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What’s New & Announcements from the Interstitial Cystitis Network

ICN Founder Jill Osborne Serves on CDMRP Research Panel on Antibiotic Resistant Infections

The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) research advocate Jill Heidi Osborne MA recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRMRP sponsored by the US Department of Defense. Ms. Osborne has served as a consumer reviewer for the past six years. As a consumer reviewer, she was a full voting member [...]

By |2018-01-02T15:20:04+00:00December 21st, 2017|ICN Announcements, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research|Comments Off on ICN Founder Jill Osborne Serves on CDMRP Research Panel on Antibiotic Resistant Infections

New IC Patient Survey From USC Seeks To Understand The Impact of Diagnostic Delays In Women With IC/BPS.

A New IC Survey From USC Seeks To Understand The Impact of Diagnostic Delays In Women With IC/BPS. Principal Investigator: Katherine Volpe, MD This survey is being conducted by Katherine Volpe, who is a fellow at the University of Southern California. We know that many women with interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) experience [...]

By |2017-11-13T15:48:30+00:00November 13th, 2017|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Survey Center|Comments Off on New IC Patient Survey From USC Seeks To Understand The Impact of Diagnostic Delays In Women With IC/BPS.

ICN Now Open For Business – Santa Rosa Fire Update

After two perilous weeks with deadly fires here in Sonoma County, we are finally back at work with power, phones and internet! Whew! I would like to thank everyone who sent notes and prayers to our staff. Thankfully, none of our employees lost their homes but it was close. The TUBBS fire came within a [...]

By |2018-01-02T15:20:59+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Front Page Feed, ICN Announcements|Comments Off on ICN Now Open For Business – Santa Rosa Fire Update

2017 IC/BPS Awareness Month Kicks Off

Every September, IC/BPS patients and organizations around the world gather together to promote interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and chronic pelvic pain. This year, our campaign is bold and blunt, telling the story of patients who are refused pain treatment with, in some cases, tragic results. Despite decades of research showing that this medical [...]

By |2018-01-02T15:21:25+00:00September 1st, 2017|Awareness, ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on 2017 IC/BPS Awareness Month Kicks Off

CUA IC/BPS Guidelines Finally Adopted – Canadian Patients Get Much Needed Guidance

CUA IC/BPS Guidelines Adopted Why have so many interstitial cystitis patients in Canada come to the USA for care? Despite the glowing reviews about universal health care, there is a sad IC truth behind the scenes north of the border. There is no national IC organization to advocate on their behalf. Only a handful of physicians in [...]

By |2017-01-20T16:34:08+00:00December 7th, 2016|Awareness, Diagnosis, ICN Announcements, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Research, Treatments|Comments Off on CUA IC/BPS Guidelines Finally Adopted – Canadian Patients Get Much Needed Guidance

Three Physical Therapists of the Year Honored! Karin I. Westlin-Boyer PT, Jennifer Rutkowski MPT, Rhonda Fiorillo MPT

The 2015 Physical Therapists of the Year ARE During the 2015 IC Awareness Month campaign, we asked patients to nominate compassionate, knowledgeable care providers for our first annual “Doctor” and “PT” of the year awards. We received dozens of excellent nominations for physical therapists and wish we could have honored every single one of them. Our committee [...]

By |2017-01-31T08:50:42+00:00January 24th, 2016|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Three Physical Therapists of the Year Honored! Karin I. Westlin-Boyer PT, Jennifer Rutkowski MPT, Rhonda Fiorillo MPT

The 2015 Doctor Of The Year For IC Is……. Dr. Robert Evans

During the 2015 IC Awareness Month campaign, we asked patients to nominate compassionate, knowledgeable care providers for our first annual “Doctor” and “PT” of the year awards. Out of the hundreds of doctors nominated, I’m happy to announce that Dr. Robert Evans earned the honor of 2015  Doctor Of The Year! The comments shared about his treatment exemplify the dignity [...]

By |2017-01-31T08:57:19+00:00January 8th, 2016|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on The 2015 Doctor Of The Year For IC Is……. Dr. Robert Evans

Winter 2016 IC Optimist Is Now Available

The Winter 2016 IC Optimist is now available and is being sent to our subscribers! Read the latest news, feature stories, research, self-help tips in our quarterly magazine dedicated to interstitial cystitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Subscribe Today Individual Copy Instant Download Individual Copy Printed Version In this issue: (1) Editorial: Do you have a [...]

By |2017-01-31T08:59:57+00:00December 18th, 2015|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Winter 2016 IC Optimist Is Now Available

New Android App Helps Urology Patients Find Bladder Friendly Foods

The ICN Food List Application for Android Devices (Santa Rosa, CA) If you’re scared to drink a cup of coffee out of fear that you’ll spend the day in the restroom, you’re not alone. Mild urinary frequency and urgency are common but for patients with urinary disorders, these same foods can provoke days of pain and [...]

By |2017-01-31T09:00:26+00:00December 10th, 2015|ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Self Care|Comments Off on New Android App Helps Urology Patients Find Bladder Friendly Foods

Dr. Robert Echenberg, International Pelvic Pain Expert, Expands Clinic To NYC

Dr. Robert Echenberg, one of the top pelvic pain specialists in the world, has announced that he is expanding his practice to New York City effective December 1st, 2015. He will be seeing patients two days a week in NYC and one day a week in his clinic in Pennsylvania. Known for both his patient compassion [...]

By |2017-01-31T09:08:24+00:00November 24th, 2015|ICN Announcements, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Dr. Robert Echenberg, International Pelvic Pain Expert, Expands Clinic To NYC