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WIP’s mission is to bring together the most recognized experts in the field of pain medicine throughout the world for the advancement and standardization of interventional pain practice and the achievement of improved standards of care for pain patients.

WIP fulfills its mission through sponsorship and endorsement of educational and training programs for pain physicians. These programs are aimed at facilitating the development of practice guidelines and standards of examining and assessing competency in physicians who specialize in interventional pain practice.

The World Institute of Pain was founded in 1993 as a worldwide organization that aims to promote the best practice of pain medicine for the 21st century. The majority of acute, chronic, and cancer patients are inadequately represented in the world. The population of chronic pain and cancer pain patients is expected to double by the year 2030, and the older population is expected to live longer. Specialized and focused care of pain patients is essential if adequate and continued care is to provide comfort and functional improvement in their daily living. Pain medicine specialists can provide this care.

Through educational initiatives, including WIP World Congresses, regional symposia, and practical workshops on interventional pain practice, WIP helps promote consensus building among experts on the effectiveness of existing techniques and avenues for advancement of therapeutic performances.