Summary of the International Pelvic Pain Society 5th Scientific Meeting

October 24, 2006
Deborah Metzger, MD, PhD
Deborah Metzger, MD, PhD

Leaders in the field of diagnosis and treatment of this condition attended the Symposium on Chronic Pelvic Pain. OBGYN.net had the opportunity to interview most of the presenters and we will show these Videos over the next few monthly updates. They will become a permanent part of the OBGYN.net CPP section and can be viewed at any time.

April 30, -May 1, 1999

Leaders in the field of diagnosis and treatment of this condition attended the Symposium on Chronic Pelvic Pain. OBGYN.net had the opportunity to interview most of the presenters and we will show these Videos over the next few monthly updates. They will become a permanent part of the OBGYN.net CPP section and can be viewed at any time.

The course was intended for anyone with an interest in chronic pelvic pain: primary care providers, gynecologists, nurses, urologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, neurologists, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and psychiatrists. The symposium provided medical providers with state of the art, holistic approaches to the evaluation and management. New strategies in the advances in diagnostic methods pain management, the role of nutrition, surgical approaches, and psychoneuropharmacology.

OBGYN.net was privileged to be able to Video most of the presenters and these interviews will be made available on the monthly updates of OBGYN.net Chronic Pelvic Pain. This month we highlight the following video interviews:

R. William Stones, MD, MRCOG,  Interviews Jerome Weiss, MD on "The Pelvic Floor and Pelvic Pain-
Diagnosis and Treatment"

C. Paul Perry, MD,  interviews Jill Peters, MD on "Interstital Cystitis"

C. Paul Perry, MD,  interviews John Gibbons, MD on "Vulvodynia"

James E. Carter, MD,  interviews John Slocumb, MD, SMH, FACOG on "Myofascial Infection"

James E. Carter, MD,  interviews R. William Stones, MD, on "Dilated Pelvic Veins"

The meeting was fast paced and covered all areas of this condition. One of my favorites was a presentation by Mike Brennan, MD, on Pain Management. His approach to pain control for patients and how physicians can prescribe pain medications without fear of causing drug dependence was wonderful. We interviewed Dr. Brennan and will have that video available soon.

The opportunity for medical providers and patients to view these videos will help each of you towards your goal, the newest and best treatment plans for women suffering from chronic pelvic pain.

This symposium was planned and implemented by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry to provide ACCME credits (10 hours) for those attending.

OBGYN.net thanks our sponsor InnerDyne Inc. for funding to allow us to attend this wonderful conference.

Barbara Nesbitt, Editor, OBGYN.net