Dear ICCS member,
It has been a while since our last communication and while we are still waiting for the summer to arrive here in Scandinavia, I would like to update you on the activities of our society.
ICCS board vacancy
As you already know we have a vacancy at the ICCS board to be filled at the next general assembly. We are looking for a pediatric urologist with interest in pediatric incontinence to take his place. The board is undertaking a process to suggest a nominee, but I would also like to invite any member who would like to contribute from this position to submit an application including a CV, and a position statement to the general secretary. A nomination committee will assess the applications for eligibility and the final word will be from the members at the next generally assembly at our upcoming conference in Brazil.
Feel free to contact us if you need further information.
The 2023 ICCS conference, November 16-18, 2023
The preparations are intensifying for our upcoming Conference scheduled for November 16-18 in Salvador, Brazil. We really hope that many of you will have the possibility to join. Mark that abstract submission deadline is June 20th. For abstract submissions, registration and more information visit https://iccs2023.com.br.
Future ICCS conferences
The venue and timepoint for our 2024 conference is not decided yet but discussions are undertaken for possible venues.
We are happy to reveal that the 2025 ICCS conference will be held in Vienna Austria combined with the European Society of Pediatric Urology (ESPU) and Societies of Pediatric Urology (SPU). The meeting is scheduled for September 3-6, 2025.
A number of ICCS courses have been scheduled for the rest of the year. An ICCS course will take place at Suzhou, China on August 18th. This will be an on-site course on nocturnal enuresis and bladder dysfunction in children.
An ICCS course will take place in Halifax on June 16-17 with participation of several experts on childhood incontinence. The course is organized by the dept. of Urology, for more info visit https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/urology/education/iccs.html.
Two ICCS courses are planned in India in September (Chandigarh) and October (Kolkata). Local and international experts will discuss childhood incontinence. More information will follow.
World bedwetting week
The week between June 5th and 11th is world bedwetting week. It is our intention to increaser awareness that bedwetting is a common, bothersome but also treatable condition. Towards that end activities are planned throughout the world to mark the week. For more information visit www.worldbedwettingweek.com
My warmest greeting from Aarhus, Denmark
Konstantinos Kamperis MD, PhD
President, International Children’s Continence Society
Associate Professor in pediatrics, Consultant in Pediatric Nephrology