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Denizli Merkezefendi 2nd Traditional Medicine Festival Begins

2nd Traditional Medicine Festival, organized in cooperation with Denizli and Zeytinburnu Municipalities begins. Festival will be held from May 21 to 23.
Within the festival, concerts, exhibition of plants and conferences will be held. Health Department of Denizli Municipality will offer the free public health screening. Parks and Gardens Department will present basil to all participants of festival. During the festival mesir paste will be distributed to citizens.
Mayor Osman Zolan briefed about festival.
Mayor Osman Zolan gave information about Traditional Medicine Days. Merkezefendi was born and completed primary school in Denizli, went to Bursa and İstanbul. Then he served in Manisa. Merkezefendi created one of the most effective drugs known as mesir paste. Merkezefendi Medicine Days will begin in Denizli and will be continued in Zeytinburnu. The goal of Denizli Municipality is to introduce the genius of medical science of that period to all generations. Accordingly, he invites everyone to attend the festival.

DENİZLİ MERKEZEFENDİ TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DAYS

21.05.2012
9.00 pm - Opening Ceremony and Concert of Esat Kabaklı

22.05.2012 - Morning Sessions
CHAIRMAN: Prof. Dr. Münir Öztürk
10.00-10.20 am - Prof. Dr. Ali Duymaz (Dean of Turkish Folk Science of Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Balıkesir University) - The evaluation of Merkez Efendi in terms of Folk Science
10.30-10.50 am - Prof. Dr. Hasan Herken (Pamukkale University/Faculty of Medicine/Psychiatry) - In our Opinion: Medicine

11.00-11.20 am - Prof. Dr. Gülendam Tümen (Department of Biology of Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Balıkesir University) - Plants used in diabetes

11.30 - 11.50 am - Prof. Dr. Neşe Kırımer (Faculty of Pharmacy of Anadolu University) - Aromatherapy
12.00 -12.20 pm - Prof. Dr. Hulusi Mayer (Department of Biology of Faculty of Arts and Science of Uludağ University) - Dye plants and their uses

22.05.2012 Noon Sessions
CHAIRMAN: Prof. Dr. Gülendam Tümen

2.30 - 2.50 pm - Prof. Dr. Münir Öztürk Department of Biology of Faculty of Arts and Science of Ege University, Retired Faculty Member, Botany USA - Carob - Economic Importance and Potential Assessment

3.00 - 3.20 pm - Prof. Dr. Ali Çelik (Department of Biology of Faculty of Arts and Science of Pamukkale University) - Olive - the tree of immortality

3.30 - 3.50 pm - Prof. Dr. Alaattin Şen (Department of Biology of Faculty of Arts and Science of Pamukkale University) - Biological properties of pomegranate juice

4.00 - 4.20 pm - Assoc. Dr. Emine Nur Herken (Department of Food Engineering of Faculty of Engineering of Pamukkale University) - Medical Use of Nigella Sativa from Past to Present

4.30 - 4.50 pm - Assoc. Dr. Kutret Gezer (Department of Biology of Faculty of Arts and Science of Pamukkale University) - Medicinal properties of Reshi the Mushroom of immortality

23.05.2012 Morning Sessions
CHAIRMAN: Prof. Dr. Alaattin Şen
10.00 - 10.20 am - Şerif Kutludağ Member of Faculty (Department of Turkish Language Education of Faculty of Education of Pamukkale Univesity) - Sociocultural overview to the birthplace of Merkez Efendi.

10.30 - 10.50 am - Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Yaşar Ertaş (Department of History of Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Pamukkale University) - Perception of the illness in Ottoman Society

11.00 - 11.20 am - Prof. Dr. Raşit Urhan (Department of Biology of Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Pamukkale University) - Animal toxins and and health practices

11.30 11.50 am - Assoc. Dr. Gürkan Semiz (Department of History of Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Pamukkale University) - Amber and Resin from Stone Age to the Present

12.00 - 12.20 pm - Accos. Dr. Ali Gökgöz (Department of Geological Engineering of Faculty of Engineering of Pamukkale Univesity) -The chemical composition of Denizli's geothermal waters and healing properties