This week's hall of fame member is Ian Milsom.
Name: Ian Milsom
Biography: Professor Ian Milsom, M.B., Ch.B. (Hons), Ph.D. Gothenburg Continence Research Centre, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ian Milsom was born and raised in the UK. He received his medical degree from the University of Liverpool in the UK in 1973. His clinical postgraduate training was carried out in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he was granted specialist authorisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1981. He completed his PhD thesis in 1984 at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He was appointed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg in 2000. Professor Milsom is currently the Head of the Women’s Hospital and Queen Silvias Children’s Hospital, within Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. Professor Milsom is the author and/or co-author of numerous publications within the field of female reproductive health. He has a broad research interest, which includes urogynaecology conditions, contraception as well as menstrual disturbances such as dysmenorrhea and heavy menstrual bleeding. He has devoted particular interest towards the epidemiological aspects of these common conditions.
Why are you an ICS member: ICS and the ICS Congresses bring together experts within the field of continence care. ICS is a well run society with its own journal. I became a member originally because of my interest in continence research which goes back to the early 1980s. ICS has been extremely beneficial in assisting me in building up a network of international collaborators.
Which was your first ICS meeting: Oslo, 1st - 3rd September 1988
Special ICS memories: Many warm memories. Especially Paris 2004.
Biggest influence: I have been fortunate to work together with numerous distinguished colleagues, Sir Norman Jeffcoate, Ulf Ulmsten to name two.
The one paper (or book/article/video) you must read/view: The ICI book is extremely important as are the Standardisation papers published by ICS/IUGA
If you could go back in time what advice would you give to yourself and why: Even more national/international cooperation in order to perform more powerful studies.