News

This section contains all the latest news and information from the Vulval Pain Society.

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Practical Advice for Vulval Skin Conditions'

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Practical Advice for Vulval Skin Conditions'

on Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 6.30pm GMT.

Read more: Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Practical Advice for Vulval Skin Conditions'

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Pain and the Pelvic Floor: What Next after Manual Therapy?'

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Pain and the Pelvic Floor: What Next after Manual Therapy?'

on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 7.00pm GMT.

With Maria Elliott, Chartered Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor

We're are excited to have the brilliant physiotherapist Maria Elliott as our next Livestream guest. This will complement our previous Live with Maeve Whelan, as Maria explores how physiotherapists can continue to help after manual therapy. Because vulval pain is not just about the vulva!

Join us at 7.00pm GMT on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

On our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VulvalPainSociety

Or on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeVPS

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Pain and the Pelvic Floor: Appropriate Physio Treatments'

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Pain and the Pelvic Floor: Appropriate Physio Treatments'

on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 7.00pm GMT.

With Maeve Whelan, Chartered Physiotherapist and Postgraduate Women's Health Physio Trainer

Read more: Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Pain and the Pelvic Floor: Appropriate Physio...

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Gynae and Pain Clinics: How to Prep and What to Expect'

Join us for our next Social Media Livestream: 'Gynae & Pain Clinics: How to Prep & What to Expect'

on Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 7.00pm.

With consultants David Nunns and Winston de Mello.

On our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VulvalPainSociety

Or on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeVPS

Vulval Pain Society Conference 2020 - change of date to 9 October 2021

Due to coronavirus concerns the date for our conference in October 2020 has now been postponed to 9 October 2021:

WHEN

Saturday 9 October 2021, 9.00am - 4.00pm

WHERE

Friends House
173 - 177 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ

  •     Opposite Euston station
  •     Within walking distance of King's Cross and St Pancras International stations

Watch this space for further details!

Participants needed for study examining the use of writing to improve body image in adults with vulval skin conditions (University of Sheffield, UK)

Do you have a vulval skin condition that affects how you feel about your body? Dr Kate Adkins at the University of Sheffield is running an online Randomised Controlled Trial to test whether or not a brief online writing intervention could improve body image in adults with a range of conditions that affect the skin, including conditions that affect the vulva.

To take part in this study, you will need to be aged 18 or over and live with a skin condition (e.g. lichen planus, lichen sclerosus, vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), cysts, herpes or dermatitis/eczema) which negatively affects how you feel about your body.

Full details of the study are given on our Current research page.

Birthday fundraiser for the VPS

Some of you will have seen our fantastic trustee, Sheren Gaulbert, on our webinars. Sheren has created a fundraiser for her birthday, so if you'd like to support us, please do.

You can find Sheren's fundraising page on Facebook.

Video of Facebook Live Q&A of 20 August 2020 with Sheren Gaulbert and Laura Rathbone von Meurs

'Compassionate care, not just clever care'

VPS trustee Sheren Gaulbert and specialist physio and clinical educator Laura Rathbone van Meurs discuss the challenges met by those experiencing vulval pain when accessing healthcare - and how physios and clinicians can better support someone with vulval pain and deliver more compassionate care.

You can watch the video here.