Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc.

Basic Science Symposium

Please Mark Your Calendars for the Inaugural SMSNA Basic Science Symposium on Thursday, October 26, 2017

The role of Inflammation in Injury and Repair in Sexual Medicine.
Program Chairs: Johanna Hannan, Ph.D. and Alexander Pastuszak, M.D, Ph.D.

SMSNA is pleased to announce its 1st SMSNA Basic Science Symposium. This year we will highlight the role of Inflammation in Injury and Repair in Sexual Medicine. It will be held between 8am and 12pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the 18th Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Presenters are leaders in the field of Sexual Medicine Research who will highlight their cutting-edge basic science research whilst recognizing the diverse fields of expertise represented by the SMSNA membership. The target audience is therefore not only the basic science research community, but also urologists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and residents who desire an increased understanding of the on-going basic research on the diseases they treat. On behalf of the Program Chairs (Johanna Hannan, Ph.D. and Alexander Pastuszak, M.D., Ph.D.) and myself I welcome you all to join us in this ground breaking symposium!

Kelvin P. Davies, Ph.D. 
SMSNA Basic Science Committee Chair

Program SMSNA Basic Science Symposium Thursday, October 26, 2017

08:00 a.m. - 09:45 a.m. Inflammation in Injury and Repair
Moderators: Carol Podlasek, PhD and Tom Lue MD
08:00 a.m. - 08:25 a.m. Innate immunity and sexual dysfunction
Clinton Webb, PhD 
Augusta University, Augusta, GA
08:25 a.m. - 08:55 a.m. Inflammation in radiation induced sexual dysfunction 
Johanna Hannan, PhD 
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
08:55 a.m. - 09:20 a.m. Unwinding Fibrosis in Peyronie’s disease 
Alexander Pastuszak, MD PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
09:20 a.m. - 09:45 a.m. Innovation in Sexual Dysfunction – Future Therapies
Justin LaFavor, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
09:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Impact of urologic surgery on female sexual function 
Moderators: Kelvin Davies, PhD and Nestor Gonzalez-Cadavid PhD

Basic science
Michael Adams, PhD
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Clinical Implications
Irwin Goldstein, MD
Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker 
Julie Carlsten Christianson, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, KY
Moderators: Trinity Bivalacqua, MD PhD and Run Wang, MD
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3 minute thesis competition for trainees
Moderators: Johanna Hannan, PhD and Alexander Pastuszak, MD PhD
12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m. LUNCH
Lunch with the Experts 
Join select faculty for casual lunch and informal and stimulating discussions on different topics of interest

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