The Communications Committee is dedicated to the optimal sharing of scientific information and news related to the field of sexual medicine among ISSM members. The committee is also tasked with providing state of the art information to the public through the official ISSM website, the ISSM Journals and Newsletters, and social media.
- Enhance communication with members on ISSM membership benefits/projects etc
- Provide state of the art information targeting professionals to improve practices
- Provide state of the art information targeting the public to raise awareness
- Increasing the number of followers and social media engagement
- Create collaboration with other societies
Dr. Alexandra Dubinskaya is a board-certified gynecologists, specializing in female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery, menopause, and woman’s sexual health. Dr. Dubinskaya is a clinician, researcher, and passionate advocate for her patients. She has completed her medical and general surgery training in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her passion for female pelvic health, surgical reconstruction, genital plastic surgery and female sexuality is what lead her to the United States. She completed obstetrics gynecology residency training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA and St Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Her surgical skills were refined further during her fellowship at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Dubinskaya enjoys inspiring and encouraging women to embrace their bodies, sexuality, and re-gain control and confidence in their lives.
Prof. Dr. Christopher Ho Chee Kong, MD, MS, MRCSEd, MBU (Cert), MFSTEd, AM, FICS (USA), FRCS (Urol)(Glasg), FECSM, FRCSEd, FACS is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine, Taylor’s University, and Consultant Urologist at Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre. He was previously a Professor of Surgery and Urology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
He is a member of the International Consultation of Urological Diseases (ICUD), the Vice President for the Malaysian Society of Andrology and the Study of the Aging Male (MSASAM), Secretary of the College of Surgeons Malaysia, Committee Member of the Asian Society of Men’s Health and Andrology (AMSHA) and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd), and Glasgow FRCS (Urol)(Glasg), European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM), International College of Surgeons (FICS), European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM), American College of Surgeons (FACS), and Academy of Medicine Malaysia (FAMM).
Maurizio De Rocco Ponce
Maurizio De Rocco Ponce, MD is an Italian Endocrinologist and Andrologist.
He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2011 and then specialized in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases in 2016 at the same University with a thesis on Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes Mellitus.
Since 2016 he has specialized in male reproductive and sexual health issues working as a Research Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Unit of Andrology and Reproductive Medicine at the University Hospital of Padua. In 2017 he obtained a Master’s in Andrology and Reproductive Medicine from the University of Padua. In 2019 he completed the trainee program on andrological echography of the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (SIAMS).
Flavia Glina is a Clinical Psychologist and a Human Sexuality Specialist.
She has completed her psychology degree in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as her Specializations in Human Sexuality and Couples and Family Therapy.
Flavia is an active member of the Internation Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), the Latin America Society for Sexual Medicine (SLAMS), as well as the Brazilian Association of Studies in Sexual Medicine (ABEMSS). She has publications in peer-reviewed journals and participates in scientific meetings.
Currently living in Porto, Portugal, she continues to do her work and wants to keep inspiring and helping humans to embrace their sexualities and live a life with more pleasure and less prejudice and stigma.
Ho Vinh Phuoc Nguyen
Nguyen Ho Vinh Phuoc earned a doctorate and master's degree in urology and andrology from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He also holds an executive MBA in international management consulting from the School of Business – FHNW, Switzerland. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of health communication and education in Vietnam, having been the host/guest of a series of articles, television, and radio programs specializing in men's health.
Prof Juza Chen, Associated Professor (Emeritus) of General Surgery and Urology
Professor (Emeritus) Juza Chen, M.D. served as a Director at the Male Sexual Health Clinic and Senior Urologist in the Department of Urology at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. He is Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Urology and General Surgery at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.
He is an active member in the field of sexual medicine. In addition to 90 published articles, 2 books and 3 chapters on the subject, he has also been involved in many professional societies. He served on the Executive Committee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, as President of the Israeli Society for Sexual Medicine and as chair of the ISSWSH Membership Committee. He served as a member of the prize committee of the ISSM, educational committee of the ISSM, member of the scientific committee of the ESSM and member of ejaculatory dysfunction sub-committee of the ICMS 09. Prof Chen was member of the Editorial Board of the JSM and is reviewer for JSM, European Urology, Journal of Urology.
Augusto Pepe Cardoso
Augusto José Pepe Cardoso
Urologist – Andrologist
Graduation as Medical Doctor from the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas/NOVA Medical School – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal in 1982
Specialization in Urology at Hospital Curry Cabral/Hospitais Civis de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal in 1994
Specialization in Urology from the Ordem dos Médicos, Portugal in 1994
Post-Graduation in Sexual Medicine from the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal in 2006
Competence in Sexology from the Ordem dos Médicos, Portugal in 2022
Specialized in Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie's disease.
Head of the Department of Urology, Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Reproduction of the Hospital CUF Sintra – Mem-Martins/Sintra, Portugal – since 2019
Graduate Assistant/Consultant of the Urology Department of the Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE, Amadora - Lisbon, Portugal – since 1996
Coordinator of Andrology and Sexual Medicine of Urology Department of the Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE, Amadora - Lisbon, Portugal – since 1996
Coordinator of Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Reproduction of the Clínica de St. António / CLISA – Lusíadas, Amadora, Lisbon, Portugal – 1999 to 2019
Invited Professor at Ribeiro Sanches School of Health (ERISA), Lisbon, Portugal - Nursing Degree 2018 e 2019
Member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Society of Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Reproduction (SPA) – since 2017
Member of the Advisory Board of the Forún Saúde Século XXI – since 2014
Former Member of the Internacional Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) Finance and Audit Committee -2019/2020
Former President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Society of Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Reproduction (SPA) - 2017/2018 and 2019/2020
Former Member of the Advisory Board of the Ibero-American Association of Andrology Societies (ANDRO) 2017/2018 and 2019/2020
Former Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM) – 2016/2019
Former President of the Portuguese Society of Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Reproduction (SPA) - 2013/2014 and 2015/2016
Former Secretary General of the Portuguese Society of Andrology, Sexual Medicine and Reproduction (SPA) - 2009/2010 and 2011/2012
Gabriel Veber Moisés da Silva, MD.
Graduate as a Medical Doctor and Urologist from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. Since 2019 specialized in Andrology, Male Infertility and Sexual Health Issues, working as head of the unit of Andrology of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil, and as a private practioner. Specialized in AnPsychologist and a Human Sexuality Specialist. Active member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), the Latin America Society for Sexual Medicine (SLAMS), as well as the Brazilian Association of Studies in Sexual Medicine (ABEMSS).
Shilpa Veluthethodi Sivaraman
Qualifications- MBBS, MD in psychiatry, MRCPsych
Working as specialty doctor in Psychiatry
Special interest- Psychotropics and sexual dysfunction , Women's sexual health, comprehensive sexual education, increasing awareness on sexual health.