Miami Beach Convention Center
(Section A Lobby Entrance located on Washington Avenue)
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA
Click here for Maps & Directions to Miami Beach Convention Center
The official language of the congress is English.
Visa & Invitation Letter
Participants are requested to check with the US Consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required. Please note that the US visa applications and process can take up to several months, so make sure to plan ahead. For official United States Visa information, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
Where can I get a Conference invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
Please send an e-mail with your full name (as printed in your passport), full postal address and passport number to the WIP 2012 Secretariat at: email@example.com and an official invitation letter (PDF) will be prepared and sent to your e-mail.
Is it possible to send an official invitation letter directly to my local US Consulate?
Unfortunately we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are mailed directly to them.
Liability and Insurance
The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
PAPERLESS SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME ON SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS
http://wip.kenesapp.com – will be online from January 31, 2012.
Congress Photography and Video
The paperless application is designed for cross platform access via laptop, mobile devices such as Smartphones, iphone, Android etc. Access to the application is via browser.
Participants will have full access to the scientific programme and the posters including the abstracts. The application has smart search possibilities within the scientific programme by session type, hall or the faculty.
The paperless application gives the participant the power to choose and plan and, therefore, make the most out of the meeting.
As in past conferences, a professional photographer/videographer may take photos and/or videos of participants at WIP 2012 programs and events. These photos and videos are for WIP use only and may appear on WIP’s website, in printed brochures, or other promotional materials. Attendees’ registration grants WIP permission and consent for use of this photography and video.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC and the World Institute of Pain.
The Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC designates this LIVE ACTIVITY for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)T. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
**Please note the 25 maximum credits include accreditation hours for the Pre-Congress Refresher Course which is at an additional enrollment fee.
Should you require CME Accreditation, you will need to complete the CME Credit Claim Form included in your delegate bag and deposit the claim form in the collection box next to the registration desk during the congress days!
The forms will be processed after the congress and your CME Certificate mailed to you within 6 weeks.
* In order to receive your CME certificate as soon as possible please make sure to fill in the Credit Claim Form
(included in your congress bag) during the congress and hand it in to the CME desk;
* Any attempts to claim a CME certificate after the congress, by latest March, 19th, 2012, will substantially delay the process of you obtaining the certificate;
* Any attempts to claim a CME certificate after March 19th, 2012 will result in the participant having to cover all the associated charges individually and directly with the CME Provider.
Please click HERE to download the credit claim form, fill out the form and send it by fax directly to the CME provider in order to receive your CME Certificate. The contact details of the WIP 2012 CME provider are as follows:
Mary R. Webster, MSN, RN, CCM, AE-C
Director CME,REC/HIT & Quality Grants
Charlotte AHEC/Regional Education
NC Regional Extension Center
5039 Airport Center Parkway, Bldg K
Charlotte, NC 28208
ph 704.512.6545 fax 704.512.6568
Sponsorship & Exhibition
A professional exhibition will be held within the framework of the Congress.
For details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition space, please contact:
Ms. Maya Yatsiv, Industry Liaison & Sales
Cancellation of WIP 2011, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +41 22 908 0488, Fax: +41 22 906 9140
It is with heavy hearts that we announced in March 2011 the cancellation of the WIP World Congress that was to be conducted in Seoul, Korea in April-May 2011. In reaching its decision, the Executive Board of WIP considered carefully both public and private communications arising from the immediate crisis affecting regions in close proximity to the Congress site, and the welfare of all travelers to our World Congress.
We pledge to deliver the same quality educational and professional networking experience in Miami Beach that we had intended to deliver in Seoul. To read more- including details on refunds of registration and accommodation fees -please click here.
WIP 2012 Congress Organizer and Secretariat
Kenes International /WIP 2012
1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet
PO Box 1726, CH-1211, Geneva 1
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
World Institute of Pain
145 Kimel Park Drive, Suite 310
Winston-Salem, NC 27103-6984 USA
Toll-free: +1 877 PAIN 360 (877 724 6360)
Direct: +1 336 760 2933
Fax: +1 336 765 8492