This week's hall of fame member is Sherif Mourad.
Name: Sherif Mourad
Biography: Sherif Mourad is Professor of Urology at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Professor of Urology at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt – Subspecialty in Neurourology and Urogynecology. Sherif obtained his MD thesis at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. With a special interest in Lower Urinary Tract Disease, Overactive Bladder, Female Urology, and Neurostimulation.
Sherif is the head of the Unit of Voiding Dysfunction and Director of Post-Graduate Training in Urology Department, Ain Shams University. Sherif is the founder and Director of a number of health care projects and hospitals, he's heavily involved in master plans, total solution hospital management including financial and medical supervision. Sherif is also the Chairman of the Board of Katameya Clinic for Medical Services and Katameya Clinic Hospitals.
As most of you are aware, Sherif has just completed his term as the General Secretary of the International Continence Society (ICS) and he is currently the Chair of the ICS Developing World Committee. As well as a member of the Global Philanthropic Committee for the support of Developing World.
Why are you an ICS member: ICS membership is the normal environment for anyone who is interested in voiding dysfunction, female urology and incontinence. Once you are part of the ICS community, you feel that you deal with your bigger family and can explore more activities and excellent networking.
Which was your first ICS meeting: Denver, 23rd - 26th August 1999
Special ICS memories: It was 1989 when I started to get involved in urinary incontinence and with my first ICS meeting in Denver 1999. I did not think that one day I would be the Chair of one of the most successful ICS meetings, in Cairo 2008!
I also did not plan on becoming a board member, treasurer and then the ICS General secretary. I have had an enjoyable journey with ICS and achieved a lot, with my colleagues and the office staff. I am so proud to be a ICS Member.
Biggest influence: Prof. Mostafa Elhilali; Montreal - Canada: was my mentor and adviser throughout my studies at McGill University in Canada. He was a great teacher and excellent leadership skills. Secondly, Prof. Paul Abrams; Bristol - UK. We were in long contact through the urodynamic courses and I think he influenced my relationship with the ICS, as an executive member and has been always supportive and good adviser.
The one paper (or book/article/video) you must read/view: The recent ICI book 6 "Incontinence".
Do you have any questions for Sherif? Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
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