The World Institute of Pain is excited to welcome everyone to the XI. World Congress in Budapest, Hungary, August 25-27th, 2022. Innovation and Change in Pain Management in a post covid world is the theme of what we expect to be one of the best conferences in 2022. Our Congress is being 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 believe we are providing you with the very best topics available on pain management. Our exhibit hall will be host to the best and brightest in new technologies, regenerative medicine, neuromodulation and chronic pain; so make sure you stop and visit each booth. 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 ountry 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.
We take the health and safety of all participants very seriously, and every effort is being taken to ensure that each person has the best experience. We look forward to seeing our worldwide friends and learning what’s new in the world of interventional pain.
We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!
Gabor B. Racz, MD, FIPP, DABIPP
Dear WIP Family & Friends,
I’am very happy to have the opportunity to welcome you to Budapest! The past 2 ½ years have been unlike anything any of us has ever experienced, and the world as we all knew it has changed in ways that were unimaginable to us just a short time ago. As we begin to resume our old levels of activity, we are very excited to gather together in person once again. I am extremely thankful to be able to see old friends and new colleagues face-to-face, as we get on with the important business of expanding the science and practice of interventional pain medicine.
I am very grateful for the vision and leadership supplied by the WIP Executive Board and Founders during this period. Like many associations and organizations, WIP has faced many challenges in recent years. The dedication of our leadership and the support of our members and partners in industry have been absolutely critical to the survival of this society. I especially want to thank Prof. Gabor Racz for his invitation to resume WIP activities in the lovely city of Budapest, Hungary. It is fitting that we gather here once again, where so many of the early memories of WIP had their first
I also want to thank Dr. Miles Day and the Program Committee for the XI. World Congress of WIP. An enormous amount of effort has been spent in organizing this excellent event, and I join Dr. Day and the Committee in being proud of the program that we have assembled. I also want to thank our amazing faculty, whose expertise and wisdom will make this the premier educational event in pain medicine in 2022! Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous support of our industry partners, who have continued to enable WIP to pursue its mission.
It is a pleasure to welcome one and all to the WIP XI. World Congress, and I look forward to spending time with you in-person in the coming days.
Thank you all for joining us in Budapest!
Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, FIPP
President, World Institute of Pain