We will have the real privilege to enjoy a talk from one of the giants in urology - Prof Philip Hanno. He will take us through a journey in time on the “History of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome - from 1917 to the present”.
Prof Hanno will take us through the various stages over the past hundred years when the complex and elusive disease has been varyingly described and categorised, and how the diagnostic criteria have changed. The talk promises to remind and update us on the controversies and current understanding in this complex field of pelvic pain.
Our dynamic Steering Goup members - Tatiana Semedo from Portugal and Kazibe Koyuncu from Turkey will jointly co-host the session.
Dr Keng Ng is a Consultant Urological Surgeon based in London, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Clifford Morson Medal at The Institute of Urology London for his thesis work on urodynamics and bladder dysfunction. His specialty interests include interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and female urinary incontinence surgery.
He was elected Chair of SIG in Neuro-urogynecology and Urogenital Pain in January 2022.
Dr. Hanno graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a research fellow in the Harrison Department of Surgical Research and Senior Registrar in the Southeast Hampshire Health District in Portsmouth England. He was an Associate Professor of Urology at Penn for 9 years and became Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Temple University in Philadelphia. His career then took him to the Food and Drug Administration for one year. He returned to the University of Pennsylvania as Professor of Urology and became Emeritus in 2015. He moved to Stanford University as Clinical Professor of Urology and retired in 2022. He has had a long interest in interstial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and chaired both the American Urological Association Guidelines Committee for the first two iterations of the AUA guideline. He also is Chair of the Bladder Pain Syndrome Committee of the International Consultation on Incontinence. The latest Consultation is to be published in December this year.
Gynecologist at the Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Unit of Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Algarve, Portugal.
Master in Surgical Management of Deep Endometriosis, MIS AcademyMaster in Endoscopic Surgery, Pelvic and Gynecological, in Valencia, Spain.
Dr Kazibe Koyuncu is PhD candidate in Urogynecology Doctorate Programme in Ankara University, Turkey. She is interested in working interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome and female sexual dysfunction. She is a member of SIG in Neuro-urogynecology and Urogenital Pain.