This weeks Hall of Fame member is Sender Herschorn.
Name: Sender Herschorn
Why are you an ICS member: I believe that the ICS is a pivotal organization that fulfills a key educational role and brings the many stakeholders together to foster education and generate new knowledge. I joined to become a part of it and contribute to the organization. I stay because of the value the ICS brings to me, mainly though networking with other members.
Which was your first ICS meeting: Manchester, 31st August - 2nd September 1978.
Special ICS memories: A special memory was my first podium presentation on collagen injections for stress urinary incontinence at the 1993 Rome meeting. Rome was very hot that year and the auditorium was not air-conditioned. The best memory I have is the annual dinner in 2018 when I was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. I was particularly honored when the ICS staff came up on the stage with me.
Biggest influence: Richard Turner-Warwick taught me the value of surgical strategic thinking.
The one paper you must read/view: The 2002 ICS Terminology Report is a landmark article that is still making its way into universal acceptance. (Neurourology and Urodynamics 2002; 21:167-181)
If you could go back in time what advice would you give to yourself and why: Don't react badly to a bad situation; wait until the situation improves. It usually does.
Biography: Sender was born and educated in Montreal, Canada. After medical school at McGill University, he moved to Toronto for urology residency at the University of Toronto and has lived there ever since. Sender’s post-residency training brought him to the UK where he attended his first ICS meeting in 1978. Sender returned to the University of Toronto and has worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, as an academic urologist, ever since. Sender has been fortunate to develop an interest in Functional Urology and has had the pleasure of teaching many medical students, residents, and fellows. Sender has also collaborated with many colleagues on projects that have contributed to expanding and furthering knowledge, all focused on improving health and quality of life of our patients. Over the years, Sender has had the privilege of serving as chair of the university division, president of the Canadian Urological Association, and in the ICS as General Secretary. Sender is still heavily involved in research, teaching, and clinical practice.