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The ICS Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that Linda Cardozo is the 2017 winner of the ICS Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created to honour an individual who has made a lifetime commitment and a lasting contribution to the advancement of science, education, clinical practice or public awareness in the field of continence.

A career spanning over forty years, Linda Cardozo is Professor of Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital, London. She trained at Liverpool University Medical School where she developed an interest in urinary incontinence. Following her appointment as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Linda continued to develop her interest in all aspects of urogynaecology including the influence of hormones on the lower urinary tract, conservative and surgical treatment of stress incontinence, the patho-physiology and pharmacological treatment of detrusor overactivity and the management of urogenital prolapse. Linda’s current role includes clinical work as well as teaching medical students, junior doctors and undertaking clinical research.

Professor Cardozo has held numerous positions within ICS as well as IUGA, EUA, ACPWH and Royal Society of Medicine. She is currently Co-Chairman of the International Consultation on Incontinence.

In 2013 Linda Cardozo received a lifetime achievement award from the International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA). She was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to Urogynaecology and Women’s Health. In 2016 she was honoured by the University of Athens with the title Doctor Honoris Causa. During her career Linda has published over 400 original papers 22 books and 120 book chapters. As well as being an editor on 12 Scientific Journals.

Linda Cardozo’s contribution to the ICS and research to the field of Female Urology merits the ICS Lifetime Achievement Award which the Board of Trustees will present to her during our annual meeting in Florence, later this year.

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