Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure and honour for us to welcome you all to the Interventional Pain Istanbul -IPI- endorsed by  the World Institute of Pain and organized by WIP  Registered Turkish Section (Affiliated to WIP in Istanbul, Turkey  to be held between 19-21 October 2018.

Istanbul, the city of two continents, the city existing more than eight thousand years is the bridge for many civilizations and cultures welcomes you. Turkey is one of the very few countries, where Pain Medicine- Algology has been approved as a subspeciality.

The main purpose of  World Institute of   Pain is  to  educate and train personnel of member Pain Management Centers by including local hands-on training, international seminars, and exchange of clinicians all over the world. In order to reach that goal, WIP  Registered Turkish Section (Affiliated to WIP) is organizing a scientific symposium, cadaver workshop and simulation workshop to educate and train the future generation in a broader  region, joining together our colleagues from the Middle East, Meditterenean, Middle Asia and Caucasus.

The Symposium and the Cadaver Workshop and Simulation will include the interventional procedures which will be limited to a certain number of colleagues. Our main goal is to train our young colleagues  and prepare them for the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice-FIPP examination.

The scientific program committee established on a multidisciplinary  multinational level, formed of well known colleagues who gave their whole lifes to the  Pain Medicine will give you the real taste of pain medicine, Algology.

We welcome you in International Pain Istanbul.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Craig Hartrick                                                                                        Serdar Erdine