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ISSM

ISSM

Website : http://www.issm.info

The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM, formerly known as ISIR/ISSIR) was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting research and exchange of knowledge for the clinical entity “impotence” throughout the international scientific community. The principal orientation of ISSM was initially towards basic science of erection, defects in the erectile mechanism, and the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. The orientation is now towards the whole field of human sexuality.

Specifically, the ISSM aims:

  • To establish a scientific Society to benefit the public by encouraging the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality;
  • To develop and assist in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function;
  • To promote the publication and encourage contributions to the medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function.

The ISSM is registered as a 501 C3 non-profit corporation in the United States and it has federal tax exempt status. We have over 2200 members from all five continents and 89 nations.

Previous Congresses

Year Congress Venue
2000 12th World Meeting on Impotence Research Perth, Australia
2002 13th World Meeting on Impotence Research Montreal, Canada
2004 14th World Meeting on Impotence Research Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006 15th World Meeting of the International Society of Sexual Medicine Cairo, Egypt
2008 Joint ISSM/ESSM Congress Brussels, Belgium
2010 16th World Meeting of the International Society for Sexual Medicine Seoul, Korea
2012 17th World Meeting of the International Society for Sexual Medicine Chicago, USA
2014 18th World Meeting of the International Society for Sexual Medicine São Paulo, Brazil
2016 19th World Meeting of the International Society for Sexual Medicine Beijing, China
2018 Joint ISSM / ESSM World Meeting on Sexual Medicine Lisbon, Portugal