ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2021

  March 5-7, 2021


All times indicated below are in EST.

All sessions will be recorded and made available on-demand for a longer period for those who are registered.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
08:45 a.m. - 09:45 a.m.
Poster Session 1
Bartholin Cysts Can Be Treatable Causes of Female Sexual Dysfunction: Four Year Review of Diagnosis and Treatment Principles (#031)
Speaker: Maria Uloko
A Large Retroperitoneal Schwannoma Masquerading as Genito-Urinary Syndrome of Menopause (#032)
Speaker: Tarek Khalife
Exploring the Link Between Autoimmune Disorders and Painful Sex in Ova-Having Bodies (#033)
Speaker: Karen Washington
Secnidazole for Trichomoniasis: Results from a Clinical Trial with Women and a Systematic Literature Review for Men (#034)
Speaker: Christina Muzny
EndoCouples: Working with Couples Struggling with Painful Sex Due to Endometriosis (#035)
Speaker: Kristina Brown
Chasing the Two-Headed Dragon: Using BDSM to Manage Pelvic Pain from Endometriosis (#036)
Speaker: Kristina Brown
Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Hidden Condition Affecting Sexual Life (#037)
Speaker: Rajlaxmi Mundhra
Sexual Issues Due to Comorbidities in Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (#038)
Speaker: Krista Collins
Improve Your Online Findability: Search Engine Optimization for Providers of Patients with Vulvovaginal Pain (#039)
Speaker: Caitlin Williams
A Pandemic, Technology and Sex (#040)
Speaker: Kimberly Tiffany
Vulvovaginal Pain Experiences: pain type, pelvic exam, and condom use (#041)
Speaker: Olivia Adams
Music and Healing (#042)
Speaker: Catherine Nyajure
Genital Tucking Practices in Trans Individuals and Anogenital Implications (#043)
Speaker: Rachel Christensen
Sex Education: Including Simulation in CME Presentations (#044)
Speaker: Nancy Phillips
An Expectancy Model of Clitorodynia in the Rat (#045)
Speaker: Christine Gerson
Signalling the Vaginal Code: A Dual Role for Oxytocin in Sexual Partner Preference and Reproduction (#046)
Speaker: Conall Eoghan Mac Cionnaith
Hope and Flourishing: The Effect of Hope on Psychological Flourishing in Participants with Chronic Pain (#047)
Speaker: Lee Marino Clyne
Management of Sexual Dysfunction: Can Color Scheme in Areas of Intimacy be a Possible Management Intervention? (#048)
Speaker: Zaina Chaudhry
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Opening & Sandra Leiblum Presidential Lecture
Moderators: Linda Vignozzi, MD, PhD & Paul Yong, MD, PhD
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Close Encounters in the World of Women's Sexual Health: An Alien's Journey
Speaker: Noel Kim, PhD, IF
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Symposium 1 - Bench to Bedside: Inflammation, the Silent Killer for Sex
Moderators: Irwin Goldstein, MD, IF & Linda Vignozzi, MD, PhD
11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Inflammation and Sexual Desire and Arousal Dysfunction
Speaker: Tierney Lorenz, PhD
11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Inflammation, Vestibulodynia and Introital Dyspareunia
Speaker: David Foster, MD, MPH
12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Inflammation, Endometriosis and Deep Dyspareunia
Speaker: Paul Yong, MD, PhD
12:25 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
12:40 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
01:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
Research Podium Session 1
Moderators: Johanna Hannan, PhD & Barry Komisaruk, PhD
Excess Density of Mast Cells and Nerves with Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia: Defining the Extent of the Vestibulectomy Surgical Excision (#001)
Speaker: Irwin Goldstein, MD, IF
Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia as a Cause of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder: A First-Ever Case Series (#002)
Speaker: Maria Uloko
Immunohistochemical Staining of Vestibular Tissue from Patients Suspected of Having Neuroproliferative Vestibulodynia: A Case Series (#003)
Speaker: Irwin Goldstein, MD, IF
Using Genital Anesthesia Testing (GAT) in the Management of Bothersome Genital Dysesthesia (#004)
Speaker: Helen Stearns
The Forgotten Region of the Vestibule: The 12:00 Location (#005)
Speaker: Maria Uloko
Methamphetamine-Induced Vaginal Lubrication (#006)
Speaker: Maggie Mott
Physical activity and female sexual dysfunction: too much of a good thing? (#007)
Speaker: Elisa Maseroli, MD
Chronic High Fat Diet Decreases Vaginal Smooth Muscle Tone but does not Affect Pelvic Floor Skeletal Muscle in Mice (#008)
Speaker: Lindsey Burleson
02:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
State of the Art Lecture 1 - Stress, Sex and Reproductive Hormones
Moderators: Nicole Cirino, MD, IF & Paul Yong, MD, PhD
03:00 p.m. - 03:25 p.m.
