Phenotyping BPS/IC for Clinical Success

Workshop 13

Workshop Schedule

11:00

Christopher K Payne

11:10

Magnus Fall

11:20

Jane M Meijlink

11:30

Mauro Cervigni

11:40

Christopher K Payne

11:50

Jane M Meijlink

12:00

All

Aims & Objectives

Advanced
90 minutes
Pelvic Pain Syndromes / Sexual Dysfunction
Clinical
Phenotypinig Pelvic Pain Cystitis
Broadest possible. Will be appropriate for physicians and allied health professionals who care for BPS/IC but also for basic science researchers who struggle with identifying appropriate animal models to study this group of patients.
Why has so little progress been made after decades of research in Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (BPS/IC)? Many hundreds of research projects costing tens of millions of dollars have come and gone but patient care is little improved. We argue that the mistake has been in creating a large group of patients with similar symptoms but nothing else in common. This workshop will present clear patient phenotypes appropriate for research and for specific clinical pathways.