General Information

General Information

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Abstract Submission
Submission is open 1 March – 1 April 2014

Online Programme
Scientific and Educational Programme information is subject to change.

Meeting Venue
SulAmérica Convention Center
Av Paulo de Frontin
1 - New City - Centro - Rio de Janeiro

Hotel shuttles
All 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.

About Rio
For more information on the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro please visit our "About Rio" page.

Rio de Janeiro is the most awarded destination by World Travel Awards in the South American category.

The 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.
Santos Dumont Airport is used mainly by the services to São Paulo, some short and medium-haul domestic flights.

Public Transportation
Rio 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
The 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.
Metro Estacio - 200m
Metro New City - 350m
New River Road - 2.5 km
Brazil Av - 2.5km
Road Menezes Cortes - 4km
Santos Dumont Airport - 5km
Galeão-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport - 14km

The official language of the Meeting is English.

Rio 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
ICS 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.

During the entire International Continence Society Meeting, attire will be casual and informal.

Letter of Invitation
Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the Meeting should send an e-mail to 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.

Some 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
The 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.

  • Members from less economically developed countries click here to see if your country is on the list
  • Members from allied health and non-medical professions
  • Members in training

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.

The Real is the official national currency of Brazil. All major credit cards are accepted.

CME Accreditation
The 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
The 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.

Personal Insurance
We recommend that all ICS 2014 participants take out personal travel and health insurance for the trip.

Registration and Accommodation
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Daniela Bloch
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 913
Fax: +41 22 906 9140

Sponsorship and Exhibition
A 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:

ICS 2014 Annual Meeting Secretariat
Kenes International
1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140

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