WIP N E W S L E T T E R
FEATURING: MIAMI 2018 WORKSHOP & EXAMS * WIP 2018 WORLD CONGRESS * PAPR JOURNAL NEWS * HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDAPEST 2017 * FIPP/CIPS CLASS OF BUDAPEST 2017 & More!
The global institute for the advancement of physician education, training, and certification in pain medicine; with emphasis on interventional techniques.
President's Message
Craig T. Hartrick, MD, FIPP
The Executive Board of WIP met in August 2017 in Budapest for its Annual Meeting. Noteworthy to the WIP Membership include the following actions and information.

  • Emerging Markets - Asia: Funding was approved for a trip by Dr. Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez and Mr. Mark Tolliver to the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) to continue dialogue and exploration of the NTUH as a future site for administering the FIPP certification examination. This visit occurred the week of Nov 6th. More details will be shared in the coming months on the planning and scheduling of the first FIPP exam in Taipei, targeted for early 2019.

  • New Project Development - Visiting Professor Program: Under the leadership of Committee Chair, Dr. Ira Fox, the Gabor Racz Visiting Professor Program was officially established and named. This program will, for a modest donation to WIP, create opportunities for physicians to visit a WIP-approved list of pain centers for one-on-one training and mentoring. Details to be announced by or before January 1st.

  • WIP Operations: Day-to-day management of accounts continues to be technically impeccable, with accurate reconciliations and timely filing of the annual Form 990. A routine audit by the external accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman (in Winston-Salem, NC, USA) imparted proper accounting controls and accountancy. All members are encouraged to maintain a current annual membership to preserve essential income for the society.
In closing, your support of the WIP 9th World Congress is encouraged. Whether or not you have a role in the scientific program, your attendance is important. This is your society and the biennial World Congress is where we “recharge our batteries” personally and professionally. Moreover, the World Institute of Pain is the premier global society for clinical education, training, and certification for pain physicians. It is through your hands and actions, leadership and volunteerism that we achieve the local, regional, and global impact that we do in pain medical education, training, and certification. Together, in Dublin, we can renew our commitment to the mission and aims of WIP, for the benefit of those in our immediate regions who depend on our standards of excellence and perpetual learning and teaching.  

See you in Dublin!

Warmest regards,

Craig T. Hartrick, MD, FIPP
President, World Institute of Pain
Marshall Devor, PhD, FIPP (Hon)

Honorary FIPP Certification was conferred upon Marshall Devor, PhD at the WIP Annual Awards Ceremony held in Budapest, Hungary in August. Dr. Devor is the Alpert Professor of Pain Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Devor has contributed considerably to the understanding of the neurobiological basis of neuropathic pain, has authored over 300 publications in the field of pain science, and has served on the WIP Editorial Board of the journal of PAIN Practice and on the faculty of WIP Congresses and advanced pain conferences and workshops. Dr. Devor is the second distinguished researcher to be awarded the Honorary FIPP certificate; the first was awarded to the late James E. Heavner, DVM, PhD, Registrar Emeritus of the FIPP Board of Examination.
WIP Trailblazer Award Recipients 2017

Established in 2015, the WIP Trailblazer Award was established to recognize individuals who have contributed to the advancements in pain medical science and practice through their knowledge, teaching, leadership, and service excellence. Presented annually by WIP Founder and Past President, Dr. Gabor Racz, this year's WIP Trailblazer Award was presented to:

-David Niv, MD, FIPP, WIP Founder-2nd WIP President
(awarded posthumously presented to Mrs. Liora Niv and Mr. Tamir Niv)
[pictured bottom right]
-Serdar Erdine, MD, FIPP, WIP Founder-4th President
-Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez, MD, FIPP, WIP Founder-5th President
-Edit Racz, MD, FIPP, Budapest Conference Local Chair
-Peter Sotonyi, MD, PhD, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Semmelweiss University

Past recipients of this award include:

-John D. Loeser, MD, FIPP, 2016
-James E. Heavner, DVM, PhD, FIPP (Hon), 2016
(awarded posthumously, presented to Mrs. Betsey Heavner)
-Menno Sluijter, MD, FIPP, 2015
-P. Prithvi Raj, MD, FIPP, 2015
WIP MIAMI 2018 5th HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

Registration is OPEN!

