News

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

Participants needed for study exploring sleep and chronic pain (University College London, London, UK)

Millions of people are living with a condition which causes chronic or persistent pain, negatively impacting physical and psychological wellbeing. The SCRIP Study led by PhD student Zoe Zambelli at University College London aims to unravel the relationship between sleep and pain for those affected by a painful condition.

A series of studies will be conducted to seek out ways to understand and improve sleep management in individuals with chronic pain. It is hoped this will contribute towards better pain outcomes and enhance overall well-being. This research is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Vulval Pain Society Conference 2020 - a date for your diary

Keep a space in your diary for our 2020 Conference:

WHEN

Saturday 24 October 2020, 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.

Bristol Vulval Health Support Group meeting, Saturday 15 February 2020, 10.30am

Posted on behalf of the Bristol Vulval Health Support Group.

BRISTOL VULVAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP

The next meeting will be on 15 February 2020 at 10.30am.

The meeting will be held in a private meeting room in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL.
We will be at the door to welcome you from 10.00am.
Coffee and cake will be provided.

Look forward to meeting you there.

Any questions, please email Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Bristol Vulval Health Support Group meeting, Saturday 18 January 2020, 10.30am

The Bristol Vulval Health Support Group have asked us to post the following news about their first meeting:

BRISTOL VULVAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP

Meeting on 18th of January 2020 at 10.30am.

The meeting will be held in a private meeting room in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL.
We will be at the door to welcome you from 10.00am.
Coffee and cake will be provided.
Looking forward to meeting you there.
Any questions please email Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Thank you!

Participants needed for study exploring the embodied experiences of people living with chronic vulval pain in the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

A researcher at the University of Amsterdam is looking to interview people in the Netherlands with experience of chronic vulval pain as part of her anthropology research project.

The study is open to chronic vulval pain sufferers, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed: anyone who has experience of vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, pain during sex, itching, soreness etc is welcome. The researcher is primarily looking to speak with people living in the Netherlands. Please note that the interviews will be in English.

For further details about the study, please see our Current research page.

Participants needed for study examining shared decision making in chronic pain (University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, UK)

PhD student Abbie McGuire is currently recruiting for her questionnaire study and needs individuals who experience chronic pain (exceeding 12 weeks even with treatment). Abbie's work is examining the ways shared decision making may help individuals with chronic pain. Her survey will take 30-40 minutes to complete but does not have to be done in one sitting.

For further details about the study, please see our Current research page.

Manchester Vulval Support Network: meeting on Thursday 5 December 2019, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Read the text-only version of this flyer for the Manchester Vulval Support Network meeting