2018 Annual Scientific Meeting on Pelvic Pain

Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Chicago, Illinois

General Meeting Information

The IPPS Annual Meeting provides practitioners and researchers with an expanded and topical understanding of the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and research of disorders associated with chronic pelvic pain. The meeting emphasizes the multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the management of chronic pelvic pain. Presentations will combine research findings and clinical care patterns and practices important to the care of women and men. For providers who need a more broad understanding of pelvic neuroanatomy, physiology, and available treatments, additional workshops are available.

2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Program Now Available

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Main Scientific Program

IPPS Main Program | Friday, October 19
IPPS Main Program | Saturday, October 20

Optional Courses for Registration

IPPS Clinical Foundations Session | Thursday, October 18
IPPS Cadaver Lab at Rush University Medical Center | Thursday, October 18 and Sunday, October 2018
IPPS Post Conference Session | Sunday, October 21

Main Program and Optional Events Registration Fees

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Exhibitor Information

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Abstract Submission

IPPS Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation at the Annual Meeting in Chicago. Abstract submission is open to scientists, physicians and other health care providers who are willing to share projects designed to expand our understanding of pelvic pain in female or male patients. Sharing clinical and scientific knowledge on these prevalent health care problems is the primary mission of the IPPS and we welcome your contribution to an excellent scientific program. Submission guidelines may be found here. Abstract submission is now closed. Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by August 24, 2018. 

Educational Needs & Objectives / Accreditation

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Onsite Registration/Information Desk Hours

Location: Imperial Ballroom Foyer Wednesday, October 17 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 18 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 19 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: Imperial Ballroom Foyer
Thursday, October 18 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 19 | 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 | 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by September 18, 2018. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after September 18, 2018. Submit all requests to IPPS via email at info@pelvicpain.org. IPPS regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than October 18, 2018. After that time, no refund considerations will be made. Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to info@pelvicpain.org. Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

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Conference Registration is currently open to all members and non-members. If you are a member, please sign in to your member account and register for the conference as well as any pre or post conference sessions. If you are not currently a member and want to join, please click here to join or click here to renew your membership. Please allow 24 hours for your membership to process then return to this page and select 'Register Now'. 


The official hotel for the IPPS Annual Meeting is the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park located at 200 North Columbus Drive in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees will be offered a special discounted group rate of $299.00 single or double, plus applicable lodging taxes until the reservation deadline of September 26, 2018, or until all so-designated rooms in the group have been reserved, whichever occurs first. To make your reservations online, please use this link or contact the Global Reservations Center at 1-800-441-1414. When calling to make a reservation, please indicate you are attending the IPPS meeting.

Hotel Deposit and Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. These deposits are fully refundable if the hotel is notified three days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.