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S1545 - Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge VIII

2 day Seminar | Completed
Wednesday 7 December 2011 - Thursday 8 December 2011

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1 Birdcage Walk
SW1H 9JJ United Kingdom


Opportunities for posters and delegate inserts on innovative ideas!

The Engineering in Medicine and Health Division is pleased to announce the eighth ‘Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge’ seminar. This taboo subject is often not discussed openly, preventing engineers from hearing about real-life issues endured by sufferers and problems faced by carers and nurses. It is essential that engineers develop new and existing technologies that can help limit embarrassment, disguise conditions and allow sufferers to live normal lives.

This two-day seminar is the principal European meeting in this area, and brings engineers, clinicians, researchers, commercial designers and producers, nurses, carers and users together, to examine existing solutions and solve current problems. As well as invited lectures featuring the very latest research and thinking, experts from outside the incontinence world will present technologies with the potential to revolutionise current practice. 

Poster and Insert Opportunities
Do you have an exciting idea or innovation you want to present to industry?

There are ample opportunities at this event for both poster presentations during the refreshment breaks and inserts into the proceedings. These are ideal ways of communicating novel ideas and technology being developed in this area. To find out more about either option, please contact Bubli Miah on
or call +44 (0)20 7304 6829

(All poster presenters are expected to attend the seminar with your poster in order to field any questions from delegates. Registration can be made at the co-sponsor rate.)

Attending this event will help you:

  • Update awareness of where the needs and business opportunities are
  • Get fresh insights into the aspects of product performance that users rate highest and those which need improvements
  • Make new contacts and form new collaborations
  • Be stimulated to think afresh about familiar topics and problems

  • Technical Advantages

  • Discover recent work on technology to diagnose, treat and manage incontinence
  • Understand the limitations of existing technology
  • Develop initiatives to devise brand new solutions
  • Increase awareness of innovations in the field, find inspiration for new ideas, and form new collaborations
  • Question researchers in the field
  • Highlight the problems to be solved
  • Participate in a uniquely open and honest discussion
  • Get renewed motivation to improve the quality of life of people with incontinence

  • Who should attend

    Engineers, clinicians, researchers, commercial designers and producers, nurses, carers and users


    Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)Bristol Urological InstituteEuropean Disposables and Nonwovens Association
    UKCSInternational Continence SocietyBladder and Bowel Foundation
    ACAInstitute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

    Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

    If you have a product or service to promote you can enhance brand awareness through our range of exciting sponsorship / exhibition opportunities.

    For details of how we can tailor a package to suit your needs, contact Aman Duggal on:

    telephone: +44 (0)20 7973 1309
    or complete the online form


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