CHICAGO – Today officially kicked off the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). The conference is being held at the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
The IPPS is an organization I’ve been proud to be a member of during my career treating pelvic pain. This year I had the privilege of serving as the scientific program chair of the meeting, so this year’s event is especially near and dear to my heart.
This year’s conference offers a stellar lineup of speakers, including keynote speaker, Lorimer Moseley PhD, the world-renowned, Australian physiotherapist and clinical pain scientist who has worked in chronic pain rehabilitation for two decades.
This year, the meeting emphasizes the multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the management of chronic pelvic pain. The host of agenda topics run the gamut from taking a peak at functional brain imaging during pelvic pain PT (What is going on in the pelvic pain brain?!) to exciting updates on IBS, vulvar pain, painful bladder syndrome, sexual pain and more.
We’re so pleased with the fantastic turnout to the conference so far. Today, about 380 providers were in attendance.
If you’d like to check out this year’s conference lineup, just click here . In the coming weeks, we’ll be writing a series of blogs based on the conference discussions, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, check back for some conference highlights including a shot of Lorimer Moseley giving his Sunday morning lecture in a dress! (Stay tuned for the full story on that!)