Established in 1978, the mission of the International Society for Sexual Medicine is to be the most respected and trusted source of information, education and professional development on human sexual health through the delivery of world-class publications, research findings, online and in- person opportunities for knowledge exchange, world-wide.
Specifically, the ISSM aims:
- To establish a scientific Society to benefit the public by encouraging the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality;
- To develop and assist in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function;
- To promote the publication and encourage contributions to the medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function.
The ISSM has over 2400 members from all five continents and 89 nations.
Established in 1994, our objective has been to promote, encourage, and support the highest standards of practice, research, education, and ethics in the study of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of human sexual function and dysfunction. Further, we provide a forum for the free exchange and discussion of new ideas, thoughts, and concepts in sexual medicine. Consisting of over 940 members, our organization is mainly composed of North American surgeons, physicians, mental health professionals, scientists, residents and medical students, all committed to sexual health.
The SMSNA seeks to identify existing and emerging issues in the field of human sexual function and dysfunction, provide accurate and credible information to medical professionals, develop standards and guidelines for sexual medicine research and practice, and produce educational program that bring leading-edge concepts of research, clinical practice, ethics, and politics to health care professionals interested in sexual medicine and related matters.
This symposium is organized under the auspices of the International Liaison Committee chaired by Dr. Run Wang.
International Liaison Committee
Run Wang, MD, FACS; Houston, TX (Chair)
Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD, PhD; Baltimore, MD (Europe liaison)
William O. Brant, MD; Salt Lake City, UT (International Surgical liaison)
Rafael E. Carrion, MD; Tampa, FL (South America liaison)
Jonathan Clavell-Hernandez, MD; Houston, TX (Puerto Rico liaison)
Kelvin Davies, BSc MSc PhD; Bronx, NY (International Basic Science liaison)
Lawrence C. Jenkins, MD; Columbus, OH (Africa liaison)
Mohit Khera, MD; Houston, TX (Mexico and India liaison)
Faysal Yafi, MD, FRCSC; Newport Beach, CA (Middle East liaison)
Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW; Ann Arbor, MI (Mental Health liaison)