Unique Conference Stimulates Innovative Ideas for Managing Incontinence

Innovating for ContinenceCHICAGO, IL (April 22, 2009) – It is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide are affected by incontinence, which is the loss of bladder and/or bowel control. Due to the stigma surrounding this medical condition, incontinence is under-reported, under-served and options are limited for individuals who cannot be cured.   Innovating for Continence: The Engineering Challenge held April 6-8, 2009 in Chicago is the second in a biennial series of international conferences hosted by the Simon Foundation for Continence (Chicago, IL). The conferences are designed to stimulate change by bringing together a unique group of stakeholders to encourage fresh thinking on improving the management of incontinence.    Continue reading

The Simon Foundation for Continence and HealthCentral Network Partner to Enhance Internet Resources

CHICAGO , IL and ARLINGTON , VA (May 16, 2006) —The Simon Foundation for Continence and The HealthCentral Network, a ChoiceMedia company, have formed a partnership to create new online resources for individuals with incontinence and related disorders.  The partnership brings together the pioneering efforts of the Simon Foundation to “bring incontinence out of the closet” with The HealthCentral Network’s multimedia capabilities and vast online community of consumers and experts.Continue reading

The Foundation Hosts Round Table on Long-term Care, Assisted Living, and Incontinence

Incontinence in long-term care and in assisted living was discussed at the Round Table.

Incontinence in long-term care and in assisted living was discussed at the Round Table.

Chicago, Ill. (June 1, 2005) – In April 2005 the Simon Foundation for Continence launched its program on Aging 2005 by hosting a two day round table discussion about the state of incontinence care in long-term care and assisted living. Experts brought together from throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe focused on the impact of incontinence on residents of these facilities. The meeting, held in Chicago, was chaired by Professor Christine Norton, PhD, RN, from St. Mark’s Hospital (U.K.) and Mary Radtke Klein, President, Assisted Living Associates (Oregon), both members of the Simon Foundation’s Advisory Board.Continue reading

The Foundation Hosts Roundtable on Pregnancy, Birthing, and Incontinence

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Pregnancy and childbirth are strongly related to stress urinary incontinence.

Chicago, Ill. (March 14, 2005) — In January 2005 the Simon Foundation for Continence brought together experts from throughout the United States and Europe to discuss the topic of Pregnancy, Birthing, and Incontinence. The two-day meeting held in Chicago was chaired by Professor Christine Norton, PhD, RN (U.K.) and Dr. Toni Harris (U.S.), both members of the Foundation’s Advisory Board.Continue reading

The Foundation Recognizes SUNA with America’s First Defeating Stigma in Healthcare Award

SUNA logoChicago, Ill., (September 7, 2004) —  The Simon Foundation for Continence is pleased to announce that the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is the first recipient of the Foundation’s Defeating Stigma in Healthcare Award. SUNA is a national, non-profit membership association with over 2,800 members. The Defeating Stigma in Healthcare Award recognizes outstanding contributions to removing the stigma that surrounds a wide variety of health conditions.Continue reading

The Simon Foundation for Continence Announces First Anti-Stigma Song

Chicago, Ill. (June 2003) – The Simon Foundation for Continence recently launched “I Am More,” the first anti-stigma song. “I Am More” will be used as the theme song for the Foundation’s anti-stigma in healthcare campaign. This song was recently premiered at The Simon Foundation’s June 2003 International Conference on Stigma in Healthcare, and was also highlighted at a Town Meeting on Stigma, the Foundation’s black tie Gala held at the Chicago Historical Society, and at the Jim Mullen Foundation’s first New Freedom Awards Celebration Gala held a the Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier in Chicago on July 22, 2003.Continue reading