Optional Symposia and Session Information


hosted by Hosted by IPPS.
3rd World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain.
IPPS Pre-Conference Clinical Foundations Wednesday, October 11, 2017
WCAPP Plenary Sessions Thursday, October 12 –
Saturday, October 14, 2017
IPPS Post Conference Session Sunday, October 15, 2017

IPPS Pre-Conference Session

Clinical Foundations: An Integrated Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Clinical Foundations Session is recommended for medical students, residents, gynecologists, physical therapists, urologists, primary care physicians, nurses, surgeons, pain management physicians, psychologists, neurologists, and basic science researchers who would benefit from a more detailed introduction to the concepts and terminology of pelvic pain issues and treatments. (Formally known as the Basics Course)

Date:Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time:7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location:Penn Quarter
Cost:$260.00 through September 15, 2017;
$300.00 after September 15, 2017
(Limited Registration to 100 attendees)


Due to overwhelming demand and limited space available for the evening of Tuesday October 10th, the host hotel only holds a limited number of rooms at IPPS special rates, so be sure to make your reservations early. Hotel deadline is September 15, 2017 or until all so-designated rooms are booked, whichever occurs first. Please click here for a listing of alternative hotel options.

IPPS Post Conference Session

From Biology to Behavior: Integrating Current Biology and Biopsychosocial Principles in the Management of Pelvic Pain

Featuring: Lorimer Moseley, PT, DSc, PhD, BPhty(Hons), FACP, University of South Australia
    Paul Hodges, PhD, MedDr, DSc, BPhty(Hons), FACP, University of Queensland Australia

Date:Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Location:Grand Ballroom
Cost:$235.00 through September 15, 2017;
$310.00 after September 15, 2017

Roundtable Lunches

Each of the ten tables will be limited to eight registrants, with two presenters/moderators. Onsite registration may be available depending on the number of open seats. Attendance at the Annual Meeting is required. You may choose your table on the registration form. Please note IPPS cannot guarantee the table requested will be available, and the business office will notify you in this case.

Date:Friday, October 13, 2017
Time:11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:Congressional Ballroom A&B
Cost:$45.00 per person per table through September 15, 2017;
$50.00 per person per table after September 15, 2017

Table # FRIDAY October 13, 2017 Table Moderators
1 Complex Patients Mario Castellanos, MD
Stephanie Stamas, PT
2 Centralized Pain G.F. Gebhart, PhD
Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT
3 Vulvodynia Bernard L. Harlow, PhD
Caroline Pukall, PhD, CPsych
4 Endometriosis Robert Taylor, MD, PhD
Tracy Sher,MPT, CSC, CSCS
5 GI William E. Whitehead, PhD
Ramona C. Horton, MPT
6 Pelvic Neuralgia Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF
Eric Bautrant, MD
7 MSK Paul W Hodges PhD, MedDr, DSc, BPhty(Hons), FACP
Rhonda Kotarinos, DPT
8 Male Pelvic Pain Corey Silbert, DPT
Allyson Shrikhande, MD
9 Sexual Dysfunction Jim Pfaus, PhD
Bert Messelink, MD, PhD
10 Pain Science Lorimer Moseley, PT,  DSc, PhD, BPhty(Hons), FACP
Jason Kutch, PhD

Date:Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time:11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:Congressional Ballroom A&B
Cost:$45.00 per person per table through September 15, 2017;
$50.00 per person per table after September 15, 2017

Table# SATURDAY October 14, 2017 Table Moderators
1 MSK Diane Lee, PT, BSR FCAMPT
Paul W Hodges PhD, MedDr, DSc, BPhty(Hons), FACP
2 Interventional Management Kenneth Peters, MD
Mario Castellanos, MD
3 Pain Psychology Afton Hassett, PsyD
Alex Milspaw, PhD, LCP
4 Pudendal Neuralgia Eric Bautrant, MD
Tracy Sher,MPT, CSC, CSCS
5 Centralized Pain Melissa Farmer, PhD
Ramona C. Horton, MPT
6 Dyspareunia Bert Messelink, MD, PhD
Jim Pfaus, PhD
7 Pain Science Lorimer Moseley, PT,  DSc, PhD, BPhty(Hons), FACP
Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT
8 Visceral Dysfunction Dee Hartmann, PT, DPT
Sheldon Jordan, MD
9 Dilators and Lubricants Stephanie Prendergast, MPT
Michael Krychman, MD, IF
10 Endometriosis Pamela Morrison, DPT
Katy Vincent, MD, DPhil

Yoga for Pelvic Pain

Morning Yoga: Using Mindfulness, Breath, and Gentle Movement for Pain Management
Shelly Prosko PT

The first step to changing pain and moving with more ease is awareness. Join Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist and Professional Yoga Therapist, in this inspiring one hour morning yoga practice where she will guide you through breath and body awareness practices that can be used to help empower your patients to reduce and manage persistent pelvic and/or abdominal pain. You will also enjoy a gentle, physical yoga practice including poses and movement sequences using Pain Care Yoga movement guidelines while integrating self-regulation practices, mindfulness, breathing and yoga philosophy.

You will experience these biopsychosocial techniques that you can immediately use with your patients to enhance safe and successful participation in their pain rehabilitation. As a bonus, you get to start the day with some well deserved self-care!

Date:Friday, October 13, 2017
Time:6:15 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Location:Penn Quarters
Cost:$15 per person