The ICS Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Alan Wein is the winner of the ICS 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created to honour an individual who has made a lifetime commitment and a lasting contribution to the advancement of science, education, clinical practice or public awareness in the field of continence.
Dr Alan Wein is the Founders Professor and Emeritus Chief of Urology and current Director of the Residency Programme in Urology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Alan obtained his MD training in surgery, basic urologic research and clinical urology at Penn. In addition, he holds an honorary PhD from the University of Patras, Greece and also awarded an Honorary Professorship by the institute of Urology, Russian Ministry of Health. He has numerous clinical and research interests including physiology/pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, evaluation and management of urinary incontinence and all types of lower urinary tract dysfunction as well as evaluation and management of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. Dr Wein has received numerous honours, nationally and internationally, authored or co-authored over 1,000 papers and book chapters, has held multiple editorial positions for scientific journals and edited or co-edited over 30 books. Further, he is the editor-in-chief of the 9th, 10th and 11th editions of Campbell-Walsh Urology and the name of the 12th and succeeding editions has been changed to Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology to reflect his numerous and substantive contributions to the field. Alan is also a long term editor of the International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI) including the 7th edition which will be hosted at ICS 2020 in Las Vegas.
Alan Wein's contribution to the ICS and research to the field of Urology incontinence and functional disorders warrants the ICS Lifetime Achievement Award which the Board of Trustees will present to him during our annual meeting in Las Vegas, in 2020.