Current Clinical Status of BPS/IC and What the Future Holds in Basic & Translational Science

Workshop 14

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Francisco Cruz Miranda Rodrigues


Ana Charrua


Ana Charrua


Dick A.W. Janssen


Dick A.W. Janssen


Guldal Inal Gultekin


Guldal Inal Gultekin



Aims & Objectives

90 minutes
Pelvic Pain Syndromes
Pure and Applied Science / Translational
Animal model Pain pathway Bioinformatics
Urology, Urogynaecology and Female & Functional Urology, Bowel Dysfunction, Pure and Applied Science

This workshop aims to:

  • Discuss the animal models used to study BPS/IC, and the limits of how they mimic the disease
  • To discuss how chronic pain and other symptoms may be evaluated in the BPS/IC animal models.
  • To discuss the available bioinformatic tools to study BPS/IC
  • To understand some basic notions of computational analysis
  • To discuss current molecular pathways and biomarkers for BPS/IC subtypes

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of the workshop the attendees will know the available animal models of BPS/IC and choose among them the best to test the hypothesis at stake.
  • At the end of the workshop the attendees will understand where translational research is needed to fill unmet needs in the fields of diagnosis and treatment.
  • At the end of the workshop the attendees will acquire basic notions of computational analysis and will recognise the importance of bioinformatic tools in BPS/IC basic and clinical research.