As part of the ICS's 50th anniversary celebrations, ICS is pleased to announce the ICS Hall of Fame!
We have identified the top ICS influencers within each discipline who work within the field of continence. Each week we will announce our latest hall of fame member and we hope you will enjoy finding out more about those people who have helped shape the ICS and the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction over the last 50 years - some of them for more than 50 years!!
We are pleased to confirm that our first Hall of Fame member is Chris Chapple! We asked Chris for his top tips ahead of ICS 2020.
Name: Professor Christopher Chapple
Biography: Christopher Chapple is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Honorary Professor at University of Sheffield and Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University. Chris trained in urology at the Middlesex Hospital with Richard Turner Warwick who was one of the founding members of the ICS. He is particularly interested in functional reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and the underlying pharmacological control mechanisms and provides a tertiary service in lower urinary tract reconstructive surgery. Chris has co-authored 750+ articles, comments and letters in peer-reviewed journals, and has written several chapters and books. He has been awarded honorary membership of 19 urological societies. Chris was the first Chair of the ICS Publications Committee established in 2004, until he relinquished this post to become Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics in 2006.
Which was your first ICS meeting: London, 3rd - 6th September 1985
Why are you an ICS member: This is the most important International Society in the field of Functional Urology and in addition is a Multi- Professional Society allowing important cross - communication between both clinicians, basic scientists and patient organisations.
The one paper (or book/article/video) you must read/view: Urodynamics: The Mechanics and Hydrodynamics of the Lower Urinary Tract by Derek Griffiths. ICS members contact the ICS office if you would like to receive a copy.
If you could go back in time what advice would you give to yourself and why? Encompass a knowledge of the whole field, basic science, urodynamics and surgery.
Do you have any questions for Chris? Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Put yourself on the road to joining the ICS Hall of Fame - start today