It took roughly ten years for Convergences PP to become Europe’s leading scientific society dedicated to the study and management of Chronic Pelvi-Perineal Pains (CPPP).
Early in 2009, I was contacted by Jean-Jacques Labat who had no pain convincing me to adhere to his idea of grouping the driving forces involved in CPPP and scattered all over France and Europe. This new society would become a partner of the different existing societies dealing with the pelvis and the perineum. Thus Convergences PP was born with the support and the facilitation of the historical partner the SIFUD PP.
The young society began its career during its first congress in Nantes in December 2009. This was followed by other congresses: Nîmes, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Brussels and Madrid in 2019. The annual congresses are key moments in the life of Convergences PP. Indeed, they gather the multi-disciplinary players involved in the management of CPPP, who come from very different horizons and this contributes significantly to the richness of our discussions. Moreover, the Convergences PP annual congress is a pivotal time to either finalize or initiate new lines of research that are indispensable to the progress of knowledge in this topic.
Owing to the success of its events, training sessions and congresses, Convergences PP achieved autonomy in 2009 by changing from the status of SIFUD PP’s partner society to that of Learned Society. Today Convergences PP manages its own members who are able to register on its web site.