Dr Vasan Satya Srini a Johnite(1976) is a member of the International Continence Society.This year he has been elected trustee of this society and the society has announced the First World Incontinence week, the last week in June 2009.Vasan is in charge of this development for the next three years .This condition affects over 200 million people world wide. Here is the media announcement to be released to the press:
The International Continence Society announce the first World Continence Week to be held from Monday June 22nd to Sunday June 28th 2009 (with subsequent World Continence Weeks held in the last week of June).
DATE: The 38th annual meeting of the International Continence Society (ICS) will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 20 to 24 October 2008. The official ICS press conference will take place on Wednesday 22nd October from 17.30 hrs. It will include a presentation on the Public Forum of the Continence Promotion Committee and it will also see the official launch of the World Continence Week.
World Incontinence Week
The International Continence Society Continence Promotion Committee will launch the first World Continence Week (WCW) at its forthcoming annual meeting. WCW is an opportune time to raise awareness about the estimated 200 million people across the world coping with issues of incontinence. In light of this, the theme of the annual meeting is ‘Incontinence Care for Everyone’ which reflects the primary purpose of the WCW campaign. This global initiative will seek to draw attention and to increase public awareness about this silent condition and to give sufferers the confidence to seek help and improve their quality of life. World Continence Week will always be held from Monday to Sunday in the last week of June; in 2009 this will be 22nd to 28th June.
The vision of the WCW is to globally facilitate Continence Awareness and Promotion to improve health, wellness and quality of life. It will aim to provide a reputable forum for those seeking information on Continence Promotion and therapies. It will create a network of events and organisations that will be recognised as leading authorities of Continence and Bladder Health information. In addition it will further establish Continence Awareness and promote a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Public Forum:The International Continence Society Continence Promotion Committee has established an annual Public Forum with the aim of raising Continence Awareness and tackling the stigma attached to this sensitive issue. The second public forum to be arranged will take place on Friday 24th October at the Intercontinental Citystars Hotel, Cairo Egypt. The ICS is encouraging local people to come along to have the opportunity to listen to the experts and become more informed about their condition and treatments available. Press members will receive complimentary registration, exclusive use of the press centre where there are workstations, internet access, printing facilities and designated interview areas.ENDSFor further information contact: Avicia Burchill, Administrative Manager,
International Continence Society - www.icsoffice.org
ICS 2008 – www.kenes.com/continence-meeting
Press registration for ICS 2008 – e-mail
for more information.
World Continence Day is a global initiative to address the increasing needs of 200 million people across the world who suffer from the often silent problem of incontinence.This initiative seeks to draw attention towards the communities and groups in both developed and developing countries for whom access to quality healthcare still remains a distant dream. The campaign’s principal motto is: ”continence care for everyone, especially the disadvantaged and the vulnerable”. This motto appropriately reflects the cardinal purpose of the campaign to globally facilitate Continence Awareness and promotion to improve health, wellness and quality of life.
1.To allow innovative country or organisation specific programs to help create awareness, plan strategies and alleviation programs for the millions suffering from incontinence.
2: To allow active participation of the public sector, governmental/non-governmental, charitable and other organisations; to share common resources and facilitate a common path approach in creating awareness and support for incontinent sufferers.
3. To create a network of events and organisations that will be recognised as leading authorities of Continence and Bladder Health information.
4. To plan multidisciplinary approaches to treatment, to forge links with other organisations to create awareness, to develop country specific unique models, and share this information globally in an easily accessible format.
5. To further establish Continence Awareness and promote a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and management. The country specific local Continence organisations will be linked through the ICS Continence Promotion Committee, which will provide guidance, support and promotional materials to help you run activities in your country. We will also provide a comprehensive database of continence products and manufacturers.
For further information contact the ICS Office at:
Phone: +44 117 9444881 Fax: +44 117 9444882
19 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SJ, UK
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