Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

I am honored and very eager to start my position as the IPPS Chairman of the Board. Before I start, I would like to express my gratitude to all the IPPS members and staff that have supported me over the years and who trusted me with this very important role. Dr. Fred Howard left very ‘big shoes’ for me to fill, but my experience in the IPPS and extensive mentorship by Dr. Fred Howard have prepared me well for this challenge. I have been an attendee, member, board member and past president of the IPPS for almost as long as I can remember. My first IPPS meeting in the 90s had less than 20 attendees, and this year we had over 350 attendees! I consider it a privilege to have been part of this enormous growth.

As Chairman of the Board I serve at the discretion of the IPPS board, but my priorities will be to,

  1. help the board expand membership benefits and
  2. promote research and education of pelvic pain.

My goal is to promote investment of IPPS resources and funds to develop each of these areas over the next five to 10 years. I look forward to working with all of you and being part of this amazing IPPS team.

Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH, CPE
Chairman of the Board