This week's hall of fame member is Adrian Wagg.
Name: Adrian Wagg
Why are you an ICS member: I have been an ICS member since 1993. Membership in a collegiate network of like minded scientists and clinicians has proved to be an enjoyable and productive experience in order to improve the understanding of science and clinical practice in the area - it’s a must for all serious investigators.
Which was your first ICS meeting: Prague, 1st - 5th June 1994.
Special ICS memories: Loads - but many aren’t repeatable in public!
Biggest influence: James Malone Lee, as an initial mentor but I’m eternally appreciative of the support given by Linda Cardozo and Chris Chapple (as a non-urologist/ urogynecologist.)
The one paper (or book/article/video) you must read/view: Urodynamics by Derek Griffiths - a must for all in the field and conveniently republished by ICS. 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: Be bold, make friends, have fun.
Biography: Dr. Adrian Wagg is a specialist in Geriatric and General Medicine with expertise in health services research. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta and Professor of Continence Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. Dr. Wagg has significant front-line experience in healthcare administration and systems development, a strong knowledge of operational issues and an in-depth perspective of healthcare of older Albertans. Dr. Wagg holds the Alberta Health Services Chair in Healthy Ageing. His research interests involve improving care for people with urinary incontinence, community engagement and the quality of care for older people in nursing homes. He is active in national and international clinical practice guideline development and is the Co-Chair of the International Consultation on Incontinence; prior to this he was General Secretary of the International Continence Society. In his service to the community, Dr. Wagg is President of the Canadian Continence Foundation and participates in numerous other activities promoting health literacy and the healthy ageing of seniors.