Support Groups and Educational Meetings

ELIZABETH D'ANTONIO, RESEARCH COORDINATOR FOR CLINICAL TRIAL ON IC/BLADDER PAIN SYNDROME, TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT FEBRUARY 24TH IC SUPPORT MEETING

LiNKA Study LogoGreat news for women with Interstitial Cystitis (IC)/Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS) – Chesapeake Urology’s February 24th IC Support Group meeting will feature guest speaker Elizabeth D'Antonio, research coordinator for the new LiNKA clinical trial.

The LiNKA research study (conducted by Allergan, Inc.) is investigating the drug known as  LiRIS® 400 mg to examine the safety and effectiveness of a continuous release of lidocaine inserted into the bladder compared with placebo for treating the symptoms of IC/BPS in female patients.

Elizabeth will provide details about the national study as well as answer your questions about the drug, criteria for participating in the clinical trial, how to enroll, and much more.


IC SUPPORT GROUP DETAILS

Women living with IC won’t want to miss this important event: 

DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

TIME:    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Special speaker, Elizabeth D'Antonio, research coordinator for the LiNKA clinical trial

 LOCATION:  Chesapeake Urology Associates
                    21 Crossroads Drive, suite 200
                    Owings Mills, MD 21117

 

RSVP by calling Sue Spurlock, RN, CURN, Patient Navigator, at 443-738-8175. (If you reach Sue's voicemail, please leave your name, phone number and message.)

Chesapeake Urology’s IC Support Group meets the last Wednesday of every month throughout 2016. Visit our educational seminars page for the full list of dates.


Free OAB Information sessions and Interstim workshops

When: First Saturday of Every Month in 2016

  • OAB Information Session - 10:00 AM to 11 AM
  • Interstim Workshop - 1:00 PM - 3 PM

Click HERE for Informational Flyer and Locations

OAB information sessions are facilitated by our women's health nurse practitiner and OAB patient navigator, providing patients and interested women with education on OAB and its symptoms, effective symptom management and treatment options. 

Interstim workshops are designed to assist individuals with the neuromodulation device on how to properly use it to manage urinary urge. The workshop also introduces the treatment to women and men who may be interested in the therapy for the future. 

Where: Click HERE to view the full list of upcoming dates and locations for 2016. 

OAB Information Sessions and Workshops are FREE - Bring a friend or two!

RSVP by calling Sue Spurlock, RN, CURN, Patient Navigator, at 443-738-8175.
(If you reach Sue's voicemail, please leave your name, phone number and message).


FREE PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN 

(Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis)

WHEN: Last Wednesday of Every Month in 2016:

  • January 27 - Canceled due to weather.
  • February 24
  • March 30
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • December 14*

*Last Wednesday for this month

TIME:    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

             6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet
             6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Special speaker

WHERE:  Chesapeake Urology Associates
               21 Crossroads Drive, suite 200
               Owings Mills, MD 21117

SPEAKER:  Special speakers will address relevant issues related to painful bladder syndrome at each meeting.

RSVP by calling Sue Spurlock, RN, CURN, Patient Navigator, at 443-738-8175.
(If you reach Sue's voicemail, please leave your name, phone number and message)