The mission of the committee is to review ISSM grants, scholarships and meeting prizes and make recommendations to the Board of Directors, based on a written and by the officers approved protocol for assessment and evaluation of grants and prizes.
The ISSM Grants & Prizes Committee is responsible for the following programs/ initiatives:
Awarding the following ISSM Prizes:
- The prestigious ISSM Zorgniotti-Newman Prize of USD 2500 will be awarded to the best paper (both basic and clinical research projects) on erectile dysfunction.
- The Female Sexual Dysfunction prize of USD 2500 goes to the best paper in Women’s Sexual Health.
- The ISSM Emil Tanagho Prize of USD 2500 will be awarded to the best innovative research presented during the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine.
- The ISSM Mental Health Prize of USD 2500 will be awarded to the best paper on psychology/behavioral health.
Marieke Dewitte is a clinical psychologist- sexologist who had her training in Belgium and The Netherlands and completed her PhD at Ghent University, Belgium. She currently works as assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Psychological Science of the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.
She teaches several courses and workshops on sexual responding at the university and in post- academic sexology trainings. Her research involves psychophysiological studies on basic mechanisms of sexual functioning, gender differences, interpersonal dynamics, dyadic interactions between partners, and attachment in relation to sexual responding. The main focus of her research is on the sexual interaction between partners. Her clinical (research) focus is on female genital pain. She also worked as sex therapist at Ghent University Hospital and now at Maastricht University Hospital. She is editor- in- chief of the Dutch Journal of Sexology and Secretary General of ESSM.
Panchanan Acharjee, MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Chittagong Medical College, Chattogram, Bangladesh.
Member, ISSM Grants & Prizes Committee,
Associate Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry (Bang J Psychiatry).
Professor in Urology- Andrology
Dept. of Urology in Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University- Cerrahpasa Turkey
Executive Committee Member ESSM
Member of ISSM Grants & Prizes Committee
Laith M Alzweri
Laith Alzweri, MD, MRCS, FECSM is an assistant professor of urology and the director of Men’s Health and Male Genitourinary Reconstruction at the Division of Urology, Dept of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Saleh Binsaleh MD, FRSCS, is a Professor of Urology, Head of Andrology unit at the department of surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University. Dr. Saleh is the program director of King Saud University Andrology Fellowship Training Program, He is a member of many regional and international societies including AUA, EAU, ISSM, ESSM. He is the Chairman and founding member of Saudi Society of Men's health (SSMH). Dr. Binsaleh got his bachelor’s degree from King Saud University in 2000, and urology residency training at McGill University, Canada from 2000 to 2005.
He completed one year of clinical fellowship in laparoscopic urology and endourology 2005- 2006 from McMaster University, Canada, and one- year clinical fellowship in Andrology and microsurgery 2006- 2007 from University of Toronto, Canada. He published more than 70 original papers in peer reviewed journals and 3 books. He is an editor and reviewer for many scientific journals. He presented at many local, regional, and international meetings. Currently Prof. Binsaleh’s researches focus on Male infertility and erectile dysfunction, as well as minimal access urology.
Susan Kellogg- Spadt
Susan Kellogg- Spadt PhD, CRNP, IF, CSC, FCST is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine
at The Center for Pelvic Medicine in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Dr. Kellogg performs direct patient care, consultative services as a vulvovaginal and pelvic pain specialist, researcher, educator, sexual dysfunction clinician and therapist. She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health where serves as the Chair of the Fellowship Committee and a member of the Board of Directors.
She is on the executive Board of the National Vulvodynia Association.
Dr. Kellogg is Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; and Clinical Associate faculty at the University of
Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia
Dr Kellogg is a certified sexuality counselor and therapist. She has authored and coauthored over 75 peer reviewed articles and numerous chapters in the field of sexual medicine. She has been a featured columnist in the New York Times and appeared on 20/20, CNN, the Today Show and Discovery Channel.
Dr. Ramasamy is a urologist and microsurgeon, specializing in male fertility and sexual dysfunction. He has performed and published research in men's reproductive health issues including genetic basis of male infertility and evaluating and treating hypogonadism.
He has authored more than 275 peer- reviewed publications on clinical and scientific issues in reproductive health. He has presented in over 25 national and international conferences and co- authored several book chapters.
Rachel S. Rubin MD is Board certified urologist fellowship trained in sexual medicine
Assistant Professor in Urology at Georgetown University
Associate Editor for Sexual Medicine Reviews
SMSNA and ISSWSH fellowship designation
Hwan Cheol Son
Hwancheol Son, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor. Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Clinical professor, Department of Urology, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital
Secretary- General, The Korean Urological Association
Vice- president, Korean Society for Sexual Medicine and Andrology
Masroor Ahmad Wani
Dr. Masroor Ahmad Wani is a renowned Sexologist - (MD, Gold Medalist) - Certified with American Board of Sexologist, USA) in Srinagar currently practicing at Healthzone Sexology Clinic located Opposite LD Hospital Wazir Bagh, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Dr. Masroor Ahmad Wani is highly skilled and experienced in treating major and minor sexology diseases.