Dear ICCS member
I write to you in late August, while preparing for the ICCS workshop that is to be held in conjunction with the 50 year anniversary of the European Society for Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN) in Glasgow, Scotland.
The grand ICCS conference in St Louis, USA, earlier this summer is still fresh in my memory. I think it was even better than anticipated. The city was extremely friendly and welcoming (contradicting my notions of current official US isolationist policies), and our friend Paul Austin ensured that all meeting sessions – as well as the social program – were top class. It will take a lot of Alzheimer’s to make me forget the speakers’ dinner at the cajun blues bar close to the Cardinals’ baseball stadium.
We wish our friend Paul good success in his new job in Houston, Texas. We also hope that he is not much affected by the devastating floods in that area.
As you may already know, several upcoming meetings are planned. The Glasgow workshop is mentioned already. Here is more:
The details of the upcoming ICCS course in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are becoming clearer. The dates to mark in your calendar are April 25-27.
Board member Eliane Fonseca is collaborating with Dr Cristian Sager of Buenos Aires to ensure that this event – the first time the ICCS visits the land of beef and tango – will be successful. In conjunction with this meeting Spanish language and Latin America-adapted ICCS guidelines for treatment of nocturnal enuresis will be presented.
Also in April or May next year there will probably be an ICCS course in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr Fatima Alves of Dona Estefania Hospital is collaborating with the ICCS Board to make the first official ICCS activity in the land of fado and gorgeous seafood a great event.
As you should know by now, the 2018 ICCS conference will be held in Rome, Italy. September 27-29 are the dates to mark with a thick pen in your calendar. Now you have one more reason to visit the Eternal City (as if you needed one). Educational Chairman Mario De Gennaro will be our host and Pope Francis will bless the event (I presume).
The 2019 annual ICCS conference will be held in Gdansk, Poland, and our local organisers will be Professor Rafal Chrzan of Craców and ICCS Regional Representative for Central Europe Michal Maternik of Gdansk. Those of you who remember the ICCS course in Gdansk in 2010 will be convinced that this will be a good meeting. Personally, I remember, apart from the good scientific and educational content of the meeting, that I got the opportunity to play with former Polish President and freedom fighter Lech Walesa’s mongrel dog (true, I promis! Ask me and I will give you the details)
So there are many reasons to stay, or become, member of the ICCS, the only global, cross-professional organisation for people involved in the science and care of the pediatric lower urinary tract
Best regards Tr
Tryggve Nevéus MD PhD
President, International Children’s Continence Society
Associate Professor, Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden