Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge XII – Europe’s only regular international, multi-disciplinary conference on incontinence technology - is scheduled for 13-14 November 2019 at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers HQ in London, and we invite you to “save the date” in your diary.
Revolutionise current thinking at this event by presenting your work on pioneering techniques and technologies for incontinence management. Join this collaborative effort of engineers, scientists, clinicians, researchers, commercial designers/producers and product users to help solve the problems that people with incontinence and caregivers face.
Meanwhile, the programmes for the last two events in this two-yearly series can be viewed here: Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge XI and Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge X. Viewing these programmes should provide an accurate flavour of what to expect in 2019. For further insight into what to expect for next year's event, read Alan Cottenden's post-event editorial from 2017's conference. More information about the event will be posted here as plans develop and we invite you to check from time to time or, if you’d like to receive emailed updates, please email us at email@example.com.
Building on the success of previous years, key features for 2019 will include:
- Patient Panel: an interactive session with people who manage their incontinence using continence products, asking them to share their experiences and explain how they would like products to be improved.
- Thought-provoking talks: speakers from outside the continence world bringing expertise from their specialist areas to the problem of incontinence and challenging us to think differently about what we do.
- International Speakers: regular conference presentations from across academia, healthcare, industry and elsewhere, present the latest work around incontinence.
- Interactive Events: A research poster competition and a series of discussion groups, together with plenty of time to network and meet the wider community. As ever, the whole event will be very multi-disciplinary and international.
Call for Abstracts Open!
(Deadline for submission 29th April 2019)
Perhaps you have work you would like to present at the conference? We are inviting contributions to report on both new research and developments on existing projects, a valuable chance to update our multidisciplinary audience on advances related to incontinence technology.
Participate and Present
Abstracts will be reviewed by our Organising Committee and selected for either Podium Presentation or Poster Presentation. Accepted presenters will also be asked to provide three PowerPoint slides which will be used in an electronic conference proceedings. Selected poster presenters will also have the opportunity to use these slides in a 3 minute 'flash presentation' to promote their work.
The presenting author of each presentation will be entitled to a substantial reduction in the registration fee and authors are expected to attend the seminar to present their work.
Prizes will be awarded for posters in the following categories:
- Early-stage research
- Research novelty
- Young researcher
- Clinical impact
Abstracts should be up to 250 words and state authorship and affiliations. When submitting please state your preference for a poster presentation (with 3 minute 'flash presentation') or a full podium presentation.
Final acceptance of all submissions will depend upon the Committee’s decision. If you are unsure whether your work would be suitable, feel free to contact Professor Alan Cottenden or Dr Peter Culmer, the Organising Committee Co-Chairs, on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
To submit, please email your abstract to the Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for abstract submission is 29th April 2019
Decisions will be announced on all submissions by 7th May 2019