The 43rd Annual Meeting of the ICS started off with a beautiful presentation of Spanish culture, an amazing performance from Flamenco dancers accompanied by local musicians – showing that historic Spanish culture is very much alive in this modern city. The following three days of the Meeting were pack full of state of the art scientific content and debate including: Professor Chris Chapple’s thought-provoking State of the Art Lecture entitled “Developing Tissue-Engineered Solutions”, the multi-disciplinary approach to understanding and treating incontinence highlighted in the round table discussion “Biomechanics of Childbirth: Insights into Pelvic Floor Disorders”, and many more.
The social events truly showed delegates the warm hospitality of Cataluña with fantastic displays of local culture including Spanish bagpipes and traditional dancing, as well as the breathtaking human pyramids of the “Castelleras”. The Annual Dinner was held on the top floor of the conference centre with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea; after a mouthwatering meal, entertainment in the form of a salsa band and later a pop-rock covers band (comprised entirely of medical professionals!) had everyone dancing until the end of the night!
Congratulations to David, Montse, and the Local Organising Committee for all the hard work they put in to making the meeting the great success that it was.
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