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New Directions in Urologic Chronic Pain and Lower Urinary Tract Disorders: Moving Toward Improved Trials and Treatment

May 2020 Council

Lead Division/Office

KUH

Point(s) of Contact

Chris Mullins, Ph.D.; Tamara Bavendam, M.D.; Ziya Kirkali, M.D.

Executive Summary

Benign urologic conditions characterized by chronic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prevalent and result in high morbidity in patients. Recent NIDDK studies, such as the MAPP Network, the LURN, and others, as well as efforts from the broader field, have provided new, critical insights into these disorders. These studies have also introduced new investigators with diverse expertise to this field and have generated unique tools and resources for the community. The current Workshop concept will bring together investigators and other stakeholders to discuss strategies for moving new insights to the next phase of clinical studies and toward improved patient management. We anticipate this forum will also seed future, follow-on research studies that leverage these new insights and resources.