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.
Samantha Ginsburg, PT, DPT The Physical Therapy Approach, Treating Male Patients with IC/PBS
Join us for on October 16th at 6:00pm ET!
Speaker: Samantha Ginsburg, PT, DPT
Topic: The Physical Therapy Approach, Treating Male Patients with IC/PBS
Samantha Ginsburg is a practicing physical therapist working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s outpatient physical therapy clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology as well as her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University. She has taken both APTA and Herman and Wallace continuing education courses, in addition to participating in a rigorous mentorship program to become a pelvic floor specialist. She treats patients of all genders for pelvic floor related issues. She takes a special interest in helping people in the LGBTQIA+ community. She has participated in multiple continuing education opportunities to further her knowledge base for this community, as well as teach her own course related to this topic. Samantha is passionate about providing inclusive, empathetic and holistic care.
Laura Santurri, PhD, MPH, CPH and Renee Hetzler, PT, DPT Don't Believe Everything You Read: How to Make Informed Decisions About Your Care
Join us for on August 10th at 5:00pm ET:
Speakers: Laura Santurri, PhD, MPH, CPH and Renee Hetzler, PT, DPT
Topic: Don't Believe Everything You Read: How to Make Informed Decisions About Your Care
In addition to being the Chair of the ICA Board of Directors, Dr. Laura Santurri is an Associate Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. Her scholarly interests include the lived experience of managing chronic conditions, especially those that involve chronic pain. Laura has lived with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome for over 25 years.
Dr. Renee Hetzler is a physical therapist and Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Nazareth University. She specializes in neurologic physical therapy but has experience with a wide variety of conditions, including chronic pain conditions. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Health Science degree at the University of Indianapolis. Her scholarly interests include community education and wellness for people living with chronic conditions.
Jennifer Fariello Moldwin, MSN, MEd, WHNP-BC When Sex Hurts
Join us for on July 24th at 2:00pm ET:
Speaker: Jennifer Fariello Moldwin, MSN, MEd, WHNP-BC
Topic: When Sex Hurts
Jennifer Fariello Moldwin, MSN, MEd, WHNP-BC, is Nurse Practitioner for Female Pelvic, Urogenital Pain and Sexual Medicine in Urogynecology at Northwell Health located at offices in Bay Shore and Syosset, NY. She has been diagnosing and treating women with pelvic and/or sexual pain caused by interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, vulvodynia, vulvar dermatoses, recurrent vaginal and/or urinary tract infections for over 20 years. Ms. Fariello Moldwin has been involved in numerous research studies and has published extensively on these chronic pain conditions.
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.
Webinar Recording Coming Soon!
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.