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GIBS organises scientific congress on IC/BPS

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Held in association with Swati Spentose, more than 100 doctors from all over India participated in the event

GIBS, in association with Swati Spentose (Lead Patron), recently held a scientific congress on interstitial cystitis/ bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) in Mumbai. The event aimed to create awareness among the medical fraternity about the disease and build consensus among them on the protocol for diagnosis and treatment. The objective was to develop standard guidelines to streamline the diagnosis rocess, shorten assessment time in disease and subsequently avoid delay in treatment.

More than 100 doctors from all over India and around 50 doctors from just Mumbai attended the event. Various scientific developments and clinical applications in pathophysiology, diagnosis, metabolic evaluation and medical treatment of IC/BPS were discussed during the meet. Participant found GIBS to be a platform which helped them  further their knowledge and interact with other specialists working on subject.

A team of physicians led by urologists, Dr Rajesh Taneja and Dr Sanjay Pandey, conceptualised a body (Global Interstitial Cystitis Bladder Pain Syndrome Society) dedicated exclusively to interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome and was assured full infrastructural, secretarial and financial support by Vishal Jajodia, Managing Director, Swati Spentose Pvt Ltd (SSPL).

IC/BPS is one of the neglected diseases though it impacts literally one fourth of the country’s population. GIBS aims to spread more awareness about the disease and streamline its diagnosis and treatment by creating standard guidelines. Presently, the US is the only country in the world which has the necessary support system needed to deal with IC and BP patients.

GIBS plans to bring out a periodic publication and an interactive website for patients and doctors wherein modules to certify doctors as specialist of IC BPS, etc would be provided. Reportedly, the guidelines, being developed by a panel comprising 10 urologists and gynaecologists led by Dr Taneja, are likely to be released by GIBS in a couple of months.

SSPL (the platinum, gold and silver sponsor of ESSIC 2016) also announced the next meeting of the international authority (ESSIC) on IC/BPS. The meeting is being held Nov ember 17-19, 2016 in Delhi.  Global experts on the subject will interact and share their experiences at the event.

EP News Bureau

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