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.

We are pleased to announce that preparations for the 20th WCBIP/WCBE are underway. The congress will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN USA on June 13-16, 2018. We welcome you to visit the official event website:

Visit the official site of the 2018 WCBIP/WCBE
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:

2020 & 2022
As voted and approved by the WABIP Board of Regents, the 2020 and 2022 WCBIP congresses are planned for Shanghai, China and Marseilles, France, respectively. The WABIP is excited to host our biennial event at these two host sites, and collaborate with the 2020 & 2022 WCBIP presidents, Dr. Guangfa Wang and Dr. Philip Astoul.

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, Minnesota 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, Ohio USA (2012), Kyoto, Japan (2014) and Florence, Italy (2016).