In 2015 a new society was established to promote education and research in the field of Neurourology. The Society was christened International Neuro-Urology Society (INUS). The Society currently has about 160 members worldwide and is head-quartered in Bern, Switzerland. It is helmed by the esteemed Prof. Dr. Helmut Madersbacher, President, who with 11 others, constitute the governing “Committee”. Many of the members of the Committee are well-known to the ICS including Dr. Howard Goldman of the U.S., Dr. Limin Liao of China and Prof. Thomas Kessler of Switzerland. In addition to holding courses worldwide, the organisation sponsors an annual meeting. The next annual meeting will be in Zurich 26-28 January 2017. Perhaps of greatest value when joining the organisation is access to an on-line forum, accessible only to members, which allows a free-flow of ideas amongst the members as well as an opportunity to obtain help with difficult clinical cases. For more information: https://neuro-uro.org/neuro-urology-inus/intro/.
On the last day of this year’s annual ICS Meeting in Tokyo, there was a joint society meeting of ICS and INUS entitled: Challenges in Neuro-Urology. The programme featured six lectures on a variety of topics from neuroimaging and the urinary tract to regional differences in catheterisation to the need for animal models and research in the field of neuro-urology. The presentations featured well-known experts in each of the areas covered. Much useful information was exchanged, and the Q&A during the session was spirited. The ICS and INUS plan to retain a collaborative relationship and present similar “joint ventures” in the future. Based on the quality of this year’s mini-symposium, this should prove to be a very productive relationship.
Article by the Publication and Communications Committee
International Neuro-Urology Society (INUS)