15th January 2021
WFIPP is proud to announce that the Polish version of the Digital Platform has been launched today. Please see http://www.supportincontinence.org/pl/.
The Digital Platform is therefore now available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Polish.
It is great to see that there is a lot of interest in the Digital Platform and there will be lots more to come.
As from today 22nd December 2020, the French version of the Digital Platform is also available.https://www.supportincontinence.org/fr/
Again great news. This Italian version of the Digital Platform is now available. https://www.supportincontinence.org/it/
We are pleased to announce that the Spanish version of the Digital Platform is now available. https://www.supportincontinence.org/es/
SUPPORT IN CONTINENCE goes LIVE – It is officially launched on 2nd November, 2020
WFIPP is thrilled to announce that the long-awaited WFIPP Digital Platform on incontinence is now LIVE. The dedicated website for the WFIPP project ‘Support In Continence’ is now active. Please see http://www.supportincontinence.org/. Please also spread the word. This Digital Platform is THE tool for anyone who has an interest in all matters relating to all forms of bladder and bowl leakage. A MUST for everyone…..#continencematters
If you were unable to attend the webinar of last Monday, please find a link for the recorded session here: https://ounni.com/supportincontinence-webinar.mp4
Webinar: Digital Platform ‘Support In Continence” 16th November 2020, 12-13.00 CEST.
Please find below the direct Zoom link for the free WFIPP Digital Platform webinar on 16th November 2020 at 12.00 hours CEST.
A member of our professional Web partners who have designed and created the Platform will present ‘Support In Continence’ to you.
In view of time constraints, and in contrast to other previous communications on Facebook and LinkedIn, pre-registration is no longer required. https://bit.ly/WebinarSupportinContinence
The webinar will be recorded, so anyone who is not able to attend, can watch the webinar at a later stage. The link will follow shortly.
The World Continence Week will take place in the last week 21st-27th June 2020 to align with the International Symposium in Warsaw (hybrid-physical, if possible, and virtual – all depending on the COVID situation). More details to follow soon.
WFIPP Amsterdam Workshop ‘on demand’ version
If you were unable to attend the WFIPP Amsterdam workshop of last Monday 30th November or if you want to watch it again, just click on this link to watch the ‘on demand’ version.
EAU21, Europe’s largest Annual Urology Congress, will take place in Milan from 9 through 12 July 2021. The European Association of Urology (EAU) provides patient organisations and patient advocates with a stage to voice their goals and objectives at this congress.
“The patient-physician disconnect will be one of the themes at the annual EAU Congress in Milan 2021. The EAU offers patient advocates the opportunity to present their research into diagnostics, treatments and follow-ups that could cast a fresh light on health-related quality-of-life issues and addresses presumptions that exist regarding these issues.
The EAU encourages patient advocates from across the globe to actively participate and contribute to the Annual EAU Congress in Milan, by submitting a poster abstract. The Patient Poster Track provides educational opportunities for patient advocates and HCPs to improve communications and to encourage and promote collaboration, while changing perceptions on both sides.
This is your opportunity to bring into focus the patient perspective on treatments vs. health-related-quality-of-life issues.
Do you have compelling patient research insights in urology-related diagnostics, treatments or follow-ups? Your work deserves a wider audience.
Present your research results to Europe’s biggest audience in urology at the 36th Annual EAU Congress (EAU21). This is your opportunity to share your knowledge, to participate and to contribute to a meaningful dialogue with experts about what matters to you!
If your abstract is accepted, you will have the opportunity to present your work to the 14,000 medical specialists, HCPs and peers attending the congress.”
For more details about the EAU21 Patient Poster Track: https://patients.uroweb.org/eau21-patient-poster-track/
Learn more about the EAU21 Patient Track: https://patients.uroweb.org/eau21/
Call for Patient Post Abstract 36th Annual EAU Congress
Time is running out…Don’t miss the 1 February deadline to submit your abstract.
Then this is your opportunity to share your knowledge, to participate and to contribute to a meaningful dialogue with experts about what matters to you!
If your abstract is accepted, you will have the opportunity to present your work to the 14,000 medical specialists, HCPs and peers attending the congress.
What do we ask of you?
• Tell us what your research is about
• Tell us about your experiences
• Tell us some of your best practices
• Tell us what the implications are (if any) in terms of:
- Feasibility of implementation in healthcare professional practice
- Feasibility to create new healthcare policy based on your project research
• Tell us your conclusion
We offer support in writing, proofreading and editing your abstract or designing your poster. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
English is the preferred language, however, abstracts in all languages will be considered. Presenters must have a command of the English language.
