General Information

Meeting Venue
Pennsylvania Convention CENTER (PCC)
https://www.paconvention.com/

Accessibility
Philadelphia is located on the East Coast of the United States. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is conveniently located 15 mins from city center. A train leaves from center city to the airport every 20 mins. There are daily flights to all major cities in Europe and Canada. Newark is only 90 minutes away by car, 60 mins by train and has direct flights to Europe, Asia, and South America.

Language
The official language of the Meeting is English.

Climate
In Philadelphia, the month of August is characterised by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 4°F, from 86°F to 82°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 94°F or dropping below 74°F.

Currency
US Dollars.

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.

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

Visas
Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit America. 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 ics@kenes.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.

Abstract Awards
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.

CME Accreditation More information will be available soon.

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 Annual Meeting participants take out personal travel and health insurance for the trip.

Registration and Accommodation
Registration Team:
For enquiries, please contact: Ms. Sharon Gamliel
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 562
Fax: +41 22 906 9140

Accommodation Team:
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: ekurtz@kenes.com

For all other queries related to hotel bookings, please contact the organising secretariat:
Telephone: +41 22 908 0488
Email: ics@kenes.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:
MS. Frederiek Strating
Industry Liaison & Sales associate
Tel: +31 20 763 0512
Email: fstrating@kenes.com

ICS Annual Meeting Secretariat
Kenes International
Rue François-Versonnex 7 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140
E-mail: ics@kenes.com

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