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The Simon Foundation for Continence's
Innovating for Continence
Conference Series

2017 Innovating for Continence - Honorary President

The Honorary President for our 2017 Innovating for Continence Conference is:


Dr. Diane K. Newman

Diane K. Newman

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, is Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery and Research Investigator Senior at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Dr. Newman has over 30 years’ experience practicing as a urology nurse, since 2000, in the Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her current practice involves the evaluation, treatment, and management of urinary incontinence and related problems including the use of catheters and other devices in the management of bladder dysfunction.

Dr. Newman has held multiple leadership positions in professional groups and government-sponsored expert panels over the last decade. She’s been quoted frequently as an incontinence expert in top-tier media outlets like The New York Times, and has co-authored many notable books and medical publications on the topic. She is the author of the books, The Urinary Incontinence Sourcebook, Managing and Treating Urinary Incontinence (1st and 2nd editions), Overcoming Overactive Bladder and a coauthor of Fast Facts: Bladder Disorders. She is the lead editor of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing. She is the lead editor of Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products. She is the Principal Investigator of three NIH studies on prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence, Co-investigator of PCORI and VA funded grants on prostate cancer.