Deconstructing Pelvic Pain: Differential Diagnosis and Interdisciplinary Treatment (304)

9:15 AM–10:15 AM Saturday, February 29

Chronic pelvic pain affects 15% of women ages 18 to 50 years old. An interactive problem-based learning discussion with multidisciplinary speakers will review the broad differential diagnoses of pelvic pain, discuss appropriate specialist referral, and identify evidence-based strategies for pelvic pain management.

Diagnosing and Treating Pelvic Pain: Pain Medicine Perspectives

Jennifer Hah

Diagnosing and Treating Pelvic Pain: Urogynecologic Perspectives

Marian G. Acevedo Alvarez

Treating Pelvic Pain: Psychosocial Perspectives

Ravi Prasad

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis from a myriad of other pelvic pain conditions including endometriosis, vulvodynia, and peripheral nerve entrapments.
  • Identify the role(s) of various specialists (e.g., pain medicine specialist, urologist, pain psychologist, and physical therapist) in the evidence-based interdisciplinary treatment of pelvic pain.