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WIP MIAMI 2018
Advanced Interventional Pain Workshop

+
FIPP & CIPS
Certification Examinations!

Apply ONLINE for Exams

Questions? Contact Mark Tolliver

Message from Ira B. Fox, MD, FIPP
Program Director, 5th Miami Hands-on Workshop and the ONLY WIP workshop offered with a language translation (English to Spanish)
Registration is now OPEN for the 5th Hands-on Workshop to be held at the state-of-the-art Miami Anatomical Research Center (MARC) in Miami, Florida. With TWO exam offerings again this year, for both FIPP and CIPS certification, we expect classrooms for the workshop and the exams to be full, so please register early!

Co-organized by my colleague Dr. Fabricio Dias Assis, we believe we have planned another dynamic conference and workshop, with the aim of helping more of our colleagues fulfill their professional aims of certification as Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice and/or Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist.

WIP 2018 9th WORLD CONGRESS
The 9th World Congress of WIP (WIP 2018) is a major biennial gathering of pain management specialists. Aimed at physicians, researchers, students and nurses, WIP 2018 will combine participant-friendly educational activities with hands-on courses. This combined theoretical and practical approach has already facilitated breakthroughs in pain management interventional techniques. 

​Being held in Dublin, Ireland May 9-12, 2018, WIP 2018 will give you access to leading lecturers and a scientific program consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based pain medicine in all relevant disciplines.


WIP World Congress IMPACTS Clinician Behavior by reinforcing and enhancing practice standards

[Data Source: WIP 2016 Participant Surveys]
ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING
  • The WIP World Congress covers all of the most relevant topics and presents all relevant updates.
PRACTICE SETTING
SPECIALTY BREAKDOWN
PAIN PRACTICE JOURNAL
the Official Journal of the World Institute of Pain
Last year we announced that it was the right time to cease the supply of the print copies of PAIN Practice as a member benefit; converting that benefit to an online-only journal effective January 2017 - bolstered by our dynamic mobile APP, compatible with both Apple and Android devices.

We continue to strive to best serve our members’, authors’, and readers’ needs with a view toward future development, and to make PAIN Practice the best place to discover and publish clinical and translational pain research.

A supplemental print subscription is available for purchase. Print subscriptions at the discounted WIP Member rate require login to the WIP website. To purchase your supplemental print subscription at the member rate, login to the WIP website with your user/login ID and PW, and select "Purchase Journal Print Subscription" from the left-hand side directory. 

To Join / Renew / or Request Assistance with Login ID/PW please contact the WIP Offices via Email to Dianne Willard.

EAJ (Bert) Joosten, PhD
Editor-in-Chief
SEPT 2017 ISSUE INCLUDES these original articles & more!
Harold S. Minkowitz, David Leiman, Timothy Melson, Neil Singla, Karen P. DiDonato and Pamela P. Palmer
Katrina H. McGonigal, Christopher A. Giuliano and Jeff Hurren
Concepción Pérez, César Margarit, Isabel Sánchez-Magro, Ana de Antonio and Jesús Villoria
Jing-Jhao Ye, Chiung-Cheng Chuang, Yu-Ting Tai, Kuan-Ting Lee and Kuo-Sheng Hung
Abdul Ghaaliq Lalkhen, Mahindra Chincholkar and Jiten Patel
Brian M. Ilfeld, Stuart A. Grant, Christopher A. Gilmore, John Chae, Richard D. Wilson, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon and Joseph W. Boggs
Vera-Christina Mertens, Albine Moser, Jeanine Verbunt, Rob Smeets and Mariëlle Goossens
Jiuping Wu, Jingjing Zhou, Chibing Liu, Jun Zhang, Wei Xiong, Yang Lv, Rui Liu, Ruiqiang Wang, Zhenwu Du, Guizhen Zhang and Qinyi Liu
Panagiotis Zis, Vassiliki Brozou, Evmorfia Stavropoulou, Erifilli Argyra, Ioanna Siafaka, Evangelia Kararizou, Didier Bouhassira, Serge Perrot, Vassileios Zis and Athina Vadalouca
Zalina Zahari, Chee Siong Lee, Muslih Abdulkarim Ibrahim, Nurfadhlina Musa, Mohd Azhar Mohd Yasin, Yeong Yeh Lee, Soo Choon Tan, Nasir Mohamad and Rusli Ismail
WIP BOARD OF EXAMINATION
Apply for FIPP and/or CIPS examination ONLINE via www.wip-boe.org

