Donate Today to Support IC Advocacy

Your investment in the ICA will ensure our continued dedication to critically important advocacy work by improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with IC/BPS. Your donation is crucial in supporting the ICA’s year-round advocacy efforts. ICA … Continued

IC/BPS Research Updates

The International Painful Bladder Foundation (IPBF) recently published their e-Newsletter and Research Update, which has extensive information on current IC/BPS research studies. Read more about these studies at https://www.painful-bladder.org/pdf-2/2021-06_Newsletter.pdf.  

Thank You IC Advocates!

ICA would like to thank all of the IC Advocates who participated in ICA’s Virtual Advocacy Month and for making your voices heard! We had 30 ICA Board Members, staff, and volunteers participate in 18 virtual Congressional meetings covering 10 … Continued

How do you navigate IC in the workplace?

As the COVID-19 pandemic eases and many places of work are ending public health restrictions, ICA is conducting a survey to better understand how IC/BPS patients have navigated the changes in their workplace over the past year and a half … Continued

Insurance and Elmiron: What You Need to Know

Several IC patients have reported that their health insurance providers are notifying them that they are no longer covering pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron), the only oral medication specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating the … Continued

Calling for Applications for ICA Board of Directors

ICA is calling for applications of knowledgeable, engaged, and inspired volunteers to fill positions to lead, advise, and support the activities of ICA by serving on its Board of Directors for a three-year term. The Board plays a leadership role … Continued

National Nurses Day

ICA recognizes the critical role nurses play in helping to create and maintain healthy communities. On National Nurses Day, we especially want to thank the nurses who support IC/BPS patients! Do you have a nurse who has been supportive in … Continued

May is Women’s Health Awareness Month!

During the month of May, the Urology Care Foundation is challenging women to “get up and go,” whether it’s going to exercise, getting a glass of water or just taking a break. Read more about their challenges and awareness efforts. … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Laura Santurri, ICA Vice-Chair

ICA would like to congratulate Dr. Laura Santurri on her new role as ICA Vice-Chair! Laura has been a member of the ICA Board of Directors since October 2016. In addition to having lived with IC for over two decades, … Continued