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ICA at the 2017 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting

Barb Zarnikow & Lee Lowery at AUA

One of the many things your donations support is IC awareness and education of healthcare providers to help ensure early diagnosis and optimal care for IC patients. That includes ICA’s representation at the AUA Annual Meeting, an event that draws the largest gathering of thousands of urologists from around the world. The meeting provides attendees with nearly a week of urology education, cutting-edge research findings, a view of the latest in medical technology and treatment options, and gives them the opportunity to connect with colleagues old and new.

ICA Bringing Doctors, Researchers, & Patients Together

ICA hosted a supporter recognition reception to honor local ICA donors, ICA corporate partners, IC researchers, the ICA Medical Advisory Board, and members of the ICA Board. This informal gathering of over 50 individuals gave ICA the opportunity to thank, connect, and re-connect with many individuals whose passion is to improve IC patients’ lives and who help make ICA’s work possible.

ICA at the AUA Patient Advocacy Hub

ICA participated in the AUA’s Patient Advocacy Hub which gave ICA Board Member Barb Zarnikow and ICA Executive Director Lee Lowery the opportunity to meet and speak with numerous attendees and share the voice of IC patients. Barb and Lee also presented “What Patients Want Their Doctors to Know About Living With IC” to urologists who visited the Patient Advocacy Hub to hear from participating patient advocacy organizations such as ICA. Thank you to all members of the ICA Facebook community who participated in our recent survey. Your responses were used as the patient’s voice in the presentation.

AUA Poster Session

ICA also attended the AUA poster session to check out the latest in IC research, where they met with the team from Beaumont Health System who are working on the IP4IC study, that ICA collaborated on. They won best poster this year! We’re excited to be a part of this great research.

On behalf of all the IC patients who will ultimately benefit from ICA’s IC education and awareness activities, thank you for your donations that made ICA’s participation in AUA 2017 possible.