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Latest News from the ISSM - May 8, 2015 Member Login
Sexual Medicine Seeks Editor-in-Chief

The publication committee of the ISSM is pleased to announce openings for the Editor-in-Chief position for ISSM’s Open Access Journal Sexual Medicine – see the job description.

The editor will serve a 3-year initial term with a possibility of a 5 year extension based upon evaluation by the publication committee and the executive committee of the ISSM. Applications should be sent to the ISSM business office (secretariat@issm.info) by May 31, 2015.

Applications should contain a current CV, a description of applicant’s vision for the journal with special reference to how to brand the journal and how applicant understands it fits in to the ISSM publishing portfolio and Open Access publishing.

The applicant must also include 2 letters of recommendation from active ISSM members. It is the intention of the publication committee to hold interviews with selected editor applicants during the ICSM 2015 International Consultation in Madrid (June 19-21, 2015). It is anticipated that the editor’s term will begin July 1, 2015. An honorarium commensurate with the role of the editor will be available.

The applicants will be screened by the Publication Committee on receipt of the necessary documents by the business office of the ISSM by the deadline of May 31, 2015. Finalists will be interviewed in Madrid at the ICSM 2015 International Consultation (Madrid, Spain, June 19-21, 2015) by the search committee which shall consist of the Publication Committee, the current President and President-Elect of the ISSM. This committee includes the following members: 

  • Tarek Anis, Egypt
  • Sidney Glina, Brazil
  • Luca Incrocci, the Netherlands
  • Wayne Hellstrom, U.S.A.
  • Shinichi Hisasue, Japan
  • Deepak Jumani, India
  • Ron Lewis, U.S.A.
  • Mario Maggi, Italy
  • Sharon Parish, U.S.A.
  • Raouf Seyam, Saudi Arabia
  • Ira Sharlip, U.S.A.
Meet Your Colleagues! Dr. Miguel Alfredo Rivero

Our latest ISSM Member Profile features Dr. Miguel Alfredo Rivero of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dr. Rivero earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires in 1971. He was also a Fellow in Andrology at the University Hospital of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany in 1985

An ISSM member since 1992, Dr. Rivero has a private practice in Buenos Aires. He also teaches graduate-level urology courses at School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires.

When asked why he joined the ISSM, Dr. Rivero replied, "It’s a simple answer for me. When a professional begins working in one medical specialty, the ideal complement is to find a scientific society with all the 'ingredients' to improve his or her practice. ISSM undoubtedly gathers them all (journals, meetings, consultations, forum, research, etc.) This is the best reason for me."

Please click here to read more about Dr. Rivero and here to see other ISSM Member Profiles.

Screening ED Patients for Cardiovascular Disease Could Save Billions of Dollars

Routinely screening men with erectile dysfunction (ED) for cardiovascular disease could save $28.5 billion in the United States over 20 years, according to a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study. 

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and Eli Lilly and Company averaged the incidence and prevalence rates of ED and cardiovascular disease found in eight studies. They used Medicare reimbursement rates to calculate costs. 

They found that screenings would cost approximately $2.7 billion over 20 years, with about 1.1 million cardiovascular events avoided. The overall net savings would be $28.5 billion. 

The savings would far outweigh the cost of screening, the authors noted.

They added that the benefits of screening were not just monetary. Catching cardiovascular problems early would lead to a better quality of life for men and their families as well.

To learn more about this study, please click here

Q & A: Sex after Miscarriage

Couples coping with the loss of a baby may wonder how soon they can resume sexual activity. This week, we addressed this question in the Q & A section of our website

How soon can couples have sex again after a miscarriage?

What sexual health concerns do your patients have? Our website's Q & A feature answers common questions on a variety of subjects, including erection and ejaculatory problems, low testosterone, menopause, cancer, painful intercourse, and more. 

We add at least one new Q & A item each week and are always open to topic suggestions. Please feel free to send your ideas to us at QandA@issm.info.

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