WIKI what? - be a part of the future of ICS and urology terms

Free workshop sponsored by the ICS wiki subcommittee of the Standardisation Steering Committee at the ICS annual meeting September 15, 2017 Florence, Italy

Aims and objectives - ICS experts establish terms and definitions used in research, education, and publication. Good definitions require input from all disciplines - MD, PT, RN, OT, basic science, patients, and industry - Urology, Gynecology, Gastroenterology - experienced and newly qualified - and many different languages. This workshop is intended to introduce participants to the importance of active debate on standard terms. It will include live posting on the wiki with opportunities to influence terms and definitions. Bring your mobile device and participate in real time. Be the change, influence the future of ICS and urology publications.

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Workshop schedule

  • Introduction to wiki posting (Beth Shelly) - How to use the wiki, logged on, and signed up with wiki spaces, How terms come to discussion, how they have been chosen, written, accepted, edited and posted and how everyone can contribute.

  • Importance of unambiguous terminology - (Luis Monteiro)The impact of new or changed terminology/definitions – for better or for worse - on the patient along all links of the healthcare chain

  • Underactive Bladder, Really a Problem? Or the New Disease Created By Industry? Kevin Rademakers - DU is often hidden behind other clinical phenotypes such as bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) or dysfunctional voiding; it may also coincide with the presence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) or urinary incontinence. However, there is a lack of scientific data particularly on the clinical symptom complex and its relation to urodynamically defined DU.

  • Muscle tone - how do you measure - multidimensional (Melanie Morin ) Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) tone plays a crucial role in several pelvic floor disorders as both increase and decrease in tone are related to differential conditions. The available assessment tools present different advantages and limitations. Each method measures different tone components and parameters

  • Reconciling social media and medical evidence - down the yellow brick road (Roger Dmochowski, Tom Marcelissen) The effect of real time publications (via social media and other platforms) Vs online journal publications. Which are more effective? How can they interrelate? Understand the differences between evidence, facts and hear say as differentiated by founded medical evidence and internet / social media based information

  • Your turn to post (Sajjad Rahnamai) - Participate in a live debate using a smart phone interactive platform. Witness the process of consensus building and term discussion.