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Category: Continence Care Champion
NAFC presented Rebecca G. Rogers, MD with the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award at the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and theInternational Urogynecological Association (IUGA) joint scientific meeting in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
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NAFC has updated and improved its Male Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) content on its website to include patient friendly information for men experiencing leakage post-prostatectomy. The update also features an educational video with information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Male SUI.

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NAFC has updated and improved its website to include patient friendly information on a bowel health condition affecting tens of millions of people - Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL). The update also includes a conversation starter to help patients begin a dialogue with their health care provider.
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NAFC presented Donna L. Thompson, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, CCCN with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award at the SUNA 2014 Annual Symposium for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders in Colorado Springs, CO on March 15, 2014.
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NAFC presented Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD(hon) with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award at the SUFU 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been designated a Center of Excellence: Continence Care (COE) due to its oustanding Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.

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NAFC has reaccredited the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Continence and Urogynecology Care Clinics as a Center of Excellence for Continence Care.
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Steven G. Gregg, PhD has been named NAFC's new Executive Director.
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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is hosting free educational events during National Bladder Health Week, November 11 – 15.

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NAFC presented Mickey Karram, MD, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award.
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A paper on the National Quality Performance Standards for Absorbent Products was published in the September 2013 edition of Ostomy Wound Management.
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NAFC has added a Continence Care Management section to its website housing practical information and guidance for family caregivers and home health aides on how to manage incontinence in those they care for.

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To Include Ambulatory Surgical Facilities and Care For Men

NAFC has updated the application requirements for its Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care program to include designations that encompass ambulatory surgery centers and clinicians providing care for men.

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NAFC presented Katharine O’Dell, PhD, CNM, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award

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Today, NAFC announced findings from a new, nationwide survey of women about overactive bladder.

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NAFC presented E. Ann Gormley, MD, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award

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NAFC has designated The OU Medical Center and OU Physicians Women’s Pelvic and Bladder Health clinic as a Center of Excellence: Continence Care in Women

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A council headed by the National Association For Continence (NAFC) has finalized its recommendations for quality performance standards for disposable adult absorbent products.

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By filling out a brief survey pertaining to absorbent products for bladder control loss you are entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card to amazon.com.

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NAFC presented Deborah Myers, MD, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award on October 4, 2012.

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NAFC is conducting an anonymous online survey to understand the perceptions women, age 40-65, have about overactive bladder (OAB) and what they are prepared to do about its symptoms.

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NAFC named the inaugural members of its Center of Excellence Review Committee.

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NAFC has designated the Women’s Pelvic Health & Continence Center and The Woman’s Hospital of Texas as a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care in Women.

 

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NAFC has partnered with Humana to educate Medicare beneficiaries about continence care.

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A council headed by NAFC released its recommended national quality performance standards for disposable adult absorbent products for incontinence.

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Johnson & Johnson ETHICON Women’s Health & Urology has announced its decision to cease sales and production of four GYNECARE products.

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NAFC named seven new members to its Project Advisory Council (PAC).

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NAFC has designated the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the OB/GYN & Women’s Health Institute and the Colorectal Surgery in the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic as a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care for Women.

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NAFC presented Margaret “Amy” Hull, RNC, MSN, WHCNP, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award

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The Third Health Care Provider From This Institution To Be Named

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Most Innovative New Product Named in Latest Product Services Directory
The First E-Book Edition

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First Center in the Mid-Atlantic Region

NAFC has designated the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, as a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care for Women.

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NAFC's executive director writes a response to the article titled "F.D.A. Orders Surgical Mesh Makers to Study Risks"

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NAFC has recently updated its educational pamphlets and website content to better inform women, with pelvic floor dysfunction, about treatment options.

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NAFC is hosting free, online activities throughout Bladder Health Week to educate participants about prevention, treatment and management options for urinary incontinence.

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NAFC presented Dee Fenner, MD, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award

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NAFC announced the recent election and re-elections to the Board of Directors

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Nancy Muller, PhD, executive director of NAFC presented NAFC’s position statement concerning vaginal mesh for pelvic surgery, at the open public hearing for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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NAFC Executive Director Facilitates International Panel Promoting Patient Safety and Protection

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News Release from Allergan

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NAFC announces its launch of a new website in support of its Bladder Health Awareness campaign.

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NAFC designated the Pelvic Floor Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida (CCF) as a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care in Women.

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) recently welcomed Medline Industries, Inc. to its Industry Council.

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NAFC recently announced that Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) has joined its Industry Council.

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To celebrate National Nurses Week, NAFC is enhancing its professional memberships to recognize the valuable role of nurses on the continence care team.

