The report of the 1st Turkey in vitro diagnostic symposium results

Hilal Kocdor 1 , Ebru Sezer 2 , Zubeyde Erbayraktar 3 , Aysun Pabuccuoglu 4 , Taner Onat 2 , Gulgun Oktay 3 , Gul Guner 3 , Nilgun Yener 3 , Ferhan Sagin 2  and Diler Aslan 5
  • 1 Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Health Science, Department of Molecular Medicine and Institute of Oncology, Department of Basic Oncology, Muzaffer Kayhan Oncology Hospital 3. Floor Izmir, 35340, Turkey
  • 2 Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Izmir, Turkey
  • 3 Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Izmir, Turkey
  • 4 Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Biochemistry, Izmir, Turkey
  • 5 Pamukkale University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Denizli, Turkey
Hilal Kocdor, Ebru Sezer, Zubeyde Erbayraktar, Aysun Pabuccuoglu, Taner Onat, Gulgun Oktay, Gul Guner, Nilgun Yener, Ferhan Sagin and Diler Aslan


“The 1st Turkish in vitro Diagnostic Symposium” was organized in İzmir between the dates 18–20 February 2016 with cooperation of Turkish Biochemistry Society Izmir Branch and Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Health Sciences. This article presents a collection of the subjects, recommendations and results included in the final report of the symposium. Symposium subjects were analysed under separate titles and evaluated together with results obtained from various reports on medical devices (MD) in the last decade. According to the final report, the subjects to be considered on preferential basis include “configuration of the websites of legal authorities, standardization and accreditation institutions in a way to access work on in vitro Diagnostic (IVD)”, “activation of university-industry cooperation”, “determination of national standards parallel to international standards” and “carrying out the statistics about IVD-MD in Turkey as immediate as possible”. Drawing attention to the fact that there is a requirement for competent man power for every-stage of IVD-MD lifecycle, it is recommended that postgraduate education programmes are founded to serve these fields. Consequently, this symposium enabled to determine the basic problems about the sector by bringing together the stakeholders related to IVD-MD field and to come up with an action plan in accordance with the recommendations.

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Turkish Journal of Biochemistry (TJB), official journal of Turkish Biochemical Society, is issued electronically every 2 months. The main aim of the journal is to support the research and publishing culture by ensuring that every published manuscript has an added value and thus providing international acceptance of the “readability” of the manuscripts published in the journal.