What are the new dates for the 22nd World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM)?
The 22nd World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM) will take place on November 15-17, 2021.

Will the meeting be held at the same location?
Yes, the meeting will be held at our original location, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan.

Will my registration for the meeting remain in place for the new dates?
Yes, if you already registered for the meeting prior to the change of dates, it will now be valid for November 15-17, 2021.

What is the refund policy if I’m not available to attend the meeting on the new dates?
If you are already registered prior to the change of date we are offering you the option to cancel your registration up until June 1st, 2020 (full refund will be made). Cancellations received after June 1st, 2020 and before July 1st, 2021 will be subject to a USD 100 processing fee. No refunds will be made on/after July 1st, 2021.

I have already booked my flight and hotel for September– will I be reimbursed?
ISSM is not responsible for reimbursing you for your flight and/or hotel. We recommend reaching out to the airline and/or hotel directly to cancel/change your reservation and request a refund. Reservations made at the Intercontinental Yokohama Grand Hotel via the special WMSM 2020 Intercontinental Yokohama Grand Hotel reservation link will be canceled free of charge on May 28, 2020. If you do not want your reservation to be canceled, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before May 25, 2020. Please make a new reservation for November 2021 via the special reservation link on our website once available. For hotel reservations made via hotelplanner.com or other reservations sites, we advise you to contact the hotel directly.

I submitted a visa request for travel to the meeting in September – what will happen to my visa?
Please contact the Japanese Embassy in the country where you have submitted your visa request. We are happy to assist you with providing a visa invitation letter for the new dates.

What will happen to the program that has already been scheduled for WMSM 2020?
The Scientific Committee is working hard to review the program that was scheduled for WMSM 2020 and will make changes if needed. We will publish the updated program on our meeting website as soon as possible.

I submitted an abstract to the 22nd World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM)? – what will happen to my abstract submission?
All abstracts submitted for WMSM 2020 will be considered as a new submission for WMSM 2021. In the abstract submission portal you can access your abstract to process any changes or to withdraw your submission until the deadline of July 15, 2021. To enter the portal, you can use the login credentials that have been sent to you upon creation of your profile

After July 15, 2021, all abstracts that have been submitted to the portal will be considered as final and will be included in the abstract review process for WMSM 2021. 


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