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Research by NAFC about nocturia in middle-aged American women appears in the current issue of Urologic Nursing.

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NAFC designated the Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pelvic Floor Center as a Center of Excellence: Continence Care.

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NAFC presented Tamara Dickinson, RN, CRN, CCCN, BCB-PMD, with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award.
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NAFC awarded Gamal Ghoniem, MD, with the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award

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NAFC announced the election of four new members and the re-election of one member to its Board of Directors, each for three-year terms beginning in November 2010.

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The annual meeting of the World Federation of Incontinent Patients (WFIP) was held in Bari, Italy in December to update its strategic priorities.

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NAFC is heading a newly formed council with the objective of establishing national, independent quality standards for disposable adult absorbent products.

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Nancy Muller, PhD, executive director of NAFC appeared, as an expert panelist, on a television episode of Second Opinion, about fecal incontinence.

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NAFC along with Natividad Medical Foundation and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS) jointly brought a public health education and awareness message recently to Monterey County, CA.
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Research by NAFC about the frustration endured by middle-aged women, who have OAB symptoms, will be published in the inaugural issue of Annals of Urology from San Lucas Medical.

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NAFC awarded Ingrid Nygaard, MD, with the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award
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NAFC acknowledged the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Continence and Urogynecology Care Clinics as the first Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care in the U.S.
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Recent research by NAFC has been published in most recent issue of the ANZCJ.
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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) along with Natividad Medical Foundation and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS) will be hosting an educational forum in Spanish for migrant farm workers.

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Jeannine McCormick, RN, MSN, CRNP, received NAFC's first Shining Star Award.

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NAFC will support and educate our nation’s injured veterans.

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Sexual Health & Functionality
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New Frontiers For Hope and Innovation
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25th Anniversary Issue
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Roger Dmochowski, MD, of Vanderbilt University in Nashville receives NAFC's Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at annual Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology meeting.
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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has added new features to its Web site as well as updating some of its informative consumer publications.
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The National Association For Continence is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Rodney Appell, MD, a long-time Board member and respected surgeon in the field of female urology. Read tributes to Dr. Appell and contribute to a special Patient Education fund established in his honor.
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NAFC, through a research grant from Medtronic, Inc., is conducting a survey of women regarding the impact of overactive bladder (OAB) and their views on treatment. NAFC hopes to better understand how OAB sufferers manage symptoms and what leads them to seek treatment.
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The Board of Directors for the National Association For Continence recently elected six new members and re-elected an existing member for three-year terms.

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The National Association For Continence has published a new pamphlet that covers the many non-surgical options available to women experiencing stress urinary incontinence or the involuntary loss of urine from such actions as sneezing, coughing or laughing.

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Managing Your Circumstances
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Pelvic Health in the Post-Menopausal Woman
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Pam Knox, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, started with NAFC on December 1, 2008, as its Communications and Public Relations Associate. Ms. Knox was previously the Manager of Communications for the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation.

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The Worldwide Fistula Fund is a non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity registered in the State of Illinois.  WFF was founded in 1995 as the Worldwide Fund for Mothers Injured in Childbirth.  Organizers changed the name of the organization in 2003.   

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At the recent Annual Meeting of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA), Shannon D. Atnip, MSN, WHNP-BC, was named by the National Association For Continence (NAFC) as its latest Continence Care Champion (CCC).

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) announces publication of its 14th Edition of the Resource Guide ®, the most comprehensive directory of products and services available for treating and managing bladder and bowel control problems, voiding dysfunction such as retention, nocturia and bedwetting, and related pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse.

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) announces the launch of a major, new section of its Web site exclusively for healthcare providers who are NAFC professional members.

 

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has once again teamed up with Univision, the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, to broadcast still another round of public service announcements (PSAs) produced in The National Association For Continence (NAFC).

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At the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) held recently in Chicago, Holly Richter, PhD, MD, was named by the National Association For Continence (NAFC) as its latest Continence Care Champion (CCC).

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) announces two new, gender-specific booklets to improve consumer accessibility in Spanish to health information regarding bladder and bowel control.

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) seeks to connect consumers in a phase III international multi-center clinical trial, the Dignity Study.

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has released a new consumer education tool which focuses on the most common bladder control condition in the United States, urge incontinence and overactive bladder.

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Web Site Recently Released by the National Association For Continence Receives Stamp of Approval From Health On The Net Foundation
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At the annual meeting of the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG) held recently in San Antonio, Breann Garbas, PA-C, was named a Continence Care Champion.

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Neurogenic Bladder
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On Thursday, May 1, Patricia Goode, MD received the most recent Continence Care Champion award from the National Association For Continence (NAFC).


