Main Topics

The ESSM Congress is an unmissable opportunity to hear from the world’s leading experts in the field of sexual medicine.

  • Sex, artificial intelligence and the metaverse – harnessing the technology advancements for an improved sexual life
  • Advancing transgender healthcare
  • Diabetes and couple sexual dysfunction: Taking advantage of new opportunities
  • Nutraceuticals in sexual dysfunction, urinary problems and fertility – How to implement the most efficient management options for men and women
  • Minimally invasive approaches in male LUTS – from symptoms to efficient treatment
  • Erectile dysfunction: Medications, surgery and regenerative options
  • Sexual dysfunction – unveiling new frontiers in female treatments

Session Types

During the three days of the congress debates are scheduled for 60 minutes.

Two debaters present their pro and con position followed by a discussion.

The audience is invited to actively be involved in the discussion.

Industry sponsored sessions are organized by the industry in consultation with the ESSM scientific committee.

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.

The symposia will be held in national or English language by different Affiliated Societies of the ESSM.

These sessions will present the best papers/video accepted for the congress and will focus on specific topics presenting the very latest findings in this field.

Each session will last about 120 minutes.

These sessions will usually last between 60 to 80 minutes.

They will focus on a particular topic which will be discussed from different clinical and scientific aspects and present the very latest data related to it.

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

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”.

Hand-outs will be available online following to the respective workshop.

Food & Beverage

Food and beverages are not included in the registration fee.

Beverages & snacks will be served daily at participants’ costs in dedicated areas in the Exhibition Area on floor -1, at the bar in the hotel lobby as well as at the bar on floor 2.

Lunch is available in the Nicolaus Hotel restaurant upon availability and self-payment or in the restaurants in the neighborhood area outside the hotel.

EACCME® Accreditation Statement

The 25th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, Bari, Italy 08/02/2024 – 10/02/2024, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 22.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert (EACCME®)  credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information in the process to convert EACCME® credit AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC® are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal Collage of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Information regarding the conversion of EACCME® credits

Credit will be converted based on one (1) hour of participation equalling one credit for all activities. Physicians wishing to convert EACCME® credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be required to access Prof. Vassilios Papalois President of UEMS Dr João Grenho Secretary General of UEMS the AMA website at to obtain the necessary paperwork and instructions. Physicians and other health care professionals will be required to pay a processing fee to the AMA.

For other countries, please contact the relevant national/regional accreditation authority.

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