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.
Through these International Sections and other international networks of pain 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.
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.
On the 26th of June 2018 WIP Affiliated Registered Section of Turkey has been approved by the Ministery of Interior of Turkey in order 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.
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. 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
Until now Turkish Registered Section has organized four Interventional Pain Istanbul Symposium and cadaver workshops in CASE laboratories of Acıbadem University, Istanbul, Turkey
- 1st Interventional Pain Istanbul was held between 19-21 October 2018, with 48 participants, from 15 countries.
- 2nd Interventional Pain Istanbul was held between 25-27 October 2019,with 109 participants, from 45 countries.
- 3rd Interventional Pain Istanbul, Virtual Symposium and Cadaver workshop was held with 175 participants from 35 countries.
- 4th Interventional Pain Istanbul was held between 22-23 October 2021
1st FIPP and CIPS examination of World Institute of Pain was held on the 27th of October 2019 with 38 colleagues taking the examination.
Between 2018-2019 WIP Turkish Section has organized four regional meetings and cadaver workshops within Turkey in several cities. During the pandemia of Covid-19 all over the world it was not possible to organize in person meetings thus WIP Turkish Section decided to organize virtual symposium series and the 1st Virtual Pain Symposium has been organized on the 30th of May 2020 with a total number of 447 participants from 60 countries.
On the 4th of July 2020 WIP Turkish Section organized the 2nd Virtual Symposium for Turkish Colleagues with 150 participants.
The 5th Interventional Pain Istanbul Congress and Hands on Cadaver Workshop will be held between 21-23 October 2022
12th World Congress of World Institute of Pain will be held in Antalya, Turkey in 2023, during the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Republic of Turkey.
We are looking forward to welcome you in Turkey.
Until then stay safe,