|Category||Painful Bladder Syndromes/IC|
|Keywords||interstitial cystitis bladder pain global concepts|
|Target Audience||Urologists, Gynecologists, Primary Care|
|Aims and Objectives|
This workshop is designed to present the way that the syndrome of bladder pain associated with voiding dysfunction is perceived around the world. It will discuss how it is defined, how it is diagnosed, and the various treatment algorithms that are used in North America, Europe, and Asia. It will discuss the different approaches currently employed and the published guidelines that highlight these approaches. A major portion of the program will be to contrast and compare the guidelines and see where the efforts of the last decade have been successful in harmonization and where the efforts seem to have failed and why they have failed.