Ms. Newman is an adult nurse practitioner and a recognized expert in the field of nonsurgical management and treatment of urinary incontinence and related disorders. She is Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health in the Division of Urology University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. Her clinical practice is dedicated to the evaluation, treatment, and management of urinary incontinence and related problems. She treats clients in long-term care, home care, and office practice environments. Ms. Newman participated in several research projects on the effects of behavioral treatment for urinary incontinence. Ms. Newman received her master of science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She was appointed the Chair of the Committee on Promotion, Organization and Education in Continence for the 2001 World Health Organizationa (TM)s International Consultation on Incontinence. She was also a member of the Project Task Force for the National Association for Continence, Blueprint of Continence Care Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities, and Co-Chair of the 1996 Update Panel for the Clinical Practice Guidelines called a /Urinary Continence in Adults,a published by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 1998, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) appointed Ms. Newman to the Gastroenterology and Urology Device Panel. She is a member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicesa (TM) Scope and Severity of Nursing Care Deficiencies guideline panel of experts on long-term care. Ms. Newman is an internationally known speaker on urinary incontinence and the use of devices and products in the management of incontinence. A prolific writer, Ms. Newman has written and presented more than 75 scientific papers, chapters, and articles in major journals on the subject of assessment, behavioral treatment, and management of incontinence with an emphasis on the nursea (TM)s role. She is the author of The Urinary Incontinence Sourcebook (Revised edition; 1999, McGraw-Hill).|Alan J. Wein, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Wein has been recognized nationally and internationally through his many affiliations and professional memberships which include the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, American Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, SociA(c)tA(c) Internationale da (TM)Urologie, American Urological Association (AUA) and the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Urodynamics Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the F. Brantley Scott Award of the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, the Hugh Hampton Young Award of the American Urological Association, and both the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Urological Association. Dr. Wein has authored or co-authored more than 830 articles and chapters, edited or co-edited 24 books, and has multiple multimedia presentations to his credit. He has been an editor of the gold standard text in the field, Campbella (TM)s Urology, since 1992 and is currently the editor-in-chief. He is a prodigious lecturer with over 600 invited academic activities over the course of his career, including the co-chairmanship of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th International Consultations on Incontinence. His fields of interest lie in urologic oncology, the physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract, the evaluation and management of voiding function, and dysfunction and urinary incontinence.