Oxytocin, Bonding and Reproductive Function in Females
Speaker: Larry Young, PhD
03:25 p.m. - 03:50 p.m.
Stress and Sex: The Relationship Between Stress Hormones, Androgens, Estrogens, and Female Sexual Function
Speaker: Lisa Dawn Hamilton, PhD
03:50 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
04:10 p.m. - 04:40 p.m.
The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer Lecture
Moderators: Alyse Kelly-Jones, MD, IF, FACOG & James Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG
04:10 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Moving the Needle on Clinical Communication about Sexual Health for Women with Cancer: Challenges and Paths Forward
Speaker: Jennifer B. Reese, PhD
04:30 p.m. - 04:40 p.m.
04:40 p.m. - 05:10 p.m.
NAMS Lecture
Moderators: Alyse Kelly-Jones, MD, IF, FACOG & James Simon, MD, CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG
04:40 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Female Sexual Dysfunction: Lessons Learned From the Data Registry on Experiences of Aging, Menopause and Sexuality (DREAMS)
Speaker: Stephanie Faubion, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF
05:00 p.m. - 05:10 p.m.
05:10 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.
ISSWSH Business Meeting (members only)
06:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.
Special Interest Interactive Networking Sessions - PGAD
06:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.
Special Interest Interactive Networking Sessions - Management of Sexual Pain / Dyspareunia
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Saturday, March 6, 2021
09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Industry Sponsored Breakfast Symposium
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
State of the Art Lecture 2 - Sex and Food
Moderators: Annamaria Giraldi, MD, PhD, IF & Elisa Maseroli, MD
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
How Appetites Overlap
Speaker: Giovanni Castellini, MD, PhD
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Symposium 2 - Covid, Sex, and the Internet
Moderators: Rose Hartzell-Cushanick, PhD, EdS, CHES, LMFT, IF & Sharon Parish, MD, IF, NCMP
11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Online Sexual Imagery and Its Impact on Women and Their Relationships
Speaker: Taylor Kohut, PhD
11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online Ways to Engage in Sexual Activity
Speaker: Emmanuele Jannini, MD
12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Adapting in Person Therapy to Online Telehealth
Speakers: Jennifer Gabelsberg, PT, DPT, MSc, MTC, WCS, BCB-PMD; Quozette Valera, DPT & Linda Vuong, DPT
12:25 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
12:40 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
01:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
ISSM Lecture
Moderators: Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF & Noel Kim, PhD, IF
01:00 p.m. - 01:20 p.m.
Love in the Time of COVID
Speaker: Annamaria Giraldi, MD, PhD, IF
01:20 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
01:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
ESSM Lecture
Moderators: Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF & Noel Kim, PhD, IF
01:30 p.m. - 01:50 p.m.
Regenerative Sexual Medicine: How Far is the Future
Speaker: Carlo Bettocchi, MD
01:50 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
IUGA Lecture
Moderators: Brooke Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF & Noel Kim, PhD, IF
02:00 p.m. - 02:20 p.m.
Managing GSM; Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Speaker: Dudley Robinson, MBBS, MD, FRCOG
02:20 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
02:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
03:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Research Podium Session 2
Moderators: Juliana Kling, MD MPH NCMP FACP & Rachel Rubin, MD, IF
Testosterone Management in Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Who Have Reduced 5?-Reductase Activity: A Unique Population (#009)
Speaker: Sue Goldstein, BA, CCRC, AASECT-CSE, IF
A Novel Collaborative Protocol for Successful Management of PGAD/GPD Mediated by Tarlov Cyst-induced Radiculopathy of Sacral Spinal Nerve Roots in the Cauda Equina (#010)
Speaker: Choll Kim
Using Pre-Operative Low Intensity Vestibular Shockwave Therapy Reduces Opioid Use Post-Vestibulectomy (#011)
Speaker: Helen Stearns
Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) Treatment Compliance Correlates with Improved Outcome (#012)
Speaker: Rodney Baber
Estetrol Combined with Drospirenone: An Investigational Oral Contraceptive With A Selective Impact on Endocrine Parameters (#013)
Speaker: Andrew London
Lorexys Beyond Desire (#014)
Speaker: Robert Pyke
STOMP: Sexual function Trial of Overactive bladder: Medication versus PTNS (#015)
Speaker: Allison Polland
The Effect of Phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor on Female Sexual Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (#016)
Speaker: Shehab Khashaba
04:40 p.m. - 05:10 p.m.
