It is my great honor and pleasure to lead the Korean Continence Society as the President for the next two years.
Based on the strong foundation built by dedicated senior members, our society has achieved remarkable growth since its establishment in 1991. This year, our society is marking its 25th Anniversary. If we compare our society's age to human, we are entering the second phase of our life. Therefore, this is a great time to set a clear goal to bring our society to the next higher level. We have to learn from the past to proactively cope with rapidly changing external situation.
During my term, I intend to set clear mission and vision of our society under the theme of "Back to Basics to Ensure Solid Stability". To achieve this goal, I would like to share some of the initiatives: 1) To make our "International Neurourology Journal" a highly cited journal in this area, 2) To make efforts for proper health insurance reimbursement, 3) To collaborate with other related medical specialties for patients with neurogenic bladder, 4) To set up learning programs to support young doctors to enhance their urodynamic understanding on urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction, 5) To develop clinical guidelines on lower urinary tract dysfunction, and 6) To validate tools for outcome measurement. Most of all, I will work with our members to host major international conference in Korea.
I look forward to your suggestions and advice. I promise to devote myself to our society. I wish you and your family all the best.
January 1, 2016
Seung-June Oh, MD
President, Korean Continence Society
Professor, Department of Urology,
Seoul National University College of Medicine