Board Member Candidates Position Documents and CV

Yoshiyuki Ohtomo, MD & PhD

Associate Professor & Head of the Department, Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital
3-1-10 Takanodai, Nerima, Tokyo 177-0033, Japan
+81-3-59233111 (Office Phone)
+81-3-59233217 (Office Fax)

Pediatric Nephrology, Nocturnal Enuresis

Juntendo University School Of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan): 1981-1987
Juntendo University Graduate School Of Medicine: 1988-1992
PhD (glomerular pathology)
Karolinska Institute (Department of Woman & Child Health) (Stockholm, Sweden): 1992-1996
PhD (renal physiology)

Associate Professor: Juntendo University, Department of Pediatrics, July 2007 to Present.
Assistant Professor: Juntendo University, Department of Pediatrics, November 2001 to June 2007.

Peer-reviewed Journals
Bright light therapy as a non-pharmacological treatment for refractory enuresis.
Ohtomo Y.  Pediatr Int. 2019 May;61(5):530.
Pathophysiology and treatment of enuresis: Focus on sleep.
Ohtomo Y.  Pediatr Int. 2018 Nov;60(11):997.
Association between the frequency of bedwetting and late preterm birth in children aged ≥5 years.
Nishizaki N, Obinata K, Kantake M, Yoshida N, Ohtomo Y, Niijima S, Yanagisawa N, Nishizaki Y, Shoji H, Shimizu T.  Acta Paediatr. 2019 Feb;108(2):282-287.
Evaluation of Urinary Aquaporin 2 and Plasma Copeptin as Biomarkers of Effectiveness of Desmopressin Acetate for the Treatment of Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis.
Hara T, Ohtomo Y, Endo A, Niijima S, Yasui M, Shimizu T.  J Urol. 2017 Oct;198(4):921-927.
Initial combination therapy with desmopressin, solifenacin, and alarm for monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis.
Fujinaga S, Nishizaki N, Ohtomo Y.  Pediatr Int. 2017 Mar;59(3):383-384.
Clonidine may have a beneficial effect on refractory nocturnal enuresis.
Ohtomo Y.  Pediatr Int. 2017 Jun;59(6):711-713.
Atomoxetine ameliorates nocturnal enuresis with subclinical attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Ohtomo Y.  Pediatr Int. 2017 Feb;59(2):181-184.
Gradual tapering of desmopressin leads to better outcome in nocturnal enuresis.
Ohtomo Y, Umino D, Takada M, Fujinaga S, Niijima S, Shimizu T.  Pediatr Int. 2015 Aug;57(4):656-8.
Rituximab for childhood-onset, complicated, frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.
Iijima K, Sako M, Nozu K, Mori R, Tuchida N, Kamei K, Miura K, Aya K, Nakanishi K, Ohtomo Y, Takahashi S, Tanaka R, Kaito H, Nakamura H, Ishikura K, Ito S, Ohashi Y; Rituximab for Childhood-onset Refractory Nephrotic Syndrome (RCRNS) Study Group.  Lancet. 2014 Oct 4;384(9950):1273-81.

ICCS Caines, Kyoto, Rome & Gdansk

ICCS London, Caines, Kyoto, St. Louis, Rome & Gdansk

Board Member:
Japanese Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2016 to Present
Japanese Society on Enuresis, 2002 to Present
(Ex-President: 2016-2019)
Japanese Society of Pediatric Rheumatology, 2014 to Present

International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Japanese Society of Nephrology

Position statement

My Vision for ICCS Activity        Yoshikyuki OHTOMO (Tokyo, Japan)

