We have every confidence that the event will help liberate CAPPS patients from the confusing bonds of compartmentalized medicine.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
KevMed, provider of the PainShield® MD Therapeutic Ultrasound device, will be among the co-sponsors at this weekend’s first-of-its-kind educational retreat for pelvic pain sufferers, hosted at the historic Bethlehem Hotel in Bethlehem, PA by the Alliance for Pelvic Pain, April 27-28, 2013. Founded by leading specialists in the field of pelvic pain, including Robert J. Echenberg, MD, Alexandra T. Milspaw, MEd, LPC, Deborah Coady, MD, Amy Stein, MPT, and Nancy Fish, MSW, the Alliance for Pelvic Pain was created to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to the clinical care, education, and research associated with pelvic pain. The retreat, aptly named “Connecting the Dots of Your Experience,” will give patients a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and comprehensive treatment modalities to address their chronic pelvic pain. While registration for the retreat is officially closed, a very limited number of spaces remain for last-minute attendees.
Dr. Robert Echenberg, co-founder of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain and one of the speakers at this weekend’s retreat, is also the founder of the Institute for Women in Pain. While not originating the somewhat recent idea of a multi-disciplinary approach to pain, Dr. Echenberg has taken the concept to a new level by passionately offering insurance-based and compassionate care of a wide set of overlapping, coalescing pelvic, bladder, bowel and genital conditions via his team of multi-disciplinary, integrated and holistic professionals, such as the ones on hand at the upcoming seminar.
At the heart of this approach is an understanding that for patients suffering with seemingly unrelated pelvic, bladder, bowel and genital symptoms to be properly treated, they must be liberated from the constraints of compartmentalized medical practice. Indeed, by using in the title of his recent webinar “IC’s Role in CAPPS” the term CAPPS (Complex Abdominal Pelvic Pain Syndrome), which was coined by the International Adhesions Society, to do just that, Dr. Echenberg and his team may well be among the founders of a revolution in the treatment of a set of conditions affecting over 25 million Americans.
Says Dr. David Wiseman, founder of the International Adhesions Society (IAS) and president of the recently launched company KevMed, whose PainShield® MD will be exhibited at the upcoming retreat, “We are delighted to co-sponsor this important multi-disciplinary meeting of some of the best practitioners in the field of pelvic pain. This retreat will expand the knowledge of all patients attending and offer advances in medical technology, new therapies, understanding, compassion, and above all, hope for pelvic pain sufferers.” Adds Dr. Wiseman, “this retreat represents a further step in the national expansion of the inter-disciplinary concept we have for some time been advocating and working towards with our efforts that include establishment of a CAPPS clinic and the development of PainShield MD. We wish the Alliance for Pelvic Pain much success and have every confidence that the event will help liberate CAPPS patients from the confusing bonds of compartmentalized medicine that have until now hindered their diagnosis and treatment.”
KevMed LLC is a medical company dedicated to the relief of chronic pelvic pain and related disorders. KevMed markets PainShield® MD, a wearable therapeutic ultrasound device as a non-invasive, low-risk treatment modality for chronic pelvic pain and pain associated with related conditions. KevMed was born from the work of the International Adhesions Society (IAS), which provides information, support, and advocacy to patients and their families suffering from Adhesion Related Disorder (ARD) and Complex Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS). Research by the IAS has revealed new understandings of these and related conditions from the perspective of the patient, resulting in the identification of PainShield® MD as an effective treatment for pelvic pain. KevMed, the IAS and the International Society for CAPPS were founded by David Wiseman PhD, MRPharmS, an internationally recognized expert in the science and business of adhesions, who has been making important product and scientific contributions to the field since 1987, most recently with Synechion, a consulting company he founded in 1996.
Dr. David Wiseman, President
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