On behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Lieutenant Governor Polito and I wish to welcome all participants and attendees to the International Society for the Study of Pain’s 2018 World Congress.
Lieutenant Governor Polito and I would like to extend our warmest appreciation to the International Society for the Study of Pain for actively bringing together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain. We greatly appreciate the work that physicians and scientists in the field have done to translate their research and findings into improved pain relief worldwide, as well as the exhibitors who are displaying new products and services today.
We express our gratitude for all participants in the conference for sharing their knowledge in the study of pain. Please accept our warmest wishes for another successful and enjoyable event.
Charles D. Baker
Karyn E. Polito
Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts
Message from the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau & Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Dear World Congress on Pain Delegate,
On behalf of the Boston meetings and hospitality industry, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our historic city for the International Association for the Study of Pain World Congress. Boston is a dynamic, walkable, and beautiful port city that offers memorable experiences, and this September, as summer turns to fall, conference attendees will be enjoying our famous Harborwalk during one of the most enjoyable times of the year.
While Boston is well-known for its history, it is also a global hub of innovation, where prestigious institutions of higher learning interact and integrate with world-renowned research hospitals to drive Boston’s identity and economy.
Boston is a cosmopolitan city, bustling with innovators and entrepreneurs, global financial and business leaders, alongside students and tourists from every corner of the globe. Our culinary scene is diverse and distinguished, where regionally sourced seafood and farm-to-table offerings blend seamlessly with eclectic ethnic cuisines. Boston’s rich tableau of public art, immersive festivals, iconic museums, and award-winning theater companies provides entertainment and cultural opportunities that meet any and every preference. Please take advantage of your time with us and immerse yourself in one of the world’s premier destinations in the meeting and events industry.
The South Boston Waterfront – also known as the Seaport District – will be the center of activity during your time here this September. The Seaport is among the world’s most rapidly evolving neighborhoods, and its transformation over the last decade continues. Anchored by the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, development continues at a blistering pace – with more than $4.5 billion in projects in the pipeline.
The International Association for the Study of Pain World Congress will make its mark and create its own unique community during your event, while providing myriad opportunities to make connections between and within Boston’s diverse industry set, which features and celebrates global leaders in health care, education, finance, and technology.
This is Boston, and we await your arrival with open arms. Events and inventions in Boston change the world – from anesthesia to organ transplants, from mapping the genome to editing genes – and we know that the IASP World Congress will add a new chapter to this story. We are here to ensure a successful and memorable Boston experience.
President & CEO, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Executive Director, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
17th World Congress on Pain®
September 12-16, 2018