Webinar: Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: Current Diagnosis and Management - Future Trends (2020)

May 27, 2020

This course on IC/BPS is designed for the urologist, gynecologist, and advanced practice providers who see these patients and are responsible for their medical care. It is designed to focus on what we know, what we have learned from recent research efforts, how we can best use our knowledge in the care of these patients, and what may be coming in the future. We will discuss definition, nomenclature, epidemiology, possible etiology, and review the latest American Urological Association guideline which provides a working framework from which to practice. The issue of phenotyping, an important new focus on clinical trials, will be highlighted. We will review the major findings of the NIDDK Multidisciplinary Approach to the study of Pelvic Pain (MAPP) which is completing a decade of intensive research on this syndrome. How might this research inform and translate into the clinical arena and help our patients.

Please note this course is FREE to all AUA Members and is an exclusive member benefit.  If you would like to become an AUA Member, we'd be happy to have you - think about all the great member benefits!

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents
  • Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current international controversies in IC/BPS that can affect practice
  2. Incorporate therapeutic options in a rational way in light of the natural history of the syndrome
  3. Explain how Hunner lesion is now considered in the BPS spectrum
  4. Outline how the Multidisciplinary Approach to the study of Pelvic Pain has added to our knowledge base and will affect diagnosis and therapy
  5. Identify these patients and initiate therapies that empower patients and improve symptoms
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/27/2020 - 6:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/27/2020 - 6:30pm EDT


Welcome, Housekeeping Notes

Introduction; Evolution of Definition of Interstitial Cystitis, Diagnosis
Philip Hanno MD, MPH

Phenotyping, the Hunner Lesion
Philip Hanno MD, MPH  

AUA Guideline, Conservative and Oral Rx                                                            
Philip Hanno MD, MPH 

Epidemiology, Pathology, and Etiology
Sandor Lovasz MD, PhD    

Intravesical Therapy
Sandor Lovasz MD, PhD                                                                           

European Approach to BPS                         
Sandor Lovasz MD, PhD

Neuromodulation, Botulinim Toxin, Surgery
J. Quentin Clemens MD

Confounding/Associated Disorders
J. Quentin Clemens MD

MAPP Research Network and Implications for the Future
J. Quentin Clemens MD

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: Current Diagnosis and Management - Future Trends (2020) will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 27 at 5 PM EST.


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Education Council Disclosures

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Course Director(s)

Philip Hanno, MD

has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Urosystem;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Seigagaku;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Agile;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Urogen;.

Quentin Clemens, MD

has a financial relationship (Stock) with Merck;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Astellas;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with UroCure;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Allergan;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with UpToDate;.

Sandor Lovasz, MD,PhD

has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with UroSystem Ltd.;.


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Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Non-Physician Participation
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