The second Excellence in Midkine Research Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey between 28th and 30th of June 2012. The objective of the conference was to engender closer collaborations between midkine scientists and to help accelerate scientific discoveries about midkine into the clinic. 

The conference attracted almost twice as many attendees as the inaugural meeting in Sydney 2010. Global leaders in midkine research attended from twelve countries around the world to present new data in a variety of fields. As well, a comprehensive book on midkine science, Midkine: From Embryogenesis to Pathogenesis and Therapy was officially launched at the meeting. This book was the direct result of collaborations arising from the inaugural midkine conference in Sydney. 

It is expected that the third Midkine Conference will be held in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014. Please send your expression of interest to if you wish to attend this invitation only event.