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On Monday, March 10, National Association For Continence Executive Director Nancy Muller joined executives from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Medicaid Health Plans of America as panelists speaking on “Best Practices.”

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At the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) meeting, National Association For Continence (NAFC) Executive Director Nancy Muller proudly presented Rodney A. Appell, MD, with the organization’s latest Continence Care Champion (CCC) award on Saturday, March 1, in Miami, Florida.

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) is a national, consumer-driven not- for-profit headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, announces the hiring of a new staff member responsible for all fund and membership development and the promotion of a current employee.

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Educational Forum with Emory University
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At the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates (SUNA) Annual Conference, National Association For Continence (NAFC) Health Educator, Rachel Levkowicz presented Angela Joseph, MSN, with the organization’s latest continence care champion (CCC) award on Monday, October 15, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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At the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) Annual Conference, NPWH member and National Association For Continence (NAFC) Board of Directors member, Diane Smith, RN, MSN, CRNP presented Diana Underwood, MS, RN-C, WHNP, with the organization’s latest continence care champion (CCC) award on Thursday, October 11, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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At the American Urogynecological Society (AUGS) Annual Meeting, National Association For Continence (NAFC) Executive Director Nancy Muller presented Kathryn Burgio, PhD with the organization’s latest continence care champion (CCC) award on Saturday, September 29, in Hollywood, Florida.

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The Prostate
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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) proudly announces its two new publications, which focus on specific conditions related to bladder control. Nocturia: Waking Once or More During the Night to Urinate and Nocturnal Enuresis: Bedwetting in the Older Child join a list of over two dozen other brochures available to consumers seeking a better understanding of the conditions and professionals who wish to utilize them as tools to more clearly and effectively communicate with patients.

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At a recent meeting of the National Association For Continence (NAFC) Board of Directors in Washington, DC, a new director, Mary Pat O’Connor, was elected.

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Overactive Bladder and Mixed Incontinence in Women

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) bestowed its most recent Continence Care Champion award to Esther McCorkindale, PA-C, member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG).

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) recently completed in-depth research regarding pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) proudly announces its newest publication, Continence Care for People Living with Spinal Cord Injury. NAFC teamed up with spinal cord injury expert Todd Linsenmeyer, MD, who wrote the highly informative, yet comprehensible material. Individuals can order this 46-page booklet by visiting www.nafc.org or calling 1.800.BLADDER.

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Bowel Health

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March 7, 2007 (Charleston, SC) - The National Association For Continence (NAFC) proudly bestowed its Continence Care Champion (CCC) award to Edward J. McGuire, MD, a leading expert in Urology and member of the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU).

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January 29, 2007 (Charleston, SC) — The National Association For Continence (NAFC) bestowed its most recent Continence Care Champion award to Paul Taylor, PA-C, member, Chairman of Corporate Relations, and member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Physicians in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG).

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Mobility, Chronic Pain, and the Elderly

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At the National Association For Continence (NAFC) Board of Directors’ annual meeting in Chicago on October 28th, seven were honored for their term of service and five new directors were elected for a three-year term.

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November 6, 2006 (Charleston, SC) — The National Association For Continence (NAFC) bestowed its most recent Continence Care Champion (CCC) award to Cheryl LeCroy, MSN, RN, member of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA).

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October 31, 2006 (Charleston, SC) — The National Association For Continence (NAFC) proudly bestowed its Continence Care Champion (CCC) award to Matt Toren Rosenberg, MD, a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

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October 23, 2006 (Charleston, SC) — National Association For Continence (NAFC) proudly announces its Continence Care Champion (CCC) award to a member of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) for the seventh consecutive year.

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The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has teamed up with Univision, the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, to broadcast its first-ever television public service announcements (PSAs) produced in Spanish.

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Children, Pediatrics, and Bedwetting

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May 12, 2006 (NEW YORK, NY) – The National Association For Continence (NAFC) hosts a media briefing beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Dr. Cheryl Iglesia, Director of Urogynecology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, leads the meeting. As a salute to Women’s Health Month, recognized in May, the focus is on women’s wellness, specifically a condition, called pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

 

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Category: Continence Care Champion

May 22, 2006 (Atlanta, GA) — For its sixth year, the National Association For Continence (NAFC) bestows its Continence Care Champion (CCC) award to a leading physician who serves as a role model to other doctors in her field because of her contributions in research, clinical practice, and education.

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Overactive Bladder, Nocturia, and Men's Health

Media Contact:
Steve Gregg, PhD
Exceutive Director
sgregg@nafc.org

843-419-5307