2018 EXAM SCHEDULE
> Feb 19, 2018 - Miami, Florida, USA
at Miami Anatomical Research Center

> May 6/7 (to be confirmed), 2018 - London, UK
at Guy's & St. Thomas Hospital

> August 30, 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
at Semmelweiss University & Kempinski Hotel
Congratulations FIPP & CIPS Budapest Classes of 2017
Please join WIP and its Board of Examination in congratulating the newest alumni of the FIPP and CIPS Examinations held on 31 August in Budapest, Hungary.

We are pleased to add 32 new FIPPs from 20 countries, including the first FIPPs from Romania and the Czech Republic. The total number of FIPPs worldwide is now 1056!

We are likewise happy to add 4 new CIPS from 3 countries, for a worldwide total of 71.

As always, we will honor the new FIPPs & CIPS's at the annual awards dinner in Budapest on 28 August 2018. Please extend a warm welcome to the WIP family to all of these new examinees, especially those in your section! 
FIPP Class of Budapest 2017, by Section

Africa
DE VILLIERS Pierre (South Africa)
 
Australia
NAZHA Alan
 
Benelux
ALMAC Emre (Netherlands)
ISSAEV Timur (Belgium)
MYLENBUSCH Heidi (Netherlands)
 
Brazil
ARAUJO Jonas
FERNANDES Vitto Bruce
 
Central-Eastern Europe
GRIGER Martin (Slovakia)
TIRPAK Robert (Czech Rep.)
PALEA Ovidiu (Romania)
 
Iberian
FABREGAT CID Gustavo (Spain)
 
India
CHAKRAVARTY Ashish
 
Iran
MOAYEDNIA Amir
RAHIMI MAMAGHANI Alireza
 
Israel
BEN-BASSAT Eyal
 
Italy
BIUNDO Carlo
 
Middle East
ABDULFATTAH Abdulrahman (Saudi Arabia)
 
NE Asia
LAM King Hei Stanley ((Hong Kong)
TSAI Yu Chuan Taiwan)

Republic of Korea
AN Sangbum
CHOI Jae-Kyu
KIM Yunyoung
UHM Jinwon
 
Turkey
BEYAZ Serbülent
ÇÖMLEK Savas
DAGISTAN Gözde
KURCALOGLU Mustafa
SIR Ender
YÜCE Hassan
 
UK
BHAYANI Sadiq
 
USA
BEALL Douglas
WILSON Derron
 

CIPS Class of Budapest 2017
 
HAH Jennifer (USA)
JAIN Neeraj (India)
MANSANO Andre (Brazil)
TRESCOT Andrea (USA)
    HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDAPEST 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
BUDAPEST 2017 was awesome, as usual. Check out our photo gallery AND participant feedback by visit the WIP Section of Hungary web page www.wip-hungary.org

Or click on the link below.
   * NEW * WIP MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY 
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Visibility options can be by member login only OR public without login - it's YOUR choice!

What you choose to share can also be customized by YOU!

You may now share your member details with other Full Members of WIP.
Step 1: Login via www.worldinstituteofpain.org using your member ID and Password.
Step 2: To update your member profile details, select “Details.”
To update your security settings, select “Security.” Choose who can see your details.
Step 3: To update security settings, use the drop-down arrow for each contact detail and change to Full Member to make visible to members only via login. If you choose Public, your directory details will be available to anyone without login.  
Directory Security Settings are compliant with European directives and emerging GDPR June 2018. 
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 WIP ENDORSED WORKSHOPS, SYMPOSIA, & TRAINING PROGRAMS
NEW! DETAILS COMING SOON!

LONDON UK WORKSHOP & FIPP/CIPS EXAM
at Guy's & St. Thomas Hospital

1ST WEEK OF MAY 2018
(DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED)


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