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  • A conference information website
    • A conference information resource for urology doctors and nurses who are searching for conferences or courses to attend anywhere in the world. The service is free to both the organisations whose conferences/courses are listed and to doctors who access the site for information. The website is constantly updated with conferences, courses and meetings from all over the world.
literature and reviews  
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  • Incontinence
    Editors: P. Abrams, L. Cardozo. S. Khoury, A. Wein
    ISBN 0-9546956-2-3
    2 volumes: volume 1 - Basics & Evaluation; volume 2 - Management with CD Rom (2005)

    With chapter on Painful Bladder Syndrome (including interstitial cystitis).
    With reports from the 25 international committees at the 3rd International Consultation on Incontinence in Monaco 2004. Chapter 23 concerns Painful Bladder Syndrome (including interstitial cystitis) by committee chairman Philip Hanno MD and deals with definition, aetiology, epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, clinical symptom scales, assessing outcomes, conservative treatment, oral therapy, intravesical therapy, surgery and future directions. The chapter concludes with an assessment and treatment algorithm.

    Can be ordered from Les Editions 21, 76 rue de la Pompe - 75016 Paris - France.

    E-mail: editions21@wanadoo.fr
information at websites of professional organisations and institutions  
  • CME/CE Online Tutorial on Chronic Vulvar Pain Now Available
    The National Vulvodynia Association (www.nva.org) is pleased to announce the release of its CME/CE accredited online tutorial for health care professionals titled, Vulvodynia: Integrating Current Knowledge into Clinical Practice. This tutorial, jointly sponsored by the NVA and the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation, is free to all viewers. The program includes a self-guided presentation on the prevalence, differential diagnosis, treatment and etiology of chronic vulvar pain. To access the tutorial, please visit http://learn.nva.org.  If you have any questions about the program or experience a problem accessing it online, please contact Christin Veasley, NVA Associate Executive Director, by email (chris@nva.org) or phone (401-398-0830). This program was funded by an educational grant from The Patty Brisben Foundation.  Release date: October 2007. Expiration date: October 31, 2009.
  • Cochrane
    • the reliable source of evidence in health care
    International Society for the Study of Bladder Pain Syndrome
    • ESSIC website
  • Urological Pelvic Pain Collaborative Research Network (UPPCRN)
    • the UPPCRN serves as the official NIDDK Working Group on chronic pelvic pain of urological origin, to facilitate interaction of study groups and investigators, both nationally and internationally, to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases
  • Urosource
    • an online database service to bring you key articles in urology, the latest news and conference reports, events listings and other relevant information
  • Uro Today
    • translating urology research into clinical practice
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