Vienna is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting capitals in the world. A city of waltzes, art, royal tradition, and exquisite cuisine. Both imperial in spirit, but also smart and modern – Vienna is an experience that will leave you wanting more.
Fun Facts & Tips(*)
- 450 Balls take place in Vienna every year. So, don't forget your dancing shoes especially for the ICS Annual Dinner!
- 10% Tip is the recommended amount for tipping in Austria.
- 70 Cultural Facilities can be found in the Wien Museum Quarter - the largest in Europe.
- Obey the Highway Code - always follow the Green Man when crossing the street in Vienna, to avoid hefty fines.
- Brush-up on your German - Saying 'Hallo', 'Vielen dank' and 'bitte' can go a long way with Viennese people.
- Pet Lovers - Dogs are allowed in almost all restaurants and boutiques.
Austria Center Vienna
The official language of the Meeting is English.
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. Some evening events will have a dress code so check tickets for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society is designated for a maximum of, or up to, 28 European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. For more information on ICS 2022 CME, please click here.
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.
Vienna’s central position in Europe makes it a hub offering optimal transportation connections to the entire world. 205 destinations across 71 countries are regularly served from Vienna by 74 airlines.
Plane Travel Info
A very comfortable way to travel to Vienna. The products of ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) and the Westbahn will serve all your travel need
Train Travel Info
By Car and Bus
There’s an excellent network of motorways and expressways that lead to Vienna.
Bus & Car Travel Info
From the airport to Vienna city centre
City Airport Train (CAT)
The CAT is the quickest connection from the airport to downtown Vienna (Wien Mitte, connections to U3, U4, rapid transit railway). It runs every 30 minutes.
The Railjets of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
The Railjets offer a quick and comfortable ride straight into the heart of the city. They run twice every hour from Vienna Airport to Vienna Main Station(U1) and Wien Meidling Station(U6).
Taking the Bus
The Vienna Airport Bus Lines take you directly to the city centre – to the Donauzentrum via Messezentrum & Vienna International Centre, or to the Westbahnhof and Vienna Main Station.
Getting around Vienna
The City of Music is voted as one of Europe’s top pedestrian-friendly cities. With its vast pedestrian zones – Stadtpark & the Prater and promenades along the Danube Canal, made famous by Johann Strauss’s beautiful Blue Danube waltz, there is no better way to explore the Austrian capital than by foot.
The city is bicycle-friendly too, so perhaps consider renting two wheels for your stay if you’ve got the legs for it!
And, if you decide to use public transportation, Vienna can offer you a vast network of buses, trams, trains, and metro (U-Bann Subway), to get you around the city easily and comfortably.
(*)Information based on The online travel guide for Vienna – VIENNA – Now. Forever