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Latest News from the ISSM - May 3, 2019 Member Login
In Memoriam: Prof. Dr. Marcel D. Waldinger

The ISSM is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of our respected colleague and longstanding ISSM member Marcel Waldinger on May 1st, 2019.

Marcel Waldinger was a true scientist and always the patient's advocate, working hard to establish evidence to support our clinical work. Marcel Waldinger contributed heavily to the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine and the previous ISSM Standards Committee. He was an excellent speaker, and many will miss him as a good friend.

As one of the leading Premature Ejaculation (PE) researchers in the world, and a staunch proponent of the neurobiological origin theory of the disorder, Marcel Waldinger played a key role in how we define, treat and understand premature ejaculation. He participated in all important guidelines and definition papers regarding ejaculatory disorders.

Marcel Waldinger worked as consulting psychiatrist from 1993 to 2013 in the HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague, the Netherlands. From 1993 to 2013 he was head of the outpatient clinic on Neurosexology. Since 2011 he had his own clinic in Amstelveen. In 2009 he was appointed professor in the Sexual Psychopharmacology at the Utrecht University. In 2015 he was appointed Adjunct Professor in Pharmacology and Physiology at the Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia (PA), USA.

His death has saddened us all and our thoughts are with his partner Trudy, family, friends and colleagues who will miss him. Sexual medicine has lost one of its great spirits.

Journal of Sexual Medicine: New Edition Now Online

The May 2019 edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine is now available!

This month's issue features original research and reviews on a variety of sexual medicine topics, including female and male sexual function, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, surgery, paraphilias, and LGBT health. 

See the complete table of contents here. Full-text access is free with your ISSM membership!

Sexual Mindfulness Benefits Midlife Adults

Sexual mindfulness has been linked to improved sexual satisfaction, relationships, and self-esteem in midlife adults. 

The recent Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy study involved 194 married, heterosexual adults aged 35 to 60.

The researchers found that practicing mindfulness - paying close attention to the sensations of sexual activity as they take place - boosted relationship satisfaction and self-esteem for both men and women.

The connection with sexual satisfaction was stronger for women.

The authors also shared their thoughts on gender differences and reasons why sexual mindfulness can be particularly helpful for people in middle age. See more details here.

ESSM School of Sexual Medicine: Apply for ISSM Scholarships by June 3!

Applicants have until June 3, 2019 to apply for an ISSM scholarship to the European Society of Sexual Medicine's School of Sexual Medicine to be held November 8 - 17, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

Ten scholarships are available to first-time attendees of the program. 

This annual program is intended for clinicians who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in sexual medicine and clinical sexology.

Each scholarship covers the full registration fee, which includes tuition, meals, and accommodations.

Click here for more information on eligibility criteria and application instructions. 

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