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NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: The Role of Opioids in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Telebriefing

ICA staff attended the NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: The Role of Opioids in the Treatment of Chronic Pain in October. The final report of that workshop is now available.…

ICA at MAPP Steering Committee Meeting

Last week ICA staff and Board Members attended NIDDK’s Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Network Steering Committee Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. MAPP was launched to…

IC Comorbidities Survey

We want to make sure that we’re providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. ICA is gathering information regarding overlapping conditions (comorbid) for our upcoming issue of…

ICA at Pain Care Forum

Last week, ICA staff attended the monthly meeting of the Pain Care Forum to hear the guest speaker, Douglas C. Throckmorton, MD, Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, part of the…

Panel Cites Need for Individualized, Patient-centered Approach to Treat and Monitor Chronic Pain

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that individualized, patient-centered care is the best way to treat and monitor the estimated 100 million Americans living…

NIH Complementary and Integrative Health Agency Gets New Name

The National Institutes of Health agency with primary responsibility for research on promising health approaches already in use by the American public, formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative…

Thank You for Supporting ICA

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity in 2014! We are busy processing donations and will be able to report on the results of the ICA Board of…

Newly Formed Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force Needs Your Help

ICA has joined the newly formed Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force (CPATF). In March 2014, 16 organizations formed the CPATF to unite around one goal – to work collectively to…

IC/BPS Quality of Life Survey: Understanding Symptoms, Pain and Psychosocial Factors

IC researchers need your help! This Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) research focuses on understanding patients’ life experiences. It is hoped that information from this survey will aid in the…

ICA Welcomes New Board Members

The Interstitial Cystitis Association is pleased to announce four new additions to its Board of Directors who will lead, advise, and support the activities of ICA for a three-year term:…