ICA Call for Volunteer Writers

ICA is looking for outstanding volunteer writers with the ability and experience to write and contribute compelling, engaging, and informative copy for its website and articles for its award-winning magazine, ICA Update. Volunteer writers will receive emailed assignment details (background … Continued

DISCUSSING IC – SHORT SURVEY

Interstitial cystitis is difficult to say and IC is not a sexy condition. Family and friends probably haven’t even heard of it. ICA understands. That’s why we advocate to raise awareness and research dollars which are desperately needed to ensure … Continued

NOW IS THE TIME TO MEET LOCALLY WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS

You can be an ICA Advocate and meet with the local offices of your members of Congress who will be in their districts until Friday, September 2nd. Legislators use this time away from Capitol Hill to meet with their constituents … Continued

COMING SOON – THE INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS SOLUTION

The Interstitial Cystitis Solution, written by ICA Board Member, and board-certified pelvic health PT, Dr. Nicole Cozean, is now available for pre-sale and will be released in bookstores nationwide in October 2016. Make your pre-sale purchase from Amazon by clicking here … Continued

SUPPORTING ICA: MEDICAL HISTORY – REIMAGINED

Chronic pain and IC warrior Sarah Bigham has turned her experience as a patient into an artwork series. Her beautiful watercolor paintings are created from dissolved supplements and medications she no longer needs. A showing of Sarah’s work, Medical History … Continued

ICA Update Article Index

Searching for specific information on an IC-related topic? Trying to locate a particular ICA Update article you may have read but can’t seem to locate? We’ve made it easy for you with an index that organizes all articles by topic … Continued

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

There’s only one week left to sign the White House petition for the National Pain Strategy (NPS). The NPS is a federal plan for people with chronic conditions to increase discovery research for new treatments, pain education, and insurance coverage … Continued

ICA 2016 PILOT RESEARCH PROGRAM RECIPIENTS SELECTED

ICA is pleased to announce that Dr. Lori Birder of the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Jason Kutch of the University of Southern California are the newest recipients of ICA research funding. ICA’s Pilot Research Awards are one-year, $50,000 grants … Continued

USE YOUR VOICE FOR CHANGE

You can be an ICA Advocate and meet with the local offices of your members of Congress who are in their districts until Friday, September 2nd. Legislators use this time away from Capitol Hill to meet with their constituents and … Continued

HEALTHY DIET = HEALTHY LIFE

For years, IC patients have known that what they eat can make a big difference in their IC symptoms, and the American Urological Association lists diet modification as a first-line treatment for IC. Up until now, the standard non-scientific “IC … Continued