The WABIP holds a biennial congress known as the World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WCBIP), with host sites rotating among the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, and Europe.

Attendees participate in world-class scientific programs including discussions about disease states, new techniques and technologies, education sessions and procedure-related workshops.

2024 - Marseille France

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2024 - Bali Indonesia

We are pleased to announce that preparations for the 23rd WCBIP world congress are underway. We look forward to welcoming you in Bali Indonesia in October 2024.

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In addition to the world-class scientific and cultural programs at our events, the WABIP is proud to recognize and celebrate notable persons and achievements in the bronchology and interventional pumonology community, through four special Awards presented at every WCBIP congress. Click the following banner to learn more:

2024 & 2026
As voted and approved by the WABIP Board of Regents, the 2024 WCBIP congresses will take place in Bali, Indonesia. The WABIP is excited to host our biennial event and collaborate with the PERBRONKI association (Indonesia) and 2024 WCBIP president Prof. Menaldi Rasmin.

WCBIP 2026 host site and president shall be voted on and finalized by the WABIP Board of Regents at the Marseille WCBIP in October 2022.

Future WCBIP Host Sites
6-9 months prior to a WCBIP congress event, the WABIP begins accepting applications for future congress host sites. Keep an eye out for our "Call for Applications" by joining our mailing list:

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The first biennial world congress was held in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan. This landmark event was followed by congresses in Düsseldorf, Germany (1980), San Diego, California, USA (1982), Rome, Italy (1984), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1986), Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan (1989), Rochester, MN USA (1992), Munich, Germany (1994), Taipei Taiwan (1996), Budapest Hungary (1998), Yokohama Japan (2000), Boston Massachusetts USA (2002), Barcelona, Spain (2004), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006), Tokyo, Japan (2008), Budapest, Hungary (2010), Cleveland, OH USA (2012), Kyoto, Japan (2014), Florence, Italy (2016), and Rochester, MN USA (2018).