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Day One of #NCOI2020 

Carolyn Vandyken will be presenting again as part of the second week of the National Conference on Incontinence 2020. Online day and week registrations remain open – visit ncoi.org.au for more. 

Australia’s premier multidisciplinary meeting for health professionals in bladder, bowel and pelvic health begins this week (20 – 22 Oct and 27 – 29 Oct 2020), hosted by the Continence Foundation of Australia. 
What can you expect when you phone the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66? Meet Merrill, one of the Nurse Continence Specialists who might answer your call.
There are some simple things you can look for to check your bowel habits and function. 
No matter where you are across Australia, the National Public Toilet Map can help you find public toilets. The app and website are perfect for those long road trips or daily local adventures. 
The federal budget measure continuing access to Medicare-subsidised telehealth for general practice, nursing, midwifery, allied health, allied mental health services and specialist consultations is welcomed by the Continence Foundation of Australia.
The forum is a place to speak about the issues of bladder and bowel health in a safe and supportive environment. Ask your questions and share your story with others! 
Prostate cancer is tough to handle at the best of times. Even more so during the “strange time” of a pandemic, as 71-year-old Brian Pegg found out.
Have you ever wondered why your bladder gets really excited when you get home and put the keys in the door? Or maybe the sight of running water brings on the strong need to rush to the toilet and unfortunately, sometimes, you don’t quite make it? 
Since speaking with Bridge in 2018, model and advocate Anja Christoffersen has made it her mission to show that people with incontinence can live happily and confidently.
Associate Professor Eric Chung is a urological surgeon in Queensland and an exciting speaker, mentor and research author. His passion is functional reconstructive urology (surgery to repair and restore various damaged organ systems).
The Continence Carer of the Year Award acknowledges the important – but often overlooked – role of the 2.65 million at-home carers across Australia. Many are responsible for the complex role of providing bladder and bowel care.
The online National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI) 2020 is your chance to attend a gathering of leading continence experts from Australia and overseas. As a delegate, you'll engage with the latest incontinence research and practice - no travel or accommodation required. 
Caravans, cruises, community groups, volunteering, hobbies, family time, lazy coffees and morning newspaper…the sweet scent of freedom associated with the ‘golden years’ of retirement.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we've all had a taste of what life is like when you can't do the things you want to do. But for many Australians, this is their reality every day.
As someone who works in cancer research, I know how common prostate cancer is in Australia. But it didn’t lessen the impact of my own prostate cancer diagnosis two years ago.
Are you worried about running out of toilet paper and not being able to travel? I’m not talking about COVID-19, but a health problem affecting millions of Australians every day – incontinence.
For men, taking better care of yourself may have an added incentive. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can improve erectile function along with overall health and wellbeing.
Incontinence costs the nation more than $67 billion annually and is one of the leading reasons older Australians are admitted to residential aged care. As part of World Continence Week, (15-22 June) senior Australians are being encouraged to invest time in healthy habits to prevent incontinence.
Rachel Andrew is a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist, based in Hobart, Tasmania. Rachel is passionate about women having access to pelvic floor physiotherapy and being able to talk about intimate symptoms in a safe space.
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