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


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.

    Online ESSIC membership application form (NEW)

    Click here for online membership application.

    In case of problems using the online application form, please use the "paper" version below.


    ESSIC membership application form

    You can download the application form in Word format (click here), fill it in and send it back to the e-mail address stated on the form.

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