The website for
the Continence Promotion Committee of the International Continence Society.
The International Continence Society actively
encourage continence promotion throughout the world. The Continence Promotion Committee
exists to promote education,
services and public awareness about incontinence
throughout the world, and to facilitate communication,
information and partnerships between continence organisations. Click
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HEARING THE PATIENTS VOICE - MODELS FOR LISTENING
The CPC workshop at ICS annual meeting in San Fransisco 2009 highlighted some
of the models of the worldwide programs that have been effective at focusing on
the need of patients, including all age groups. Specifically programs for
children and indigenous populations in Australia was in focus. Chairman of the
workshop was Dr Vasan Satya Srini.
The CPC workshop also highlighted the first World Continence Week held in 2009. Click here to see the
presentations and photos.
WORLD CONTINENCE WEEK JUNE 2009, A SUCCESSFUL
The ICS Continence Promotion Committee launched a very successful global event:
World Continence Week (WCW) from June 22 to June 28, 2009. The aim of World
Continence Week is to raise awareness of bladder and bowel health issues and
improve the lives of people with incontinence worldwide by drawing the
attention of the general public and the global medical community to the life
situation of people with incontinence. During WCW, events were organised by
many CPC Continence Organisations in several countries.
Click here to see the article by
Diane Newman and Tamara Dickinson.
THE FIRST WORLD CONTINENCE DAY ANNOUNCED IN CAIRO
OCTOBER 24, 2008.
CHALLENGES TO CONTINENCE PROMOTION IN THE MIDDLE
At ICS 2008 in Cairo a workshop was held presenting cultural barriers and
continence awareness in the Middle East. The workshop was chaired by Diaa
E.E. Rizk, Egypt, who held a workshop introduction. Speakers were Ahmed
Al-Badr, Saudi Arabia, Vasan S Srini, India, Diane Newman, USA and Diaa E.E.
Rizk. During the meeting the Public Forum in Rotterdam was reviewed
and the World Continence week, initiated by the Continence Promotion
Committee of ICS, was launched. Click here to see the presentations and photos
FIRST CPC SUPPORTED PUBLIC FORUM was successfully arranged in connection with the ICS 2007 meeting in
Forum organisers were: Jan de Raeve PIRUS, Lynne van Poelgeest WFIP/ICP,
Stella Kroese SBP, Bert Messelink Urologist Groningen, Sjaan Sporen PVVN, Ulli
Haase Incontinence Nurse, Conny de Baets PIRUS, Diane Newman CPC, Marijke
Slijker Physiotherapist (moderator) and Frans van de Wiel PVVN. Click here to see a summary
Public forum organisers together with Diane Newman
chair person Diane Newman
"OUTCOMES OF CONTINENCE AWARENESS PROGRAMMES"
organisations networkingThis CPC
workshop was held at ICS 2007 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
There was a focus on determing outcomes of continence awareness programmes. The
meeting chair person, Deborah Gordon, Continence Advisory Service of Western
Australia, was presenting "Research from the health promotion litterature on
health seeking behavior", ie. how do we raise awareness of continence and
encourage people to seek help?
Jacquie Lodewyke,Continence Foundation of Australia, presented
"Measuring the outcome of continence awareness programs". Ian Holland, Continence Foundation UK,
presented the organisation and planning of the "Continence Awareness Week"
September 2007 in UK and Christa Thiel, German Continence Society, presented
"Public Forums 1990 - 2007".
Click here to see the presentations and photos
The Continence Promotion Committee had its
own booth at the ICS exhibition, which provided an
appreciated opportunity for continence organisation representatives from all
over the world to meet during the week.
The CPC Booth at the ICS exhibition
"MODELS FOR PUBLIC FORUMS ON CONTINENCE AWARENESS"
Different models of public forums held around the world were presented at the annual CPC
workshop at ICS 2006 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Diane Newman, the CPC chair
presented an overview of CPC public Forum initiatives to set the stage
of the meeting.
Interesting presentations were made by Jan Zander, New Zealand
Continence Advicing Service of Western
Australia, Nancy Mueller,
for Incontinence, Jacquie
Foundation of Australia, Rani
Vadiveloo, Society for
Singapore, Tamara Dickinson, Society for Urologic Nurses
U.S. and Ilan
Gruenwald, Israel. Click here to see the program
and the presentations and photos
"CURRENT INITIATIVES FOR
INCREASING CONTINENCE AWARENESS"
the theme of the Continence Promotion Committee Workshop
meeting of the International Continence Society in Montreal August 31,
There was a big interest in this meeting and many delagates participated. Click here to see the program
Chairperson Diane Newman opened the workshop presenting
the ICI "Continence Awareness" recommendations, which is the first chapter in
the new edition of the ICI "Continence Bible".
