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Latest News from the ISSM - April 1, 2016 Member Login
Call for Abstracts - World Meeting on Sexual Medicine

Submit your abstract today for your chance to present your findings in front of a global audience at the 20th World Meeting on Sexual Medicine!  The meeting will be held September 22-25, 2016 in Beijing, China.

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for podium and poster presentations. All abstracts presented at the meeting will be published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please submit your abstract(s) by using the easy on-line abstract submission system, which can be accessed through our meeting website by clicking here.

Submissions will be accepted until the deadline of June 10, 2016. Accepted abstracts will compete for the best abstract prizes; 3 clinical and 3 basic science prizes of USD 1000 each will be awarded.

Flavonoid-Rich Diet Might Reduce Risk of ED

A recent study reports that men who eat high quantities of flavonoids could decrease their chances of developing erectile dysfunction (ED) by 14%.

Flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, strawberries, cherries, apples, and pears. 

For the study, researchers from the University of East Anglia and Harvard University analyzed ten years of data on 25,096 men between the ages of 40 and 75. The men were participants in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and answered questions about their diet and their erectile function. 

Overall, about 36% of the men developed ED. However, ED was less common in men who ate a flavonoid-rich diet. 

“In terms of quantities, we’re talking just a few portions a week,” said lead researcher Aedín Cassidy of the University of East Anglia in a press release.

Critics of the study have pointed out limitations, including inappropriate measures of erectile function. Also, as the study had an observational design, it is unclear whether the results were due specifically to increased flavonoid consumption.

Please click here for more details. 

ESSM School of Sexual Medicine: Apply for Scholarships by June 1

The ISSM is pleased to offer ten scholarships to the ESSM School of Sexual Medicine, which will be held October 16 - 25, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

This 10-day residential program is intended for clinicians who wish to practice in sexual medicine and clinical sexology.

Since 2007, over two hundred participants from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas have attended the program. Students have included specialists in andrology, endocrinology, family medicine, gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry, urology, surgery, oncology, and psychology.

Each scholarship is in the amount of EUR 1950, which covers the full registration fee, tuition, meals, and accommodations. Recipients must be ISSM members in good standing and first-time attendees of the program. They must also submit a report on their program experience six months after completion.

The scholarship application deadline is June 1, 2016. More information, including full eligibility criteria, can be found here.

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