General Information

About Congress

16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress (WICC2023) is the official Congress of the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care (www.wficc.comwhich is a membership organization comprised of over 85 national scientific national societies and federations of intensive and critical care medicine with a combined individual membership of over 90,000 intensive and critical care practitioners throughout the world.

WFICC organizes its biennial international congress by a member national society which is elected by the Council of WFICC among candidate countries and is approved at the General Assembly.

16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress will be organized by the Society of Turkish Intensivists (

The mission of the WICC2023 is to gather all intensive and critical care professionals from the globe to share knowledge, experience and research findings in intensive and critical care; to contribute to education and experience of intensivists; to form networks in intensive and critical care education and research; and to improve the standards and quality of patient care; to bridge the gap for a better future in intensive and critical care medicine and to contribute to the well-being of intensive and critical care professionals by a face-to-face meeting after the pandemic which had an enormous impact on the intensive and critical care medicine.

Meeting Venue

Istanbul Congress Center


İstanbul Airport – Urban Transportation


Transportation is provided between the airport and the city center by the private bus company HAVAİST within the scope of “Luxury Transportation with Luggage”. For detailed information please click.


Transportation is provided between the airport and the city center by IETT which serves under Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB). For detailed information please click.


At Istanbul Airport, there are three different types of vehicles comprised of black “E” type, blue “D” type, and orange “C” type that serve 24/7. For detailed information please click.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport  – Urban Transportation


With HAVABUS Shuttles you can travel to and from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, to Kadıköy and Taksim.

The shuttles are white colored and parked in front of the terminal building arrivals level exit ready to take you to Taksim for a fee of 50 TL and to Kadıköy for a fee of 35 TL per person. Shuttle’s Taksim departure point is across Taksim Divan hotel, in front of the Point Hotel. Kadıköy departure point is the pier.

For detailed information please click


Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro has been Launched

Sabiha Gökçen Airport Metro, officially referred to as M4 Metro Line running between Kadıköy and Sabiha Gökçen Airport has launched.

The station has 3 entrances: They are Entrance No: 1 Domestic Terminal CIP Hall & Carpark, Entrance No: 2 Sabiha Gökçen Airport Hotel and Entrance No: 3 Terminal.

You can use M4 Kadıköy-Sabiha Gökçen Airport metro line to get on the following transportation lines:

  • T3 Kadikoy – Moda Tram, ferries and sea-lines from Kadikoy Station,
  • Marmaray from Ayrılık Çeşmesi Station,
  • Metrobüs from Ünalan Station,
  • Pendik High Speed Train Station via IETT buses from Pendik Station.

For more information you can visit Metro Istanbul website


Round-the-clock taxi service is available at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.


The average temperature in Istanbul in June is 29° / 20° Celsius.


The main form of currency is the Turkish Lira. For current exchange rates, click here


Türkiye operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.

Entry Requirements

Please be sure to check the visa requirements for your country at the official web page of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at

Also, Turkey has Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System. This system allows visitors traveling to Turkey to easily obtain their e-Visas online (, in approximately three minutes. It is possible to obtain e-Visa 7/24 everywhere with an internet connection. The applicants can obtain their visa after they fill in the necessary information concerning their identity, passport, and travel dates and pay the visa fee online. Please check if you are eligible for the e-Visa and e-Visa application at

Letter of Invitation

The sole purpose of an invitation letter is to facilitate delegates’ visa arrangements and does not imply financial or other support by the organizers. All expenses incurred in relation to Congress are the sole responsibility of the delegate. It is the delegate’s responsibility to allow adequate time to make visa arrangements.

CME Accreditation

The “16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress” has been submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) and is awaiting CME approval.


The ordinary yellow taxis are everywhere in Istanbul. You can stand at a main street and wave your hand and you will easily catch one of them. However, the most secure method in order to avoid getting scammed by an unofficial taxi is to take your cab from the taxi ranks located all over Istanbul. On the other hand, you can always book your taxi online using one of the Istanbul Taxi Apps (e.g. iTaksi, Bitaksi, Kiwi Taxi) or ask your hotel concierge to call a taxi for you.

Payment Methods

In Istanbul, you ‘d better carry some cash with you if you are willing to take a taxi. It isn’t the rule that credit/debit cards aren’t accepted as a payment method but it’s very probable that your taxi driver won’t even have the necessary card terminal. What’s more, you should pay in Turkish liras as you may be deceived about the exchange rate. However, if you decide to book your taxi transfer in advance, credit cards could definitely be used.

Meeting Organizing Bureau

BROS Congress, Incentive & Events
Sağlam Fikir Sok. Esen Palas Apt. A Blok No: 2 D: 9 Şişli / İstanbul