Navigating IC/BPS: Conversations with Experts

Build your knowledge of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) through the ICA's monthly webinar series.

Navigating IC/BPS: Conversations with Experts

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) monthly webinar series: Navigating IC/BPS: Conversations with Experts aims to equip individuals with the latest knowledge, insights, and groundbreaking information to help empower people living with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS).

We are excited to invite you to join the series that promises to cover a wide range of topics, including the latest in IC/BPS research, physical therapy, diet, mental health, self-care, and much more! The series will feature some of the industry's most prominent thought leaders, experts, and practitioners. Through these webinars, we intend to facilitate interactive and engaging conversations, share best practices, and actionable strategies that will help people living with IC/BPS.

These webinars will be:

  • held monthly with unique topics and speakers for each webinar
  • kept small in size to offer more intimate conversations
  • heavily focused on Q&A
    • participants may ask questions directly to the speaker via video and/or chat
  • recorded for viewing by paid participants only (recordings will be emailed within a week of each webinar)
  • an investment in your health

Registration fee is a minimum donation of $25.

Join us to gain valuable insights and perspectives and participate in the Q&A session.

Featured Speakers

Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD - Uncovering Social Factors in Chronic Primary Pain Conditions: Lessons from Our Feline Companions

Join us for on June 21st at 11:00am ET:

Speaker: Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD
Topic: Uncovering Social Factors in Chronic Primary Pain Conditions: Lessons from Our Feline Companions

Dr. Tony Buffington is an emeritus professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and clinical professor (volunteer) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He received BS, MS and PhD degrees in nutrition and the DVM degree from UC Davis. His clinical interests include environmental effects on disease, obesity, evidence-based medicine, and effective medical communications. His research has documented the effects of environmental stressors on disease in cats, and the effectiveness of environmental enrichment in mitigating them to promote recovery. Dr. Buffington has published 130 scientific papers, 30 book chapters, and 3 books

Past Webinars

Robert Moldwin, MD: The Pelvic Floor Muscles: Another Possible Source of Pain for the IC/BPS Patient

May 24, 2023

Speaker: Robert Moldwin, MD
Topic: The Pelvic Floor Muscles: Another Possible Source of Pain for the IC/BPS Patient 

Robert Moldwin, MD, FACS is Director of the Pelvic Pain Center at The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology and serves as physician-in-charge of Urologic Infectious/Inflammatory Diseases. He is Professor of Urology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

David Klumpp, PhD: Bacteria as Pelvic Pain Triggers and Potential Therapies

April 19, 2023

Speaker: David Klumpp, PhD
Topic: Bacteria as Pelvic Pain Triggers and Potential Therapies

Dr. Klumpp is Professor of Urology and Microbiology-Immunology in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Anthony J. Schaeffer MD Professor of Urology and serves on the ICA Board of Directors.