prof. Peep Veski (EPS, Estonia)†

Conference Chair

Prof. Nevin Çelebi, Ankara
President of the Turkish Pharmaceutical Technology Scientists’ Association

Scientific Secretary

Prof. Selma Şahin, Hacettepe University, Ankara

Local Organizing Committee

Altan Demirdere, Novartis
Ayhan Savaşer, Gülhane Sağlık Bilimleri University
Buket Aksu, Altınbaş University
Canan Hasçiçek, Ankara University
Hakan Eroğlu, Hacettepe University
İrem Yenice, Mustafa Nevzat İlaç
Müge Kılıçarslan, Ankara University
Müzeyyen Demirel, Anadolu University
Ömer Ocak, Nobel İlaç
Sevgi Güngör, İstanbul University
Tansel Çomoğlu, Ankara University
Timuçin Uğurlu, Marmara University
Tuba İnceçayır, Gazi University
Yeşim Aktaş, Erciyes University
Yeşim Karasulu, Ege University
Zeynep Şafak Teksin, Gazi University

Local Scientific Committee

Ayfer Yalçın, Ege Üniversity
Bilge Şener, Gazi Üniversity
Erdal Cevher, İstanbul University
Figen Tırnaksız, Gazi Üniversity
Filiz Öner, Hacettepe University
Füsun Acartürk, Gazi University
Gülbin Özçelikay, Ankara University
Güniz Küçükgüzel, Marmara University
İlkay Erdoğan Orhan, Gazi University
Meral Tunçbilek, Ankara University
Nilüfer Tarımcı, Ankara University
Sema Çalış, Hacettepe University
Sönmez Uydeş Doğan, İstanbul Üniversity
Terken Baydar, Hacettepe University
Tuncer Değim, Biruni University
Uğur Tamer, Gazi University
Yalçın Özkan, Sağlık Bilimleri University
Yasemin Yazan, Anadolu University
Yekta Özer, Hacettepe University
Yıldız Özsoy, İstanbul University
Yusuf Öztürk, Anadolu University

International Scientific Advisory Board

Estonian Academical Society of Pharmacy

Assoc. Prof. Karin Kogermann, University of Tartu, Tartu
Assoc. Prof. Urve Paaver, University of Tartu, Tartu
Dr. Ivo Laidmäe, University of Tartu, Tartu

Finnish Pharmaceutical Society

Prof. Niklas Sandler, Åbo Akademi University, Turku
Prof. Jarkko Rautio, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
Leena Peltonen, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Hungarian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Prof. Éva Szökő, Semmelweis University, Budapest
Prof. Piroska Szabó-Révész, University of Szeged, Szeged
Prof. Romána Zelkó, Semmelweis University, Budapest

Slovenian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Prof. Mirjana Gašperlin, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Prof. Iztok Grabnar, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Prof. Julijana Kristl, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Turkish Pharmaceutical Technology Scientists’ Association

Prof. Erem Bilensoy, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Prof. Özgen Özer, Ege University, İzmir
Prof. Nilüfer Yüksel, Ankara University, Ankara


Confirmed speakers and tentative lecture titles include;

Lecturers are alphabetical order by surname.




Abstracts & Awards

Guidelines for Abstracts

  • Abstracts should only be submitted via e-mail.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • The presenting author must register to the symposium.
  • Only the abstracts of registered presenting authors will be included in the program and book of abstracts.
  • The submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by two reviewers. The abstracts will be accepted or rejected according to the reviewers’ evaluation. The selected abstracts will be published in the special issue of European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • The authors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by September 6, 2019 after the finalization of peer-review process.


Abstract Deadline

Abstracts must be received online by the Symposium Agency(8thbbbb@dmrturizm.com.tr) not later than August 23, 2019. 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
  • Conclusion
  • 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 Abstract

Only online submission to the Symposium Agency (8thbbbb@dmrturizm.com.tr) is accepted.

