Are you a young professional 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 early career professionals and with the ability to select sessions using our track system within the interactive programme you are guaranteed to make the most of your week at ICS . PLUS we offer a reduced rate for early career professionals!
To get you going, here are a few highlights of the programme.
EARLY CAREER SESSION
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. Selected abstract submitters have the chance to present 7 minutes in front of an expert panel to get feedback to help hone their skills. Plus the experts provide lectures specific to the stage in your career. If you attend the early career session be sure to grab a ticket for the free night out! We all meet by the ICS booth at the end of the welcome reception for a night out of drinks, food and sometimes dancing!!
To find out what the lectures will be this year click 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
- Tales of ideas gone big: translational Science in Continence
- How do incontinence drugs really work?
Take a look at the full round table programme here.
STATE OF THE ART LECTURES
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:
- RISK PROGNOSTICATION IN PROLAPSE AND INCONTINENCE FOLLOWING CHILDBIRTH
This talk by Erik Jelovsek is for those interested in gaining a broader understanding of how modern statistical and machine learning methods are used for understanding patterns in data and in making clinical predictions.
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: Mauro Cervingi & Howard Goldman - Management of Complications of Mesh Prolapse and Sling Surgery - Demonstration through Surgical Video Cases
- Chairperson: Chris Payne Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: The Role of the ICS
- Chairperson: Ervin Kocjanic - Update in Trans Female Health Care
Search the 2019 programme for workshops that will be right for you by using this link
The Welcome Reception gives you a chance to network with all delegates and is the official opening of the conference. It's always a great start to the Annual Meeting and a chance for the local committee to show off something cultural from their city. There are plenty of other opportunities to mix and meet the experts.
See all the networking functions happening during the meeting [here] (https://www.ics.org/2019/highlights/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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