WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?
• Improve your company’s leadership in the field of pain
• Gain knowledge through academic leaders, industry researchers and clinicians
• Raise your company’s visibility in the field
• Exhibit and distribute marketing and promotional material
PREVIOUS CONGRESS STATISTICS
Expected over 1,800
WIP 2016 - NEW YORK, USA
WIP 2014 - MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS
The World Institute of Pain® (WIP), founded in 1993, is an international institute for global advancement and standardization of physician education, training, and certification of pain physicians.
WIP’s mission is to bring together the most recognized experts in the field of pain medicine throughout the world for the advancement and standardization of interventional pain practice and the achievement of improved standards of care for pain patients.
WIP fulfils its mission through sponsorship and endorsement of educational and training programs for pain physicians. These programs are aimed at facilitating the development of practice guidelines and standards of examining and assessing competency in physicians who specialize in interventional pain practice.
The World Institute of Pain® was founded as a worldwide organization that aims to promote the best practice of pain medicine for the 21st century. The majority of acute, chronic, and cancer patients are inadequately represented in the world. The population of chronic pain and cancer pain patients is expected to double by the year 2030, and the older population is expected to live longer. Specialized and focused care of pain patients is essential if adequate and continued care is to provide comfort and functional improvement in their daily living. Pain medicine specialists can provide this care.
The preeminent summit on pain management, the biennial WIP World Congress is the mainstay of WIP’s educational mission. WIP World Congresses contribute to the global advancement of pain education and clinical practice standards of excellence.
Symposia and Workshops
WIP endorses regional and international pain symposia and practical workshops that are organized by an FIPP member of WIP and enrich the educational mission of WIP.
WIP and its FIPP Board of Examination introduced the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) physician certification program in 2001. Over 800 physicians from 50 countries have been certified. The three-part examination (theoretical, practical, and oral) is based on currentlyaccepted levels of knowledge and expertise in interventional techniques. The FIPP certification program contributes to the global advancement and standardization of interventional pain practice.
Introduced in 2010, the Excellence in Pain Practice Award program recognizes pain centers that demonstrate excellence in clinical practice, education, training, and cutting-edge research. Through its network of EPP pain centers, WIP aims to broaden the scope and reach of physician collaboration globally. To date, WIP has recognized over 20 pain centers in countries throughout Europe, SE and NE Asia, Africa, Australia and the United States.
WIP Website: https://www.worldinstituteofpain.org