WCW Poland 2012

“UroConti” Association, Poland

 Celebrations of the World Continence Week:

  • First report about the socio-economic costs of urinary incontinence in Poland
  • “UroConti” Association’s Second Conference
  • Medical consultations with specialists
  • Pelvic floor trainings
  • Lectures about urinary incontinence for patients

Event dates and location:

  • June 18th, 2012,   Ministry of Health, Warsaw, Poland (Report)
  • June 18th, 2012,   Ministry of Health, Warsaw, Poland (Conference)
  • June 19th – 20th, 2012,  Lublin, Poland (Medical consultations)
  • June 19th – 22nd, 2012,  Lublin, Lodz, Poland (Pelvic floor trainings)
  • June 20 - 21th, 2012,   Bydgoszcz, Lublin, Lodz, Poland (Lectures)

Goals and Objectives:

  • To publish first report about the socio-economic costs of urinary incontinence in Poland. It’s the first report about UI in this part of Europe
  • To draw attention to needs of patients with urinary incontinency problems, e.g. access to new methods of urinary incontinence treatment, reimbursement for the absorbent products
  • To allow for free consultations and lectures for patients to broaden their knowledge of the UI;
  • To disseminate how important is pelvic floors exercises as one of the way of prevention and treatment;
  • Public debate in regards to the situation of people suffering from the urinary incontinence and access to urinary incontinence treatment as well as auxiliary devices supply;
  • To introduce the system of long-term care and costs associated with this, especially on people with urinary incontinence in Poland

Discussed Topics:

  • Costs of urinary incontinence in Poland;
  • Urinary incontinence as social problem in Poland;
  • UI Treatment from the specialists perspective – gynecology and urology;
  • Postulates of the „UroConti” Association;
  • Long-term care costs in Poland;
  • Letter to Prime Minister of RP drawing attention to lack of revised governing regulations UI;
  • Reimbursement of urinary incontinence treatment and auxiliary devices supply in Poland and Europe;

Event Advertisement:

  • Several spot news in the Radio Zet (number of listeners: 6-7 million)
  • Several spot news in the radio RMF FM (number of listeners: 8-9 million)
  • Medical information portals:

 www.ntm.pl (5000 visits)
 www.prawapacjenta.eu (41000 visits)
 www.uroconti.pl (300 visits)
 www.nursing.com.pl (no data)
 www.niepelnosprawni.lublin.pl (4000 visits)
 www.bezrecepty.pgf.com.pl (35000 visits)

Number of Attendees: Total number of participants 500

Results and Achievements of the conference

Report about UI socio and economic costs. Published and presented first time in Poland during the UroConti conference – (130 participants), mentioned in the Radio Zet (6-7 million listeners) and in the RMF FM radio (8-9 million listeners);

Conference

  • Participants: patients from 8 regions of Poland, medical professionals, representatives of the CPC-ICS, EucoMed, WFIP, Ministry of Health, Patients Right’s Office, Chamber of Commerce “Polmed” and media – 130 persons;
  • The conference was publicized by the media:
  • Several spot news in the Radio Zet (number of listeners: 6-7 million)
  • Several spot news in the radio RMF FM (number of listeners: 8-9 million)
  • Medical information portals (over 85 300 visits)
  • Totally approximately 16 million people were informed about the WCW and the conference;

Pelvic floors exercises
750 people participated in the pelvic floor training programme run in 8 centers since the previous WCW 2011

Lectures

  • Lectures took place in Lodz, Lublin and Bydgoszcz;
  • About 170 patients participated in these events.

For more information please see the below:

 WCW Detailed Information 8

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