The World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) holds a biennial event known as the World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WCBIP). The first ever WCBIP was held in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan with Dr. Shigeto Ikeda, inventor of the flexible bronchoscope, as congress president. This landmark event was followed by congresses in host sites rotating around the world.

Past WCBIP Presidents and Host Sites

  • 20th (2018) Eric Edell - Rochester MN, USA
  • 19th (2016) Stefano Gasparini - Florence, Italy
  • 18th (2014) Teruomi Miyazawa - Kyoto, Japan
  • 17th (2012) Atul Mehta - Cleveland, USA
  • 16th (2010) Zsolt Papai - Budapest, Hungary
  • 15th (2008) Habumi Kato - Tokyo, Japan
  • 14th (2006) Hugo Estiva - Buenos Aires Argentina
  • 13th (2004) Pablo Diaz - Barcelona, Spain
  • 12th (2002) John Beamis - Boston, USA
  • 11th (2000) Hirokuni Yoshimura - Yokohama, Japan
  • 10th (1998) Edgar Szekely and Janos Strausz - Budapest, Hungary
  • 9th (1996) Guang-Ming Shiao - Taipei, Taiwan
  • 8th (1994) John Nakhosteen - Munich, Germany
  • 7th (1992) Udaya Prakash - Rochester MN, USA
  • 6th (1989) Masayuki Niitsuma - Tokyo/Kyoto, Japan
  • 5th (1986) F. Aprigiano - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 4th (1984) S. Valenti - Rome, Italy
  • 3rd (1982) James Harrell - San Diego, USA
  • 2nd (1980) W. Massen - Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 1st (1978) Shigeto Ikeda - Tokyo, Japan


Photo Gallery

  • 20th WCBIP/WCBE - Rochester MN, USA (2018)

  • 19th WCBIP/WCBE - Florence, Italy (2016)

  • 18th WCBIP/WCBE - Kyoto, Japan (2014)

  • 17th WCBIP/WCBE - Cleveland, USA (2012)

  • 16th WCBIP/WCBE - Budapest, Hungary (2010)