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to apply for the board member of ICCS.
I’m a pediatrician in Tokyo, Japan, and have worked at a university hospital since 1987. After completing the general pediatrics residency program, I decided to choose nephrology as a subspeciality. Recent 15 years, I’ve been very interested in Enuresis.
Eighteen years ago, I joined in the Japanese Society on Enuresis (JSEN), who has nearly 500 members (65%: pediatricians, 30%: urologists, 5%: nurses and other medical professionals).
As was seen in the Western countries, the use of desmopressin nasal spray gave us the great impact on the enuresis clinic (in 2003). Our problems at that time were: (1) the most of the general pediatricians paid few attentions to the bedwetting care, and consequently, the proper management was mainly done by the specialists, (2) most of the specialists (including me) were not familiar with the alarm therapy, and (3) the general physicians remained the old-fashioned therapy with tricyclic antidepressants.
The introduction of oral desmopressin (in 2012) dramatically resolved the problems listed above. In addition, we considered that we need to modify our treatment strategy according to the ICCS document (on monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis) published in 2010.
A very few urologists, including my friends - Prof Akihiro Kawauchi (chair of ICCS 2016; 5th president of JSEN) and Prof Hideo Nakai, had attended the ICCS meetings. My first experience of ICCS meeting was in London, followed by those in Cairns, Kyoto, St Louis, Rome and Gdansk.
I’ve learned a lot from ICCS meetings and educational courses, and in turn, with support from Prof Kaneko (chair of ICCS 2016; 3rdpresident of JSEN), I (4th president of JSEN) played a central role of making Japanese Guideline 2016, and contributed to the Educational Courses in Gifu-Japan (2015), Kyoto-Japan (2016), Hangzhou-China (2018), Taipei-Taiwan (2019), and Venice-Italy (International Pediatric Nephrology Association Meeting, 2019).
In the Eastern Asia, it’s a pity than still many physicians take care of the enuretic children regardless of the universal management protocols proposed by ICCS.
Prof Stephen Yang has established a good network between China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
I would like to keep (and extend) this network for
1) sharing our clinical experience among medical staffs
2) promoting clinical and basic science researches
3) participating in the international multicenter studies conducted by other part of the world

Yours sincerely,
Yoshiyuki Ohtomo

Erik Van Laecke, MD PhD

Sex:  m
Nationality:  Belg
City and country of residence:  Lovendegem, België
Title of degree at master level:  Doctor of medicine, surgery and obstetrics
Institution: State University of Ghent
Year: 3/7/1990
PhD or “Habilitation” in the field of: medical sciences

Title of the dissertation: Approach to refractory urinary incontinence in children, with special emphasis on children with intellectual and/or physical disability

Promotor:Prof. Dr. P. Hoebeke

Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. J. Vande Walle
University: State University of Ghent
Date awarded: 31/3/2010

Courses followed:
Training Endoscopic Surgery : Ethicon Endo - Surgery : 14 April 1992
1994 Course on Paediatric Urology, Robinson College, Cambridge : September 22-23, 1994
1995 British Course of Paeditric Urology, Robinson College, Cambridge,  September 27-28, 1995
ESPU Study Day : Perinatal Uro-Nephrology Symposium, Robinson College Cambridge, September 29, 1995
1996 ESPU Course Paediatric Uro Endocrinology, Paris,  September 27-28, 1996
1st  Annual European Course in Urology, Rome, November 4-9, 1996
1997 Second Course on Paediatric Urodynamics, September 12-13, 1997, Utrecht
1999 ESPU Course Aarhus Denmark, September 16-18, 1999
2e ICCS - Course : Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to non-neuropathic bladder sphincter dysfunction in children, Ghent, September 24-25, 2000
Training voor tutoren in het probleemgestuurd onderwijs: Faculteit Geneeskunde en gezondheidswetenschappen Universiteit Gent: 26 september 2001
Workshop: Endoskopische Therapie des Vesiko-ureteralen Refluxes und aktuelle intravesikale Applicationen: Heidelberg, Duitsland 26-27 oktober 2001
2001 Laparoscopic Paediatric Urology ESPU Practical Post-Congress Course ;Aarhus Denmark April 29-30, 2001
Modern Concepts and management in paediatric nephrolithiasis: Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust: University College London: Londen UK: 17 december 2001
ESPU Course: Integrated Management Concepts in Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Surgery: Tübingen Duitsland 25-26 mei 2001
International Laparoscopic Paediatric Urology Workshop, Hong Kong, 13-14 december 2002
2004 Laparoscopic Paediatric Urology ESPU Course; April 2004, Regensburg: Germany
ESPU Educational Course in Paediatric Urology: The Pelvic Floor, Congenital Anomalies from Children to Adults: Orvieto  Italië, 23-25 oktober 2005
ESPU Course on “ Surgery for the Incontinent Child. Antalya Turkije, 14-17 September 2006
The 2010 Course in Operative Paediatric Urology ( COPU); Leeds, UK 8 juli 2010
2013-2014: Management Development Programme, UZ Gent
·       Leerstation Kwaliteit en Veiligheid: een simulatieomgeving voor NIAZ 3.0 Qmentum normen en de functie van arts: UZGent 9/3/2016
·       Pediatric Robotic Urology Course, ORSI België 7-9/11/2016

