ISSWSH is now accepting nominations for the open board positions noted in this email. Terms for these positions will begin March 1, 2022.
Submit your application today for the 2022 ISSWSH Research Grants! This grant program offers young investigators interested in research in women’s sexual health the opportunity to obtain funding from ISSWSH to support their research.
- Undergraduate, graduate, or medical student; resident in a graduate medical education training program; or a post-doctoral/post-residency fellow during the award term (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.
- Applicant's mentor must be an ISSWSH member.
Applications are due no later than October 31, 2021. Visit the ISSWSH grants page for more information and to apply online!
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is requesting research proposals on (i) potential causes of vulvodynia and (ii) promising treatments for vulvodynia. Grant amounts range from $30,000 to $50,000. If you choose to submit a treatment study, we encourage you to collaborate with a clinical researcher at another institution to facilitate enrollment. Grants for treatment studies are typically close to $50,000, but we can increase that amount for multi-site studies.
The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) is launching a new initiative called the “Ask the Experts” program. These virtual sessions will allow attendees to hear from and converse with expert thought and opinion leaders and innovators in the field of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Health. Limited registration for these sessions will allow for intimate and informal conversation.
Ariel Gustavo Scafuri, MD, PhD, FACS, FECSM, IF, board-certified urologist and obstetrician-gynecologist and a full Professor of Anatomy at Federal University of Ceará, Medical School, Ceará, Brazil passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
Dr. Scafuri was recently elected Director-at-Large on ISSWSH’s Board of Directors and served on ISSWSH’s Membership Outreach, Online Services, and Education Committees. Dr. Scafuri, as a member of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Sexual Medicine and Health (ABEMSS), served on the Female Sexual Dysfunction Committee, and he served on the Communications Committee of ISSM and Social Media and Membership Committees of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. His enthusiasm was absolutely contagious, and he will be greatly missed by all.
On behalf of ISSWSH, we want to express to his family, friends, and colleagues around the world, our deepest sadness at his tragic loss. Ariel touched many people and we are all better for having known him. His impact in the field of sexual health and medicine was significant, and for that we are so very grateful for his life and service.
As information becomes available, we will share this with the ISSWSH Community.
ISSWSH publishes Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Systemic Testosterone for HSDD, an in-depth, detailed evidence-based, peer-reviewed international guideline on how healthcare professionals should administer testosterone to postmenopausal women.