Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

We are delighted and excited to invite you to the XXIII. World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (IFOS 2026) to be held in Istanbul from September 9th to 14th, 2026.

We welcome you all in advance.

The IFOS Congress is one of the largest gatherings in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery with thousands of participants.

Istanbul is one of the most accessible metropolises in the world, connecting Europe and Asia, providing easy access to nearly 70 countries and 2 billion people within four hours. It does not require a visa for many countries, or if required for some countries, it can be obtained within minutes via the internet, at the airport, or at the border. Istanbul is an excellent city to host such a significant event with its historical richness, unique venues, and facilities.

IFOS 2026 Istanbul will be held at the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) located in the Istanbul Congress Valley. The Istanbul Congress Center, situated in the heart of Istanbul Congress Valley in the city, within walking distance of approximately 30,000 hotel rooms, is an exceptionally excellent and modern structure with all features.

IFOS 2026 Istanbul will be a meeting where the most experienced Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery specialists from every country in the world will participate. Topics related to each subfield of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, including artificial intelligence and new technologies, will be thoroughly examined.

The preparations of the YO IFOS team, which represents the future of IFOS, will add another dimension to the congress.

We invite each of you from every region of Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe to Istanbul, to Ifostanbul2026.

Looking forward to meeting at Ifostanbul2026, the gathering point for Otohinolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons in 2026.

See you there!
Prof. Özgür Yigit
President - Ifostanbul 2026