By Riva Preil Get excited for International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Conference in Chicago, October 23-26, 2014! Some of the interesting topics at this yearâ€™s conference include updates on chronic pelvic pain, yoga for pelvic pain, and a fascinating Post-Conference Course, New Perspectives from The Integrated Systems Model for Womenâ€™s Health, from our blog talk radio superstar herself, Diane Lee. Speaking of radio superstars, one of the other keynote speakers at IPPS will be Dr. Khalid Khan. Dr. Khan graduated from Medical School in 1989. Currently, he is a Professor of Womenâ€™s Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Barts and the London School of Medicine. His academic expertise is in patient-oriented health research and medical education. He has published over 200 peer reviewed journal articles making contributions in systematic reviews (meta-analyses), trials of treatments and tests, health technology assessments, and evaluation of educational methods. His book on Evidence-based Medicine has won the BMA medical book competition. He is Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In order to whet your appetites for the amazing topics he will cover at IPPS, I will be interviewing Dr. Khan on our blogtalk radio show The Pelvic Messenger on October 14 at 10:45 AM. The topic of the show is Translating Translational Research: Letâ€™s Get Practical with Dr. Khalid Khan. Dr. Khan will explain translational research, the CROWN Initiative, the impetus behind it, and how to make the most from the vast sea of research being performed. We will also address certain pre-natal and post-partum topics and myths, including whether or not inducing labor increases the likelihood of requiring C-section delivery. To learn more about these and other fascinating topics, tune into the show on October 14! I encourage and invite you to email questions in advance to email@example.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!