Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo is the gateway to Japan. Each week there are more than 1,500 flights from Narita Airport, connecting to 90 cities worldwide. Haneda Airport has 360 international flights each week, linking to 17 major cities. Narita International Airport is located some 60km from the heart of Tokyo. There are cheap transportation options from Narita airport. More information can be found here.
Travel from airports to downtown Tokyo:
Tokyo has two airports, both require train or bus rides to get to the capital’s downtown area. Tokyo’s most convenient airport is Haneda with its new international terminal. Narita airport is further away from the centre of Tokyo.
Haneda airport to Tokyo International Forum:
Take the monorail from Haneda airport to Hamamatsucho Station (23 minutes) and then transfer to JR Hamamatsucho Station to Yurakucho Station (4 minutes) Yurakucho station is then only 1 minute walk away from the convention centre. Alternatively a taxi from Haneda is not too expensive.
Narita airport to Tokyo International Forum:
There are two train lines to Tokyo downtown, JR Narita Express or Keisei Skyliner. JR Narita Express takes 53 minutes to Tokyo station and then the convention centre is a 5 minute walk (connected by B1 concourse with Keiyo Line at Tokyo Station). Keisei Skyliner takes 40 minutes to Nippori station, where you can transfer to Yamanote line to Yurakucho station (10 minutes), just 1 minute from the venue. Alternatively you can take an 80 to 90 minutes ride to Tokyo Station by Limousine Bus. A taxi would be too expensive.
For more information about travelling in Japan read our guide article.
Handy Tips for ICS 2016
Complimentary Tokyo Activities
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government offers several complimentary programmes especially tailored to provide international delegates various experiences of Tokyo and its vicinity from nature to cultural activities. Click here for more information and booking of these experiences can be done onsite at the "Tokyo City Information Desk" in the convention centre.
The official language of the Meeting is English. It is hoped that some sessions will be translated simultaneously into Japanese.
Autumn always brings such freshness with a light breeze and cool temperature after the hot and humid summer. Clothing: light jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of tops.
The Japanese Yen is the official national currency of Japan. All major credit cards are accepted.
General information about Tokyo
Further general information about Tokyo can be found here
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.
Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit or transit Japan. Please contact your local embassy in good time before the meeting.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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
*Members from allied health and non-medical professions
*Members in training
The ICS normally offers up to 10 Conference Travel Awards. In order to apply and to find out more information please visit the ICS website by clicking here.
The ICS Scientific Committee honours the highest scoring abstracts every year. There are three prizes awards, based directly on the abstract content. To learn more about the abstract awards available click here.
The ICS Annual Meeting and associated Workshops has been CME accredited. The CME points are approved by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). ICS 2016 will offer delegates up to 24 hours of CME credits. Participants can claim the number of hours according to their participation. Read here for more information.
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.
We recommend that all ICS Annual Meeting participants take out personal travel and health insurance for the trip.
Registration and Accommodation
For enquiries, please contact: Ms. Sharon Gamliel
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 562
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
For group bookings (10 rooms or more) or if you have any special requirements kindly contact:
Elad Kurtz Hotel Sales Manager
Tel: +41 22 9080488 Ext. 925 Fax: +41 22 9069140 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other queries related to hotel bookings, please contact the organising secretariat:
Telephone: +41 22 908 0488 Email: email@example.com
Sponsorship and Exhibition
A professional exhibition will be held within the framework of the Annual Meeting. For more details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition, please contact: Daniela Bloch.
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext 913
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
ICS 2016 Annual Meeting Secretariat
Rue François-Versonnex 7 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140