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Dear Colleagues,

The World Institute of Pain is excited to announce that our XI World Congress will be held in Budapest, Hungary, August 25-27th, 2022.  Innovation and Change in Pain Management in a post covid world will be the theme of what is expected to be one of the best conferences in 2022.  Our Congress will be led by current President Peter Staats, MD, PhD, FIPP.  Dr. Staats brings to our congress a wealth of expertise and knowledge, and with the help of our scientific committee, we will provide the very best topics available on pain management.  Our exhibit hall will also bring the best and brightest in new technologies, regenerative medicine, neuromodulation and chronic pain.  Our exhibitors are one of the reasons each Congress gets better every year.

The WIP began its mission in 1993 as a worldwide organization promoting interventional pain by bringing together some of the world’s best Clinicians.   Since that time, we have educated physicians in every Country in the World.  In 2001 WIP began its Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) Board of Examination, a physician certification program that requires both a theoretical and practical examination. We are proud that over 1,400 Physicians worldwide have completed this program.

Budapest is an extraordinary city that offers many surprises and much excitement.  This Eastern European capital is full of arts, history, thermal pools, incredible markets, and home to some of the best restaurants in the world.   If you’ve never visited, now is the time to plan; you do not want to miss this opportunity.

The health and safety of all participants is our primary concern and every effort will be taken to ensure that each person has the best experience.  We look forward to getting back to seeing our worldwide friends and learning what’s new in the world of interventional pain.

Registration will be open soon for the XI WIP World Congress in Budapest.  Keep an eye out for updates and information on our program.   We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!



Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP, ABIPP
Congress Chair



Dear WIP Family & Friends,

We cannot wait to welcome you to Budapest, Hungary for the 11th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain on 25-27 August 2022!  We remain optimistic that conditions will be stable enough to allow us all to gather in person next summer in Budapest.  While we plan to make the core content of this World Congress available in digital format, we are hopeful that we can all participate face-to-face in this important educational event in one of WIP’s “hometowns!”

I am pleased to introduce the Chairs of the Scientific Program Committee, who are working to compose an excellent program around the theme of “Innovation and Change in Pain Management.”  This committee, led by Co-Chairs Drs. Miles Day, Monique Steegers, Carl Noe, Fabricio Dias Assis and Yu-Chuan Tsai, will assist Congress Chair Prof. Gabor Racz in designing the premier event in Interventional Pain education in 2022!

As always, we very much appreciate the invaluable support of our industry partners for the WIP educational mission.  We are very grateful once again to have the opportunity to work with them in presenting the most recent and relevant knowledge in practicing interventional pain medicine.  We know our combined efforts will continue to make a lasting impact on pain patients throughout the world.

Please reserve the dates of 25-27 August 2022 in your agenda; I know you will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event in 2022!  We can’t wait to see you again in Budapest!

Best regards,

Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, FIPP
President, World Institute of Pain
Congress Chair


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