Mert AKBAS is an associative professor of Anesthesiologist and Pain management physician at Akdeniz University, School of Medicine in Turkey. He joined the Akdeniz University faculty in 1993. He is the associative professor and clinical instructor at division of Algology. He earned his medical degree at Akdeniz University, School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his anes-thesia residency in Akdeniz University, Antalya, and started his pain management fellowship program first as an observer doctor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Pain Management Clinic, Lubbock/TX-USA and later on as a clinical doctor in Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Division of Algology, Istanbul/TURKEY between the years 2004 and 2006. He is Algology Board certified and pain specialist in Turkey is since 2007, and FIPP since 2006. His areas of clinical interest are neuromodulation and decompressive neuroplasty. Dr. Akbas is the current chair of WIP Turkish Section and a member of WIP, INS and Turkish Society of Al-gology as well as the Liason for WIP in the recently established Turkish Affiliated Section of World Institute of Pain organizing this meeting.