SSTAR Lecture
Moderators: Susan Kellogg-Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF & Rossella Nappi, MD, PhD
04:40 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Child maltreatment's impact on couples' sexual health: Evidence from longitudinal and daily diary studies
Speaker: Sophie Bergeron, PhD
05:00 p.m. - 05:10 p.m.
05:10 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.
State of the Art Lecture 3 - Surrogate Partner Therapy
Moderators: Johannes Bitzer, MD, IF & Sue Goldstein, BA, CCRC, AASECT-CSE, IF
05:30 p.m. - 06:20 p.m.
Tools and lessons that all Providers can Apply to Patient Care
Speakers: Andrew Heartman & Heather Howard, PhD, MPH, MBA, AASECT-CSC, AASECT-CSE, IF
06:20 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.
06:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.
Interactive Networking Session - Membership Outreach Committee
06:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.
Interactive Networking Session - Membership Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Sunday, March 7, 2021
08:45 a.m. - 09:45 a.m.
Poster Session 2
Why isnt Womens Sexual Health Part of the Conversation? The Case of Vulvodynia (#049)
Speaker: Krisztina Bajzak
Vulvodynia Viewed From a Disease Prevention Framework: Insights From Patient Perspectives (#050)
Speaker: Valerie Webber
Anatomical Elements Portrayed in Artistic Representations of the Vulva on Instagram (#051)
Speaker: Ariel Gustavo Scafuri
Characterization of Female Sexual Dysfunction Associated with Spinal Pathology and Surgery (#052)
Speaker: Patricia Moscicki
Multidisciplinary Treatment of Transgender Woman with Severe Gender Dysphoria and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders - Case Report (#053)
Speaker: Irena Rahne Otorepec
Appropriate Solutions to Reusable Sanitary Products in Uganda (#054)
Speaker: Arie To
Effect of Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) on Female Sexual Function (#055)
Speaker: Ethan Litman
The Decreased Sexual Desire Screener: What are we missing? (#056)
Speaker: Lyndsey Harper
Retrospective Cohort Study: Associations Between Gynecology Provider Level and Female Sexual Dysfunction Screening Rates during Annual Exams (#057)
Speaker: William Berry
Attention to Genital Cues Scale - Principal Components Analysis and Correlational Validity (#058)
Speaker: Elizabeth-Ann Viscione
Estetrol(E4) is a Unique Estrogen With Selective Actions in Tissues Which Are Distinctly Different From the Actions of SERMs (#059)
Speaker: Jean-Michel Foidart
Dyspareunia in Patients with Female Prostatitis (#060)
Speaker: Alexander Parshin
Choosing Myself: Inclusion, Boundaries, and Risk in a Sexual Health Education Program for Foster-Engaged Youth (#061)
Speaker: Jill McCracken
Do Polish Adolescents Sexual Minorities have Poorer Sleep? - Analysis from POLKA 18 Pilot Study (#062)
Speaker: Klaudia Szymu?
Why Core Emotions Matter: Understanding the role of the emotional brain in the treatment of sexual and affective disorders (#063)
Speaker: Nan Wise, PhD, LCSW
Trigger Point Release of Post Partum Pudendal Compression Relieves Persistent Genital Arousal: Case Report (#064)
Speaker: Teresa Wood
What's Up with the Use of Sensate Focus Touch in Sex Therapy and Sexual Health?: A Critical Literature Review (#065)
Speaker: Linda Weiner
STI Co-infection Among Pregnant Women with SARS-CoV-2 (#066)
Speaker: Kiera Needham
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
State of the Art Lecture 4 - Pelvic Pain
Moderators: Alessandra Graziottin, MD & Becky Lynn, MD, IF, NCMP, MBA
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Pain Management Options for Sexual Pain
Speaker: John Vogel, DO, NCMP, CIPS
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Symposium 3 - One Size Doesn't Fit All: Tailored Therapy for Disorders of Orgasm
Moderator: Kwangsung Park, MD, PhD, IF
11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
What's an Orgasm?
