Solbiate Olona 16 October 2015 \\ The 2015 recipient of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) Annual Award is Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo, Professor of Pediatrics; Director of the Alessandra Lisi International Centre on Birth Defects and Prematurity (ICBD), and the Centre of the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR).
Patient & Civil Society Roundtable Joint Statement on the topic of incontinence and the provision of better continence care
Brussels 15 October 2015 // On 1 July 2015, representatives of pan-European patient and civil society groups met to discuss the issue of incontinence and the provision of better continence care in Europe at home and in the community. In particular, participants focused their attention on setting up key policy recommendations to improve the management of care of people with incontinence and their carers. A 'hidden' or 'invisible' condition today, incontinence is often overshadowed by other chronic diseases. Yet incontinence is one of the most widespread and debilitating conditions to affect people over a life time.
Co-organised Equality 2015 conference: improving care and prevention for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Brussels 15 September 2015 // The two-day International Conference on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Equality, organised by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) together with the Associazione Spina Bifida Italia (ASBI), will be held from 16 to 18 October 2015 in Solbiate Olona, Italy.