ISSM Symposium at SIU Congress

November 6, 2012

Report of the ISSM Symposium at the 32nd Congress of Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU)
By Yasusuke Kimoto - Department of Urology, Spinal Injuries Center, Fukuoka, Japan 

The 32nd Congress of Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) was held in Fukuoka, Japan from September 30 to October 4, 2012. A total of 3202 delegates from 93 countries all over the world participated the meeting. Fukuoka city is located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu. The population is some 1.4 million (7th largest in Japan). Ranked as the 12th of the world’s most livable cities in the magazine Monocle in 2012. One pre-congress ISSM symposium, two plenary sessions, one podium session and one moderated poster session were attributed to sexual medicine in the program. On September 30th, the ISSM Symposium (chaired by me) was held as one of the pre-congress symposia. The program was as follows:

Peyronie’s Disease: surgical alternatives for severe penile curvature
by Claudio Teloken, Brazil
Epidemiology of premature ejaculation
by Hwancheol Son, South Korea
Silodosin: its potential for treating premature ejaculation
by Yoshikazu Sato, Japan
Non-PE ejaculatory disorders
by Raouf Seyam, Saudi Arabia
The practice of sexual medicine in a developing country in Asia Pacific
by Doddy Soebadi, Indonesia.

All presentation were very informative and there were a lot discussions. Approximately 60 delegates attended the ISSM Symposium.