At the Board of Trustees meeting in London on 7th February the Board decided to repurpose the ICS Fistula Committee and launch a new committee: to deal with continence in the Developing World. This new committee will continue some aspects of the good work of the Fistula Committee while broadening the general scope of activity.
The ICS is uniquely positioned, due to its international multi-professional membership, to contribute to the prevention and management of these problems.
The draft terms of reference can be viewed here. We are now inviting expressions of interest from the ICS membership to chair this committee. Candidates require two nominations from current ICS members. These and any questions on the role should be sent to Nickie at Nickie@ics.org by 1st April. Following an online membership vote, the position would formally commence as of the 2016 AGM (15 September 2016).
The Board also agreed to pass on the sponsorship of world continence week to an ICS partner society. From 2016 the World Federation of Incontinent Patients (WFIP), whose membership consists of national continence societies around the world, will host and promote WCW. ICS will remain involved as a partner and advocate. WCW, promotes and offers in-kind support for continence awareness initiatives conducted by the world’s continence organisations, during the 3rd week of June each year. For more information on WFIP and WCW and how you might participate, you may contact Vice-President: Jacqueline Cahill at firstname.lastname@example.org
The board minutes and a summary of key decisions made will soon be made available to all ICS members. We look forward to sharing an update of key achievements and plans for the society for the remainder of 2016 and beyond.
Article by ICS General Secretary, Adrian Wagg