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Welcome to the International Painful Bladder Foundation
Quick find:

- IC/BPS Brochure
- IPBF leaflet

- Toilet cards
- IC/BPS booklet (6 pages)
- IC/BPS fact sheet
- IC fact sheet for primary care
- Information in other languages

The IPBF is a non-profit, voluntary, umbrella organization, active worldwide, that promotes knowledge and awareness of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, Hunner lesion, hypersensitive bladder, chronic pelvic pain and associated disorders among patients, patient support groups, health professionals and the general public. The IPBF promotes the interests of IC/BPS patients around the globe.


New on the website

  • NEW: Newsletter and Research Update, May 2019.

  • FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: ESSIC Meeting 2019, Amsterdam 5-7 December 2019. Go to the ESSIC website...

  • NEW: Review of the 4th World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain "A Lifecourse and Lifestyle Approach", 11-12 May 2019, London, UK. Read more...

  • Review of the ESSIC Annual Meeting, 29 November - 1 December 2018, Florence, Italy. Read more...

  • Newsletter and Research Update, October 2018.

  • Review of the International Continence Society (ICS) Annual Scientific Meeting, 28-31 August 2018, Philadelphia, USA. Read more..

  • Review of the 4th International Consultation on Interstitial Cystitis Japan (ICICJ) and the Annual Meeting of the Society of Interstitial Cystitis of Japan (SICJ), 17-18 April 2018, Kyoto, Japan. Read more...

  • Review of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Annual Congress 2018, 16-20 March 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more...

  • Bladder Pain Syndrome– An Evolution. Current guidelines compiled from the United States, Europe and Asia, which discuss disease management to give the reader a quick reference guide. Read more...

  • Review of the ESSIC Annual Meeting, 21-23 September 2017, Budapest, Hungary. Read more...

  • Review of the International Continence Society 47th Annual Scientific Meeting, 12-15 September 2017, Florence, Italy. Read more...

  • Review of the International Continence Society 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, 13-16 September 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Read more...

  • Review of the International Continence Society 45th Annual Scientific Meeting, 6-9 October 2015, Montreal, Canada. Read more...

  • Translational Andrology and Urology(TAU), Supplement on Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome, Edited Sant/Saban (Open Access):
    Part I: Vol 4, No 5 (October 2015).
    Part II: Vol 4, No 6 (December 2015).

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