Military Service : Ministerie van Defensie: België  1/8/1990- 31/8/1991
Surgery training: St. Camillusziekenhuis, Antwerp.: Dr. M Huyghe 01/09/1991-31/08/1993
Urology training : Ghent University Hospital  Prof. Dr. W. Oosterlinck 01/09/1993- 30/09/1997
Urologist:  28/10/1997
Adj-Resident urology: Ghent University Hospital 1/10/1997- 31/12/1997
Resident Urology: Ghent University Hospital 1/1/1998- 28/2/2002
Deputy Resident of urology: Ghent University Hospital 1/3/2002- 30/6/2010
Chief Resident of urology: Ghent University Hospital 1/7/2010 -28/02/2018
Head of department of urology: Ghent University Hospital 1/3/2018- present
Senior lecturer Paediatric Urology: Ghent University 1/10/2013 - present


Position statement

Dear colleagues,

I want to applicate for a board membership of the ICCS.
For more than 25 years I am a member of the Paediatric Urological - Nephrological Centre of the Ghent University Hospital.
Urinary incontinence, in all its aspects, is one of the major topics the PUNC team is focussing on.
Through out the last decades we have produced a lot of publications and PhD ‘s all related to the incontinence subject.
As a paediatric urologist I am not only focusing on the surgical treatment of non- neurogenic and neurogenic urinary incontinence, but I am also involved in the multi-disciplinary approach to this problem. I do have a lot of experience with urodynamics.
I do have a special interest in the approach and the treatment of urinary incontinence in children with intellectual and/or physical disability. This has led to my own PhD in 2009 : Approach to refractory urinary incontinence in children, with special emphasis on children with intellectual and/or physical disability and to the PhD of Bieke Samijn 2019: Micturition re-education in children with cerebral palsy, of which I was the promotor.
In my opinion urinary incontinence in children needs a multidisciplinary approach in which paediatric and urological participation are equally important. Therefor it is particularly important that we keep up the interest in this topic in the young paediatricians and especially in the young paediatric urologists.
Dedicated training and international cooperation between multiple centres are a must if we want to succeed in this objective. Educational activities in cooperation with other scientific groups, like the ESPU educational board, of which I am an active member must be promoted and realised.
In my opinion we must invest in small, cheap activities, like masterclasses and small-scale projects where we guide and help young people to develop new projects focusing on incontinence.
It would be an honour and a pleasure for me to continue the Ghent participation in the board of the ICCS

Sincerely yours,

Erik Van Laecke


Ubirajara de Oliveira Barroso Jr., MD, PhD

Salvador/BA - Brazil

Professional Address
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Núcleo de Clínica Cirúrgica, Medicina
Avenida Dom João VI - de 1 a 99998 - lado direito
Acupe de Brotas - Salvador
40290000, BA - Brazil
Telefone: 71 32768200


Professional Activities

1.    Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology (Since 2016)
Federal University of Bahia - Brazil
2.    Associate Professor (Since 2005)
Bahiana School of Medicine
3.    Coordinator of Fellowship Program in Pediatric Urology (Since 2006)
Federal University of Bahia – Brazil
4.    Coordinator of Certer for Bladder dysfunction in children (CEDIMI): Bahiana School of Medicine

Academic Titles

2014 Full Professor  Federal University of Bahia, UFBA, Salvador, Brazil

2006 Associate Professor Federal University of Bahia, UFBA, Salvador, Brazil

2005 Associate Professor Bahiana School of Medicine Federal University of Bahia, UFBA, Salvador, Brazil

1998 - 2000 PhD in Urology, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brail

1996 - 1998 Research Fellowship In Pediatric Urology.  Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, W.S.U., Detroit, United States

1994 – 1996 Residence in Urology  Instituto de Urologia e Nefrologia de São José do Rio Preto, IUN, Brazil

