Annamaria Giraldi, Denmark
My educational and professional background:
University of Copenhagen Denmark (1993), Doctor of Medicine
University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1994), Ph.D in sexual medicine
University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2000-2001), Research associate
University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2001-2004) Clinical Pharmacology Residency
University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2007-2011), Psychiatry Residency
Nordic Association of Clinical Sexology (2004), Certified Sexual Counsellor
Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) (2011)
I serve as consultant at the Clinic of Sexology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
During my clinical work I have experience with a broad palette of sexual dysfunctions as well as couple and relationship issues. I have during the last couple of years focused on women with low sexual desire and men with erectile dysfunction. Furthermore, I am experienced in using group and individual therapy as well as pharmacological treatment of sexual problems.
I have been involved in basic research on vascular and smooth muscle function in the male and female sexual response, clinical research on pharmacological treatment of erectile dysfunction as well as female sexual desire and arousal disorder in epidemiological research and I have a special interest in the area of diseases and sexual dysfunction and have published more than 40 peer-review papers and book chapters.
Positions and qualifications for leadership:
International Society of Sexual Medicine
• Scientific co-chair for the ISSM meeting in Seoul (2009-2010)
• Member at large of the executive committee 2009-)
• Member of the scientific committee (2010-2012)
• Member of the ISSM’s Standard Committee. The Subcommittee on Female Sexual Function (2005-2007)
• Member of the ISSM’s Standard Committee. Chairman of The Subcommittee on Female Sexual Function (2007-)
• Co-Chair of the ISSM Standard Committee. (2009 – )
European Society of Sexual Medicine
• Member of the executive committee (2003-2006)
• Chairman of the ESSM scientific subcommittee on Female Sexual Health (2005-2008)
• Co-chair of the annual meeting of ESSM in Copenhagen (2005)
• Member of the scientific committee (2008-2011)
Scandinavian Society of Sexual Medicine
• Co-founder of the Scandinavian Society of Sexual Medicine and board member (2005)
• Treasurer (2006-2009)
• President (2009-)
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) (former Female Sexual Function Forum)
• Chairman of the Nominating Committee (2000-2001)
• Member of the scientific board (2000-2002)
• Chairman, Scientific Committee (2002-2003)
• Director-at-large, board member. (2003-2005)
• President elect (2005-2007)
• Acting president (March 2006-September 2006)
• President (2007-2008)
• Member of the scientific committee (2012-)
Consultations and other societies
• Committee member at the 2nd WHO International Consultation on Erectile dysfunction and Sexual Dysfunctions. Paris. Committee: Physiology and Pathophysiology of female sexual function (2003)
• Committee Chairman at The International Consultation of Sexual Medicine, Paris. Committee: Physiology of female sexual function.(2009)
• Danish Psychiatric Association Member of the research committee (2010-).
• Member of the editorial board of International Journal of Impotence Research.(2001-2002)
• Associate editor, International Journal of Impotence Research (2002-2004)
• Member of the editorial board of European Journal of Urology ((2005-2009)
• Associate editor, Journal of Sexual Medicine (2004 - )
• Associate editor, Journal of Sexual and Marital Therapy (2007-)
Thus, I believe that I have a very broad expertise and knowledge within the area of sexual medicine both from a clinical, theoretical and administrative point of view.
Why I want to serve ISSM?
I attended my first ISSM meeting in Boston 1988 when it was known the International Society for Impotence Research. I have always felt that ISSM is the place to meet other sexual health providers from the world and exchange clinical and research experiences, from molecules to humans and in the later years both men and women.
I would be honoured to serve ISSM and would like to make a difference and develop ISSM into the future where we face challenges as decreasing funding but also experience a growing interest for sexual health as an important factor for quality of life and general health. I would like to integrate women’s and the couples sexual health more in in the work of ISSM, to expand the engagement of ISSM and recruitment of colleagues, to parts of the world that are not very well represented at the present and where it is more difficult to practice and establish sexual medicine than for example in Europe and North America. Thereby I hope to support on-going clinical and basic research and work for ISSM as a main source for publications of guidelines for sexual medicine and maintain ISSM as the leading society in sexual medicine.