>>>>>> Change of venue <<<<<<<
The Organizing Committee for the EABCT’17 Congress has made the decision to move the 47th Annual Congress of the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies scheduled September 13-16, 2017 from Istanbul, Turkey to Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The political tension and security concerns make it difficult to deliver the high-quality scientific program which was prepared for Istanbul and after consulting with the EABCT board, we decided to relocate the congress to Ljubljana. Europe and perhaps the whole world is passing through difficult times and you will realize what a difficult decision it was (emotionally and financially) to change the venue at this stage. We are sad not to be able to host you in the beautiful city of Istanbul and we hope that you will understand this decision based on uniting rather than dividing.
Our primary objective was to create an exceptional scientific and social meeting in Istanbul and our focus remains on establishing a world-class meeting on CBT in another beautiful city in Slovenia. This aim cannot be achieved without active participation and invaluable contribution. We hope that you will be able to come and join us in Ljubljana. We would like to remind you that submission for presentations is open and in action. Please visit our web page at www.eabct2017.org for more information.
We are excited to organize the congress in Ljubljana, a cosy and very pretty city which is easily accessible from different parts of Europe. It will be an excellent alternative and a very attractive destination for everyone planning to attend the EABCT 47th Annual Congress. Our traditional and social aim to bring together old friends and make new ones remains the same.
We are hoping that this change in venue will be appreciated and you will still be able to join us. It will be a great pleasure for our association to be your host and to make your stay as pleasant as possible in Ljubljana as well.
Please accept our apologies for this decision we had to take to relocate the congress and please also do not hesitate to contact us or the secretariat for any assistance. The new web will soon be ready (www.eabct2017.org) and gives information on the deadlines for submissions to the scientific programme.
Yusuf Sivrioglu, Representative of the TACBT
Mehmet Sungur, President of the 47th EABCT Congress