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Top Programme Picks for Nurses

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Are you a nurse thinking about attending ICS 2019?
Have you submitted an abstract, but you’re unsure what to expect?

The ICS annual meeting offers you a multidisciplinary programme of the very best incontinence and pelvic floor disorder research from basic science to large clinical trials.
2019 has a range of dedicated sessions for you and an entire track on conservative management. PLUS we offer a reduced rate for nurses!
To get you going, here are a few highlights of the programme.

At the Nurses Forum, get an update on the activities of the Nursing Committee and practice related advances issues from incontinence nurses around the world. Learn how you can become more can become more involved in ICS. This session is free and open to anyone and is preceded by the ICS Nursing Committee’s free workshop. After the workshop there will be a networking coffee break for those nurses who attended to meet new and former international colleagues, also free.
Check out the Forum's programme here.

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. Sessions not to miss are

  • Practical management of daily management of incontinence
  • Crash course in practical management of Faecal Incontinence
    Take a look at the full round table programme here.

ICS 2019 will have 4, 30 minute state of the art lectures covering a variety of topics. These lectures plus the many more will offer an update in current knowledge and future objectives in the field.
Of note will be:

  • Is physical activity good or bad for the pelvic floor?
    Kari Bo will discuss the evidence for the two opposing hypotheses on the effect of physical activity and strenuous exercise on the pelvic floor.
    Check out the rest of the state of art lectures here.

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.
Recommended ones to consider include:

  • Chairperson: Joan Ostaszkiewicz - Complex Patients in Complex Organisations: Implications for Continence Care for People with Faecal Incontinence Living in Nursing Homes
  • Chairperson: Frankie Bates - Combining Nursing and Physiotherapy Services to Treat Bladder Health in our Older Adult Population
    Search the 2019 programme for workshops dedicated to conservative management by using this link

The Early Careers Session takes place just before the welcome reception, and is a great way to meet other young delegates at the start of the meeting. To find out what the lectures will be this year click here! 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 Welcome 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] (/2019/highlightsnetworking/networkingfunctions)

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.

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