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Dr. Ursula Wesselmann to Serve on Pain Panel
Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:17:00 PM

Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) Medical Advisory Board Member Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD was selected to serve on an Institute of Medicine (IOM) expert panel tasked with evaluating the current science on pain research, care, and education. This initiative is a result of the national healthcare legislation, known formally as the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which calls for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored Institute of Medicine (IOM) Conference on Pain. NIH expanded the scope of that work to include the development of an IOM technical report and recommendations on how to advance pain care, education and research. For people with interstitial cystitis (IC), the IOM report and activities offer hope of further understanding about how to best treat chronic IC pain. There’s more about the scope of this consensus study on the Institute of Medicine’s website.