The deadline is 1 February 2021 (23:59 CET).
Find out how to maximise your chances with our tips and tricks for abstract submission.
ATTENTION – To submit your abstract, go to: Main Topic Non-Disease Specific, then choose subtopic Patients.
Welcome to the Cochrane Incontinence newsletter!
Catch up on the most recent publications from the Group, as well as other news and opportunities. We would also like to thank all our contributors for their hard work and patience in a very difficult year, and look forward to a safe and healthy 2021 for all.
In this issue:
* What’s New
* Update on faecal incontinence priority setting
New updated review: Pessaries (mechanical devices) for managing pelvic organ prolapse in women
A newly updated Cochrane Review was published in November. ‘Pessaries (mechanical devices) for managing pelvic organ prolapse in women (3) has been authored by Carol Bugge, Elisabeth Adams, Deepa Gopinath, Fiona Stewart, Melanie Dembinsky, Pauline Sobiesuo and Rohna Kearney.
This new version of the review includes four studies involving a total of 478 women. A brief economic commentary has also been added to the review.
The full review is available to read on the Cochrane Library (4)
New protocol: Behavioural interventions for nocturia in adults
A new Cochrane Incontinence protocol has been published!
‘Behavioural interventions for nocturia in adults (5) has been authored by Louise Tanner, Katie Thomson, Marcus J Drake, Claire F Ervin, Wendy F Bower and Fiona Pearson, setting out the plan for the systematic review and a brief economic commentary.
The full protocol is available to read on the Cochrane Library (6).
Update on faecal incontinence priority setting
In August 2020, we shared information about a priority setting exercise we were planning for research on faecal incontinence (7). This was to help understand what areas of treatment and management are most important to people and inform which systematic reviews we undertake.
We are thrilled to let you know we have successfully completed all three stages of this work and are in the process of writing a report based on our findings. Before this, we wanted to provide you with an update.
An incredible 68 people from around the world suggested 268 potential priority areas. We categorised their suggestions and mapped them alongside 115 identified systematic reviews and 130 clinical trials, highlighting any research gaps leading to unmet need.
Following this stage, 21 people joined us for a workshop held on 17 November 2020. Here, we discussed, refined and ranked the key priority areas previously identified. The people who attended the workshop provided a tremendous amount of valuable information on a broad range of topics.
We want to say a huge thank you to all the participants for sharing their insights – we hope you enjoy reading the final results soon!
New updated podcast: How effective is pelvic floor muscle training undertaken during pregnancy or after birth for preventing or treating incontinence?
An updated podcast of a recently-published Cochrane Incontinence review is available now!
‘How effective is pelvic floor muscle training undertaken during pregnancy or after birth for preventing or treating incontinence? (8)
sees authors Stephanie Woodley and Jean Hay-Smith discussing their recently-updated Cochrane review ‘Pelvic floor muscle training for preventing and treating urinary and faecal incontinence in antental and postnatal women (9). They discuss the background to the review as well as its conclusions.
Read the full review on the Cochrane Library (10) or listen to the podcast on Cochrane.org (11). A Spanish version of the podcast (‘¿Qué efectividad tiene el entrenamiento del músculo del suelo pélvico realizado durante el embarazo o después del parto para prevenir o tratar la incontinencia?’) (12) is also available to listen to.
EAU Patient Information offers explanatory animated videos about treatments, tests and surgical procedures for urologic diseases. Click here and watch all our videos.
EAU Patient Information
EAU Patient Information sets out to educate and disseminate knowledge to patient advocates, patient organisations, patients, their relatives and caregivers, in order to better understand a disease, the available treatments and the challenges they face during a patient’s medical journey.
Looking beyond the scientific and educational needs of healthcare professionals (HCPs), it is EAU’s aim to play a more important role with regards to strengthening patient advocacy. This is accomplished by taking a variety of proactive steps to work together with patient advocate groups. Foundational elements of the EAU’s aim are recognising and cultivating patient empowerment.
European Urology Family of Journals wishes you a Happy Holiday Season and a Safe and Healthy New Year!
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. We cannot express our gratitude and appreciation to all those who have worked tirelessly during this unprecedented pandemic to provide care and extra support to patients, colleagues, and family members.
We hope that this holiday season brings you and yours a bit of calm and comfort as we move closer to treating and eradicating COVID-19.
As a warm gift in this difficult time, The European Association of Urology is pleased to offer complimentary access to all articles available in all four EU Family Journals from December 22, 2020 to January 21, 2021.
We hope you find these publications interesting and helpful for your clinical, academic and personal benefit.
Thank you again for your support and dedication to the EU Family and the EAU!