Call for Abstracts
EXTENDED Deadline: August 9, 2023
Late Breaking Abstracts
Late breaking abstract submissions are intended to allow for the timely presentation of high-impact trials from studies for which no preliminary data was available at the time of the original submission deadline.
Deadline for late-breaking abstracts: October 1, 2023
Present your ground-breaking research on an international stage! The scientific committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral, poster, and video presentations in the following categories:
- Androgens in Men
- Androgens in Women
- Basic Science: Female
- Basic Science: Male
- Couples and Sexual Health
- Epidemiology/Risk Factors
- Erectile Dysfunction: Medical
- Erectile Dysfunction: Surgical
- Ethics/History of Sexual Medicine/Sexology
- Evaluation/Imaging/Diagnostics for Sexual Concerns
- Fertility/Reproductive Health
- Gender-Affirming Medical Therapy/Transgender Care
- Gender Affirming Surgery
- Genital Dermatology and Surgery in Women
- Mental Health/Sex Therapy
- Orgasm Disorders in Women
- Orgasm/Ejaculation Disorders in Men
- Peyronie’s Medical Management
- Peyronie’s Surgical Management
- Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Sexual Problems
- Sexology/Sex and Culture
- Sexual and Genital Pain
- Sexual Arousal Disorder
- Sexual Desire/Hypoactive Sexual Desire
- STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
All abstracts presented at the meeting will be published in a supplement of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
- Your abstract must be prepared in English
- To ensure that article referees or peer reviewers do not know your identity (as author[s] of the abstract being reviewed), you will need to make sure that you remove any information in the actual abstract (including footnotes and acknowledgments) that could identify you, and disguise all references to personally identifiable information such as the research institution where your work was carried out. Also, exclude references to grants awarded to named persons, refer to your own references in the third person.
- Your abstract word count should NOT exceed 500 words.
- Structure of your abstract:
- Introduction: Describe the background supporting the relevance of the research question
- Objective: State the purpose of the study or investigation.
- Methods: State details on study subjects, techniques, and/or observational/analytical methods.
- Results: Include your main findings, noting statistically significant data.
- Conclusions: Summarize principal conclusions, emphasizing new and important aspects.
- Use standard abbreviations. Place unusual abbreviations between parentheses (...) after the first appearance of the word.
- If an abstract is presented at another regional meeting, the organization allows for the abstract to be presented at the ISSM/MESSM 2023 Meeting in Dubai.
- Acknowledgment: If you do not follow these instructions, your abstract may be declined.
- All abstract details will appear/be published EXACTLY as submitted, so please avoid errors and misspellings and capitalize names/words where applicable;
- Do NOT enter your abstract title with every letter CAPITALIZED;
- Fill in ALL authors of this abstract in order of relevance: start with the main author, proceed with co-authors;
- Only authors who filled out this form will be printed in the book of abstracts;
- The authors will appear in order of submission (not alphabetically)
- EACH AUTHOR will need to complete a conflict of interest form, for which the e-mail addresses of each author are required
The below criteria must be met for acceptance of the video presentation:
- Maximum duration: 8 minutes
- The file cannot be above the 500 MB
- Videos must have English captions or narration
- Please ensure that your videos protect patient anonymity and integrity
- The preferred resolution is 1280x720p (16:9 aspect ratio) HD video
- Acceptable file formats are mp4, avi and mpeg4
PLEASE REMOVE ALL PRODUCT LOGOS/NAMES FROM VIDEO ‐ If a video is submitted with the product name/logo included, the video will be disqualified from consideration.
All submitted abstracts compete for the following prizes:
- ISSM Emil Tanagho Prize – USD 2500
For the best innovative research presented during the WMSM
Dr. Emil Tanagho was a formal Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is a pioneer in neurourology, urodynamics, and bladder reconstruction. He mentored many prominent members of ISSM including Wayne Hellstrom, Gregory Broderick, Gerald Brock, Serge Carrier, and Tom Lue. After the ISSM meeting in San Francisco, Tom Lue proposed to the ISSM executive committee to establish the Tanagho Prize to encourage investigators to continue the scientific exploration of the physiology and pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction as well as innovations in diagnosis and treatment.
- Best Abstract Presentation – Psychosexual, Gender and Sexology – USD 2500
- Best Abstract Presentation – Female Sexual Dysfunction – Clinical – USD 2500
- Best Abstract Presentation – Preclinical – USD 2500
- Best Abstract Presentation – Male Sexual Dysfunction – Clinical - USD 2500