- who are we?


- membership


- meeting reports


- BPS definition and diagnosis

- Hunner lesion  
- disease activity and damage  
- video's of cystoscopies  

- new


- treatment

- diagnostic criteria  
- Hunner lesion  

- associated diseases

- confusable diseases  

- selected topics & books

- symptom score questionnaires  

- reports from other sources


- calendar


- useful links


- support organizations


- disclaimer


ESSIC is preparing a new website, to be constructed by Defoe, a congress organization company in Italy.

Defoe is also responsible now for the organization and registration of the ESSIC Annual Meetings, as well as for membership applications, membership fees etc.

<click here> to go to the Defoe home page with all relevant information on the ESSIC Annual Meeting 2017.





During the transition period, the "old" ESSIC website, with information on BPS/IC (including diagnosis, confusable and associated diseases) will still be accessible for a limited period of time.

<click here> to go to the "old" ESSIC website or choose an item from the menu on the left..

Joop P van de Merwe

former ESSIC Secretary and webmaster
ESSIC Board Member





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