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- disclaimer


ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS):
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Membership of ESSIC

ESSIC is a non-profit organization for professionals. Its members are scientists and/or medical practitioners with an interest in research into and/or treatment of BPS. 

Medical professionals from the whole world are eligible to apply for an ESSIC membership.
Memberships need approval by the Executive Committee.

The membership fee is EUR 50.00 / year (50 Euro per year).

See the by-laws for important information, details on membership are given in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.8.


    Types of membership

    Full membership

    • for medical professionals with an interest in research into and/or treatment of BPS
    Affiliate membership
    • for persons from medical companies at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
    :All memberships need to be approved by the Executive Committee.
    Go to the Defoe website for membership applications.

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