Pre-course (separate registration required)
The pre-course is an ideal way to build a knowledge base of sexual health concerns, including evaluation and management of common sexual health complaints. We review relevant anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. We also review management of menopause and its associated symptoms, including hormone therapy and local vaginal treatments. This year we are including our updated processes of care that summarize in detail what steps should be taken when seeing women with sexual health concerns. This course is relevant for any participants new to the ISSWSH meeting and returning participants who want to refresh their knowledge with the most current evidence and practice from the experts
Instructional Courses (separate registration required)
This years instructional courses are an invaluable addition to the main meeting and allow participants to gain practical knowledge for how to evaluate and manage common sexual health concerns. These courses are led by international experts and allow for in depth exploration of specific topics and more time for questions. These courses should appeal to anyone with a clinical practice that cares for people with sexual health complaints.
Instructional Course 1 is on vulvar dermatoses, led by a vulva care expert Obgyn and dermatologist. The will review common and rare dermatoses and their clinical presentation in sexual health office visits.
Instructional Course 2 is on sensate focus, a well established technique used by mental health providers to help couples with sexual health concerns. This will be led by world renowned experts in this area of practice. This is ideal for mental health providers and any health care provider seeking extra training in proper counseling techniques.
Instructional Course 3 is on neurologic causes of sexual dysfunction. This course will focus on evaluation and management of unusual causes of sexual dysfunction that are often overlooked or misdiagnosed and will be led by the founder of ISSWSH as well as a clinical researcher and neurosurgeon.
Instructional Course 4 is on treated sexual side effects from breast and gynecologic cancers. This course will focus on the best available evidence and practices for women and will be led by two international experts in survivorship for women with cancer.
Lunch and Learns (included in meeting registration)
Our lunch and learn sessions are open to all meeting registrants and provide a smaller and more interactive sessions on special topics related to sexual health. This year we will be focusing on alternative sexual practices, BDSM and polyamory as well as caring for Muslim and Arabic women with sexual health complaints.