The ICS Board of Trustees is pleased to confirm that we have a new consensus document open for applications - ICS Consensus Document on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mesh Complications.
Mesh complications are becoming a common problem that healthcare providers are facing every day in their practices around the world. Data from the UK suggests that at least 10% of patients have problems with mesh and this may be the tip of the iceberg. These complications are not always easily recognised and patients sometimes spend years going round in circles before someone diagnoses that there is a problem with the mesh and then often trying to find someone who can treat the problem is also an issue. There are many patient groups around the world advocating banning of mesh and certainly mesh has been banned or suspended in several countries around the world.
In the pelvic floor, the meshes that are used include incontinence mesh and prolapse mesh (both vaginal and abdominal). There are no long-term data on the problems that mesh can cause and even less data on the management of mesh complications and the outcomes from treating these.
The ICS is the only society in the world which deals with female and male pelvic floors with a multidisciplinary multinational representation, including health-care providers and patients. It therefore should be at the forefront of providing advice to all involved in mesh complications.
Professor Hashim Hashim & Professor Sherif Mourad
Click Here to download the scoping document
Deadline for Applications: 16th May 2019
Submission of Applications: Please note, you must be an ICS member to apply. Please send a short CV (no longer than 3 pages) with a covering statement to the ICS Office: firstname.lastname@example.org