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.
The biennial WIP World Congress, the preeminent summit on pain management, is the mainstay of the educational mission of WIP. Thousands of physicians who dedicate themselves to the phenomena of acute and chronic pain syndromes come together as both teachers and learners to contribute to the advancement of pain education and collaboration on clinical practice standards of excellence worldwide. Together, with our educational supporters representing top clinicians & scientists, medical device and pharmacologic industries, WIP brings together the most recognized experts in the field of pain medicine to exchange medical science, practical experience, and evidence-based techniques in the field of interventional pain management.
As a professional society, WIP also publishes a high impact scholarly journal, PAIN Practice; certifies physicians who meet the qualifications and competency standards for certification as Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice® and Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist; administers a recognition program for pain centers of excellence; and organizes and endorses annually a broad spectrum of regional and international symposia and hands-on workshops that promote the highest standards and techniques of interventional pain practice.