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New Classification System for Persistent Vulvar Pain

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            By Stephanie Prendergast   In a previous blog post  I described my experience while participating in an International Nomenclature Consensus Conference. As you may recall, the motivation for a consensus meeting originated  because there was “an unmet medical need for a comprehensive, evidence-based set of vulvovaginal pain diagnoses that can be easily utilized by …

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What is Vulvodynia? The International Consensus Conference on Vulvodynia Nomenclature

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By Stephanie Prendergast, PHRC Cofounder What is Vulvodynia? Is it a symptom, a disease, or a syndrome? What does the term ‘Vuvlodynia’ mean to people with vulvar pain, pelvic pain specialists, medical professionals, and the community in general? In a previous blog post I wrote about how in the pelvic pain world, diagnosis does not dictate treatment. Many pelvic pain diagnoses simply …

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IPPS Conference: Must-read Nuggets from Saturday’s Session

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Saturday’s speakers had a tough act to follow after Friday’s sessions. At the end of the day, they proved they were more than up the task delivering a day of excellent discussions. Take a look at the nuggets that our PHRC team picked up during the day of interesting presentations. Liz listened to Dr. Arnold Advincula discuss the surgical management …

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IPPS Conference: Must-read Nuggets from Friday’s Session

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During its nearly 20-year existence the IPPS has been a major driver of the progress made in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. And what makes the Annual Meeting of the organization so exciting is that it provides an opportunity for our community of providers to take stock, to determine where we are and where we still need to go …

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October’s IPPS Conference Kicked off Today!

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ORLANDO, The 21st Annual International Pelvic Pain Society Conference kicked off today in Orlando, Florida at the Peabody hotel with the popular Basics Course. Topics covered at this year’s Basics Course include: “Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Causes of CPP,” “Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis and Other Utero-Ovarian Causes of CPP,” and “Psychological Aspects of Living with CC,” among many …

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Why October’s IPPS Conference is going to be Awesome

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As the end of August wraps up, and I start to feel that subtle change in the air that precedes fall, I can’t help feeling excited about the approaching 21st Annual International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, Florida. And because it’s been so much on my mind lately, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s blog post to filling you …