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Apply now! New Standardisation Steering Committee working groups available to join today

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The ICS Standardisation Steering Committee is pleased to confirm that we have two new terminology document Working Groups (WGs) open for application. These groups are briefly outlined below and are accompanied by the attached scoping documents. The second WG is in association with IUGA.

The following two working groups are open to ICS members to join as either Chair or Member. You must state in the covering email whether you are applying to be Chair or Member (or both) and which of the two projects you wish to apply for. Please send a short CV (no more than 3 pages) with a covering statement explaining why you wish to apply for this position.

Working Group A: ICS Report on the Terminology for Surgical Management of Male Lower Urinary Tract and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (SSCWG17)

There is a need for terminology on Terminology for Surgical Management of Male Lower Urinary Tract and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. LUT surgeries and physical therapies have been subject to recent developments, multiple variations and local preferences in technical details and terminologies.
Health professionals involved have different backgrounds and definitions become confusing and frequently misunderstood. No document is available to standardize these terms in a comprehensive approach encompassing open, laparoscopic, endoscopic surgeries and minimally invasive therapeutic options .

Click here to download the scoping document

Working Group B: ICS- IUGA Joint Report on the Terminology for Female Obstetric Trauma (SSCWG20)

Childbirth trauma may affect the anatomy and function of multiple pelvic floor compartments and organs and result in different pelvic floor disorders. Different MeSH terms and keywords have been used in guidelines and reports on the management of some aspects of obstetric trauma, for example anal sphincter injuries.
The existing terminology on childbirth trauma, due to its increasing complexity, and variations may lead to uncertainty, confusion and ambiguity and could be updated by a clinically-based consensus report which will include comprehensive and precise descriptions.
Various areas of pelvic floor and lower urinary tract terminology had the benefit of Joint IUGA/ ICS Reports. The aim of this Working Group will be to provide a comprehensive, consensus-based Terminology Report on childbirth trauma that will aid clinical practice and research.

Click here to download the scoping document

This can be a time-challenge, one however with considerable professional satisfaction on completion, that you personally have contributed to “getting the basics right” in a particular aspect of the fields we cover. You have helped clarify understanding and standardise communication. There’s an international camaraderie with other working group members and an individual and collective expansion of knowledge by being involved.

Bernie Haylen
Chair, ICS Standardisation Steering Committee

Deadline for Applications: 19th June 2017

Submission of Applications: Please send a short CV (no longer than 3 pages) with a covering statement to the ICS Office:, copying in Bernie Haylen

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