Italian continence foundation

Profile
“Fondazione Italiana Continenza” President is professor Mario De Gennaro, Urologist-Pediatrician, Director of Complex Operational Unit "Urologia, Chirurgia robotica e Urodinamica" Ospedale Bambino Gesù of Roma, Chairman, Training Committee of International Children Continence Society, Member of “Adoloscenti Società Europea Urologia”.
The Foundation was born thanks to the willingness of the most important Italian experts about Continence with the aim to make aware of the health relevance of this disease that has a high social and health impact on people.


Mission
“Fondazione Italiana Continenza”, the Italian Continence Foundation, is a not for profit organization committed for over 10 years to make aware of Continence, which is a disease that afflicts millions of people, young, elderly, men, and women.
Patients need information and tools to understand better the disease, to fight prejudices, to involve their relatives, and to alleviate psychological effects.
The discomfort is often worsened by the lack of accurate information.

“Fondazione italiana continenza” objectives:
• Increase awareness about Continence, involving different targets
• Discover patients’ needs and find solutions
• Improve patients’ quality of life in order to overcome critical aspects of Continence
• Supporting health education about Continence for nurses and physicians
• Improve the Italian Health Service in terms of prevention, rehabilitation, and therapies.
• Supporting clinical research
• Having an active role in public affairs with Health Ministry and National Institutions about Urinary Continence, Overactive Bladder and Bowel Continence


Targets
“Fondazione Italiana Continenza” addresses to different targets such as people involved with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Urinary and Bowel Continence:
• Italian Health Ministry and other governative institutions
• Patients’ associations
• Physicians, specialists, nurses, pharmacists and pharmaco-economists
• Scientific associations
• Pharmaceutical companies (or companies that produce devices and aids)


Members

President: Mario De Gennaro
Urologist-Pediatrician, Director of Complex Operational Unit "Urologia, Chirurgia robotica e Urodinamica" Ospedale Bambino Gesù of Roma, Chairman, Training Committee of International Children Continence Society, Member of “Adoloscenti Società Europea Urologia”.

Emeritus President: Roberto Carone
Urologist, Director of “struttura Complessa di Neuro-Urologia e del Dipartimento delle Mielolesioni - Azienda Ospedaliera Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino”

Honoray President: Walter Artibani
Director Clinica Urologica – Verona
Member of Executive Committee of EUA (European Urological Association)

Vice President and Scientific Board President: Antonella Biroli
Physiatrist, Ospedale S. Giovanni Bosco – Torino; Tesoriere SIUD, Società Italiana di Urodinamica

Secretary: Sandro Sandri
Urologist, Director of Unità operativa Complessa Urologia and unità spinale Ospedale di Magenta


MEMBERS OF SCIENTIFIC BOARD

• President of the Scientific Board, Antonella Biroli
Physiatrist, Ospedale S. Giovanni Bosco – Torino; Tesoriere SIUD, Società Italiana di Urodinamica
Treasurer SIUD, Italian Uro-Dynamics Society
• Mario De Gennaro
Urologist-Pediatrician, Director of Complex Operational Unit "Urologia, Chirurgia robotica e Urodinamica" Ospedale Bambino Gesù of Roma, Chairman, Training Committee of International Children Continence Society, Member of “Adoloscenti Società Europea Urologia”.
• Sauro Biscotto
Urologist, Unità spinale Ospedale Perugia
Vice President SOMIPAR, Italian Paraplegia Medical Society
• †Aldo Vittorio Bono
Urologist, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi di Varese, President SIU, Italian Urological Society
• Paola de Nardi
Surgeon, Specialist in General Surgery at Istituto Scientifico Ospedale S. Raffaele, Divisione di Chirurgia Generale e Gastroeterologica Milano
Councilor of SICCR, Italian Colon-Rectal Surgery Society
• Mauro Garaventa
Director Centro Multidisciplinare UroGinecologia, Urologia Maschile e del Pavimento Pelvico Ente Ospedaliero Galliera Genova
President AIUG, Italian Gynecology-Urology-Pelvic Pavement Association
• Alessandro Giammò
Urologist, Surgeon, (Mini invasive surgery dysfunction of urinary bladder and male genitals) and representative for rare diseases at S.C Neuro-Urologia, ASO CTO, Maria Adelaide Torino
Member of Managing Board SIPUF, Italian Society of Feminine Urology
• Gianantonio Manzoni
Urologist-Pediatrician, Director UOSD Urologia Pediatrica
Member of International Children Urology Society Board
Member of SIUP, Italian Urological Pediatric Society
Member of SIU, Italian Urological Society
• Gianfranco Minini
Director U.O.C. Ostetricia e Ginecologia Ospedale di Gardone V.T., A.O. Spedali civili di Brescia
Councilor GLUP, Committee Urology-Gynecology and Pelvic Pavement
Member of Executive Board SIUD, Italian Uro-Dynamics Society
• Diego Riva
Urologist and Gynecologist Advisor Clinica San Carlo Paderno Dugnano Milano
Past President AIUG, Italian Ginecology-Urology Pelvic Pavement Association
• Stefano Salvatore
Director Unità Funzionale Uroginecologia Ospedale San Raffaele Milano
President WHF, Women Help Foundation
Scientific Secretary SIUD, Italian Uro-Dynamics Society
• Claudio Simeone
Urologist, Ospedale Civile di Brescia
Member of SIU, Italian Urological Society
Member of Executive Board SIUD, Italian Uro-Dynamics Society
• Salvatore Siracusano
Urologist, Ospedale di Cattinara Trieste
Member of Executive Board SIUD, Italian Uro-Dynamics Society
• Marco Soligo
Gynecologist, Ginecologia-Ostetricia Ospedale San Carlo Borromeo Milano
Secretary of SIUD, Italian Uro-Dynamics Society

Other Representatives
• Elena Bertolucci
Physiotherapist, Unità Spinale Ospedale CTO, Ospedale Maria Adelaide Torino
• Giuseppina Gibertini
Nurses Coordinator Ospedale CTO Torino
President RIDA, Italian Physiotherapists Autonomic Dysfunctions

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