Joint Meeting Of Two Large International Societies to be held at Metro
Toronto Convention Centre

TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - From August 23-27 the International Continence Society (ICS) and the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) will hold a joint annual meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). These two major international societies hold a joint meeting every five years, and have chosen Toronto as their host city for 2010.

"Toronto is a place where inspiring ideas converge and where original thought and innovation are celebrated. With that in mind, the inspiration for this meeting is Advancing Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Research and Treatment," said Harold Dutz, Congress Co-Chair.

Approximately 3,500 professionals in the fields of urology, gynecology, uro-gynecology, physiotherapy, nursing, neurology and pediatric urology, and pharmacology will gather to discuss the latest developments in continence medicine, the most recent research results and discoveries. These professionals - specialists in incontinence, pelvic floor disorders, and related fields - include physicians, surgeons, nurses, physicists, physiotherapists, physiologists, bio-engineers and scientists.

"The MTCC is the perfect site, and Toronto is the perfect city, for this meeting of two large international societies," said Barry Smith, President & CEO of the MTCC. "Our local economy will benefit from over $9.4 million in delegate spending and we hope that our international guests will take advantage of all that our thriving, multicultural location has to offer."

"Toronto has a rare openness, energy and style," said Sender Herschorn, Congress Co-Chair. "It's a city that celebrates the power of the collective, the coming together of great minds and sharing ideas. What better place to host a joint meeting between two highly influential societies."

About the MTCC

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's No.1 convention and trade show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted approximately 15,000 events and entertained over 40 million guests. For further information, please visit

About IUGA

The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) is a non-profit international organization dedicated to the advancement of urogynecological knowledge around the world through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. IUGA was founded in 1975 and has organized scientific meetings every year in nearly every corner of the world to promote the exchange of urogynecological information to thousands of physicians and healthcare providers.

About ICS

The International Continence Society was established in 1971 in the UK and is a multi-disciplinary and international society of professionals who specialize in the storage and voiding function of the lower urinary tract with an emphasis on the diagnosis and the management of lower urinary tract dysfunction. The goals of the society are to encourage research into pathophysiology, diagnostic techniques and treatment.

SOURCE Metro Toronto Convention Centre

For further information: For further information: Christine Tse, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, (416) 585-8106,

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