\nSubmission is open 1 March – 1 April 2014\n
\nScientific and Educational Programme information is subject to change.
\nSulAmérica Convention Center
\nAv Paulo de Frontin
\n1 - New City - Centro - Rio de Janeiro
\nAll hotels booked directly from the ICS meeting website will have a shuttle service to and from the meeting convention centre. Visit the accommodation page to book your hotel now. The shuttle service and the routes are available to download here.
\nFor more information on the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro please visit our "About Rio" page.
\nRio de Janeiro is the most awarded destination by World Travel Awards in the South American category.
\nThe City of Rio de Janeiro is served by 3 airports. Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is used for all international and most of the domestic flights. Besides linking Rio to the rest of Brazil with domestic flights, Galeão has connections to 19 countries. It has a capacity to handle up to 15 million users a year in two passenger terminals. It is located 20 km (12 mi) from downtown Rio.
\nSantos Dumont Airport is used mainly by the services to São Paulo, some short and medium-haul domestic flights.
\nRio de Janeiro has two subway lines (Metrô Rio) with 42 kilometres (26 mi) and 32 stations plus several commuter rail lines. The Metro is Rio’s safest and cleanest form of public transport. The Metro runs services from 05:00 am to 12:00 midnight, Monday to Saturday, and from 07:00 am to 11:00 pm Sundays and public holidays.
The SulAmérica Convention Center
\nThe convention centre is located at Av Paulo de Frontin, right next to the central city of Rio. Its location is well appointed, since it is only 15 minutes from Santos Dumont Airport.
\nMetro Estacio - 200m
\nMetro New City - 350m
\nNew River Road - 2.5 km
\nBrazil Av - 2.5km
\nRoad Menezes Cortes - 4km
\nSantos Dumont Airport - 5km
\nGaleão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport - 14km
\nThe official language of the Meeting is English.
\nRio de Janeiro is a tropical city. Summer runs from December through March with temperatures ranging from 25º C (77º F) to 42º C (108º F) while winter runs from June through August when temperatures can drop to around 20º C (68º F) in the day and a cool 16º C (60º F) at night
About the ICS
\nICS is a charity and multidisciplinary membership society for medical professionals concerned with treating incontinence. ICS aims to provide a forum for scientific discoveries and educational opportunities, as well as giving members the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the world. ICS strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders by advancing basic and clinical science through education, research, and advocacy; via our committees, education courses, the annual meeting, and much more.
\nDuring the entire International Continence Society Meeting, attire will be casual and informal.
Letter of Invitation
\nParticipants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the Meeting should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to e-mail your passport number and your full address. Please note that the invitation letter cannot be regarded as a commitment regarding scheduling or financial support from the Meeting Secretariat.
\nSome countries require a visa for entry to Brazil. Please consult the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for specific details relating to visas. We advise that you allow plenty of time for your passport to be returned to you from the consulate in case of delays in processing. This is particularly important for delegates from the USA or Canada as Brazilian visa processing is typically taking longer than for other countries. It is strongly advised that Americans and Canadians begin their Visa application as soon as possible, particularly as from 1 October 2014 it may be necessary to attend a Brazilian embassy or consulate to receive a Visa.
Conference Travel Awards
\nThe ICS Conference Travel Awards are designed to help meet the ICS charitable objectives by assisting members from three key groups who are likely to lack resources to travel and attend the annual meetings.
The ICS normally offers up to 5 Conference Travel Awards. In order to apply and to find out more information please visit the ICS website by clicking here.\n
\nThe Real is the official national currency of Brazil. All major credit cards are accepted.
\nThe ICS Annual Meeting and associated Workshops will be submitted for Continuing Medical Education (CME) within the EU-ACME programme by the European Board of Urology. A formal application has now been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event”.
Liability and Insurance
\nThe International Continence Society Meeting Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
\nWe recommend that all ICS 2014 participants take out personal travel and health insurance for the trip.
Registration and Accommodation
\nFor enquiries, please contact:
\nMs. Daniela Bloch
\nTel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 913
\nFax: +41 22 906 9140
Sponsorship and Exhibition
\nA professional exhibition will be held within the framework of the Annual Meeting. For details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition space please contact: Ms. Maya Yatsiv, Industry Liaison & Sales via e-mail: email@example.com
ICS 2014 Annual Meeting Secretariat
\n1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet
\nP.O. Box 1726
\nCH-1211 Geneva 1
\nTel: +41 22 908 0488
\nFax: +41 22 906 9140