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Hosted by the International Continence Society/Continence Promotion Committee  In conjunction with: The UK Bladder & Bowel Foundation Co-Chairs: Frankie Bates, Julia Herbert 

Location: Hall 2 / Hall D at the SECC Conference Centre Free Registration: Please contact Jenny Ellis to register.

The 2011 ICS/CPC Public Forum will be held on Friday 2 September at the SECC conference centre in Glasgow. A welcome reception with drinks and a light buffet will be held from 18.00-19.00 accompanied by a small consumer-oriented exhibition. The presentations will be held from 19.00-21.00. The Public Forum is a joint venture between the ICS Continence Promotion Committee (CPC) and local patient and professional organisations in the host country. This year the Public Forum will be chaired by the UK Bladder & Bowel Foundation. The Public Forum is a way of focusing the attention of the general public and international medical community on the reality of life for people with urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders. It is open to the general public, caregivers and healthcare professionals and provides the perfect opportunity for the ICS and CPC to raise awareness of all aspects of bladder/bowel incontinence and pelvic floor disorders and to discuss issues of relevance to continence promotion.  

The Public Forum is a_ free_ event open to 250 participants of the general public, including caregivers and healthcare professionals.


18:00-19:00 Buffet and Drinks reception with Public Trade Exhibition

19:00 Opening of the public forum            Ian Ramsay – Chairman of International Continence Society Conference 2011

19:10 Chairman's welcome Julia Herbert – Vice Chairman Bladder & Bowel Foundation

19:15 A patient perspective Tim Harvey

19:30 The Bladder & Bowel Foundation Helpline   Rona Mackenzie

19:40 New developments in treatment for bladder problems Phil Assassa, Consultant Urogynaecologist

19:55 Refreshments – visit trade stands

20:15 New developments in treatment for bowel problems  Speaker TBA                                                                

20:30 Politics of continence care     Scottish MP (tbc)

20:45 Panel Discussion 

21:00 Close


To book please contact Jenny Ellis on 44 (0)117 9444 881 or fax 44 (0) 117 9444 882, alternatively please click on the below Jenny Ellis Co-ordinator button, which will generate an email to Jenny Ellis- Jenny@icsoffice.org

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