Top stories

Share this

International Continence Society 43rd Annual Meeting

Dr. Mulu Muleta, expert fistula surgeon and WAHA’s Senior Medical Advisor for Ethiopia, recently attended the 43rd International Continence Society (ICS) Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain from August 26 - 30.

For one week, Dr. Muleta joined experts from various fields including urology, gynecology, physiotherapy, and nursing to discuss recent research on incontinence and to further pursue methods of treatment and prevention. Two days were allocated to educational workshops while the remaining three days were reserved for scientific programs. All findings were published in the Journal of Neurology & Urodynamics.

Dr. Muleta has been a fistula surgeon for over 20 years and joined WAHA International in 2009 as Senior Medical Advisor in Ethiopia. As Vice-President of the International Society of Fistula Surgeons, she has become a world-renowned fistula surgeon and one of the staunchest supports of the campaign to end fistula. Her research has been published in various medical journals, including the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Ethiopian Medical Journal.

Dr. Muleta’s participation in the event was an opportunity for WAHA International to further engage in the professional debate concerning urinary and fecal incontinence.

“The meeting was a wonderful occasion for world wide experts engaged in the management of urinary and fecal incontinence to come together,” said Dr. Muleta. “All aspects of pelvic organ disorders were discussed and it was a great forum to meet different people and form new partnerships.”

The International Continence Society is an international organization bringing together professionals who work within the sector of incontinence. With UK charity status awarded in 1998, the ICS has become the leading body for urinary tract, bowel, and pelvic floor dysfunction. The ICS reaches over 3,000 members.