How to Prepare Your Abstract

  • A template for preparation of abstracts is available here.
  • Please complete your abstract according to the instructions in the template.
  • Presentation type preference must be marked which is at the top of the template.
  • Oral presentations will be selected by International Scientific Committee among submitted abstracts according to the preference which is declared by authors.
  • Instructions for preparation of oral/poster presentations will be announced together with the letter of acceptance, which will be sent to the corresponding authors.
  • 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.
  • Poster presentations must be prepared as 90 cm x 90 cm (widthxheight).

Best Oral Presentation Award

Best Oral Presentation Award will be given to one of the oral presentations after the scientific evaluation of the jury. The jury will be evaluate both the abstract and the oral presentation of the selected candidates for oral presentation. The presentation will be given in English (15 minutes presentation). The jury will evaluate the oral presentation as to presentation technique, scientific content and timing of the presentation. The results will be announced during closing ceremony of 8th-BBBB-2019, and the winner will be awarded with an honorarium and free registration to the 9th-BBBB conference.

Best Poster Award

Best Poster Award will be given to one of the poster presentations after the scientific evaluation of the jury. This jury will be evaluating the candidate during the poster session and over the abstract which will be submitted by the authors. The results will be announced in the closing ceremony of 8thBBBB-2019 and the winner will be awarded with a honorarium and free registration for 9thBBBB conference.

Registration & Accommodation

Registration Details

  Before September 20, 2019 After September 20, 2019
Student* 250 € 275 €
Academic 400 € 450 €
Company Delegate 450 € 500 €

Registration fee includes; attendance to scientific sessions, industrial sessions, coffee breaks, lunches (according to the symposium program) and scientific documents.

Please contact official symposium agency DMR Congress Organization Services Tourism Inc. for your registration (8thbbbb@dmrturizm.com.tr) before payment.

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

VAT (18%) is not included.

Please click here for registration & accommodation form


Room Type Before September 20, 2019 After September 20, 2019
Single Room 315 € 360 €
Double Room 420 € 480 €

Accommodation package includes; 3 night accommodation between October 13 - 16, 2019, full board accommodation at Radisson Blu's structure.
VAT (8%) is not included.
Please contact official symposium agency DMR Congress Organization Services Tourism Inc. for your accommodation (8thbbbb@dmrturizm.com.tr) before payment.


Isbank Ankara Başkent Branch
DMR Turizm
EURO Account: 4398 – 0001900     IBAN: TR76 0006 4000 0024 3980 0019 00
• Please note that, accommodation reservations will be confirmed by DMR Tourism after you send the registration form.


Radisson Blu Hotel

The hotel is located at the seaside less than 3 kilometres away from Ilica, 95 kilometres from the Izmir International Airport, 88 kilometres from the Izmir city center.

The hotel has 312 rooms of different types. All rooms offer a tea-coffee set up, bathrobes, slippers, minibar, Wi-Fi and digital safe deposit boxes. All our rooms are furnished with LED TVs and central A/C. Our housekeeping service cleans the rooms and provides fresh linen and towels on a daily basis.

Make the most of the sand and sun on the pristine stretch of Cesme Beach on the doorstep of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Cesme. Take advantage of the warm, crystal waters and gentle breeze from the Agean Sea and enjoy the unspoilt beach.

The facility has a 585-square-meter ballroom can be used for large receptions or broken down into smaller spaces. We also have 7 additional meeting rooms ranging in size from 81 to 100 square meters. All meeting facilities include modern audiovisual equipment and Free high-speed, wireless Internet.

About Çeşme

Elegant and pretty Cesme is a seaside town on the Aegean coast, 85 kilometres west of Izmir. “Cesme” means “fountain” in Persian, undoubtedly due to the multitude of Ottoman fountains found around the town and surrounds.

Sunny Cesme is popular with holidaymakers for its lovely beaches with their views over the Aegean to the Greek Island of Chios, its colourful houses that line the town centre, its top spas and a new marina that’s attracting sailors from all over the world.


Cesme map TurkeyCesme is 85km west of Izmir, an hour’s drive from the airport which connects Turkey’s third largest city with Europe, the Middle East and destinations around Turkey. The small Cesme peninsula is compact enough to travel around efficiently, but nonetheless full of attractions. The most popular residential areas in and around Cesme are Cesme town centre, Alacati, Dalyan, Pasalimani, Ilica, Altinyunus and rural Ovacik.


