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NOVEMBER 15 - 18, 2021
The Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, AZ
New Approaches & Unmet Needs in Baby & Inco AHPs
Thursday, November 18
8:30 am - 10:10 am

End User Perspectives and Priorities: What Do Incontinence Product Users Want?

What’s it like living with daily incontinence? What are the restrictions, challenges, fears and frustrations? How well do today’s absorbent products work? What would the “perfect” product deliver? In this interview, Alan Cottenden will ask two experienced absorbent product users - Twila Yednock and Paul Laporte, inviting them to share their stories, insights, priorities and dreams. 


» Alan Cottenden, Ph.D.

Professor, University College London


Alan Cottenden is Emeritus Professor of Incontinence Technology at University College London in England, a Fellow of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the International Standards Organisation committee on incontinence technology and the Advisory Board of the US Simon Foundation for Continence. He chairs the organising committee for the Incontinence: the Engineering Challenge conference series hosted in London by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and chaired the organising committee for Innovating for Continence, the sister conference series run by the Simon Foundation in Chicago. He contributed to all seven WHO International Consultations on Incontinence, and co-directs the website based on the Management with Products chapter of the consultations ( which seeks to make independent, evidence-based advice available to product users and their caregivers. He has over 300 scientific and clinical publications, refereed conference contributions and patents and has given over 100 invited lectures.