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CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona # | Barcelona, SPAIN
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Specialty: , Urology
Dates: From Aug, 26, 2013 to Aug, 30, 2013
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Type: Conference, Congress, Course
Registration Cost: From 265 to 825 EUR
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CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona #

The CCIB - Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona came into being in 2004 with the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures. Following the Forum, management of the Convention Centre was subsequently awarded to GL events CCIB SL, a company created specifically for this purpose. The corporate form of the CCIB is therefore that of a Limited Liability Company (LLC), with the following shareholder structure: GL events: 80% Barcelona City Council: 12% Association of Barcelona Hoteliers: 8% GL events, established in Lyon in 1978, is a world leader in the events sector. In 2011, this group operated a global network of 91 event locations, employed a workforce of 3,700 and generated turnover of 783 million euros. The CCIB’s client profile is composed of three main types: Agencies specialised in staging events for other organisations Private companies which organise an event directly Associations active in specific fields of the knowledge sector. At the CCIB we are able to organise events of any type, whether local or international. Given the characteristics of the Convention Centre, however, we offer outstanding capacity for the organisation of large-scale events with a global reach. These also have a positive impact on the city of Barcelona regarding hotel occupation, catering and other services related to the event. In this regard, 83% of our turnover is generated by international events attended by visitors from all over the world. It is also noteworthy that 42% of our clients are from other countries. We would like to offer you a selection of the events organised by the CCIB since it opened for business up to 2011, as well as - with the kind permission of the respective organisers - notable events already confirmed for the future.  
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The ICS Annual Meeting and associated Workshops will be submitted for Continuing Medical Education (CME) within the EU-ACME programme by the European Board of Urology. An application for CME accreditation will be made once the Educational and Scientific Programmes are finalised. Further details will be available on the meeting web site:

Transportation Guide:

Barcelona Airport is located south-west of the city of Barcelona. It is just 3 km from the Port of Barcelona, one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean for container traffic and the leader in the cruise market. Barcelona airport operates over 1000 flights every day and receives 33 million passengers a year. Barcelona Airport is located at 12 Km (20/30 minutes) from the city and connected to by train and bus.

Barcelona is also an important railway link, connected favorably with the rest of Spain and with Europe which constitutes an advantageous link in the intermodal transport chain with regard to obtaining the greatest efficiency at a low cost. Barcelona connects daily with trains to and from the most important Spanish cities. The TALGO train and Hotel train service connect with many European cities.

The city has a convenient and efficient public transport network. Six metro lines cover the majority of the city. The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport operates a fleet of over 1.000 buses, 70% of which are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Barcelona’s tramway system, known as the Tram, was relaunched in 2004. This means of transport is now an accessible, environmentally friendly, fast and comfortable system. In addition there is an extensive network of commuter trains, operated by the Spanish National Railway Company, which depart from main stations every few minutes.

Event Overview
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ICS 2013 is a 5 day international event focused on cutting-edge issues, technologies and techniques in the field of Continence. The 43rd annual meeting will take place in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.

This continence congress is organised by the International Continence Society (ICS) and attracts more than 2,000 experts in the fields of urology, gynecology, uro-gynecology, physiotherapy, nursing, neurourology and paediatric urology from over 70 different countries who gather annually to discuss the latest developments in continence medicine and research.

Leading continence experts will present a rich scientific programme covering breakthroughs in science, research and medicine. In addition, participants can expect top notch social events, including a Welcome Reception and an Annual Dinner.

Join and expand your network in a unique setting with fabulous architecture, brilliant Spanish cuisine, flamboyant culture and wonderful weather. Don’t miss your chance to share your latest ideas, data and all issues related to continence in the summer of 2013. See you there! 

