With great excitement, we would like to invite you to attend the first ISSWSH Genitopelvic Pain Course. Modeled after the very successful ISSWSH Fall Course in Scottsdale and the recent Virtual Fall Course, this new focused course dives deep into the diagnosis and treatment of genitopelvic pain in women. The Genitopelvic Pain Course is an innovative hybrid model incorporating virtual longitudinal learning with a day of in-person breakout sessions at our annual meeting (separate registration). With high yield topics and an interactive format, this course provides applicable information and tools that you can directly use to diagnose, treat, and support your patients suffering with vulvovaginal and pelvic pain. This course is relevant for all healthcare providers who have an interest in female genitopelvic pain, including MDs, NPs, PAs, PTs, CNMs and mental health providers.
The Genitopelvic Pain Course will involve 6 two-hour monthly virtual webinars spanning from August 2022 to February 2023, followed by an in-person instructional session at the 2023 ISSWSH Annual Meeting in St Louis, MO (separate registration) in March 2023. In this innovative virtual course, practitioners will learn how to confidently diagnose and treat the many causes of pelvic pain. Sessions are organized by presenting symptoms, opening with “The Tools” and then progressing to symptoms and conditions of the vulvar vestibule, the clitoris, the bladder and urethra, the vulva, and the pelvis. Engaging experts in the field of Female Sexual Medicine will break down specialized topics, including Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD), Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), vulvar dermatoses, Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS), pudendal neuralgia, and Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD).
This longitudinal course will provide you with the tools and support to increase your knowledge and clinical skills in diagnosing and treating genitopelvic pain, while applying your knowledge along the way!
Genitopelvic Pain Course Program Chairs
Sarah Cigna MD MS FACOG IF
Jill Krapf MD MEd FACOG NCMP IF
Rachel Rubin MD NCMP IF