16th World Congress on Pain

September 26 – September 30, 2016 – Yokohama, Japan

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The World Congress on Pain is the premier conference devoted to pain research and treatment. In 2016, the world’s top researchers and clinicians will meet in Yokohama, just one-half hour outside Tokyo.

General Information

The World Congress on Pain provides a state-of-the-art overview of a wide range of topics in pain research and treatment. It offers networking opportunities with thousands of the world’s leading experts who are eager to share their thoughts, research, and findings. Whether you are a trainee entering the field, a clinician interested in updating your knowledge, or a researcher announcing promising new results, you will discover new information in plenary sessions, refresher courses, topical workshops, and poster sessions that define the cutting edge of pain research and treatment.

Important Dates

Scientific Program

The Scientific Program Committee for the 16th World Congress on Pain are planning a full scientific program consisting of a variety of sessions designed to benefit those just entering the field of pain research and treatment and those interested in updating their skills and knowledge of promising research and treatment possibilities.

A Call for Proposals for Plenary Lecture Topics, Topical Workshops, and Satellite Symposia will be issued in May 2015. Click here for more information.

Congress Schedule

Hundreds of people come together to make each World Congress a success. Volunteers on the Local Arrangements and Scientific Program committees provide exceptional help in selecting sessions and planning various events, and IASP is grateful for their participation.

Pacifico Yokohama Convention Complex

The Pacifico Yokohama Convention Complex is located in the heart of Yokohama. Its world-class facilities include the National Convention Hall of Yokohama, a conference center, an  exhibition Hall, and the InterContinental Grand Yokohama Hotel, the official Congress hotel.

Visiting Yokohama
Yokohama is known for its many attractions, including the futuristic Minato Mirai 21 district; Sankei-en, a traditional Japanese garden where buildings designated as important cultural properties stand in harmony with nature; and the world’s largest Chinatown.

IASP Policy
Each registered attendee of the 16th World Congress on Pain must agree to and abide by the Terms and Conditions of Attendance for the duration of the event.

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Exhibition and Support Opportunities

The 16th World Congress on Pain offers excellent opportunities for companies that want to position themselves as leaders in the field. To reserve a symposium, exhibition space, or offer your support, please contact the Industry Liaison to see what is available or complete the Exhibitor and Sponsor Booking Form with your preferred requirements and send this information to the email address below. IASP fulfills requests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Don’t miss out on the chance to showcase your products through an Associated Symposium. Sponsoring an Associated Symposium allows your company to organize an educational session on a topic of your choice. Book now; space is limited!

Please direct all inquiries, including those for  customized support packages and nonprofit rates, to:

Sarah Wheeler
Industry Liaison, IASP 2016
Tel: +30 229 904 6161
Fax: +30 229 904 6161
GSM: +30 6944 478 978
Email: sarah.wheeler@iasp-pain.org

Congress Recordings

Recordings of sessions from the 15th World Congress on Pain, October 6-11, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are available free of charge to all delegates who attended the Congress. If you did not attend the Congress, you may access these recordings for a nominal fee. With more than 100 sessions on pain research and management, clinicians and scientists alike will find plenty of sessions especially for them.

Prices are USD

  • Entire package of all Congress Sessions: $359, IASP members / $459, nonmembers
  • Entire package of Topical Workshops: $199, IASP members / $249, nonmembers
  • Entire Package of Plenary Lectures: $99, IASP members / $149, nonmembers
  • Per-Session Price: $25, IASP members / $39, nonmembers

Please log into the IASP website to access the congress recordings. If you experience difficulty logging in, please contact Semhar Abed in the IASP office (semhar.abed@iasp-pain.org).

Click here to access the recordings.