United Kingdom Continence Society
UKCS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024:
10th - 12th April
Registration is NOW OPEN here
Early Registration Discount ends 11th March
Call for Abstracts now closed
Programme Details here
The UKCS Officers , Secretariat and members were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Professor Linda Cardozo OBE.
Linda was a “tour de force” in the urogynaecology community and known to many within our community. We will miss her colourful personality and strong communication. She was a leader in the field and a role model. Every year Linda would encourage her team at King’s to submit abstracts, attend and present at the UKCS Annual Scientific Meeting. The gala dinners leading to many a team photo over the years
Our thoughts are with Linda’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Our UKCS colleague, Dudley Robinson, was both a friend and close colleague of Linda’s at King’s College Hospital and has provided the information below regarding the unparalleled contributions that Linda made to the field of urogynaecology. Please take a moment to read about the life of this very special lady.
UKCS will be making a special tribute to Linda at next year’s Conference in Cheltenham .
Karen Guerrero, UKCS Chair
a new initiative has been launched for Allied Health Professionals for Members. The Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals ForumChelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Trust.
Welcome to the UKCS
The United Kingdom Continence Society is a multidisciplinary group of medical and allied health practitioners clinicians from all areas connected with urinary and faecal continence. The Society exists to improve standards, promote training and encourage research and exchange of information in continence care.
Originally founded in 1994 as ICS-UK, a UK branch of the International Continence Society, the first meeting was held in Bristol, under the chairmanship of Professor Paul Abrams. The Society has since grown to over 400 members. These include specialist nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, care of the elderly physicians, clinical physicists, GP’s, urology and urogynaecology consultants and their trainees. The Society continues to host an annual research meeting every spring which is open to members and non-members. This provides a platform for participants to present their work in continence research and developing treatments in a friendly and constructive environment.
UKCS is keen to promote knowledge and understanding of incontinence to a wider public, including patients and those responsible for the formulation of healthcare policy. We are active in the field of raising standards in continence care. The Society offers Certification in Urodynamics and in support of this host courses on Urodynamics around the UK. We aim to support our members with access to research grants plus bursaries for attendance at the Annual Meeting. This is financed through the proceeds of the Annual Meeting.
Please take the time to browse the website and read the Minimum Standards in Continence Care and Urodynamic practice in the UK as well as our recent newsletters and snippets from previous annual meetings.
The annual meeting is multidisciplinary and is appropriate for the presentation and discussion of “work in progress”…
NICE GUIDELINE PUBLISHED: Guidelines on pelvic floor dysfunction: prevention and non-surgical management
Access guidelines here. (9th December 2021)
The 2021 abstracts for the conference are available here.ABSTRACTS
CERTIFICATION IN URODYNAMICS
You are invited to apply for Certification in Urodynamics.
GRANTS & BURSARIES
UKCS is committed to using some of the surplus generated by the meetings to further assist its constituency in research and...
UKCS is a membership organisation for practicing healthcare professionals involved in caring for patients with pelvic floor problems. Unfortunately, the UKCS cannot offer advice to members of the public.
For questions about continence, services and support we recommend that members of the public contact the Bladder and Bowel Community via bladderandbowel.org or their GP surgery.