Day 1: Sunday, November 11, 2018
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Nita A. Desai, Frank F. Tu
Sawsan As-Sanie, Diana T. Atashroo, Mark W. Dassel
Presented in affiliation with the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)
Chronic pelvic pain is a complex and highly prevalent issue in women’s health today; accounting for nearly 10% of all gynecologic referrals. Yet, diagnoses and treatments can appear rather elusive given the multiple overlapping conditions. This course will provide a practical approach in decoding vague symptoms, differentiating between disease processes, discussing interrelating conditions and recognizing nuances to better develop suitable treatment plans in both the medical and office setting. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on difficult case scenarios and highlight best practices and practical solutions for the attendees to incorporate into their daily practice.
At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Differentiate between overlapping conditions causing pelvic pain based on the clinical history; 2) formulate a comprehensive differential diagnosis including urologic, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal causes; 3) describe medical and behavioral treatment plans; and 4) integrate the evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain in the care of chronic pain patients.
Please refer to program below.