Format Descriptions

The Scientific Program of the 21st ESSM Congress 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, will consist of a variety of different session types: 

Master lectures of 30 minutes will be given by a distinguished and renowned expert and will be devoted to a specific topic of major interest.

These sessions will usually last 90 minutes.

Some of these sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. They will focus on a particular topic and present the very latest data related to it.

The round tables will include four or five papers and time for discussion.

WORKSHOPS – Lessons from the experts beyond the EBM (Evidence Based Medicine)

Workshops are designed for an interactive exchange of knowledge in the field of Sexual Medicine. During each workshop a short review of the accepted practice will be given following practical tips and tricks for the daily practice.

The workshops will be conducted by a prominent, experienced speaker. The number of participants will be limited and according to “first come first served”.

For the daily practice, hand-outs will be available online following to the respective workshop.

Video surgery courses will last 90 minutes; each video has a duration of 10 to 15 minutes.

A panel of selected experts will present surgical videos showing different techniques and approaches and will discuss the details with the participants.

International experts will demonstrate cutting edge techniques and new tricks in a lively format. The surgery will be lively broadcasted from a Hospital in Ljubljana.

During the three congress days a dedicated room will be provided for symposia in national language organized by the National Affiliated Societies of the ESSM.

These sessions will present the best papers accepted for the congress and will focus on specific topics presenting the very latest findings in this field. Each session will last between 30 to 60 minutes.

Presentations are limited to 4 minutes followed by 2 minutes of discussion.

Videos are allocated for 5 minutes presentation and 3 minutes discussion.

Authors were invited to submit abstracts on their latest research findings or important ongoing research. The highlighted poster tours were selected by the Scientific Committee based on a peer review of all abstract submissions.

The most interesting posters are grouped by topic and presented in 30-minute moderated tours. Each tour will consist of a maximum of 7 posters in the same general field and will take place during the coffee breaks from Thursday to Saturday.

Authors were invited to submit abstracts on their latest research findings or important ongoing research as posters; these will be grouped into areas of research by the scientific committee.

The poster exhibition in the exhibition area is scheduled from Thursday, 14 to Saturday, 16 February 2019.

Industry sponsored sessions are organized by the industry in consultation with the ESSM Scientific Committee and are considered for the congress days from Friday to Saturday. These sessions are scheduled as satellite sessions during the congress and should not interfere with the scientific program.