SMSNA to Hold 21st Annual Fall Scientific Meeting
ED Rates After Radical Prostatectomy Not Improving
The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) will hold its 21st Annual Fall Scientific Meeting November 19 - 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The program is loosely organized into tracks so that all attendees will feel engaged throughout the meeting; while these tracks are a guide we are well aware that our diverse membership has diverse interests," wrote SMSNA Scientific Program Chair Tobias S. Köhler, MD, MPH in his welcome message.
"We hope and believe that there will be ample opportunity for 'cross pollination' at this meeting," Dr. Köhler added.
Click here for more details on the scientific program.
The meeting will take place at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted room rate of $199 plus taxes. The reservation cut-off date is October 17, 2015. Attendees are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible, as rooms could sell out before this date.
Complete information on the meeting is available here. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in sexual medicine!
New Research Investigates Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Erectile Function in Rats
Rates of ED following radical prostatectomy have not improved over the past 17 years, according to a recent study in Andrology.
In their systematic analysis, European researchers estimated that post-surgical ED rates range between 75% to 80%.
The team analyzed data from the control arms of 11 randomized controlled trials involving 2009 men. Six hundred eighty-five men were in control groups and their mean age was 59 years.
Rates of ED varied widely, possibly because of variations in surgical technique, patient characteristics, and definitions of potency.
Please click here to learn more about this study.
We're pleased to announce that a new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.
"Intravenous Preload of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Rescues Erectile Function in a Rat Model of Cavernous Nerve Injury" by Dr. Akio Takayanagi et al. was first published online in July in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Please click here to see the summary.