ISSM Meeting Prizes

Will you be the next ISSM prize winner?

At every World Meeting on Sexual Medicine the ISSM hands out a number of prestigious prizes to recognize and celebrate dedication and innovation in sexual medicine. The prizes will be handed out during the World Meetings (either in person or virtual).

From January 1, 2023 information will follow to submit abstracts for the Meeting Prizes at the 24th Joint ISSM/MESSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023.

ISSM awards the following prizes:

ISSM Zorgniotti-Newman Prize
USD 2500
For the best paper (both basic and clinical research projects) on erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Herbert F Newman was one of the major scientific contributors in the field of the physiology of penile erection. Dr. Newman was awarded the first Jean-Francois Ginestie Prize at the 4th International Symposium for Corpus Cavernosum Revascularization in Paris 1984. Physician and co-researcher Dr. Jane Northrup of New York, New York has donated a new prize to be given in her husbands memory at this international symposium. The prize offered to encourage and promote research, is being awarded to a participant at the congress who has submitted an outstanding original work on any clinical investigative project concerning erectile dysfunction.

Female Sexual Dysfunction prize
USD 1500 (2022)
For the best paper in Women’s Sexual Health.

ISSM Emil Tanagho Prize
USD 2500
For the best innovative research presented during the WMSM (based on abstract submissions)

Dr. Emil Tanagho was a formal Chairman of the Department of Urology at University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is a pioneer in neurourology, urodynamics and bladder reconstruction. He mentored many prominant members of ISSM including Wayne Hellstrom, Gregory Broderick, Gerald Brock, Serge Carrier, and Tom Lue. After the ISSM meeting in San Francisco, Tom Lue proposed to the ISSM executive committee to establish the Tanagho Prize to encourage investigators to continue the scientific exploration of physiology and pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction as well as innovations in diagnosis and treatment.

The ISSM Mental Health Prize
USD 1500 (2022)
For the best paper on psychology/behavioral health

Jean François Ginestié Prize ENDED 2014
USD 2500
For the best paper on basic science on sexual medicine

The (ISSM) decided in 1984 that it should recognize cutting‐edge research with awards at the biennial meetings. The “Jean François Ginestié Prize” first awarded in 1984, of 15.000 French francs (± US$ 2,500), was funded by the family of this French pioneer in the field of ED (he did the first arteriographies of the pudendal arteries). This prize awarded the best paper on basic science.  The Fund was terminated in 2014.

Will you be among these distinguished prize winners?

2022: 23rd ISSM/SMSNA Scientific Meeting, Miami, USA

Zorgniotti-Newman Prize: 
Pathway analysis of microarray data from corpora cavernosal tissue of prostatectomy and Peyronie’s patients, in comparison with a cavernous nerve injured rat model of erectile dysfunction.
Carol Podsalek, Timothy Searl, Samuel  Orlander, Kevin T. McVary.

ISSM Emil Tanagho Prize: 
Gut Microbiota and Sexual Desire Disorder in Women
Li, G; Xiansheng, Z; Xiaojin, H; Yunxia, C

ISSM/SMSNA Female Sexual Dysfunction Prize: 
How Many Nerve Fibers Innervate the Human Clitoris: A Histomorphometric Evaluation of the Dorsal Nerve of the Clitoris.
Maria Uloko, Paige Isabey, Blair Robert Peters.

ISSM/SMSNA Mental Health Prize: 
Sexual Function in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder before and after Treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI).
Sophia Weber, Vibe Frokjaer, Sophia Armand, Julie Nielsen, Gitte Knudsen, Martin Jørgensen, Dea Stenbæk, Annamaria Giraldi.

ISSM/SMSNA Basic Science Abstract Prizes:
Histometric Measurement of CD117 and PGP9.5 Immunopositive Staining in Excised Vestibular Specimens from Patients with Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia
Drian, A; Yee, A; Kim, N; Goldstein, A; Kady, S; Goldstein, S; Goldstein, I

EMT Induced Transcription Factors Direct Leptin-LEPR-DHH Signaling to Modulate Leydig Stem Cells Differentiation in Testis.
Arora, H; Seetharam, D; Ramasamy, R; Dullea, A

How many Nerve Fibers Innervate the Human Clitoris? A Histomorphometric Evaluation of the Dorsal Nerve of the Clitoris.
Peters, B; Uloko, M; Isabey, P

Association of Androgen Receptor Signaling in Human Corpus Cavernosum with Serum Testosterone Levels.
Khodamoradi, K; Dullea, A; Golan, R; Ory, J; Bidhan, J; Arora, H; Ramasamy, R

Exploring the Effects of Actinidin as a Novel Collagenase on Human Peyronie’s Disease Cells.
Feng, K; Kiattiburut, W; Hickling, D; Burton, J; Campbell, J.

ISSM/SMSNA Clinical Abstract Prizes:
The Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score is a Reliable Tool to Identify Patients with Arteriogenic Erectile Dysfunction at Dynamic Penile Color Doppler Duplex Ultrasound – Findings From a Real-life Cross-sectional Study.
Pozzi, E; Fallara, G; Bertini, A; Raffo, M; Paolo, C; Fallara, G; Belladelli, F; Corsini, C; Cignoli, D; Candela, L; Schifano, N; Lanzaro, F; D'arma, A; Boeri, L; Ventimiglia, E; Matloob, R; Montorsi, F; Salonia, A.

Comorbidity Profile Network Analysis of Men with Erectile Dysfunction.
Greear, G; Dadhich, P; Stanaway, I; Walsh, T; Nicholson, T; Wessells, H; Holt, S; Hehemann, M.

The Effects of Vaginal Testosterone versus Placebo on Female Sexual Function: Interim Analysis of the PIVoT Trial (Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection using Vaginal Testosterone).
Martinez, M; Sandozi, A; Vafina, L; Kaplan-marans, E; Lee, J; Khurgin, J; Lee, A; Polland, A.

The Safety of Vaginal Estrogen Therapy for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause in Women with a History of Breast Cancer – A Claims Database Analysis.
Agrawal, P; Dumas, K; Singh, S; Kohn, J; Kohn, T; Clifton, M

Pharmacological Treatment of Men with Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder - Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Paroxetine and Naltrexone.
Lew-starowicz, M; Draps, M; Kowalewska, E; Obarska, K; Kraus, S; Gola, M.


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