Courses / Workshops within the event

Monday, August 26, 2013
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 1: Botulinum Toxin-A for refractory Overactive Bladder: Efficacy, Mechanism of action and Practical Tips and Tricks. (Basic)
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 2: Vaginal Fistula; Lesson Learned (Advanced)
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 3: Lower Urinary Tract Biomechanics: Physiological & Clinical Implications (Advanced)
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 4: Dealing with tape failures (Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 5: Management of "antimuscarinics resistant lower urinary tract symptoms" (former intractable OAB)(Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 6: Pelvic Floor Ultrasound (Basic)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 7: Strategies for Incontinence Management in Congenital Pathologies from Childhood to Adulthood (Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 8: Reconstructive Pelvic Floor Surgery: Sacrocolpopexy (Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 9: Complications of Incontinence and Prolapse Surgery: Evaluation, Intervention, and Resolution—A Review from Both Specialties (Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 10: Advanced Clinical Urodynamics (Advanced)
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
09:00 - 10:30   Workshop 11: Functional Pain Syndromes: Bidirectional Influences in Visceral Nociceptive Processing (Basic)
09:00 - 10:30   Workshop 12: Prevention is the best cure: screening our way to continence and better health outcomes. Four different strategies to highlight how it's done across the lifespan. (Basic)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 13: Biomarkers for detrusor overactivity (Advanced)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 14: Nocturia, what about it? (Basic)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 15: What should you know about Male Urinary incontinence: Total approach from Organization of a continence center, rehabilitation to operation (Basic)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 16: Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to obstructed defecation syndrome (Basic)
09:00 - 13:00   Workshop 17: Conservative management of urinary incontinence in the Adult: a nursing approach (Free Workshop) (Basic)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 18: Biological Materials in Female Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. What's New (Advanced)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 19: Special Concerns in Continence Awareness: A Continence Promotion Committee Initiative (Free Workshop)(Basic)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 20: Voiding Dysfunction after Sling Surgery (Advanced)
09:00 - 12:00   Workshop 21: Basic Neurourology (Basic)
09:00 - 13:00   Workshop 22: Neuroplasticity, Self-Help, Sex and Pain (Advanced)
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 23: Urinary catheterization: Evaluating benefit versus risk and the application of new technology (Advanced)
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 24: Approaches to Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery (Advanced)
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 25: Tissue Engineering Therapy Lower Urinary Tract — the potential and hurdles (Advanced)
14:00 - 17:00   Workshop 26: Basic Urodynamics - an interactive workshop (Basic)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 27: Multicompartmental approach to 3D ultrasonography of pelvic floor with emphasis on endovainal and endoanal imaging (Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 28: Neuromodulation in Complex Pelvic Floor Disorders (Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 29: Digital palpation to imaging: How do or should pelvic-floor-muscle evaluation tools influence physiotherapy practice? (Advanced)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 30: Conservative management of adult pelvic floor dysfunction: a physiotherapy approach. (Free workshop)(Basic)
14:00 - 18:00   Workshop 31: Diagnosis and repair of acute 3rd and 4th degree anal sphincter tears (Advanced)

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Registration and Accommodation
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Daniela Bloch
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 913
Fax: +41 22 906 9140

Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info

Click here to enroll in the ICS Abstract Centre and access the abstract submission rules, instructions and application form. Note if you are already an ICS member or have previously submitted an abstract to previous ICS meetings you can use your exisiting log in. A password reminder is available.



Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO)
Cellular Physiology
Detrusor Overactivity
Epidemiology & Outcomes Research
Imaging Techniques
Incontinence (Male)
Lower Bowel Dysfunction
LUT Physiology
LUTS in Men
LUTS in Women
Neurourology: Basic Science

Neurourology: Clinical
Painful Bladder Syndromes/IC
Pelvic Floor
Pharmacology: Basic Science
Pharmacology: Clinical
Quality of Life (QoL)
Reconstructive Surgery. Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Reconstructive Surgery: LUT
Rehabilitation & Conservative Treatments
Sexual Dysfunction (related to incontinence)
Surgery for Stress Incontinence
Urodynamic Techniques
Urogenital Prolapse



The ICS is proud to award the following awards for abstracts at the Annual Meeting:

  • Best Clinical Abstract
  • Best Non-Clinical Abstract
  • Best Clinical Abstract Presentation
  • Best Non-Clinical Abstract Presentation


NEW FOR 2013!

Conservative Management Abstract Award

This award is open to all nurses and physiotherapists included within the scientific programme who meet the following criteria: abstract contains original research; treatment focus is on conservative management (non-pharmaceutical/non-surgical) for adults or children with faecal or urinary incontinence. Abstracts related to older adults are particularly sought.

Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

We expect to attract approximately 3,000 key players in the fields of urology, gynaecology, uro-gynaecology, physiotherapy, nursing, neurology and paediatric urology, and pharmacology who gather annually to discuss the latest developments in continence medicine, the most recent research results and discoveries.


Participants include:

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Physicists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Physiologists
  • Bio-engineers
  • Scientists 

For more details or for different sponsorship opportunities kindly contact:

Ms. Maya YatsivIndustry Liaison, Kenes International
1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet, PO Box 1726
CH-1211, Geneva 1 
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext 947 
Fax: +41 22 906 9140

All requests for bookings are allocated on a first come, first served basis. In order to reserve your sponsorship / exhibition booth, please fill out the Sponsorship / Exhibition Booking Form found in the prospectus online by clicking on the link below. The form should then be faxed or e-mailed to: +41 22-906-9140 / 

Sponsors / Supporters

Gold Supporters




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Organising Agency

ICS 2013 Annual Meeting Secretariat
Kenes International
1-3, Rue de Chantepoulet
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140


Sponsorship and Exhibition
A professional exhibition will be held within the framework of the Annual Meeting. For details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition space please contact: Ms. Maya Yatsiv, Industry Liaison & Sales via e-mail:


Registration and Accommodation
For individual or group registration and/or accommodation enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Daniela Bloch
Tel: +41 22 908 0488 ext. 913
Fax: +41 22 906 9140


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