For people living with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, WFIP’s mission is to:
The WFIP is mostly comprised of patient advocacy organizations, though doctors, non-government organizations, and non-commercial entities are welcome to become members of the WFIP. If you want to join us, please contact us here.
WFIP is pleased to announce the upcoming 2018 IUGA Public Forum at the IUGA Annual Meeting 27 – 30 June 2018. This event is taking place in conjunction with World Continence Week 2018, organized by WFIP.
WFIP plays a prominent role in thge Public Forum which and is supported by both WFIP and Medizinische Kontinenzgesellschaft Osterreich.
IUGA presents the Public Forum to residents of the greater Vienna area and other interested parties.
The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) will hold its 2018 IUGA Public Forum from 4:30-6:00pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in conjunction with World Continence Week.
Each year, IUGA holds a free forum, open to the residents of the local community hosing its annual meeting. The aim of the Public Forum is to empower women and advance their understanding of problems with the pelvic floor area, such as incontinence. This year, IUGA is pleased to present its Public Forum to residents of the greater Vienna area during its Annual Meeting, which runs from June 27-30. IUGA’s Annual Meeting will bring approximately 1,500 attendees who specialize in the fields of pelvic pain and female pelvic floor disorders to the Austria Center for education and training.
At the 2018 IUGA Public Forum, you will have the opportunity to hear from local experts in pelvic floor disorders. You will be surrounded by others just like yourself – those experiencing pelvic floor issues and looking for answers, those who want to learn how to prevent pelvic floor disorders in the first place, and caregivers – all in a safe environment where it is OK to ask the questions you have been too afraid or embarrassed to ask.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 IUGA Public Forum on Tuesday, June 26.
Chair, IUGA Public Relations Committee
|05:00 p.m.||Welcome||Olanrewaju Sorinola|
|World Continence Week||Jacqueline Cahill|
|Childbirth and the Pelvic Floor||Lothar C. Fuith|
|Pelvic Floor Training Made Easy||Christine Stelzhammer|
|Incontinence – the Role of Nursing||Gisele Schön|
|Old, but Continent||Michael Rutkowski|
|When the Bowel is a Problem||Michaela Lechner|
|05:50 p.m.||Podium Discussion||All|
Making visible the invisible on Chronic Pain: sharing successful experiences from Spain to Europe – IV edition “SINE DOLORE WORLD PARK
Date: 6 May 2018
Location: Mahon (Spain)
WFIP has been invited to present its experience within the frame of the IV edition of the “SINE DOLORE WORLD PARK”, the unique theme park in the world against pain and for the quality of life. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of experiences among the managers of good practices in the area of chronic pain -gathered across Spain- and to explore how to promote these win experiences at EU level.
Date: 26 April 2018
Location: London (UK)
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It was a great opportunity as WFIP was asked to wrap up and close the conferences with closing remarks.
Date: 25 April 2018
WFIP one of the five invited patient advocacy organizations.
Start date: 17 April 2018 - End date: 18 April 2018
Location: Rome (Italy)
The 7th Global Forum on Incontinence was held in Rome on 17-18 April 2018. It was organized by Essity in partnership with AGE Platform Europe, Eurocarers and IAPO, with endorsement of a number of international, regional and national organizations with an interest in the topic of incontinence and continence care. It brought together more than 300 patients, carers, policy-makers, payers, health and social care professionals and NGOs from all over the world to hear from a wide range of experts on what good care for toileting and containment strategies looks like and how this can be planned and delivered. The theme of the conference was how to measure outcomes on the delivery of toileting and containment strategies to improve the provision and quality of services for people living with incontinence, so that they can live dignified, independent and active lives, while also creating a win-win for patients, carers and health systems in improving value for money in health and care. WFIP was there to contribute with its experience to make patients’ voice heard in society and by policy-makers
Let’s participate in World Continence Awareness Week 2018 – WCW 2018
From 18th to 24th June 2018 – World Continence Week Toolkit
The WFIP is pleased to announce that the NEW World Continence Week (WCW) toolkit for 2018 is now available online!