School of Sexual Medicine to be Held in Budapest
Surgeons Concerned about Reservoir Placement
ISSM members are invited to apply for a 10-day residential course on sexual medicine to be held this October in Budapest, Hungary.
The School of Sexual Medicine runs from October 11 to October 20 at the Best Western Hotel in Budapest.
The academic program will include the following:
• sexual development
• psychology and physiology of sexual desire, arousal and response
• impact of gender on sexuality
• ageing and sexuality
• sexual dysfunctions in men and women
• problematic sexual behaviour
• gender identity disorders
• impact of medical treatments and other health problems on sexuality
• clinical skills in Sexual Medicine
• clinical management of sexual disorders
• genital dermatology
• ethical and legal aspects of Sexual Medicine
• standards of care in Sexual Medicine
The number of participants is limited to 50. The program is designed for professionals with postgraduate experience in any relevant clinical specialism who are interested in sexual medicine.
The ISSM is offering 10 scholarships to members working in countries that are considered low income or are experiencing financial hardship. The scholarship covers the 1900 euro registration fee, which includes tuition, meals, and accommodations.
The application deadline for both attendance and scholarships is August 15, 2013. Please click here for more information, requirements, and links to relevant forms.
A recent survey of over 100 experienced surgeons has revealed concerns about reservoir placement when implanting inflatable penile prostheses in men who have undergone robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP).
The surgeons gave their opinions at a November 2011 symposium on alternative reservoir placement (ARP). Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the symposium was part of the annual meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
Using an automated response system, the surgeons answered six questions on reservoir placement, low-profile reservoirs, and surgical training.
The majority of the participants thought RALP sometimes or frequently made reservoir placement in the space of Retzius difficult. Also, most participants sometimes or frequently felt that reservoir placement in an ectopic location was safer for patients.
About 96% of the respondents thought surgeons should be trained in ARP, even if it is considered "off-label" use.
The report was published online in May in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. For more details, including its implications for the future, please click here.