International Convention Centre, Sydney
Wed 15 Nov 2017
570 people from around Australia converged on the Sydney Convention Centre on 15-18 November for the 26th annual National Conference on Incontinence.
Health professionals, academics, researchers and industry contributed to an outstanding four-day symposium on the latest in incontinence research and practice.
The 26th National Conference on Incontinence was officially opened by the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health. Professionals across all disciplines gathered to learn about new treatments, technologies, management and breakthroughs in bladder and bowel health from Australian and international experts and key international speakers; continence expert Dr Adrian Wagg from Canada, reconstructive urologist Professor Anthony Stone from the USA, health services researcher Professor Suzanne Hagen from the UK and, urogynaecologist Dr Sylvia Botros from the USA. Congratulations to the winner of the Best Poster, Patrina Caldwell, about Experience and knowledge on managing childhood urinary incontinence among Australian Community Health Practictioners.
The Best Paper was awarded to Naomi Gill for her presentation on The prevalence of urinary incontinence in adult netball players in South Australia. Naomi received the inaugural Barry Cahill Travel Scholarship sponsored by the Continence Foundation of Australia to present findings at an international scientific meeting.
The 2017 Scientific Committee showcased the latest research and practice reflecting the continued diversity within the field of incontinence management and continence promotion.