Austin named general secretary of International Children’s Continence Society

Paul Austin, MD, FAAP, a professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, has been named General Secretary of the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS). The professional organization is devoted to improving the quality of life and the life expectancy of children with bladder disorders. The ICCS brings together general pediatricians, pediatric urologists, pediatric nephrologists, child psychiatrists, nurses, urotherapists, researchers and others in the field of pediatric continence disorders to advance research, patient care and educational initiatives.

Dr. Austin is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology with subspecialty certification in pediatric urology. He is director of pediatric urology research at the School of Medicine, director of the multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic and co-leader of the multidisciplinary DSD team. Dr. Austin sees patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Children’s Specialty Care Clinic, where he specializes in genitourinary reconstruction and continence disorders.