Continence care research: the latest findings

ICS gratefully acknowledges the thousands of authors who contributed to this year's excellent research. Your incredible work is reflected in ICS 2023's amazing Scientific Programme, which covers every aspect of continence. We look forward to seeing your research presented on the world stage in September!

Presentation Guidelines

ICS 2023 Late Breaking Abstracts Closed New for 2023!

Late breaking Abstract Submission closed on 31 August.

The ICS Scientific Committee appreciates the hard work and dedication of all those who submitted their research and looks forward to reviewing the results.

Successful applicants will be contacted as soon as possible. Thank you for your participation in this year's research submission process.

ICS 2023 On-time Abstracts Closed

The deadline for On-time Abstract Submissions has now passed.

  • ICS 2023 Abstract Submission Centre was open from 1 February until 11 April 2023.
  • Accepted abstracts were published online on 21 June 2023 - www.ics.org/2023/programme
  • Podium abstracts were published in our journal on 13 July 2023 - Continence Vol7 Sup1

Abstract presenters may still access their Abstract Centre.

Change Presenter / Upload ePoster

All ePosters have now been exported for Toronto (12 Sep). Any changes must now be done at the ePoster helpdesk on site.

ICS invites Clinical and Non-Clinical Abstracts in Urology, Urogynecology, Colorectal, Bowel Dysfunction, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Conservative Management and Pure and Applied Science. Abstracts are accepted in the following categories:

Anatomy / Biomechanics Nocturia
Anorectal / Bowel Dysfunction Overactive Bladder
Conservative Management Paediatrics
Continence Care Products / Devices / Technologies Pelvic Organ Prolapse
E-Health Pelvic Pain Syndromes
Ethics Pharmacology
Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) / Voiding Dysfunction Pregnancy and Pelvic Floor Disorders New!
Female Sexual Dysfunction Prevention and Public Health
Female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Prostate Clinical / Surgical
Geriatrics / Gerontology Quality of Life / Patient and Caregiver Experiences
Health Services Delivery Rehabilitation
Imaging Research Methods / Techniques
Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) / Voiding Dysfunction Transgender Health
Male Sexual Dysfunction Urethra Male / Female
Male Stress Urinary Incontinence (Post Prostatectomy Incontinence) Urodynamics


Follow these steps to make the most of your submission!

  1. Read the submission rules! They are only 2 pages long and present key information.
  2. Lack of anonymity is automatic disqualification. Do not mention your name or the name of your clinic or university anywhere in your abstract text.
  3. The reviewers’ first score is for originality. If you’re presenting novel work, start the abstract with “this is the first….”or “this original…”.
  4. The next criterion is scientific merit. Your abstract must demonstrate your study to be scientifically sound.
  5. The methods of your abstract are scrupulously reviewed - make sure its a randomised trial or a well set up systematic review.
  6. Don’t split the results across several abstracts. Give absolute results and relative numbers.
  7. Ensure your conclusion responds to the question in your aims and is consistent with the results.
  8. Select the correct category and key words to ensure that your abstract is reviewed by someone in your discipline.
  9. For non-English speaking writers we recommend having your submission reviewed by someone who knows English well before submission.
  10. Make sure you use the correct and up to date ICS terminology. The use of obsolete terminology may cause rejection.
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