16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress (WICC2023) is the official Congress of the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care (www.wficc.com) which is a membership organization comprised of over 85 national societies and federations of intensive and critical care medicine throughout the world.
WFICC organizes its biennial international congress by a member national society.
16th World Intensive and Critical Care Congress is organized by the Society of Turkish Intensivists (www.tuyud.org.tr).
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.
Istanbul Congress Center
Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminals. The journey to Taksim takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic conditions, and the average fare ranges between 450-500 TL. ( 20 -25 EUR )
- Yellow Taxi : The Yellow Taxi is the most economical option for getting from Istanbul Airport to the Taksim region.
- Turquoise Taxi : The Turquoise Taxi offers a slightly higher level of comfort compared to the Yellow Taxi but comes at a cost of around 30% more than the Yellow Taxi fare.
- Luxury Taxi (Black Vito) : For those seeking a more luxurious and comfortable ride, the Luxury Taxi, also known as the Black Vito, is an excellent option. It provides a premium experience but comes at a higher price point, being 50% more expensive than both the Yellow and Turquoise Taxis.
Istanbul Airport (IST) to Taksim:
- Havaist Shuttle Service:
The official Havaist website provides comprehensive information about their shuttle services, including routes, schedules, and fares. Passengers can access this information using their smartphones, laptops, or any internet-connected device.
Havaist is an official airport shuttle service operated by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. It offers comfortable and affordable transportation between Istanbul Airport and various destinations in the city, including popular locations like Taksim, Sultanahmet, and more. The service is available for both domestic and international passengers.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to Taksim :
- Havabus Shuttle Service:
For the convenience of participants arriving at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, there are taxi services and public shuttle options available at the airport exit
Sabiha Gökçen Airport Shuttles
The average temperature in Istanbul in August is 29° / 20° Celsius.
Türkiye operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.
Please be sure to check the visa requirements for your country at the official web page of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
Also, Turkey has Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System. This system allows visitors traveling to Turkey to easily obtain their e-Visas online (www.evisa.gov.tr), 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 www.evisa.gov.tr
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.
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.