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The UKCS and the Conference will be awarding prizes for the bestposters and best free papers presented during the Conference.


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Rising to the Challenge

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Bristol for UKCS 2011.

The first meeting of the International Continence Society (UK section) took place in Bristol in April 1994. The 2 day meeting was the idea of Paul Abrams (the Honorary Secretary of the International Continence Society at the time) and comprised a mixture of guest lectures, proffered papers and a workshop on continence services.

The participants were from a variety of backgrounds and included urologists, gynaecologists, nurses, physiotherapists, physiologists, neurophysiologists, pharmacologists and even a vet.

It was resolved that the 2 day meeting should become an annual event. Therefore ICS(UK), now known as UKCS, was born in Bristol in 1994.

The UKCS Annual Scientific Meeting, this key clinical event in our calendar, has travelled around the UK and it seems very appropriate that the Meeting returns to Bristol for 2011, at a time when Professor Paul Abrams nears official retirement after a long and distinguished career.

The region’s specialists and practitioners have come together with a common desire to host this national meeting and have produced an exciting educational programme entitled “Rising to the Challenge”. As professionals we are continually faced with challenges of many kinds and our ability to rise to face and overcome these is key to our success and our patients’ well-being.

We have invited a variety of national and international guest speakers who will appeal to all disciplines with an interest in managing continence. Our programme will also include highly relevant aspects of our professional practice by way of the submissions via our Call for Abstracts. The abstracts will also provide us with a poster exhibition.

Of course, no UKCS Conference is complete without networking opportunities, so we have arranged for two social events in places of historical interest in central Bristol.

Getting to Bristol could not be easier and our Conference venue – Colston Hall – could not be more central.

So, we very much hope that you will Rise to the Challenge and come to Bristol to join us for UKCS 2011.

See you there!

Lucy Swithinbank,
Chair, UKCS 2011
Organising Committee

This Conference will be relevant for:

all those involved in promoting continence in the community and hospital setting, including:

  • Colo-rectal Surgeons
  • Geriatricians
  • Gynaecologists
  • PCT Managers
  • Paediatricians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Scientists
  • Specialist Nurses including Continence Advisors
  • Urogynaecologists
  • Urologist

Continuing Professional Development

The Organisers have applied for CPD accreditation. Please refer to the Conference
website for the outcome of this application. All attendees will be issued with a Certificate
of Attendance showing the credits available.

Organising Committee of UKCS 2011

  • Lucy Swithinbank (Chair), Associate Specialist in Urodynamics and Director, Urodynamic Unit,
    Southmead Hospital
  • Paul Abrams, Professor of Urology, University of Bristol
  • Marcus Drake, Senior Lecturer in Urology, University of Bristol
  • Julie Ellis-Jones, Urodynamic Specialist Nurse, Southmead Hospital
  • Andrew Gammie, Clinical Scientist, Southmead
  • Mark James, Consultant Obstetrician and
    Gynaecologist, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
  • Caroline Overton, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol
  • Phillip Smith, Consultant Gynaecologist, Southmead Hospital

What delegates attending last year’s Conference said:

“One of the best features was the opportunity to network, have fun and meet new colleagues"

UKCS 2010 was relaxed, well presented and informative”

“This is a great forum for junior trainees to present at”

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