It has been a while since our last communication, and I really hope that you enjoyed your summer/winter depending on where you reside.
The 2023 ICCS conference, November 16-18, 2023
Everything is set for the ICCS upcoming conference scheduled for November 15-17 in Salvador, Brazil. We received an impressive number of abstracts, and we expect more than 200 participants. We hope that more of you will have the possibility to join and there is still time to register. Salvador is a beautiful city, and the region of Bahia seems the perfect setting if you want to combine the scientific program with experience of local culture and food.
For more information visit https://iccs2023.com.br.
ICCS board vacancy
As you already know we have a vacancy at the ICCS board to be filled at the next general assembly. The ICCS board has after careful consideration identified a nominee whose application we want to support, Jason Van Batavia, a very active pediatric urologist from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Other applications have been received and the final word has our General Assembly, which will take place at the upcoming ICCS conference in Salvador. Before the assembly you would be able to see the candidates resumes and position documents on the ICCS homepage.
Future ICCS conferences
The venue and timepoint for our 2024 conference is to be decided soon and will be announced during the upcoming ICCS conference in Salvador.
Preparations are underway for the 2025 ICCS conference, which will be held in Vienna (Austria), combined with the European Society of Pediatric Urology (ESPU) and Societies of Pediatric Urology (SPU). Mark the date, the meeting is scheduled for September 3-6, 2025.
A number of ICCS courses have taken place and more are scheduled for the rest of the year. An ICCS course took place at Suzhou, China on August 18th as an on-site course on nocturnal enuresis and bladder dysfunction in children. Furthermore, an ICCS course on bladder dysfunction took place in Halifax in June with participation of several experts on childhood incontinence. The course is organized by the dept. of Urology. Recently, a virtual course including local and international experts took place two weeks ago in Chandigarh (India) and a second ICCS course is scheduled in conjunction with the Indian Society of Paediatric Nephrology meeting in Kolkata (India) 13-15 of October. For more information visit: https://www.ispncon2023.com/
The Society recently decided to organize a set of webinars for all members, and we already held the first one in September on Urotherapy challenges and it was a great success.
The next session is scheduled for November 2nd, at 19:00 CET on the Genetics of childhood incontinence. For a full program of the sessions visit i-c-c-s.org.
My warmest greeting from Aarhus, Denmark
Konstantinos Kamperis MD, PhD
President, International Children’s Continence Society
Associate Professor in pediatrics, Consultant in Pediatric Nephrology