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PAINWeek 2022 announces the return of the International Pelvic Pain Society Track on September 8

“IPPS appreciates the opportunity to work side-by-side with PAINWeek to educate and educate healthcare professionals about the complexities surrounding chronic pelvic pain.”

Worldwide, approximately 26% of women suffer from chronic pelvic pain (CPP). In the USA, this is the reason for 40% of laparoscopies and 12% of hysterectomies annually, even if, in 80% of patients, the origin of the pain is not gynecological![1] Up to a third of women have repeated absences from work due to their pain.[2] One study found that 15% of American women of childbearing age report that their pelvic pain has lasted at least 6 months.[3]

Education is greatly needed! At the PAINWeek National Conference, September 6-9 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the IPPS – International Pelvic Pain Society – Track will provide the resources and knowledge to help attendees better understand pelvic pain.

The IPPS track on Thursday, September 8 will include Dr. Georgine Lamvu presenting One Candle, Two Wicks: Managing Female Sexual Pain and Dysfunction. Dr Lamvu commented: “Sex-specific pain conditions, such as endometriosis and female sexual pain, bring their own unique complexity to the assessment and management of chronic pain. The PAINWeek and IPPS partnership allows us to educate clinicians on these specific components so that we can improve women’s health.

“Personally, I love attending PAINWeek,” said Dr. Jorge Carrillo, who will present Help! Resources for Managing Female Chronic Pelvic Pain in a Busy Clinical Practice, which is “full of concepts and resources to use in your daily practice.” Regarding the collaboration between PAINWeek and IPPS, Dr. Carrillo commented, “IPPS appreciates the opportunity to work side-by-side with PAINWeek to educate and sensitize healthcare professionals to the complexities surrounding chronic pelvic pain. PAINWeek is synonymous with innovative, high-quality presentations, and for the past 6 years, every September, IPPS has brought together a team to deliver evidence-based and up-to-date concepts in an engaging way.

The IPPS track will also include the following courses and presenters:

  • Ruby and rust: menstruation as a major disruptor (Erin Carey, MD, MSCR)
  • Shadows and Fog: Biomedical and Psychosocial Considerations of Pelvic Pain (Jennifer Hah, MD, MS; Ravi Prasad, PhD)

PAINWeek will feature over 75 CME/CE credit hours in areas including Behavioral Pain Management, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Health Coaching, Integrative Pain Management, Interventional Pain Management, Medical / legal, neurology, physiotherapy, pharmacotherapy and psychedelics. Masterclasses, special interest sessions and sponsored courses will complete the agenda, along with a course presented by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

For more information, click on PAINWeek or visit painweek.org.

PAINWeek accreditation provided by Global Education Group:

Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CMEs for healthcare professionals. The global team works with a select group of medical education societies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare institutions to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as activities on line. With each partnership or joint delivery, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence, and grant funding information. Based in Littleton, Colorado, Global is Accredited with Commendation by the ACCME and Accredited with Distinction by the ANCC. Global also holds accreditations to provide continuing education for nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

  • Lamvu, Carrillo et al. Chronic pelvic pain in women: a review. JAMA. 2021;325. 2381.
  • Ahangari. Prevalence of chronic pelvic pain in women: an updated review. Pain Physician, 2014;17:E141–E147. http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/current/pdf?article=MjA2NQ%3D%3D&journal=81
  • Mathias et al. (1996). Chronic pelvic pain: prevalence, health-related quality of life, and economic correlates. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1996;87, 321–327.

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