The International Pelvic Pain Society was established in 1996 with two primary objectives:
- To educate health care professionals how to diagnose and manage chronic pelvic pain, thereby changing the lives of patients worldwide.
- To bring hope to men and women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain by significantly raising public awareness and impacting individual lives.
Who They Are:
In 1995, a group of physicians met to discuss their common interest in treating one of the most difficult of clinical problems, chronic pelvic pain. From the beginning, gynecologists, urologists, physical therapists, psychologists and other health professionals have been committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. After two years, the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) was incorporated to serve as a forum for professional and public education.
What They Do:
Long Range Goals:
- To serve as an educational resource for health care professionals.
- To optimize diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain.
- To collate research in chronic pelvic pain.
- To inform men and women, to serve as a resource of education for treatment options and professional health care Members.
Short Range Goal:
- Recruit, organize, and educate health care professionals actively involved with the treatment of patients who have chronic pelvic pain.
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