Are you a physiotherapist thinking about attending ICS 2018? Have you submitted an abstract, but you’re unsure what to expect? ICS has a range of specially dedicated sessions for you, PLUS we offer a reduced rate for physios! The ICS is a multidisciplinary association pertaining to the highest scientific standards and bringing a spectrum of the very best incontinence and pelvic floor disorder research from basic science to large clinical trials.
To get you going here are a few highlights of the programme and don't forget the discounted registration rates for physios.
17TH PHYSIOTHERAPY FORUM followed by cocktail reception The Physiotherapy Forum (previously known as the physiotherapy round table) is an opportunity for physiotherapists, or anyone interested in physiotherapy, to network, enjoy presentations from emerging and established researchers and clinical leaders and most of all, have fun. The first half of the session is state of the art lectures from some key opinion leaders and an update from the ICS Physiotherapy Committee. The second half allows the delegates to choose and attend two, 45 minute workshops in small groups on the topic of their choice. See the programme for what workshops are running this year. The session is followed by an amazing networking reception giving you the chance to get up close and personal with the experts presenting. Check out the programme here.
Welcome Reception followed by the EARLY CAREER NIGHT OUT! The official opening of the conference is always a great start to the Annual Meeting and a chance for the local committee to show off something cultural from their city. The reception gives you a chance to network with all delegates and then if you attended the early career session, we all meet by the ICS booth for a night out of drinks, food and sometimes dancing!! See all the networking functions happening during the meeting here
Round Tables Round table sessions are a great way to hear updates on key areas from a variety of leading experts, which stimulates plenty of thoughts and ideas for the discussion section at the end of each session. They incorporate multi-disciplinary approaches so there truly is something for everyone. Take a look at the round table programme here.
State of the Art Lectures ICS 2018 have 3, 30 minute state of the art lectures covering a variety of topics. Of note, Warren Grill will be discussing his approach to electroceuticals and how they can be applied to peripheral nerves innovating the lower urinary tract and offer the promise to treat neurourological dysfunction including overactive bladder and detrusor underactivity / urinary retention. Jerry Gebhart will be discussing pain from the bladder and the consequences of prostatitis and mechanisms underlying development of bladder hypersensitivity. These lectures plus the many more will offer an update in current knowledge and future objectives in the field.
Early Careers Session This takes place just before the welcome reception, and is a great way to meet other young delegates at the start of the meeting. Selected abstract submitters have the chance to present 7 minutes in front of an expert panel to get feedback to help hone their skills. There is also always an expert speaker give a state of the art lecture focused on young professionals - this years lecture will be about how to select a good mentor for yourself.
With over 35 workshops to choose from you will be guaranteed to find something to advance your education. There are several interactive, hands on workshops which sell out fast.
Plus dedicated conservative management track sessions plus over 45 hours of scientific abstract presentations.
Finally, don't forget to visit the ICS desk in the exhibition hall to meet the ICS team – they are always happy to have a chat, or help with any problems and explain more about what the ICS does – its way more than just the annual meeting. ICS TV broadcasts during the conference, and has lots of content already. To get a feel of what happens at an ICS meeting, view previous highlights and sessions here.