The ICS Publication & Communications Committee Chair, Jacqueline Cahill, recently caught up with Linda Cardozo to find out what you can expect from the outcomes of the 6th International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI) to be held in Tokyo during September 2016.
ICS 2016 delegates can pre-order the book in Tokyo. Find the order form in your delegate bag and return to the ICS booth.
JC: What is so significant about the book? Why is it so popular?
LC: It’s truly multi-disciplinary, it represents the expert opinions and evidence regarding the management of incontinence throughout the world. Contributions come from around 200 experts in 23 committees, and each of the chapters has a good evidence base and a variety of different healthcare professionals contributing to it, who were selected both geographically and because of their area of expertise.
JC: What can people expect from attending the ICI sessions?
LC: Each of the Chairmen of the individual chapters will have half an hour to present, with some time for questions. They will be giving a summary of the content of the chapter going into the book and they will be able to answer questions from the audience. So they will be giving an excellent overview of all incontinence related issues within a day and a half.
JC: What impact do you think the consultation has?
LC: The management algorithms are widely used all over the world because they are easy to follow, sensible, logical, evidence based and relevant to all specialities. So, whereas individual healthcare professionals have their own agenda and their own guidelines, these are useful for everyone.
JC: When will the next consultation take place?
LC: In four years’ time, hopefully in association with the ICS.
JC: How long after the chapters are presented at the ICS 2016 meeting will the book be available?
LC: Hopefully in the early part of 2017.