The mission mainly is to prepare the scientific program of the ISSM Biennial Meeting. The Scientific Committee will also advice the officers for other scientific activities that ISSM might develop.
The scientific committee mentioned here below is in charge of the scientific program of the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine, which takes place virtually in 2021 (more information: http://wmsm.org/)
Dr Eric Chung is a urological surgeon at the AndroUrology Centre and holds academic professorial appointments at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney. He is the Secretary- General of APSSM, Chair of both Scientific and Membership Committees at ISSM and Chair of the Prostate Cancer Survivorship committee at the last International Consultation on Sexual Medicine. He is a strong advocate for international collaborations and a multi- disciplinary approach in personalized treatment pathways.
Luca Incrocci is professor of Genito- urinary radiotherapy and sexologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Sexual Health and Past- President of the International Society for Sexual Medicine. Prof. Incrocci is the author of more than 150 peer- reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters.
Dr. Sato is specialist in Urology /Sexual medicine at the Sanjukai Urological Hospital, Sapporo Medical University in Japan
- MD: Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan - 1986
- PhD: Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan - 1992
- Full residency in urology at Sapporo Medical University Hospital, 1986- 1991
- Fellowship in sexual medicine: Research associate, Laboratory of Molecular and
- Integrative Urology, Department of Urology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA 1997- 2000
He started as Assistant professor in the Department of Urology, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine in 2000 and is since 2015 Clinical Professor, Sapporo Medical University and Director of Sanjukai Urological Hospital 2015- present
Dr Sato has been involved in many clinical and basic researches in sexual medicine and urology fields. He has published more than 200 papers and book chapters about male sexual function/dysfunction. The publications include original research, opinion papers, scientific reviews, and editorials. In clinical publication, treatment of erectile function, late onset of hypogonadism, ejaculatory dysfunction, sex function following urological surgeries and general survey of Japanese sexual activity are his main topics. He also has many publications about CNS control of erectile function as basic research.
In current institution, Sanjukai hospital, he has performed many surgeries for urological cancer. Dr Sato put a lot of effort into education of general citizen and urologist in importance of sexual medicine on quality in cancer survivors.
Dr Sato has served as many leaderships position of international and domestic society.
Currently as ISSM member- at- large from 2014- 2022 and Vice President of Japanese Society for Sexual medicine （JSSM）2016- present. He also participated in the Editorial Board of JSM since 2017 and was a committee member of 2nd and 4th International Consultation on Sexual Medicine (ICSM). He is Board of director of Japanese Men’s health Society and was Local secretary general of 2020 World meeting Japan.
Subcommittee - Male sexual (dys)function, surgical aspects
Dr. Landon Trost is a Urologist specializing in vasectomy reversal and Peyronie’s Disease at the Male Fertility and Peyronie’s Clinic in Orem, Utah. He was the former head of male infertility and Andrology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Trost is currently serving on the American Urological Association Guideline Panel for Hypogonadism, Peyronie’s Disease, and Priapism, the Chair of the Education Committee for the International Society of Sexual Medicine, Chair of the Website Committee for the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Fernando Facio, MD. PhD. - Associate Professor of Urology, Chief of the Division Men’s Health in FAMERP Medical School, Brazil. Member and Treasurer of SLAMS
Associate Editor of Sexual Medicine Open Access since 2015
Research Fellow in the Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins University (2008- 2009) under the supervision of Dr. Arthur L. Burnett
Dr. Georgios Hatzichristodoulou, MD, FEBU, FECSM is Associate Professor of Urology and the Chief of the Urology Department at the Martha- Maria Hospital Nuremberg, Germany. He is specialized in Urologic Oncology, minimal- invasive Urological Surgery and Andrology/Sexual Medicine. He is member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Panel on Male Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Subcommittee - Male sexual (dys)function, medical aspects
Andrea Salonia MD, PHD, FECSM, is a Full Professor of Urology and the Dean of the studies of the International Medical Doctor Program at University Vita- Salute San Raffaele, Milan in Italy.
Likewise, Andrea Salonia is the Head of the Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program at the academic Unit of Urology and the Director of URI- Urological Research Institute of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, Italy. Andrea Salonia is the current Chairman of the EAU Guidelines panel on Male sexual and reproductive health.
Over the last decades, Andrea Salonia’s major research interests have been focused on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of men sexual and reproductive health, with a targeted translational approach.
Amr El- Meliegy
Amr El- Meliegy, MD. MB.B.Ch. M.Sc. FECSM in Male Sexual & Reproductive Medicine.
Past President & Founder of Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine www.messm.org
Professor of Andrology, Sexology & STDs – Cairo University – Egypt
Du Geon Moon
Dr. Moon is Korean Urologist with a focus on Andrology and Regenerative Medicine. He graduated Korea University Medical School and obtained Ph. D in Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Since 1993, he completed urological residency and attending from fellowship to Professor of Korea University Medical Center. In 2004- 5, he worked as Research Fellow at Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, NC, USA.
He served as President of KSSMA (Korean Society for Sexual Medicine & Andrology, 2018- 2020), Vice President of KSRM (Korean Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2017- 2019), Secretary General of APSSM (2015- 2019). Now he is President of KASMHA (Korea Society of Men’s Health and Aging.
He is Director of Korea University Institute for Regenerative Medicine, President of ASOPS (Asian Society of Penile Surgery) and President of 2021 APSSM Meeting in Korea.
