|Category||Pelvic Pain Syndromes / Sexual Dysfunction|
|Keywords||bladder pain syndrome interstitial cystitis bladder instillations|
|Target Audience||Urology, Urogynaecology and Female & Functional Urology, Conservative Management|
|Aims and Objectives|
Bladder pain syndrome/ interstitial cystitis is a challenging condition to treat.
For the majority of patients this involves a stepwise approach. Multidisciplinary care including input from the continence nurse, physiotherapist and clinician allows for flexibility in conservative treatments options. This includes patient education, dietary modification, oral treatments, neuromodulation and pelvic floor muscle targeted treatments as well as bladder specific therapies such as bladder instillations and surgery. This workshop includes the chair of the bladder pain syndrome ICI chapter, Phil Hanno, Professor of Urology and clinicians from Melbourne with a long experience of treating women with IC.