The annual meeting Chair will be Helen O’Connell with the meeting to be held in Melbourne, Australia from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th October 2021. The annual meeting co-chair is Chris Maher. The Scientific co-Chairs are Anna Rosamilia and Vincent Tse.
The last ICS annual meeting in Australia was in 1995 (Sydney) so a return in 2021 will be cause for celebration. Melbourne is a fantastic host city offering delegates a multicultural experience with a variety of excellent dining options, outdoor entertainment, museums and shopping.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is superbly located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River and within walking distance of the city centre. Around Melbourne itself are inspiring day trips to the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula wine regions, the Great Ocean Road, the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, historic Sovereign Hill and Healesville Sanctuary.
Further afield, Melbourne’s airport offers easy access to attractions, including Sydney, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in the outback, the Great Barrier Reef and the wonderful beach resorts of the Whitsunday Islands.
The full Local Organising Committee for ICS 2021 in Melbourne is as follows:
Annual Meeting Chair: Helen O’Connell (Urologist)
Annual Meeting co-Chair: Chris Maher (Urogynaecologist)
Local Scientific Programme Chair: Vincent Tse (Urologist)
Local Scientific Programme Chair: Anna Rosamilia (Urogynaecologist)
Local Organising Committee member: Joseph Lee (Urogynaecologist)
Local Organising Committee member: Joan Ostaszkiewicz (Nurse Continence Specialist)
Local Organising Committee member: Janie Thompson (Nurse Continence Specialist)
Local Organising Committee member: Helena Frawley (Physiotherapist)
Local Organising Committee member: Russ Chess-Williams (Scientist)
Local Organising Committee member: Michael Whishaw (Geriatrician)
(Ex-oficio) Local Organising Committee member: Rowan Cockerell (CEO, Continence Foundation of Australia)