The 3rd combined annual meeting of the International Continence Society (ICS) and the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) will take place 23-27 August 2010 in Toronto, Canada. This will be the 40th ICS annual meeting and the 35th IUGA annual meeting. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming our colleagues from around the world from both organisations to join us in Toronto.
A common belief concerning the origin of the name Toronto is that it comes from the Huron word toronton meaning ‘place of meetings’. It is certainly fitting that this monumental event will be taking place in the location that was originally named for it.
The week will be filled with structured workshops, seminars, podium, and poster presentations and will also provide the venue for informal interchange between new friends, old friends, and colleagues in an ideal environment. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is uniquely adapted to provide what ever it takes to facilitate information exchange and discussion. Furthermore, the people of Toronto and Canada, who hail from all parts of the globe, will be proud to welcome you amongst them at this perfect time of the year.
The Scientific Meeting will open on Wednesday with Harold Drutz and Ted Arnold highlighting the history of IUGA and ICS. The Ulf Ulmsten lecture will be delivered by Michael Chancellor from the United States who will present state-of-the-art knowledge about muscle stem cells and their use for sphincter regeneration. There will be a symposium on Basic Research into Pelvic Floor Disorders, chaired by Harold Drutz, and including May Alard from Canada, Jan Deprest from Belgium, Pamela Moalli and Steven Abramowitch from the USA.
On Thursday, Abdel Sultan from the UK will deliver a state-of-the-art lecture on what a clinician must know about the anal sphincter in 2010. There will be a Panel Discussion on Latent (Occult) Stress Incontinence: What is it? How to Diagnose? and When and How to Treat? chaired by Willie Davila and including Mickey Karram, and Kathleen Kobashi (USA).
On Friday, Stuart Bauer from the USA and Wendy Bower from Hong Kong will deliver a state-of the-art lecture on Recent Advances in Childhood and Adolescent LUT Dysfunction. In addition, there will be a panel discussion on How to Avoid and Manage Complications of Mid Urethral Slings. This will be chaired by Sender Herschorn from Canada and include Peter Dwyer (Australia), Christopher Chapple (UK), and Roger Dmochowski (USA).
The plenary sessions have been designed to represent a balance between new developments in research, state-of-art lectures on clinical topics, and case management discussions. The topics to be discussed represent the key areas of overlap between the two organisations.
Please join us this summer in Toronto! Don’t miss this unique opportunity!