Past World Congresses on Pain

16th World Congress on Pain (Yokohama, Japan, 2016)

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  • Number of Attendees: 4,500
  • Plenary Sessions: 15
  • Workshops: 70
  • Poster Presentations: 1,800

15th World Congress on Pain (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014)

  • Number of Attendees: 4,900
  • Plenary Sessions: 15
  • Workshops: 90
  • Poster Presentations: 1,700

14th World Congress on Pain (Milan, Italy, 2012)

  • Number of Attendees: 7,000
  • Plenary Sessions: 15
  • Workshops: 70
  • Poster Presentations: 2,133

13th World Congress on Pain (Montréal, Canada, 2010)

  • Number of Attendees: 6,289
  • Plenary Sessions: 14
  • Workshops/Symposia: 73
  • Poster Presentations: 1,906

12th World Congress on Pain (Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2008)

  • Number of Attendees: 6,000
  • Plenary Sessions: 18
  • Workshops: 90
  • Poster Presentations: 1,818

11th World Congress on Pain (Sydney, Australia, 2005)

  • Number of Attendees: 5,000
  • Plenary Sessions: 20
  • Workshops: 82
  • Poster Presentations: 1,725

10th World Congress on Pain (San Diego, USA, 2002)

  • Number of Attendees: 5,100
  • Plenary Sessions: 20
  • Workshops: 82
  • Poster Presentations: 1,650

9th World Congress on Pain (Vienna, Austria, 1999)

  • Number of Attendees: 5,200
  • Plenary Sessions: 19
  • Workshops: 90
  • Poster Presentations: 1,700

8th World Congress on Pain (Vancouver, Canada, 1996)

  • Number of Attendees: 4,200
  • Plenary Sessions: 25
  • Workshops: 80
  • Poster Presentations: 1,500

7th World Congress on Pain (Paris, France, 1993)

  • Number of Attendees: 4,000

6th World Congress on Pain (Adelaide, Australia, 1990)

  • Number of Attendees: 2,000

5th World Congress on Pain (Hamburg, Germany, 1987)

  • Number of Attendees: 1,900

4th World Congress on Pain (Seattle, USA, 1984)

  • Number of Attendees: 1,800

3rd World Congress on Pain (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1981)

  • Number of Attendees: 1,600
  • Number of Presentations: 372

2nd World Congress on Pain (Montréal, Canada, 1978)

  • Number of Attendees: 1,300
  • Number of Presentations: 380

1st World Congress on Pain (Florence, Italy, 1975)

  • Number of Attendees: 759
  • Poster Presentations: 265