WIP Registered Turkish Section (Affiliated to WIP)
World Institute of Pain has 30 Sections from all over the world. The World Institute of Pain® (WIP) in 2007 established an international framework of WIP Sections that encourages the promotion and development of WIP’s membership network, WIP-endorsed activities, and liaisons with individuals or groups with similar interests in fields related to best practice of pain management, pursuant to Bylaws Article 6, Paragraph A. Sections). Through these international Sections and other international networks of pain medicine physicians, WIP can more fully realize and enhance the exchange of scientific and clinical management practices in a manner that encourages international goodwill, as well as social and cultural impact. WIP encourages the establishment of regional Sections when such Sections would promote the objectives of WIP.
WIP recognizes the value of formal liaisons with other scientific and professional organizations whose purposes are consistent with the mission and aims of WIP.
Pursuant to Bylaws Article 6. Paragraph B. Affiliates, WIP recognizes the value of formal liaison with other scientific and professional organizations whose purposes are consistent with the mission and aims of WIP.
Effective 8 May 2018, WIP recognizes the Affiliates:
- Legally-registered Sections of WIP. (Example: WIP Turkish Section)
- Organized in compliance with local government regulations, with approval by WIP. (Required letter from WIP President, Apostille certifying the Bylaws of WIP.)
- Agrees to total transparency with regard to corporate documents, financial disclosures, and compliance with the mission and aims of WIP.
On January 14, 2017, the Executive Board of the World Institute of Pain® (WIP) agreed to support requests by official Sections of WIP to register their Sections in their countries when doing so would better empower FIPP® (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice®). Members of WIP to organize educational activities in accordance with the non-profit mission and aims of WIP.
This action was affirmed for the Affiliated WIP Section of Turkey by unanimous electronic vote on 23th of November 2017 with 12 of 12 Executive Board directors and officers (Section V) voting in favor of registration of the Turkish Section of WIP, with the below-named FIPP® Members acting as organizers of the Affiliated WIP Section of Turkey.
The first officers appointed to lead the WIP Turkish Section are:
- Serdar Erdine,
- İbrahim Aşık.
- Alp Yentür,
- Meltem Uyar
- Mert Akbaş,
On the 26th of June 2018 WIP Affiliated Registered Section of Turkey has been approved by the Ministery of Interior of Turkey. The process was not an easy one however worth to give a struggle inorder to have a better way of organizing WIP activities, promote FIPP not only within the country but also in a broader region, joining together our colleagues from the Middle East, Meditterenean, Middle Asia and Caucasus.
In order to reach that goal, WIP Turkish Section is organizing scientific symposiums,cadaver workshop and simulation workshops, establish a webportal to educate and train the future generation www.wippainturkish.org
In coordination with the official website of the World Institute of Pain;
This is a new and exciting step in the history of World Institute of Pain to register their Sections in their countries when doing so would better empower FIPP® (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice®) Members of WIP to organize educational activities in accordance with the non-profit mission and aims of WIP.
Between 19-20 October 2018 WIP Turkish Registered Section has organized the First Interventional Pain Istanbul Symposium and Cadaver Workshop in CASE laboratories of Acıbadem University with 45 participants fro 15 countries with great success.
On the 19th of October 2018 the General assembly of the WIP Turkish Registered Section was held and the following Officers has been elected;
Serdar Erdine; MD,FIPP, Chair
İbrahim Aşık, MD,FIPP, Co Chair
Can Eyigör; MD,FIPP, Secretary
Alp Yentur, MD,FIPP, Treasurer
Mert Akbaş; MD,FIPP, Liason to WIP