Defoe is Official PCO & CME Provider of the ESSIC International Society for the Study of BPS.
ESSIC (International Society for the Study of BPS) is a non-profit organization for professionals. Its members are scientists and/or medical practitioners from all over the world with an interest in research into and/or treatment of bladder pain syndrome (BPS).
For details on ESSIC membership, click here.
ESSIC’s primary objectives are:
to promote and support the study of and research into BPS in the widest sense of the word
to provide a forum for the professional scientific communication among individuals and groups involved in study and research related to BPS, including the organization of meetings and conferences to exchange research results, experiences and ideas on BPS
to establish steering groups for committees to conduct studies on epidemiology, aetiology, treatment and other areas of BPS
to establish a database on BPS patients to promote insight into different aspects of BPS
The by-laws (see the pdf file) were adopted on 3 June 2004 in Copenhagen and changed on 21 May 2010 in Antwerp.
Jean-Jacques Wyndaele, President (Antwerp, Belgium)
Mauro Cervigni, Vice President (Rome, Italy)
Joop P van de Merwe, Secretary (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Jørgen Nordling, Treasurer (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Phil Hanno, Member (Philadelphia, USA)
Magnus Fall, Member (Göteborg, Sweden)