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New Classification System for Persistent Vulvar Pain

In Female Pelvic Pain, Vulvodynia by Stephanie Prendergast2 Comments

            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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Pudendal Neuralgia Media Wrecking Ball: Why words matter

In Female Pudendal Neuralgia, Male Pudendal Neuralgia by Stephanie Prendergast29 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast, PHRC Cofounder Most people dealing with the symptoms of Pudendal Neuralgia (PN) will tell you reading about PN, mostly online, can be traumatizing. “Chronic” conditions often translate to gloomy situations for both patients and providers. In recent years, the knowledge of pain science and PN has advanced tremendously. In the medical community there is overwhelming evidence to …

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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 …

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A Look Backwards at 2012!

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New Year’s is a great time to look back, take stock, and set goals for the future. So, in that spirit, we thought it would be fun to dedicate our first post of the year to a look back at 2012…and a peak forward to 2013. When we look over all that happened in 2012, we think to ourselves: Holy …

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2012 IPPS Annual Fall Meeting Kicks Off

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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 …