Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge XIII – Europe’s only regular international, multi-disciplinary conference on incontinence technology - is scheduled to take place online on 16-17 November 2021, and we invite you to “save the date” in your diary.
Influence current thinking by presenting your work on pioneering techniques and technologies at this online event, Join this collaborative effort of engineers, scientists, clinicians, industry, researchers, commercial designers/producers and product users to help solve the problems that people with incontinence and their caregivers face.
Meanwhile, the programmes for the last two events in this two-yearly series can be viewed here: Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge XII and Incontinence: The Engineering Challenge XI. Viewing these programmes should provide an accurate flavour of what to expect in 2021. For further insight into what to expect at this year's event, read the post-event editorial from 2019's conference written by our Organising Committee Chairs, Alan Cottenden and Pete Culmer. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building on the success of previous years, key features for 2021 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 presentations open:
Deadline for submission: 31 May 2021
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 outline 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit, please email your abstract to the Events Team at email@example.com.
The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2021
Decisions will be announced on all submissions by 15 June 2021
Early Bird discount ends 24 September 2021
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