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This Course consists of 5 modules on Chronic Genito-pelvic Pain and Overactive Pelvic Floor:

- The Pathophysiology of the Overactive Pelvic Floor - Linda McLean
- Bladder Pain Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis and OPF – Mauro Cervigni
- Female Voiding Difficulty - Evaluation and Management – Howard B. Goldman
- Overactive Pelvic Floor, sexual pain disorders and Sexual Function – Anna Padoa
- Physiotherapists Approach to the Overactive Pelvic Floor – Melanie Morin

- Understand the definition, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of an overactive pelvic floor (OPF) and its relation to chronic pain conditions and psychosocial issue

- Become acquainted with common diagnostic techniques and tools which allow evaluation of patients with OPF, using a multidisciplinary approach

- Plan an individually tailored treatment strategy for patients suffering from OPF and OPF-related conditions

Gynecologists, urogynecologists, urologists, physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, nurses, midwives, gastroenterologists, colo-proctologists, sex therapists and sexologists or other allied health professionals interested in overactive pelvic floor conditions (and trainees in these disciplines as well).

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.

Mauro Cervigni
Medtronic: Other, IBSA, Relationship: Other

Howard Goldman
Medtronic: Consultant, Medtronic: Other, Axonics: Consultant, Axonics: Other, Nuvectra: Consultant, Bioness: Other

Catherine Matthews
Boston Scientific: Research Grant Overall Principal Investigator, Pelvalon: Research Grant Overall Principal Investigator, Pelvalon: Consultant

Linda McLean
Chiaro Enterprises: Research Grant Site Principal Investigator

Anna Padoa
Springer Editors: Other, Lyra Medical: Other

The Pathophysiology of the Overactive Pelvic Floor
Bladder Pain Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis and OPF
Female Voiding Difficulty - Evaluation and Management
Overactive Pelvic Floor, sexual pain disorders and Sexual Function
Physiotherapists Approach to the Overactive Pelvic Floor
Evaluation & Certificate

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