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Scientific Program

Scientific Program

Browse the Scientific Online Program of the 21st ESSM Congress.


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Thank you for your participation

Almost 831 attending delegates - representing 63 countries - have attended the 21st ESSM Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Top 10 countries were Italy, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Portugal, The Netherlands, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Republic of Korea, Spain.

This is a great success and motivates ESSM to start with the preparation of next year´s meeting.

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Congratulations to the awardees of the ESSM Congress 2019

Best Presentation Awards

Psychosexual, gender and sexology

Eva Štrukelj, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The association between internalised homophobia and internalization of traditional gender roles

FSD - Clinical

Ariel Handy, Austin, USA

Correlations among physiological lubrication and self-reported sexual arousal in women with and without sexual dysfunction

MSD - Clinical

Ioannis Mykoniatis, Thessaloniki, Greece

Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: 6 months follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial assessing the impact of energy flux density and frequency of sessions

Basic and translational research

Uros Milenkovic, Leuven, Belgium

Transcriptome-wide analysis of Peyronie's disease plaques using RNA sequencing uncovers targetable signaling pathways for medical therapy

Male and female reconstructive surgery

Marco Falcone, Torino, Italy

Total phallic reconstruction in the genetic male: A single centre analysis


Nature Reviews Urology (NRU) Poster Prizes

Basic research

Stefan Ückert, Hannover, Germany

Expression of genes encoding for endopeptidase enzymes (EnPEs) and peptide binding receptors in the human vagina: Comparison to penile erectile tissue


Elisa Maseroli, Florence, Italy

The effects of testosterone treatment on fat tissue dysfunction and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese men undergoing bariatric surgery


Inês Tavares, Porto, Portugal

Why positive sexual experiences matter: Sexual health is associated with lower postpartum stress in primiparous couples


Mauro Kerckhof, Merelbeke, Belgium

The relation between sexual dysfunction and sexual pleasure in transgender individuals: Results from the ENIGI follow-up study