SMSNA Fall Meeting Draws Record Number of Attendees
Genetic Link to Erectile Dysfunction Investigated
A record 767 sexual medicine specialists registered for the 19th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), held last week in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
In a message to attendees, SMSNA President Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, MD, FACS called the meeting a "great success."
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge, contributing to our joint mission, and advancing the field of sexual health," he added.
A total of 323 abstracts were submitted. The meeting also featured a Master’s in Prosthetic Urology Course, a Resident Education Program, and a presentation by Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final mission.
Next year's Fall Scientific Meeting will be held October 24 - 27, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Please click here to see Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad's full message.
Journal of Sexual Medicine: November 2018 Edition Available Online!
Researchers have found a genetic location associated with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
The location is near the SIM1 gene, the authors reported.
The research team examined genetic data from a cohort of 36,648 men with ED. They found that 26% of the men had a genetic variation near the SIM1 gene that put them at higher risk for ED.
A subsequent analysis of 222,358 men had similar results.
Find out more about the study here.
Have you seen the latest issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine?
You'll find the latest research on a variety of topics, including desire, female sexual health, ejaculatory and erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, paraphilias, and much more.
Click here for a link to the current edition, along with links to the ISSM's other journals: Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine Reviews, and the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology.