This section contains all the latest news and information from the Vulval Pain Society.
London Vulval Pain Support Group meeting, Saturday 10 December 2016, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
The London Vulval Pain Support Group host their last meeting of this year on Saturday 10 December 2016 from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. Christmas refreshments will be available.
Manchester Vulval Support Network: meeting on Thursday 8 December 2016, 7.00 pm
Vulval Dermatology in Practice Masterclass, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, 10 November 2016
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital have sent us details of their forthcoming Vulval Dermatology masterclass, which we give below. Please note that this class is aimed at health professionals rather than patients.
The Guy’s and St Thomas’ Vulval Dermatology in Practice Masterclass, taking place on 10 November 2016 in London, is a unique half-day masterclass run by dermatology specialist Dr Fiona Lewis. It offers an interactive learning experience that brings case studies to life and provides delegates with the opportunity to expand their expertise through practical sessions.
Manchester Vulval Support Network: meeting on Thursday 15 September 2016, 7.00 pm
New Facebook group for male partners of vulvodynia sufferers
Partners of Vulvodynia is a new Facebook group for men whose partners suffer from vulval pain. They say 'This group has been set up for men whose partners are suffering from vulvodynia. It's important that we offer support and help raise awareness around this rare condition'.
To join the group, sign up with Facebook if you need to, then just follow the above link to the group page and follow the instructions on the page.
Last chance to sign petition to get pelvic pain included on UK medical student curriculum
There's still time to sign this online petition to get pelvic pain included in the UK university curriculum for all medical students, but please note that the deadline is 22 October 2016.
You can read more about the petition here:
The VPS is a charity aiming to educate the public about vulval pain as well as provide help and advice to sufferers. We therefore support any initiatives to help increase the knowledge, skills and competencies of all health professionals, including medical students, in improving the assessment and management of chronic pelvic (including vulval) pain. Pelvic pain conditions are poorly managed and have a major impact on patients' quality of life, everyday functioning and reproductive health. It is vital that we invest in the education of our future workforce in the field of pelvic pain if we are to improve treatment and support available to all those living with pelvic pain conditions.
New vulval pain support group on Facebook
Pudendal Neuralgia and Vulvodynia UK have asked us to post a link to a transitional Facebook group which allows ladies to join their full secret Facebook group once the administrator of the group has had contact with them. As the official group's members want it to remain secret, we can't provide details here, but if you follow the above link to the group and (if necessary) sign up with Facebook, you can contact the administrator for details on how to join the group itself.