1992 - 1994 Residence in General Surgery  Hospital Ana Nery, Salvador, Brazil

1987 - 1992 Medical School graduation  Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, EBMSP, Salvador, Brazil

Associative Activities

2018 – 2020  President Brazilian Society of Urology, Section of Bahia

2018 – 2020  Member of the board (third treasure), Brazilian Society of Urology

2016 – 2018   Member of the Department of Pediatric Urology, Brazilian Society of Urology

2008-2010      First Secretary, Brazilian Society of Urology, Section of Bahia

2006 -2008    Chief of Department of Pediatric Urology, Brazilian Society of  Urology

2006 -2008    Chief of Department of Pediatric Urology, Brazilian Society of  Urology

Societies Affiliation

1. Brazilian Society of Urology
2. Society for Pediatric Urology - SPU
3. American Urological Association - AUA
4. International Children’s Continence Society - ICCS
5. Sociedad Iberoamericana de Urología Pediatrica - SIUP
6. Americam Academy of Pediatric Urology - AAPU

Permanent Grant for Research

National Council of Scientific and Technology Development – CNPQ - Brazil Researcher level 2


2016 - 2019 Eletroconditioner for nocturnal enuresis. A randomized clinical trial

Grants from: National council for scientific and technological development (CNPq) and Research Foundation of Bahia (FAPESB)

2016 - 2018 A new device for nocturnal enuresis. A randomized clinical trial

Grants from: Fundação Nacional de Desenvolvimento do Ensino Superior Particular-FUNADESP


1.     Bastos JM Netto, Rondon AV, Machado MG, Zerati M Filho, Nascimento RLP, Lima SVC, Calado AA, Barroso U Jr. Brazilian consensus on vesicoureteral reflux-recommendations for clinical practice. Int Braz J Urol. 2020 Mar 15;46. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.0401. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
2.     Braga AANM, Veiga MLT, Ferreira MGCDS, Santana HM, Barroso U Jr.
Association between stress and lower urinary tract symptoms in children and adolescents. Int Braz J Urol. 2019 Nov-Dec;45(6):1167-1179. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2019.0128.
3.     de Abreu GE, Dias Souto Schmitz AP, Dourado ER, Barroso U Jr.
Association between a constipation scoring system adapted for use in children and the dysfunctional voiding symptom score in children and adolescents with lower urinary tract symptoms. J Pediatr Urol. 2019 Oct;15(5):529.e1-529.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2019.07.021. Epub 2019 Aug 5.

4.     Emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents with lower urinary tract dysfunction: a population-based study.
5.     Dourado ER, de Abreu GE, Santana JC, Macedo RR, da Silva CM, Rapozo PMB, Netto JMB, Barroso U.
6.     J Pediatr Urol. 2019 Aug;15(4):376.e1-376.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.12.003. Epub 2018 Dec 27. 7.     PMID:  31471270
A continuous fall of PSA use for prostate cancer screening among Brazilian doctors since 2001. Good or bad notice?. INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL (ONLINE). v.45, p.478 - 485, 2019.
13. Barroso, Ubirajara Brazilian consensus in enuresis-recomendations for clinical practice.. Int Braz J Urol. , v.45, p.15 - , 2019.
Diagnosis and Management of Bladder Dysfunction in Neurologically Normal Children. Frontiers in Pediatrics. , v.7, p.00000 - , 2019
15. BARROSO U, JR. Response to letter to the Editor re’Rlectrical stimulation for overactive bladder in children: a pilot study’. J Pediatr Urol. 2019 Jun 14. pii: S1477-5131(19)30151-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2019.05.031. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
16.   ARAUJO FAGDR, SUMITA NM, BARROSO UO Jr. A continuous fall of PSA use for prostate cancer screening among Brazilian doctors since 2001. Good or bad notice? Int Braz J Urol. 2019 May-Jun;45(3):478-485. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2018.0179.
17.   Barroso U Jr, AZEVEDO AR, CABRAL M, VEIGA ML, BRAGA AANM. Percutaneous electrical stimulation for overactive bladder in children: a pilot study. J Pediatr Urol. 2019 Feb;15(1):38.e1-38.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.10.001. Epub 2018 Oct 11.
18.   GONDIM R, TELES F, BARROSO U Jr. Sexual orientation of 46,XX patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a descriptive review. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Dec;14(6):486-493. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.08.004. Epub 2018 Sep 19. Review.


