Innovating for Continence 2015


2015 Innovating for Continence Conference

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA, April 15-17, 2015

Abstract Book 2015 (PDF)

Program 2015 (PDF)

Biographies of Speakers (PDF)

2015 Innovating for Continence – Honorary President

The Honorary President for our 2015 Innovating for Continence Conference is: Dr. Christine NortonProfessor Christine Norton

Dr. Christine Norton is Professor of Nursing at King’s College London & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.  She is also Nurse Consultant, bowel control, at St. Mark’s Hospital in London.  She has been working with people with incontinence for over 30 years in a variety of settings.  She has an extensive research output on ways of helping people with faecal incontinence, as well as teaching both nationally and internationally.  She is the author of the book Nursing for Continence, co-editor of the book Bowel Continence Nursing, and has authored or co-authored articles in such prestigious journals as The Lancet, Spinal Cord, British Journal of Surgery, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Nursing Times, American Journal of Nursing, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, and many others.  Professor Norton chaired the UK national guideline and international groups on managing faecal incontinence.

Dr. Norton was one of the first continence nurse specialists in the UK and was the first Secretaryof the Association for Continence Advice.  Later she founded and was Director of the UK Continence Foundation.  She was awarded a PhD by London University in 2001 for a study of biofeedback for faecal incontinence.

She has co-founded and co-chaired the International Continence Society’s Continence Promotion Committee, has represented nursing on the ICS Board, chairs the International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI) faecal incontinence committee, the Royal College of Nursing Gastroenterology & Stoma Care Forum and has served as an editor for the Cochrane incontinence group.