Acknowledging Excellence in Science
The ICS Scientific Committee honours the highest scoring abstracts every year. There are three overall highest scoring abstract prizes:
- 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 on the following criteria:
- 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
Prizes are awarded to the highest scoring abstract 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.
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 daily toileting and containment strategies in older adults are particularly sought. Abstracts must be in the categories: Continence Care Products/ Devices/Technologies, Geriatrics/ Gerontology, Quality of Life/ Patient and Caregiver Experiences, Health Services Delivery.
A prize certificate and award of €1000 is presented at the closing ceremony.