The Garden Island


The Oldest Island in the Hawaiian Chain

Kaua’i is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls! Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination.

More than just dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. But, it is the island’s laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns that make Kaua’i truly timeless.

Things to Enjoy


Island cuisine is defined by fresh ingredients, global-inspired flavors and colors so vivid they’re usually reserved for rainbows.


The beaches of Kaua’i range from calm, family-friendly bays to adventurous surf.


The island offers plenty of opportunities to explore local culture, tour renowned scenery, or take an adventure by kayaking one of Kauai’s rivers.

International Attendees

NTS welcomes learners from across the globe. Connect with a multidisciplinary audience of clinicians and researchers.

Travel Visas

Applying for a Visa

If you require a visa to travel to the United States, we encourage your to apply as early as possible. Your consulate may have a wait-list for scheduled visa interviews.

Visit the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs for information.

If your visa is not approved, the Kaua’i Pain Conference will issue a refund for your registration. The Kaua’i Pain Conference and Neurovations Education do not provide financial or travel support for attendees.

Visa Issues

In the event of prolonged delays, the National Academies has a Visa Questionnaire available on their website. The questionnaire collects information on visa-related issues from the scientific community. In urgent cases, they may be able to report information to the US Department of State.

Visa Waiver Program

If you are travelling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, you must submit an application via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Your ESTA application must be submitted at least three days before your departure. Once approved, your ESTA is valid for a period of two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first, and allows for multiple trips to the United States without reapplying for another ESTA. Visa Waiver Program visitors are no longer required to complete the green I-94W card. ESTA is not a visa. Visitors traveling on valid visas are not required to apply for an ESTA.


You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after your planned departure from the United States, unless exempted by country-specific agreements.

As of April 1, 2016 all Visa Waiver Program visitors must have an e-passport with an embedded electronic chip. You can identify an e-passport by its unique international symbol on the cover.