There are now 47 organizations in 33 countries linked to the CPC. Two of these
organizations presented their participation in Global
Initiatives, initiated by the industry:
- Canadian Continence Foundation, Frankie Bates
- Continence Foundation UK, Judith Wardle
Finally there was a discussion, lead by Diane Newman, about CPC issues and
future. Several companies have shown interest in creating similiar initiatives,
as above, together with Continence organisations. The conclusion was that the
global initiatives will evolve into a joint "Continence: Bladder Health
Campaign", conducted by CPC. Click here to see
summary, presentations and photos
new patient founded association, the World Federation of Incontinence Patients
(WFIP) was present at the
workshop. It was decided that the CPC Committee would embrace the WFIP to
collaborate with them as there are common goals and objectives. See
Lynne Van Poelgeest-Pomfret, Linda Crumlin and Francoise Nicole Kremer.
Winners of the First Embrace Journalism Award for Reporting on Urinary
Incontinence and Launch of the Second Embrase Award Announced.
See Embrace Winners News Release
CONTINENCE PROMOTION COMMITTEE
WORKSHOP IN PARIS AUGUST 24, 2004
joint meeting of the International Continence Society (ICS) and the International
Uro Gynecological Association (IUGA) 23-27 August in Paris a CPC workshop
presentations from national organizations in US - NAFC by Nancy Muller and
France – The French Continence Organization by Michael Lemoine.
CPC Chairman Diane Newman presented the results of the 2004 National Organization
Survey, which was presented at the 3rd ICI meeting in Monaco,June 2004.
THE INTERNATIONAL CONSULTATION ON
INCONTINENCE, MONACO, JUNE 26-29, 2004.
expert committees evaluated the breadth and depth of the incontinence
problem worldwide. They covered issues ranging from the prevalence of
bladder control problems to continence promotion and to the economic and
quality of life impact bladder control problems have on a local, regional,
national and global level. In each committee the published evidence was
reviewed and presented for discussion to the Consultation.
The goal of the Consultation is to both raise
awareness and reach a consensus on universal treatment guidelines. The
establishment of guidelines is a crucial step in the effort to identify and
treat the millions of people currently suffering from bladder control
problems throughout the world. The consultation, in addition to setting
guidelines will also prioritise a research programme for the next five
The International Consultation on
Incontinence has included a committee on “Promotion, organisation and
education in continence care”. On an international basis the International
Continence Society, ICS should continue to facilitate and hasten
collaborations enabling developments in continence care worldwide.
At the consultation, Diane Newman, Chair of
the committee on “Promotion, organisation and education in continence
care”, presented a new survey. read
FOR NATIONAL CONTINENCE ORGANISATIONS IN ITALY
2700 health care experts from
around the world assembled for the annual meeting of the International
Continence Society, ICS, in Florence, Italy, on October 5-9, 2003.
UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHOLOGY
OF THE STIGMA OF INCONTINENCE
Simon Foundation for Continence was sponsoring an international conference, in
Chicago, June 25 - 27, 2003 to celebrate the launch of Simon's third
decade. The conference draw upon the knowledge from many disciplines such
as health psychology and medical anthropology, to better understand how stigma
can be removed from incontinence, The conference was co-chaired by Alan
Cottenden, PhD.(U.K.), Professor Christine Norton (U.K.), Anita Saltmarch, RN,
MSN (Canada) and Cheryle Gartley, President and Founder, the Simon Foundation
for Continence (U.S.) read
RECENT ADVANCES IN
FEMALE UROLOGY, URINARY INCONTINENCE, NEUROUROLOGY AND AGEING PELVIC FLOOR IN
conference will focus on solving the problems of female urology and the pelvic
floor. Many leading experts from the Asia-Pacific region, the USA and Europe
will be sharing their experience during the event. It is organised by the Asia
Pacific Continence Advisory Board, the Asian Society for Female Urology and the
Indian Continence Foundation and is coming up in Bangalore, India, November
THE ROLE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF
year at the meeting of the International Continence Society, the
Continence Promotion Committee holds a workshop. The last year the theme was around the role of the General Practitioners,
in the assessment and management of incontinence. It was an
opportunity for those running national continence organisations
and others to exchange ideas and information. A comprehensive article, " Targeting General
Practioners in Continence Care", by Diane Newman is summing up the workshop
ANNIVERSARY OF CONTINENCE
are delighted to bring you a new issue of Continence Worldwide. This
year we celebrate the tenth anniversary
with comprehensive contributions from: The Canadian Continence Foundation, Gesellschaft für
Inkontinenzhilfe, Incontact, Pelvic Floor Netherlands, The Polish
Continence Organisation - NTM Forum, The Pelvic Floor Patients foundation - SBP, The Simon
Foundation, The Society for Continence Singapore and The
New Zealand Continence Association,
as well as a newly
improved layout developed by
Dr.Vasan Satya Srini. read more
Worldwide is produced with the help of an educational grant from
SCA Hygiene Products