I will use my expertise in the review activities and in the planning of the best possible program for the ICS Annual Scientific Meetings giving voice to nurses, physiotherapists, scientists, fellows, urologists, gynaecologists, neurologists. I am willing to bring dedication, passion in this multidisciplinary team with a collegial and collaborative approach. I would encourage younger people who have interest in this field to join ICS, to submit their research, to present and share their data at the annual scientific meetings. I would work to have programs with more practical, didactic, interactive and hands on lectures. With the extensive experience I have in this field, I feel I can add an extra dimension to the work of this committee.
Skills, abilities and experience
I have been a long term supporter and an active member at ICS for the past 15 years. I have contributed many scientific papers, abstracts and podium/workshop presentations at ICS meetings based on my research. I am also an author of several peer review articles, most of which are published in the Journal of NUU.
I am also an Associate Editor of the Neurourology and Urodynamics as well as the Int Urogynecology & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Journal.
In the past 10 years I have been involved as reviewer of peer review articles submitted for publication to different Journals such as: Neurourology and Urodynamics, Urology, J Urology, Int Urogynecology & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Journal (IUJ), BJU, EUJ as well as BJOG, O&G, AJOG. Since 2009 I am member of the Editorial Board of the International Urogynecology & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Journal. I have been awarded in 2011, 2012, 2013 as “IUJ Top 3 Reviewer” and in January 2014 “Top BJOG Reviewer of 2013”. These awards are given based on the number of reviews submitted, the quality, the expert opinions, objectivity and timely responses.
In addition, over the last 10 years I have been involved in the organization of meetings and courses for physicians, nurses and physiotherapist collaborating with other pelvic floor specialists both locally, nationally and internationally.