Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc.


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Welcome to the first International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) / Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) Sexual Health Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya. We are excited to collaborate with the HCG-CCK Cancer Centre, the Kenyan Association of Urological Surgeons (KAUS) and the Faraja Cancer Support Trust in this inaugural event where we aim to expand knowledge on sexual health and cancer.

In February 2019, SMSNA representatives Drs. Wittmann and Pastuszak attended the KAUS Annual Meeting in Kisumu. During that meeting they presented on sexual health and dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment. They made a similar presentation to physicians, nurses and cancer survivors at the HCG-CCK Cancer Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. As a result of participant feedback, it became clear that there are gaps in knowledge regarding sexual rehabilitation strategies after cancer treatment and in the availability of medical, surgical and psychosocial treatments for sexual dysfunctions in Kenya. The physicians, nurses and patients acknowledged this gap and expressed interest to develop education on sexual health following prostate cancer.

Our goal is to make the Sexual Health Symposium in Nairobi a first in a series of activities that can ultimately result in the development of clinical and academic collaborations throughout Kenya, and more generally across Africa. We anticipate that these collaborations will lead to expanded awareness of sexual health issues for patients with cancer and, in turn, result in the development of care aimed at providing treatment for sexual dysfunctions in the region.

The participating societies have orchestrated a comprehensive and diverse program for you covering a number of elements related to sexual wellbeing in cancer patients. The sessions planned also will address the territory of cultural and psychosocial factors when providing treatment.

We thank you for your support and dedication to spreading the knowledge within sexual health, without it an event like this would not be possible. Together we can contribute to each other’s knowledge and help shape the future of sexual medicine.


alex pastuszak
Alexander W. Pastuszak, Md, PhD
Meeting Committee Chair - SMSNA
luca incrocci
Luca Incrocci, MD, PhD
Immediate Past President - ISSM
daniela wittmann
Daniela Wittmann, PhD, MSW
Mental Health Committee Chair - SMSNA
philip odiyo
Philip Odiyo, MS
Patient Support Manager - Faraja Cancer Support Trust

About ISSM:

Established in 1978, the mission of the International Society for Sexual Medicine is to be the most respected and trusted source of information, education and professional development on human sexual health through the delivery of world-class publications, research findings, online and in- person opportunities for knowledge exchange, world-wide.

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 has over 2400 members from all five continents and 89 nations.

About SMSNA:

Established in 1994, our objective has been to promote, encourage, and support the highest standards of practice, research, education, and ethics in the study of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of human sexual function and dysfunction. Further, we provide a forum for the free exchange and discussion of new ideas, thoughts, and concepts in sexual medicine. Consisting of over 940 members, our organization is mainly composed of North American surgeons, physicians, mental health professionals, scientists, residents and medical students, all committed to sexual health.

The SMSNA seeks to identify existing and emerging issues in the field of human sexual function and dysfunction, provide accurate and credible information to medical professionals, develop standards and guidelines for sexual medicine research and practice, and produce educational program that bring leading-edge concepts of research, clinical practice, ethics, and politics to health care professionals interested in sexual medicine and related matters.

This symposium is organized under the auspices of the International Liaison Committee chaired by Dr. Run Wang.

International Liaison Committee
Run Wang, MD, FACS; Houston, TX (Chair)
Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD, PhD; Baltimore, MD (Europe liaison)
William O. Brant, MD; Salt Lake City, UT (International Surgical liaison)
Rafael E. Carrion, MD; Tampa, FL (South America liaison)
Jonathan Clavell-Hernandez, MD; Houston, TX (Puerto Rico liaison)
Kelvin Davies, BSc MSc PhD; Bronx, NY (International Basic Science liaison)
Lawrence C. Jenkins, MD; Columbus, OH (Africa liaison)
Mohit Khera, MD; Houston, TX (Mexico and India liaison)
Faysal Yafi, MD, FRCSC; Newport Beach, CA (Middle East liaison)
Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW; Ann Arbor, MI (Mental Health liaison)

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Facilitator Joy Wanja Muraya
08:30 am - 09:00 am Welcome remarks
Dr. Adamali, Prof. Incrocci, Dr. Mburugu and Dr. Pastuszak
09:00 am - 09:30 am Overview
Global prevalence of sexual dysfunctions, prevalence of sexual dysfunctions in Kenya and in the US,
typical known causes of sexual dysfunctions, and the need for research.
Dr. Nyangasi and Dr. Wittmann
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09:30 am - 10:00 am Male sexual dysfunctions and treatments
Dr. Pastuszak
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10:00 am - 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 am - 10:45 am Female sexual dysfunctions and treatments
Dr. Wittmann
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10:45 am - 11:15 am Urologic care for sexual dysfunctions in Kenya
Dr. Aideed
11:15 am - 11:45 am Panel discussion: Culture and sexual health care in East Africa
Moderator: Dr. Weru
Panelists: Dr. Adamali, Dr. Aideed, Dr. Matu, Dr. Nyangasi and Dr. Wittmann
11:45 am - 12:45 pm LUNCH
Facilitator Diana Mwango
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm Sexual dysfunctions in male cancers
Dr. Pastuszak
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01:30 pm - 02:00 pm Sexual dysfunctions in female cancers
Dr. Bober
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02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Psychosocial treatments in male and female cancers
Dr. Wittmann
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02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Radiotherapy for prostate cancer and sexual functioning
Prof. Incrocci
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03:00 pm - 03:15 pm BREAK
Facilitator Rhoda Odhiambo
03:15 pm - 03:35 pm Cancer support in Kenya
Mr. Odiyo
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03:35 pm - 04:05 pm Fertility preservation in cancer patients
Dr. Ndegwa and Dr. Pastuszak
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04:05 pm – 04:25 pm Clinical Presentation on Prostate Cancer
Dr. Thuku
04:25 pm – 04:45 pm Effects of hormonal therapy on sexual health among men with prostate cancer
Dr. Chandramouleswar
04:45 pm - 05:15 pm Future directions for sexual health care and research in Kenya
Dr. Ikol
05:15 pm - 05:45 pm Panel discussion: Expanding sexual health care in Kenya and Africa: needs and challenges
Moderator: Dr. Korir
Panelists: Dr. Adamali, Dr. Mate, Dr. Wambani, and Mr. Odiyo
05:45 pm - 06:00 pm Summary of the meeting
Dr. Adamali, Prof. Incrocci, Dr. Waweru and Dr. Wittmann
06:00 pm - 06:30 pm Certificate Presentation

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