Educational Needs & Objectives

Educational Needs

Sexual Medicine is an evolving field that requires the consistent review of diagnostic and treatment strategies. Sexual medicine clinicians need up-to-date reviews of topics that affect the care of their patients. Specifically, such clinicians need to be aware of recent and emerging concepts in the link between diabetes, lower urinary tract symptoms, depression, hypogonadism, oral contraceptive use and cancer in sexual health in both sexes, as well as strategies for managing specific sexual problems such as Peyronie’s disease, penile implant surgery and sexual pain. Clinical correlation of latest management options with patient scenarios is needed to reinforce learning.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the meeting, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the impact of LUTS on male sexual function and identify therapies for LUTS associated with sexual problems;
  • Recognize the effect cancer has on the sexual health of men and women;
  • Identify strategies used to manage the cancer survivor with sexual problems;
  • Describe the role penile implant surgery has in the management of ED;
  • Recognize the prevalence of and identify the medical options available for the treatment of Peyronie's disease;
  • Interpret the current state-of-the-art knowledge in epidemiology, physiology and pathophysiology of female sexual function and dysfunction;
  • Assess female sexual dysfunction using history and physical, psychometrically validated inventories, blood tests, neurological and blood flow testing;
  • Assess sexual desire disorders in both sexes including, hypoactive, hypersexuality and sexual addiction;
  • Diagnose and manage ejaculatory dysfunctions including variations of premature, delayed and painful ejaculation as well as orgasmic disorders;
  • Recognize the impact of sexually transmitted diseases in sexuality;
  • Assess the sexual problems in specific populations: Elderly, Gay, Lesbian, patients facing sexual reassignment surgery;
  • Diagnose and manage hypogonadism and testosterone replacement therapy alternatives.