The American Geriatrics Society, with support from the National Institute on Aging and other funders, held its ninth Bedside-to-Bench research conference, entitled “Urinary Incontinence in the Older Adult: A Translational Research Agenda for a Complex Geriatric Syndrome,” October 16 to 18, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland. As part of a conference series addressing three common geriatric syndromes—delirium, sleep and circadian rhythm disturbance, and urinary incontinence—the series highlighted relationships and pertinent clinical and pathophysiological commonalities between these conditions. The conference provided a forum for discussing current epidemiology, basic science, and clinical and translational research on urinary incontinence in older adults; for identifying gaps in knowledge; and for developing a research agenda to inform future investigative efforts. The conference also promoted networking involving emerging researchers and thought leaders in the field of incontinence, aging, and other fields of research, as well as National Institutes of Health program personnel.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Alayne Markland: NIH Grant U01DK106858 and Department of Veterans Affairs funding.
Ariel Green: Co-investigator on grants that receive funding from the NIA and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Conflict of Interest: Jerry Blaivas: Cofounder, board member and chief scientific officer of Symptelligence, LLC, a medical informatics company that develops software and owns patents relating to LUTS, incontinence diagnosis, clinical decision-making, and phenotyping. Kathryn Burgio: Grant funding from NIA.
Tomas Griebling: Grant funding through the NIA and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, neither directly associated with work on this project.
Alison Huang: Research grants from Pfizer, Inc. awarded through the University of California, San Francisco to conduct research unrelated to this material.
Phillip Smith: Research funded by an institutional grant and NIH/NIA Grant 5K76AG054777–02.
Jean Wyman: Salary support from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH Grant.
© 2017, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2017, The American Geriatrics Society
- urinary incontinence
- voiding dysfunction