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Latest News from the ISSM - December 12, 2014 Member Login
"The New Sexual Medicine" Abstract Deadline Dec. 15th

Don't miss "The New Sexual Medicine: Integrating Pharmacotherapy, Sexual Therapy and Surgery," an informative symposium to be held March 14 - 15, 2015 in Panama City, Panama!

The symposium is jointly organized by the ISSM, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina Sexual (SLAMS).

Please see the links below for further details. You can also find complete information at the meeting website.

Meeting Venue:  The meeting will take place at the Panama Marriott Hotel in Panama City. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is February 18, 2015.

Scientific Program: The program will include sessions on the following:

  •     erectile dysfunction
  •     ejaculatory disorders
  •     sexual pain
  •     female interest/arousal disorders
  •     female orgasmic disorders
  •     plus many more!

Abstracts: The scientific program committee welcomes abstracts for poster presentations in a variety of categories. Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions is December 15, 2014.

Registration: Discounted fees apply if payment is received before February 15, 2015.

We hope to see you there!

Study: Testosterone Is Not Associated With Higher Cardiovascular Risk

A new study has found no association between testosterone replacement therapy and elevated cardiovascular risk in a group of older men.

The study results were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago last month.

Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, USA analyzed the medical records of almost 5,700 men between the ages of 53 and 71. All members of the study sample had low testosterone at baseline.

The researchers looked at subsequent data covering three years or fewer, noting the men's later testosterone measurements and the number of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs), such as heart attack, stroke, and death.

At the three year mark, men who had had testosterone replacement therapy had lower rates of MACE and death when compared to those whose testosterone levels remained low during the study period.

More study is needed, however. The authors recommended a large, randomized clinical trial in younger men.

Their abstract was published in the November 25, 2014 issue of Circulation. Please click here for more information.

2015 Membership Renewal

As 2015 approaches, we would like to again thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the International Society for Sexual Medicine. It is you, the membership community, who drives and shapes the ISSM.

In order to ensure that you will have uninterrupted access to all of ISSM's membership benefits, including the Journal of Sexual Medicine, we kindly ask you to pay your ISSM membership dues for 2015 in a timely manner either through one of our affiliated societies or directly with us through this link. Of course, if you have already paid your membership dues, we thank you.

Also, if your contact information has changed, please take a moment to update it through Your ISSM Membership.

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