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Acknowledging Excellence in Science

The ICS Scientific Committee honours the highest scoring abstracts every year. There are three awards, based directly on the abstract content:

  • Best Clinical Abstract
  • Best Non-clinical Abstract
  • Best Video

Scores are awarded by the ICS Scientific Committee Members, External Reviewers and Scientific Session Chairs. Abstracts are judged in each of the following categories:

  • Scientific Merit
  • Originality / Topicality
  • Clinical Relevance

The prize certificate and award of €500 is presented by the Chairman of the Annual Meeting at the closing ceremony to the abstract author.

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Best in Category- New for 2017

We are pleased to announce that a new prize award has been introduced for ICS 2017. The best in category award has been introduced by the Scientific Committee and awarded to the best abstract(s) in each category.

The winner will receive a certificate at the closing ceremony and the award details will be published as best in category in the Neurourology & Urodynamics journal.

Best Ethics Presentation Award

The ICS Ethics Committee are pleased to announce a new award for the “Best Ethics Presentation Award”. This award will be judged by the Scientific Committee and Session chairs, recognising the best presentation in the Ethics category. A monetary prize of €500 along with a certificate will be presented during the closing ceremony. Applications can include:

  • case presentations-that highlight an actual ethical dilemma occurring in daily practice with discussion regarding resolution of the issue
  • the application of ethical principles to research or health care in developing countries would also be suitable subjects.

For more information regarding this new award, please click here.

Essity Sponsored Conservative Management Abstract Award

This award is open to all nurses and physiotherapists included within the scientific programme who meet the following criteria: abstract contains original research; treatment focus is on conservative management (non-pharmaceutical/non-surgical) for adults or children with faecal or urinary incontinence. Abstracts related to older adults are particularly sought.


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Ferring Sponsored Young Investigators Award

This award is open to all professions included within the scientific programme who meet the following criteria, abstract contains original research not presented at an international meeting, author is within 10 years of primary graduation. The award is given to the highest scoring abstract by an eligible author.

Ferring Sponsored Award for Innovative Research on Nocturnal Voiding Problems##

This award is open to all professions included within the scientific programme and is awarded by the Scientific Committee to the highest scoring abstract in Nocturia.


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