|Keywords||incontinence brain imaging|
|Target Audience||physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, students, trainees|
|Aims and Objectives|
- To review current knowledge about brain-bladder control network based on brain imaging studies to date.
- Provide basic information about use of imaging methods (fMRI and PET), analytical
approaches and paradigms (infusion/withdrawal protocol) to study bladder control.
- Address specific topics:
- Role of different brain structures in control of continence
- Brain activity during urgency and role of aging in bladder control
- Neurodegenerative diseases and incontinence
- Brain imaging and behavioral treatment of incontinence.
- Interactive discussion of presented material with audience; debating
strategies for translation/integration of brain imaging research into