By Riva Preil
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), established in 1996, was created with two primary objectives: “To educate health care professionals how to diagnosis and manage chronic pelvic pain, thereby changing the lives of patients worldwide [and] to bring hope to men and women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain by significantly raising public awareness and impacting individual lives.”
Every year, IPPS hosts their Annual Fall Meeting on Pelvic Pain, and this year, the conference will take place this coming weekend, October 17- 19, in Orlando, Florida. There will also be a post conference course on October 20. The conference is geared towards educating gynecologists, physical therapists, nurses, and residents on the latest research in treatment and diagnosis of pelvic pain related disorders. Lecture titles include “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Caring for Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain” (by Donna Carrico, WHNP, MS), “Introduction to the Physiology of Chronic Pain,” and “Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain.” Other topics that will be addressed include painful bladder syndrome, postsurgical pain, abdominal pain, pelvic musculoskeletal health, endometriosis surgical management, and vulvar disease management.
Our very own Amy Stein is very involved with the IPPS- she has been on the Board of directors since 2007 and has been Chairperson of the Fundraising and Marketing committee since 2012. STAY TUNED for more details from Orlando as the conference unfolds… it is sure to be an educational and exciting convention, and we look forward to keeping you abreast of the information that will be shared!