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What to expect at ICS 2021

If you have not attended an ICS meeting or perhaps you are planning to come to ICS 2021 in Melbourne, then keep coming back to this page for continuous updates about the meeting.

The ICS Annual Meeting is a 4 day meeting. The first day is made up of interactive workshops catering to your educational needs. The first day ends with the Welcome Reception in the Exhibition area where food and drink is served allowing you time to network and meet the exhibitors. Day 2 is the official opening and you will have chance to choose from a range of scientific abstract presentations, state of the art lectures, round table discussions and more workshops. Days 3 and 4 are similar but with more varied sessions including video sessions, exercise classes and networking opportunities. The ICS hosts an Annual Dinner at the end of Day 3 and this year we will be continuing our celebrations of ICS 50 years on.


Expect to hear from world class leaders in the field of incontinence. Their lectures and discussions will bring you the cutting edge information about pelvic floor dysfunction. We are pleased to confirm our State of the Art Lectures and Round Tables for 2021 - you can click on the faculty to learn more about their lecture and recommended reading ahead of the event:

Learn more about the planned Round Tables here.

Other meeting highlights include:

    “Prevention is Better Than Cure ! - Optimising Delivery for Better Pelvic Floor Health”
    International and local societies, decision makers and patient support groups will gather for this collaborative event. This Summit plans to present a range of lectures related to maternal health such as the epidemiology of pelvic floor dysfunction, anatomy of vaginal birth & computer modelling, obstetric anal sphincter injury and prevention of maternal birth trauma in low resource settings. The outcomes of this Summit will be to deliver some broad resolutions across all parties involved. ICS, FIGO, UGSA, IUGA, RANZCOG, Australian College of Midwifery, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Department of Health Australia.

  • Conjoint Pan-Pacific Continence Society ( PPCS ) and the USANZ Functional Urology Symposium
    This session will bring together like-minded clinicians with an interest in incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction to showcase the high quality research and knowledge sharing which come out of this part of the globe. The collegiate nature of this group will highlight the importance of international collaboration in the advancement of academic and clinical practice in offering optimal continence and pelvic floor care for our patients. Segments will include lectures, debates, surgical videos and interactive Q and A, to interest ICS 2021 delegates to learn more about the PPCS and USANZ Functional Urology section and to network and make new friends whilst Down Under!

  • Drug Targets for Superior Male Pelvic Health beyond 2021 : LUTS and ED

  • All Features Great and Small : Update on BPE Surgical Options

  • How are Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgeons Adapting to a New Climate of Reduced Mesh Use : A Candid International Discussion

  • Nocturia: There is More to It Than Just Getting Up more than Once At Night!

  • Engineering Better Continence and Pelvic Floor Care for All : What are the Possibilities?

Integrated Educational Programme

There is a fantastic programme of workshops covering all disciplines on offer at ICS 2020. The workshop programme has been curated by the ICS Education Committee to ensure the best educational opportunities are available to ICS delegates, with presentations by the experts in the field. The core curriculum, ICS approved content workshops remain free to all delegates whilst there is a fantastic range of workshops that you can pre-register for.


An opportunity for physiotherapists, or anyone interested in physiotherapy, to network, enjoy presentations from emerging and established researchers and clinical leaders and most of all, have fun.


The ICS invites you to an session full of nursing focused talks and discussions. Listen to lectures of recent research and experiences of nursing around the world.


We offer sessions specifically targeted at our early career professionals to supply you with tools to help you move on with your career and presentations skills. Plus we have a great night out afterwards! The ICS defines an "Early Career Professional" as someone who have graduated or completed their education in their speciality field within the last 5 years.


At ICS 2021 you will have the unique experience of interacting with physicians and non physicians making the clinical outcomes for patients stronger. The ICS provides key networking opportunities for you to meet old friends and make new ones and discuss how your research is going.

The ICS is a great place to stimulate ideas about research or clinical practice in the context of current thinking and come up with new ideas.

03/03/2021 05:08:00
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