Call for Applications Systematic Review on Mindfulness & Sexual Health

Join us in our mission to be the most respected and trusted source of information, education, and professional development on human sexual health by delivering world-class quality publications, research findings, and opportunities for knowledge exchange initiated by the ISSM Scientific Review Committee.

We are looking for Subcommittee Members to contribute to a Systematic Review on Mindfulness and Sexual Health to be published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), covering an in-depth analysis of the literature on mindfulness as a treatment for sexual health concerns and sexual dysfunctions.

The subcommittee on Mindfulness and Sexual Health, chaired by Dr. Lori Brotto of the University of British Columbia, will prepare and disseminate a Systematic Review on the efficacy of Mindfulness in Sexual Health-related problems.

We invite all ISSM Members to apply for the ISSM Systematic Review on Mindfulness and Sexual Health.
A completed (online) application form must be submitted before October 10, 2023.

What You Can Expect?

Sub-committee Members will receive training and assistance from professional methodologists to join in a collaborative process with the following steps:

  • Elaboration of the PICO and registration of the systematic review protocol.
  • Selection and evaluation of abstracts and full-text articles (Screening Process).
  • Data extraction from included studies
  • Assessment of the methodological quality of the studies.
  • Drafting of scientific outputs.
  • Public dissemination.

The anticipated presentation of findings is scheduled for the ISSM World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WSMS) in 2025.

What We Ask For?

  • Applicants must be ISSM full members in good standing before the deadline (Not a member yet? Apply here);
  • Applicants will serve on the Sub-committee in the period it takes to prepare the review on the topic (expected timeframe up to 2 years).
  • Applicants are requested to state their clinical or research experience within the specified topic; Experience in the development of reviews and a brief statement of interest explaining why you are interested in serving on the Sub-committee, including any relevant experience you have with the work of the Sub-committee.
  • Click here for the Terms of Reference.

Selection procedure

  • The subcommittee Chair will select Committee Members with input from the ISSM Scientific Review Committee.
  • Applicants will receive notification of their selection status no later than November 10, 2023.

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