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Latest News from the ISSM - 11 July 2014 Member Login
ISSM Prizes: Submit Your Paper By 1 August 2014

Don't miss your chance to win one of the ISSM's prestigious prizes to be awarded at the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine this October! The submission deadline is only three weeks away. 

We will award the ISSM Zorgniotti-Newman Prize for the best clinical paper on sexual medicine and the ISSM Jean Francois Ginestie Prize for the best paper on basic science on sexual medicine.

These prizes have a value of USD 2500 each. Winners will be announced at the meeting and the best paper in each category will be published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Submit your paper by 1 August 2014. For more information on the prizes and the submission procedure, please click here.  

The meeting will be held 8 - 12 October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil. Complete details are available here.

Testosterone Deficiency in Men With ED - Threshold for Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone levels below 12 nmol/L could be the threshold for increased cardiovascular risk for men with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to research published online last month in The Journal of Sexual Medicine

The report was written by Dr. José M. Martínez-Jabaloyas of Hospital Clínico Universitario in Valencia, Spain on behalf of the ED-SDT study group.

The research team studied data from over 1,200 men with ED. The participants' mean age was 58.1 years. 

Variables included testosterone levels, overall obesity, abdominal obesity, use of tobacco and alcohol, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, hypolipidemic therapy, and ED severity.

They found that men with testosterone levels below 12 nmol/L appeared to have higher cardiovascular risk than the men with levels above this point.  Men with obesity, severe ED, hyperlipidemia, or hypertension tended to have lower testosterone levels, along with men on hypolipidemic therapy.

However, it was unclear whether cardiovascular risk factors caused low testosterone or vice versa.

To learn more about this study, please click here

World Meeting on Sexual Medicine - Plan Ahead to Get Your Visa for Brazil

The 16th World Meeting on Sexual Medicine may still be a few months away, but attendees are advised to plan ahead and get their visas early, if necessary.

Holders of passports from European and South American countries do not need visas to enter Brazil.  However, attendees holding passports from other countries, including the United States, do need an entry visa.

We recommend that these attendees make their visa arrangements as soon as possible, as the process can take time.

Passports must be valid for at least six months after the planned date of arrival in Brazil.

The World Meeting on Sexual Medicine will be held 8 - 12 October 2014 in São Paulo. Please click here for complete information.

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