2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education Webinar Series

Jun 26, 2018

In the second of a series of webinars for the 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education, IASP will host an Abdominal and Pelvic Pain: Scientific Progress Vis-à-vis Clinical Evaluation and Management webinar with Kevin Hellman, PhD (University of Chicago, USA); Sandy Hilton, DPT (Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness, USA); Frank Tu, MD (University of Chicago, USA); and Qasim Aziz, PhD (Queen Mary University of London, UK).

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 25 from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Eastern (US) Time (5:00 PM – 6:15 PM BST/ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM CEST)

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register now!

The goal of this webinar is to provide a scientific update with clinical relevance on abdominal and pelvic pain against a backdrop of current basic research.

Audience participation is encouraged! During the webinar, participants will be able to submit questions. You can also submit questions now, by emailing them to Neil Andrews, IASP Pain Research Forum executive editor, at: neil.andrews@iasp-pain.org.

Register today for the live presentation and discussion!


Here is an abstract for the webinar:

Kevin Hellman, PhD (USA) will present the current scientific framework for mechanisms underlying common abdominopelvic pain conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, bladder pain syndrome and chronic pelvic pain. Novel fMRI research methods for clarifying the causes of menstrual pain to develop better treatment strategies will be highlighted.

Sandy Hilton, DPT (USA) will discuss clinical assessment of common chronic pelvic conditions. The utility of clinical assessment in relation to treatment strategies, particularly physical therapy, will be discussed.

Frank Tu, MD (USA) will discuss clinical research on the factors responsible for the transition of episodic to chronic pelvic pain. Dysmenorrhea is a common but potentially modifiable risk factor for chronic pelvic pain. Current research suggests that repetitive episodes of menstrual pain independent of psychological factors are associated with widespread hypersensitivity, including visceral sensitivity.  

Qasim Aziz, PhD (UK) will moderate a discussion on questions regarding scientific or clinical content on abdominopelvic pain related to the previous presentations.


Kevin Hellman

Sandy Hilton


Frank Tu


Qasim Aziz

To learn more about the Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education, please visit: iasp-pain.org/GlobalYear

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