The Cesme peninsula is home to around 40,000 people. The economy is fuelled by tourism - especially the many cruise ships that visit the area each summer - and fishing. During peak season the population swells to almost 500,000 as Cesme becomes Izmir’s holiday backyard as well as foreign visitors mainly from northern Europe, who flock to the area.


Cesme’s climate is drier and cooler than most holiday destinations found elsewhere around Turkey, providing a good alternative for those who dislike the searing heat. During summer the average high temperature is around 33 degrees - a few degrees cooler than the southern resort towns. Cooler months see the temperature dial hovering around the 13 degree mark, and most of the rainfall occurs during this time.


Windsurfing and kiteboarding: The steady sea breezes off the peninsula mean that windsurfing and kiteboarding in Cesme is considered some of the best in Europe. Alacati in particular is known as one of the best spots in the Mediterranean for wind-surfing.

Sailing and cruising: Explore the many islands, survey the emerald coastline, go seal and dolphin watching and discover what keeps sailors returning to the peninsula time and time again.

Beaches: The many beaches on the peninsula cater to everyone from toddlers to water-sport daredevils. White sands and steady sunny days mean a trip to the beach is on everyone’s itinerary.

Cesme Castle: The 500-year-old castle in Cesme’s centre is also home to a museum. It’s a fantastic place to while away a few hours.

Old Town: The beautiful historic centre of Cesme is filled with old Ottoman residences, Greek houses, ancient fountains and traditional cafes and shops.

Aqua Toy City: This fantastic waterfront waterpark is every kid’s dream - and parents are catered for too, with sun-loungers and decent food.

Thermal spas and mud baths: The area is - rightly - famous for its spas. Healing thermal water and soothing mud baths are offered at the many spa locations around the peninsula.


Alacati is a sleepy town that is just beginning to wake up. Once famous solely for its perfect windsurfing conditions - with 330 breezy days each year - and visited only by lovers of water sports, Alacati has suddenly been discovered by tourists and home buyers alike. Its laid back, villagesque charm is complemented by the raft of fashion stores, galleries and swanky restaurants that now appear on its streets.

Alacati was founded in 1850 when Greek workers came to the area to drain the marshes. When the work finished, the workers stayed on, working the vineyards and producing wine for export and domestic use. This industry has remained a mainstay of the area.

Alacati has a sandy, shallow bay located a little way from the town centre. The shores of this once sleepy Greek village are now famous worldwide, and have the impressive title of third best place on the globe to wind and kite surf. It was these water sport fanatics that first discovered Alacati and then later, helped turn the town into a Turkish tourism mainstay.


Ilica’s long, golden sandy beach attracts a fair proportion of the visitors who flock to Cesme each year. The town - five kilometres from Cesme at the western tip of Turkey - began as a wealthy Turkish retreat at the end of the 19th century. Today it’s a very popular holiday spot, drawing people from all over the world. Part of Ilica’s draw are the local thermal springs, which are thought to have healing properties - thermal springs combine with the salty seawater to create a warm, silky bath that is a balm for everything from rheumatism to asthma.


By Road

Çeşme is easily accessed from most parts of the country. You can reach Çeşme from Istanbul in 8 hours, from Antalya in 9 hours, from Ankara in 8 hours. Most of the bus companies have free services from the terminal to the city centre.

By Air

İzmir airport is 80 km nort of Çeşme and it has frequent flights to Istanbul, Ankara, and Antalya, and daily to several other Turkish cities. There are also regular flights from many European cities. Operators include Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Anadolujet, Onur and Sun Express (which has a hub here) so this competition keeps fares low.

Phone Number: +90232 455 00 00
Fax Number: +90232 274 64 54

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

Izmir 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 8thbbbb@dmrturizm.com.tr


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Scientific Secretariat
Prof. Selma Şahin
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
DMR Congress Organization Services Tourism Inc.
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Phone : +90.532 111 9 367 (DMR)
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