As the premier event for health professionals involved in promoting and managing incontinence, this year’s scientific program covers a wide range of topics and health sectors impacted by continence.
Keynote international and national invited speakers include:
- Ian Milsom, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Chairman of the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden. This position is combined with the position of consultant gynaecologist at Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
- Alexander von Gontard, a child psychiatrist and paediatrician, and director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany. He is chairman for Child Psychiatry at Saarland University and has researched and published extensively on enuresis, urinary and faecal incontinence in children.
- Elizabeth Mueller Professor, Division and Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in BioMedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She was one of the first urologists to be trained in the accredited American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/American Board of Urology joint fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
- Katherine Moore is a Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Canada and a Visiting Professor Faculty of Health Sciences Continence and Skin Health Technology Unit, University of Southampton UK. Her clinical expertise is in urology. Until recently she held an Adjunct appointment with the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Faculty of Medicine and worked in advanced practice in outpatient urology and geriatric incontinence clinics.
- Rebekah Das is a physiotherapist from Australia currently practicing in India in the field of continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Rebekah has taught in postgraduate and undergraduate physiotherapy programs at the University of South Australia since 2001 and continues in an active research role as an Adjunct at the University of South Australia. She also serves as a physiotherapy committee member for the International Continence Society (ICS).
The multidisciplinary program, makes the conference a must for all clinicians working in a variety of specialities and areas of health care, as well as companies seeking to showcase their products and services.
Each year the Continence Foundation of Australia offers scholarships to registered nurses and physiotherapists working in continence care in rural and remote areas of Australia to attend the conference.