Pelvic Pain 2013

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General impression WCAPP2013

Interview Andrew Baranowski

Interview Bert Messelink

About the 1st World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain

The 1st World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain is a new initiative in the world of visceral pain. It is set up by three organizations who are active in the field of pelvic pain. Pain of UroGenital Origin (PUGO), the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) and ConvergencesPP (ConPP) joined forces to organize this unique meeting. In the process of preparing it became more and more evident that, because pelvic pain is in its nature a type of visceral pain, we had to imply the abdominal pain into the scientific programme and into the theme of the meeting. The meeting is held in 2013, which is in the center of the Global Year Against Visceral Pain launched in October 2012 by the International Association for the Study of Pain. Aside from sharing high quality information, the organisers hope, and trust, that this initiative will contribute to raising further awareness and increase knowledge about this debilitating condition.

We invite all involved in treating patients suffering from visceral pain, to join us for this meeting. Please register for the meeting, submit your abstracts and share your insights with your colleagues.


IASP sponsors Global Year Against Visceral Pain

Visceral pain is the most frequent form of pain, felt by most people at one time or another, the number one reason for patients to seek medical attention, and yet it is insufficiently treated as it is considered just a symptom of an underlying disease: if we treat the disease the pain will go away - an approach that ignores that many forms of visceral pain are diseases in their own right and require focused and specific therapies.

In October 2012 the Global Year Against Visceral Pain campaign was launched to increase awareness of visceral pain. Throughout the one-year campaign, IASP members and chapters will organize meetings, symposia, patient-education events, publications, and many other efforts exploring different aspects of visceral pain. News of these efforts will be posted on the IASP website at

Please note that...

You have until 20 May to register online!
After 20 May onsite registration is still possible.
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