Date & Venue
June 13-16, 2018

(only minutes away from world renowned Mayo Clinic)

Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Venue website
Registration Fees
(all fees in USD)


Visa Support

Please request a U.S. invitation letter here if you: 1) have already registered for this congress, and 2) require a B1 travel visa to enter the United States.

Upon your visa interview at your local U.S. embassy or consulate, you will be required to provide many documents in addition to the WCBIP invitation letter. Please refer to the website of your local U.S. embassy/consulate to learn more about the B1 visa application process. Quick starter guide: feature/need-visa-united-states/
Rochester, Minnesota, is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with travel arrangements. Call Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885.

Note to Travelers: Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minnesota (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Flying through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the main option for international travelers. (

There are two shuttle services that provide direct service from MSP airport to Mayo Clinic and its surrounding area (travel time is approximately 75 minutes):

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

20th WCBIP President | Eric Edell, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, USA

20th WCBE President | Jan Kasperbauer, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, USA

World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP)
Ebisu Prime Square 1F MBE 501 1-1-39
Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0012, Japan

International Broncho-Esophagological Society (IBES)
200 1st St SW, Rochester
MN 55905, United States

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
200 1st St SW, Rochester
MN 55905, United States