This year the program will include cutting-edge basic science and clinical research findings, as well as recommendations for the management of CPP in male and female patients. Participants will also learn about avoiding common pitfalls in the management of CPP patients. Participants will also learn about avoiding common pitfalls in the management of the CPP patient. The Basics Session has been designed to provide a foundation of knowledge about the etiology, diagnosis and management of CPP disorders. It also includes an overview of the neurophysiology and biopsychosocial elements involved in managing chronic pain. It is recommended that providers and researchers who are new to pelvic pain attend the Basics Session in order to get more out of the general meeting. The half-day Research Session will allow participants to learn from top researchers how to carry out high quality research on CPP with a small budget. The small size of the Research Session is to provide evidence-based information, protocols, and resources that will guide health care professionals who treat pelvic health in men and women to understand the importance of, and how to, effectively and efficiently discuss sexual health and function with patients. The popular morning yoga session will return and the “Lunch with the Experts” series has been expanded to two days and will cover new topics.
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Erin T. Carey, MD, MSCR University of Kansas Hospital M. Jean Uy-Kroh, MD Cleveland Clinic