I am a senior member of ICS and have been an ICS member since 1989. I fully understand the core values, the tradition and the mission of ICS.
My current and previous services to ICS are: (1) Member of working group on chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS); (2) Session chairs of annual meeting; (3) Member of Scientific committee of ICS 2015 Beijing; (4) Editorial board member of the ICS official journal, Neurourology & Urodynamics. I have submitted and presented abstracts in annual meeting regularly.
I have established the Committee of Urodynamics and Female Urology of Taiwan Urological Association in 1998. I also helped to establish and developed Taiwan Continence Society (TCS) and served as the president of TCS for 6 years. Currently, I am a member of steering committee of Pan-Pacific Continence Society (PPCS), whose national members consist of Australia, China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. PPCS held scientific meetings yearly and published an official journal, LUTS.
My aims as a trustee member would be: (1) To enhance knowledge and treatment skills on continence care in health care professionals, especially in Asia; (2) To promote continence awareness to general public, especially in Asia; (3) To assist collaborative researches on lower urinary tract dysfunction among Asian countries; (4) To facilitate the cooperation of ICS with other Asian professional societies, such as Urological Association of Asia (UAA) and Pan-Pacific Continence Society (PPCS).
Major pelvic disorders, such as pelvic organ cancer, prostate diseases, pelvic floor prolapse and urinary incontinence, occur predominantly in the aged population. These disorders directly or indirectly cause urinary or fecal incontinence. Asians consists of more than half (60%) of world’s population. Furthermore the rapid increase in the elder people in many Asian countries, including China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, foresees that the biggest aged population will be in Asia. Urinary/fecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders will become an enormous economic and health-care burden in Asia, requiring more resources and attention on these fields. Nevertheless, in many Asian countries, healthcare professionals generally do not have adequate training on continence care. Besides, the resources for continence care are usually limited. ICS, with its highly dedicated and knowledgeable members, could play an invaluable role to help continence care in Asia. And I will do my best to accomplish this mission of ICS.
With my extensive scientific and administrative experiences in the field of lower urinary tract dysfunction, I strongly believe that I will serve the role of ICS trustee well and successfully accomplish the mission of ICS.
Dr Alex Tong-Long Lin declared on the Sunday 13th January 2019 that they did not have any existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations to disclose (NONE).
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