Speaker: Nan Wise, PhD, LCSW
11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
How do you Manage Orgasm Problems from the Peripheral Organs and Pelvic Floor?
Speaker: Tami Rowen, MD, MS, FACOG, IF
12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.
How do you Manage Orgasm Problems from the Spine and Brain?
Speaker: Irwin Goldstein, MD, IF
12:25 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
12:40 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
01:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.
Research Podium Session 3
Moderator: Sally MacPhedran, MD, MS, IF, NMCP, FACOG
Systemic Estradiol Menopause Management: Return to the Old-Fashioned Way (#017)
Speaker: Sue Goldstein, BA, CCRC, AASECT-CSE, IF
Is Female Sexual Dysfunction an Important Factor in Physician Process of Care and Decision-Making for Common Gynecologic Procedures: An Interview Study (#018)
Speaker: Diane Tomalty
Disclosure of LEEP Complications: Qualitative Analysis of Hospital-affiliated Online Resources in Canada (#019)
Speaker: Olivia Giovannetti
Post-SSRI/SNRI Sexual Dysfunction: A review (#020)
Speaker: Caroline Pukall
Earlier Age of First Sexual Activity Predicts Womens Higher Sexual Pleasure, but also Higher Sexual Shame (#021)
Speaker: Katherine Bogen
Measures of Sexual Functioning, Particularly Pain Functioning, are Imperfect Predictors of Womens Sexual Pleasure (#022)
Speaker: Harper Jones
An Online Survey Study Investigating the Contribution of the Cervix to the Female Sexual Response and Patient-Reported Barriers to Sexual Counselling (#023)
Speaker: Shelby Gilmore
Sexual, Psychological, Interpersonal Well-being and (Unmet) Supportive Care Needs of Couples After a Gynaecological Cancer Treatment (#024)
Speaker: Pernelle Dalex
02:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
03:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Symposium 4 - Culturally Sensitive Sexual Medicine
Moderators: Erica Marchand, PhD & Tami Rowen, MD, MS, FACOG, IF
03:00 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.
The Multicultural Counseling Competency Model
Speaker: Erica Marchand, PhD
03:15 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
Understanding the Worldview of a Culturally Different Patient
Speaker: Johannes Bitzer, MD, IF
03:30 p.m. - 03:45 p.m.
Working with Culturally Diverse Patients from All Over the World in a Sexual Medicine Clinic
Speaker: Sara Nasserzadeh, MSc, PhD, DipPST
03:45 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
Cultural Competence for Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Care
Speaker: Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
04:00 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Disability Culturally Sensitive Sexual Medicine
Speaker: Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW
04:15 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Difficult Questions and Strategies for Providers
Speaker: William Fisher, PhD
04:30 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.
Conclusions and Tips for Improving Education
Speaker: Janeane Anderson, PhD, MPH
04:45 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
05:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.
Break - Visit Exhibitors
05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.
Research Podium Session 4
Moderator: Joshua Gonzalez, MD
Inhibition and Excitation in the Sexual Brain: An Useful Tool for the Prediction of Therapeutic Outcomes in Women with Sexual Dysfunction (#025)
Speaker: Elisa Maseroli, MD
Perceptions of Sexual Consent for Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities (#026)
Speaker: Laura Blauenstein
Socio-Cultural Practices and Sexuality Education among Families in Rural Ghana (#027)
Speaker: Anthony Agbeve
A Comparison of Genital Self-Image and Sexual Functioning among Women with Vulvar and Non-Vulvar Dermatologic Disease (#028)
Speaker: Sydney Rivera
Prevalence of Sexual Pain Among Cis-Gender Muslim Women in North America (#029)
Speaker: Sameena Rahman
A Preliminary Analysis of the Effects of Title IX Mandatory Reporting Policies on Undergraduate Students Likelihood of Disclosing Sexual Violence (#030)
Speaker: Mackenzie Sears

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