He is a Korean pioneer in UrethroPenoplasty (Glans & Girth augmentation with Filler, Peyronie’s disease, Urethral reconstruction, and Allium BUS Expert Panel) and TRT as Andrologist and STING with HA Filler for VUR and nocturia as Urologist.
He published over 150 papers in international peer reviewed journal and wrote 10 book chapters including Penile Surgery and Illustrated Surgery of Penis. Currently, his research interests focus on Regenerative Strategy, Programmed Cell therapy in Andrology and Microbiome.
Eusebio Rubio- Aurioles
Subcommittee - Female sexual (dys)function
Linda Vignozzi is Associate Professor in Endocrinology at the University of Florence, and Director of ANDROLOGY, WOMENS’ ENDOCRINOLOGY AND GENDER INCONGRUENCE UNIT OF CAREGGI HOSPITAL (Florence, Italy), accredited training center of the European Academy of Andrology, reference regional center for diagnosis and therapy of erectile dysfunction, reference regional center for semen cryopreservation, reference center for Management of subjects with gender incongruence (CRIG). She is VICE PRESIDENT OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE. Prof. Linda Vignozzi (orcid.org/0000- 0003- 0907- 0630) is the co- author of 174 manuscripts (H- index Scopus 52; H- index Google Scholar: 61, i10- index:120, citations: >9300).
Rowshan Ara Begum
Anita H. Clayton, MD, DLFAPA, IF is the David C. Wilson Professor and Chair of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Professor of Clinical Ob- Gyn at the University of Virginia. She has published over 200 peer- reviewed papers related to 1) major depressive disorder and 2) nomenclature/classification, development of measurement tools (e.g., CSFQ, SIDI- F, DSDS), and treatment of sexual dysfunctions. She has served as President of ISSWSH; Vice- Chair for Women’s Sexual Health for 3rd & 4th ICSM (2009, 2015); and ISSM Scientific Program Committee since 2014.
Dr. Kwangsung Park is a Professor of Urology at Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea. He received his medical degree (1983) and Ph.D. (1993) at Chonnam National University and Urology Board certification in Korea. He also did a fellowship in male erectile dysfunction (1995- 1997) at Boston University School of Medicine, USA. Dr. Park is currently the Secretary- General of the ISSM, Director- at- large of the ISSWSH, and EIC of the Investigative and Clinical Urology. He served as an EIC of Sexual Medicine open- access journal (2015- 2020).
Dr. Tami Rowen is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in sexual health and gynecological care for women with disabilities, women with cancer and transgender individuals. Rowen also provides routine prenatal care, family planning services and management of both routine and complex gynecological conditions. She provides surgical and medical treatment for conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, adnexal masses (growths near the uterus and related structures), cervical dysplasia (precancerous cells on the cervix) and endometriosis.
Rowen earned her medical degree and a master's degree in health and medical sciences through a joint program of the University of California, Berkeley, and UCSF. She completed a residency in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at UCSF.
Rowen is an internationally recognized expert in sexual health. She serves as the education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and as an associate editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She has conducted studies in developing countries on family planning as well as safe motherhood.
Rowen is a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, World Professional Association for Transgender Health and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Subcommittee - Basic and translational research
Ahmed El- Sakka
Prof. El- Sakka was graduated from medical school, Suez Canal university, Ismailia, Egypt, and completed a residency- training program in Urology and Andrology. He was trained as a fellow at the department of urology, UCSF. Prof. El- Sakka holds several positions including chairman of urology department, the president of Middle East society for sexual medicine, president section of Andrology at Egyptian urological association and vice president of the Egyptian society for sexual medicine and surgery.
Johanna Hannan, PhD is a tenure- track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. She has a strong background in many biochemical and in vivo techniques, smooth muscle signaling, neurovascular physiology and pathophysiology of the genitourinary tract. Her research interests focus on bladder, vaginal and penile function/dysfunction in diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and aging, and because of cancer treatment. She also serves as Chair of Research Grants for ISSWSH, Chair of social media for Society of Pelvic Research and on the Basic Science committee for SMSNA.
Subcommittee - Psychosexual aspects and sexual orientation
Carmita H. N. Abdo, MD PhD is Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Coordinator of the Sexuality Studies Program (ProSex) of the Institute of Psychiatry, Medical School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. President of the Brazilian Association of Studies in Medicine and Sexual Health.
Stanley E. Althof, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida and Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is Past- President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. Dr. Althof has been instrumental in the development of sex therapy field and is an internationally recognized researcher and scientist.
Joana Carvalho, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Psychology at Porto University (Portugal). Carvalho is credited as a specialist in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and sexology, by the Portuguese Board of Psychologists. She is the principal investigator of the Research Group in Human Sexuality and member of the executive board of the Centre for Psychology of Porto University, where she conducts research on the cognitive and emotional factors underpinning sexual response and functioning.
- Senior Sexual Health Physician & Counselor.
- Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dept of Sexual Health) at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals & Grant Govt Medical College, & Mumbai Police Hospital.
- Founder Chairman of Indian Medical Association's Initiative for Sexual Health a Pan India Sex Education Programme. Course Director & Faculty of Fellowship of Clinical Sexology, A 12- month Course by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
- President of Society for Preservation of Medical Ethics,
- Author of The Best Seller "Sex has no Expiry Date”.
Professor Marita McCabe is Research Professor and Team Leader of the Health and Ageing Research Group at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. She is a clinical psychologist who has conducted research and practice in many areas of human sexuality for the past 40 years. She is currently Deputy Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.