Understanding Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

1 Hour | taught by Dr. J. Curtis Nickel MD, FRCSC

Course description

Interstitial Cystitis is a condition where people (mostly women) suffer the pain and agony of urinary tract infections without an infectious cause.   Researchers now know that Interstitial Cystitis, also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome [IC/BPS], affects about 3% to 4% of Canadian women.   There are new Canadian guidelines of which Dr. Curtis Nickel was one of the authors.

Dr. Nickel is a lead researcher on IC/BPS, who entered the field because he says that nobody in Canada was doing any research on the condition.  He believes that IC/BPS patients are often relegated to the periphery of clinical practice.

Dr. Nickel will present a webinar looking at current treatment research options and the most recent research about IC/BPS. As with other CIRPD webinars, a quarter of the presentation time will allow for questions and answers from participants.

You will learn:

  1. IC/BPS is more complicated than a simple bladder pain condition
  2. To understand IC/BPS clinical picture, you must look outside the bladder
  3. IC/BPS patients are like snowflakes, superficially they present similarly, but in reality, each patient has a distinct personal clinical phenotype
  4. Management works best when a therapy is based on individualized phenotype specific therapy algorithm
Dr. J. Curtis  Nickel MD, FRCSC
Dr. J. Curtis Nickel MD, FRCSC
Professor, Department of Urology, Queen’s University

Canada Research Chair in Urologic Pain and Inflammation
Vice President of the Canadian Urological Association
Staff Urologist, Department of Urology, Kingston and Hotel Dieu General Hospitals
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Nickel’s research covers inflammatory, benign prostate and pain diseases of the urinary tract. He has over 500 publications, is on the editorial board of 8 Urology journals, presented in 45 countries, funded by US NIH and Canadian CIHR and was awarded a CIHR Tier I Canada Research Chair, AUA Distinguished Contribution Award and SIU Academy Award. He is currently President of the Canadian Urological Association.

This program is pre-approved by VRA Canada for a 1 hour training session