ISSM Scholarship - The 6th School of Sexual Medicine
ISSM has provided Scholarships to 10 members to support their attendance at the School of Sexual Medicine. The members who received the ISSM Scholarships are working in lower-income countries, or in other countries and are experiencing financial hardship. The standard registration fee for The School of Sexual Medicine is 1500 euro. ISSM has provided seven 50% scholarships, reducing the registration fee to 750 euro, and three 100% scholarships, with no registration fee payable. ISSM scholars will need to pay for their own travel and any additional expenses; they will also be asked to provide ISSM with a short report, six months after their participation, on how the experience might have affected their professional lives.
The 6th School of Sexual Medicine will be held at Oxford, 23rd July to 3rd August 2012. This year, the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) and ISSM are collaborating as equal partners in this acclaimed and highly successful educational programme. The School's 2012 programme consists of two weeks' full-time education at St Catherine's College, Oxford; the registration fee includes high-quality single-occupancy accommodation at the College and meals, plus free registration for the 2012 ESSM Congress in Amsterdam, which includes access to School of Sexual Medicine learning activities there.
The programme begins at 09.00 on 23rd July and ends at 13.00 on 3rd August. Each teaching day begins at 09.00 and ends at 17.30.
Monday, 23rd July: The Scope of Sexual Medicine; Systems of Nomenclature and Definitions; Sexuality and Health; Sexual Development from Childhood to Old Age.
Tuesday, 24th July: The Variety of Human Sexual Behaviours; Development of Gender Identity; Development of Sexual Identity (Orientation); Gender Identity Disorders; Sexuality and Mental Health; Models of Sexual Response.
Wednesday, 25th July: Sexual Physiology - Neurobiological, Neurochemical and Neuroendocrine factors; Neurobiological Basis of Sexual Behaviour; Ethics and Sexual Medicine.
Thursday, 26th July: Physiology of Genital and Somatic Sexual Response in Men and Women; Disorders of Sexual Development (Intersex); Sexual Pain
Friday, 27th July: Psychological Determinants of Sexual Dysfunction; Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Sexual Problems; Clinical Practice of Individual Sex Therapy; Skills Training in Basic Psychosexual Therapy.
Saturday, 28th July: Personal Study/Rest and Reflection Day (no activities are timetabled between 17.30 on Friday 27th and 09.00 on Sunday, 29th July; no lunch or dinner is provided on 28th July).
Sunday, 29th July: Assessment of Patients with Sexual Concerns; Sexual History-Taking; Individual Skills Training with Simulated Patients.
Monday, 30th July: Women's Sexual Problems - Disorders of Desire, Arousal and Orgasm; Sexuality and Contraception, Pregnancy, Menopause, Cancer and Chronic Illness.
Tuesday, 31st July: Sexuality and the Couple; Communication and Miscommunication within a Couple Relationship; Theory and Practice of Couple Therapy; Couple Therapy in Sexual Medicine Practice; Negotiating Solutions with Couples.
Wednesday, 1st August: Men's Sexual Problems - Erectile Function and Dysfunction; Impact of Radical Pelvic Surgery and Radiotherapy on Male Sexual Function; Peyronie's Disease and Sexuality; Urological Disease and Sexuality; Clinical Management of Erectile Dysfunction; Treating Sexual Problems in People with Cardiovascular Disease; Establishing and Running a Sexual Medicine Practice.
Thursday, 2nd August: Sexuality and Cancers in Men; Sexuality and Chronic Illness in Men; Sexuality and Physical Disability; Disorders of Ejaculation and Orgasm in Men.
Friday, 3rd August: Testosterone in Men's Health and Sexuality; Impact of Diabetes and other Endocrine Disorders on Sexuality.
The goal of the two-week Oxford programme is to provide future Sexual Medicine specialists with relevant knowledge and clinical skills useful in day-to-day practice, and to manage their future professional learning. This two-week programme will help future Sexual Physicians identify what and how to learn in preparation for specialist practice and professional examinations. Participants will have access to personal educational supervisors after completing the course, whose role is to accompany them on their path to independent specialist practice. This aspect of the programme will evolve to fit with the requirements of statutory training requirements, such as those of the UEMS Joint Committee on Sexual Medicine.