Zorgniotti Grants - Call for Proposals Welcome
New Issue of Sexual Medicine Reviews is Now Available!
The ISSM Board of Directors has allocated USD 75,000 for this year's Zorgniotti Grants, which are awarded to projects promoting research and education in sexual medicine.
The application deadline is June 30, 2014. The rights to submit applications are exclusively reserved to our Affiliated Societies, so we would be pleased to welcome applications from the APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, MESSM, SASSM, SLAMS and SMSNA. Winners will be notified by August 17, 2014.
One year projects may receive up to USD 15,000. For two year projects, the limit is USD 25,000.
Please click here for more details.
Medical Societies Demand Retraction of JAMA Article
Just published! Volume 2: Issue 2 of Sexual Medicine Reviews, an official publication of the ISSM. Read the latest issue today.
Sexual Medicine Reviews is a quarterly journal commissioning systematic, evidence-based reviews in order to synthesize clinical and translational research to distill the best available evidence in the field for the widest possible audience of healthcare practitioners, with an emphasis on promoting knowledge translation in sexual health. Find out more here.
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Twenty-five medical societies, including the ISSM, have petitioned the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to retract an article on cardiovascular risks associated with testosterone therapy.
The article, "Association of Testosterone Therapy With Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in Men With Low Testosterone Levels" by Rebecca Vigen, et al., was originally published on November 13, 2013. It has been corrected twice since then, revealing errors in the data.
The Androgen Study Group submitted the petition. In a press release, the group's chairman, Dr. Abraham Morgentaler said, "This is the first time in history a worldwide community of distinguished researchers, scholars, and clinicians has united to demand removal of a study from the literature. This unprecedented action is a complete repudiation of the false information published by JAMA that has harmed public health, distorted medical science, and violated he trust between medical journals and the consumer."
Please click here to see the press release, which includes a link to the full letter.