Position statement

Vision for the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS)

Unfortunately, lower urinary tract (LUT) dysfunctions are neglected by society and governments, which causes children to be exposed to suffering, psychological and organic changes such as urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral reflux, and increased renal scarring. An organization like the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS), which can promote health and disseminate knowledge about LUT dysfunctions, is extremely important. Bedwetting and urinary incontinence are typical examples of disorders that is are upsetting for the children, who can become  victims of bullying and punishment by caregivers, but  these problems are examples that need to come to light  for the society, given its frequency and importance.

For the management of LUT dysfunctions, it is important to gather a multidisciplinary team in which pediatricians, nephrologists, urologists, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and proctologists can participate. The ICCS, which represents these professionals who are experts on the subject, is able not only to foster activities that draw attention to LUT dysfunctions but also can create guidelines and disseminate knowledge so that children who experience these dysfunctions can be better cared for and treated. The ICCS brings together experts in a collegial and friendly environment under the umbrella of a longstanding organization.

The reach of the ICCS can be measured by the citation index of its articles, which represent the most cited articles published in top scientific journals. The frequency of citation of these articles shows not only the great interest of the public in the topic of LUT dysfunctions but also the respectability of the organization.

In my vision of the future of the ICCS, it is apparent to me that the organization has enormous potential to grow even more. I believe that it is important to discuss how to expand its corporate structure, which would not only aid in the development of its professional activities but also its standing in the medical community. There is still ample scope for increased interaction, for example, with local societies, which thereby would extend both the reach and influence of the organization.

The financing of events and the promotion of activities has become increasingly difficult due to the scarcity of resources and compliance requirements within the medical industry. Therefore, increased contact with governments, universities and companies is necessary in order to further ICCS’s educational activities. Professional activities via virtual channels will undoubtedly be an important vehicle in the future for disseminating knowledge and holding administrative meetings; this will result in lower costs and make possible greater participation by ICCS professionals. There is no doubt that the use of social media by the ICCS through such programs as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become increasingly important today. The result of the use of social media should continue to enable the ICCS to attract new members and to extend its reach and influence in the medical community. ICCS needs to get closer to others specialists, especially the pediatricians, which are the first to see these children, and, most of them do not know how to identify, evaluate and follow these children.

Although the regular publications of the ICCS are of the highest quality and appear on regular basis, there is room, I believe, for expansion, especially in the area of ​​neurogenic bladder dysfunction. The lack of discussion on this topic was identified by the International Continence Society (ICS), which resulted in the formation of the International Neurourology Society (INUS). There is a large number of children affected by neurogenic bladder. Incontinence in these children is an area that is still relatively neglected by medical professionals, some of whom lack sufficient knowledge in how to manage the problem.

The annual events of the ICCS are highlights of the professional calendar, when information on various topics are presented and when relevant courses are offered. Ideally these events should occur on a regular basis since they not only foster professional development but also help to promote collegiality among professionals across the medical spectrum. The challenge before the ICCS is how raise the resources necessary to maintain and even expand the number of these events, but the strengthening of the ICCS will help to make more of these events possible.

The ICCS should broaden its horizons to less visible areas where health care is most difficult to reach, that is, in the populations of poorer countries and where there are refugees and indigenous people. The treatment of enuresis, for example, is expensive and children in poor countries do not have access to the same treatment options that children have in developed countries. The ICCS should encourage the expansion of treatment to children in less developed countries as part of its mission.

My interest in enuresis and lower urinary tract disorders, neurogenic or not, started in my capacity as research fellow in the United States in 1997, when I published my first article on the subject. From that point forward, the group in which I was involved developed a line of research to which we have systematically contributed in terms of publication and in the training of professionals and medical students. I mention this only to demonstrate that a large part of life as an academic and researcher has been devoted to the study and treatment of enuresis and LUT.

In addition to being a pediatric urologist with a special focus on these areas, I have also been involved in administration of medical societies, having a large associative participation, which along with my academic and research experience, including in multidisciplinary groups, has prepared me to play a positive role in the development of an ever stronger ICCS.

Ubirajara Barroso Jr.