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SMSNA Saddened to Announce Loss of Colleague

Ariel Gustavo Scafuri, MD, PhD, FACS, FECSM, IF, board-certified urologist and obstetrician-gynecologist and a full Professor of Anatomy at Federal University of Ceará, Medical School, Ceará, Brazil passed away due to complications from COVID-19. He was an SMSNA member, served on both the Membership and Social Media Committees, as well as a member of ISSM and ISSWSH, and was passionate about sexual health and medicine. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

SMSNA Leadership responds to March 16 Atlanta Shootings; Rejects sexual fixations justify or excuse violence

The SMSNA Board of Directors is shocked and dismayed by the recent shootings and senseless loss of life at massage parlors in the Atlanta Area on March 16, 2021. We express our solidarity and support for the Asian-American community and our sympathy for the victims, their friends, and their families. We furthermore express our conviction that individuals who work in massage parlors are entitled to dignity, respect, and safe working conditions. Reports have indicated that the alleged shooter suffers from fixations pertaining to sexual expression which may have contributed to the tragic events of that day. As clinicians and researchers concerned with sexual wellness, we work with individuals who are affected with sexual fixations to help overcome them. The SMSNA rejects any notion that such fixations justify or excuse any form of violence.

Residents in Training - Apply to be a SMSNA/SSMR Travelling Fellow

SMSNA through its support of the SSMR 2021 Men's Health Travelling Fellowship Program, taking place during the AUA Annual Meeting September 10-13, 2021 in Las Vegas, encourages Residents in training in the field of sexual medicine and male fertility medicine to apply for a Fellowship by May 1, 2021.

Upcoming Webinar: SMSNA Virtual Journal Club

The SMSNA will be hosting its first virtual Journal Club on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00 pm EST. Organized by the Educational Projects committee, this webinar will cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on men's sexual health through the discussion and review of 2 journal articles. Visit our webinar page to learn more and register online for freeRead more.

Upcoming Webinar: SMSNA Virtual Journal Club

SMSNA Supports Equality in Prostate Cancer Care

The SMSNA has joined the AUA and several other organizations in a recent letter to President Joe Biden highlighting the “inequity of access to screening and treatment for prostate cancer among underserved and minority groups.”

Read the full letter here.

Get Involved with SMSNA – Call for Committee Volunteers

The SMSNA relies on its members to volunteer their time, knowledge, and enthusiasm to carry out our mission to promote, encourage and support the highest standards of practice, research, education, and ethics in the study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of human sexual function and dysfunction. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the SMSNA and contributing to the field of sexual medicine, we encourage you to apply for a spot in one of the committees.

Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2020.

Current SMSNA members only will be considered for placement on SMSNA committees.

Members added to a SMSNA committee as a result from this call will begin their term on January 1, 2021. The length of the term is specific to each committee.

To apply for a committee position, please complete the form linked below by November 15. You will be asked to provide the following in your application:

  • Your name, area of practice, credentials, and affiliation
  • Which committee you are applying to
  • A current CV/resume
  • A brief statement of interest explaining why you are interested in serving on the committee, including any relevant experience you have to the work of the committee

The above items must all be received by November 1 for your application to be considered complete. Only complete applications will be forwarded to Committee Chairs for consideration.

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Get Involved with SMSNA – Call for Committee Volunteers

SMSNA Partners with FDA on Network of Experts within Sexual Medicine

If you are interested in being part of a Network of Experts to supplement existing knowledge and expertise within the FDA towards the mutual goals of having more innovative, safe, and effective sexual medicine products on the market, please complete the form below.

Join the Network of Experts

The FDA may ask SMSNA to refer an expert. SMSNA will review the Network of Experts and may identify an expert to refer to the FDA. Once a referral is made, the FDA may directly reach out to the expert. Please note, experts will be providing services to FDA on a gratuitous basis. The SMSNA will not provide any compensation.

SMSNA Partners with FDA on Network of Experts within Sexual Medicine

SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grant Program

Accepting Applications Now through September 30, 2020!

Funding is available for graduate or medical students, residents in graduate medical education training programs, and post-doctoral/post-residency fellows for research conducted June 1, 2021 – May 32, 2022.

Because sexual medicine is a multi-disciplinary field and sex impacts almost every aspect of human endeavor in some way, we encourage applications from aspiring researchers representing diverse backgrounds including but not limited to urology, psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics, public health, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, social work, and law.

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SMSNA Scholars in Sexuality Research Grant Program

Updated Guidance for the Resumption of Elective Surgeries

It is our responsibility as health care professionals to provide and let patients know that our institutions/offices are clean and safe places where the highest standards of care are followed. The SMSNA agrees with the American College of Surgeons (ACS), urging members to explain the evidence-based protocols that they have put in place to ensure the delivery of optimal care.

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