Sexual medicine experts to gather in Colombo for regional meet

Oct 04, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will host the third biennial meeting of the South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM) from the 19th to the 21st of November 2017 in Colombo.

The conference will see internationally renowned experts from the United States of America, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka attand.

“The biennial congress will bring together experts from all over the world and the distinguished faculty will address the most recent advances and future directions in sexual medicine,” said Dr. Lasantha Malavige who will be inducted as the new President of the SASSM at the forthcoming 3rd Biennial Meeting.

“SASSM 2017 will have programmes which will be educative to general practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, urologists, gynaecologists, andrologists, educators, policy makers, and many other groups who have interests in sexual medicine.”

The theme scheduled for the conference will be “New Frontiers in Sexual medicine: Mind, Body & Science.”

“We sincerely hope that specialists in this field, doctors from other specialties, general practitioners, psychologists, counselors and other health care providers in sexual medicine and sexology will make maximum use of this event,” said congress chair Dr. Iyanthi Abeywickrama.

“SASSM 2017 promises to offer an exciting and comprehensive scientific programme consisting of plenaries, symposia, instructional courses, debates, abstract driven sessions, e-posters and open discussions. We have taken an effort to make the program regionally relevant by giving prominence to problems that are common among our region.”

The South Asian Society of Sexual Medicine (SASSM) is a regional affiliate of the Society of the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM).

Its mission is to promote and to expand the practice of sexual medicine in the South Asian region countries. Previous SASSM meetings were held in Bengaluru, India (2013), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2015), and an interim congress in Mysore India (2016) all of which were very well attended.