“We have over 400 abstracts submitted this year to the SMSNA, which is really outstanding. We're looking at a record in terms of attendance this year, and we're very excited to have this,” says Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH.
In this video, members of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)’s Board of Directors highlight what attendees can expect from this year’s annual meeting, set to take place November 16-19, 2023 in San Diego, California.
Lawrence Jenkins, MD, MBA, FACS: It's going to be a great meeting in San Diego. We are going to have for the first time ever a transgender surgery course, on female to male surgery with prosthetics. That's going to be the day before the meeting. We're also going to have 3 postgraduate courses, one on BPH, one on androgen testosterone therapy, and another on restorative therapies for erectile dysfunction. So, we're looking forward to those. And then we have our general meeting; this year, we're trying to push forward further with a more collaborative approach, multidisciplinary approach, in getting male specialists, female specialists, and mental health providers all in the same room to discuss those topics. That's a new thing that we're really trying to push forward this year.
Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH: Another thing that we're very excited about is this is the largest abstracts submissions that we've ever had. We have over 400 abstracts submitted this year to the SMSNA, which is really outstanding. We're looking at a record in terms of attendance this year, and we're very excited to have this.
Tobias S. Köhler, MD, MPH, FACS: In addition, I believe this the largest APP, advanced practice provider attendance we're going to have ever had before. SMSNA is doing a great job increasing the size of the tent and getting all perspectives to optimize sexual health to the meeting.
Matthew Ziegelmann, MD: In that same vein, this is a great meeting for trainees. We have opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows to get hands-on training in prosthetics to learn from some of the most experienced surgeons in the world. We are very excited about a session that we have on the transition from training into your first job. We're going to bring back some of the newly minted attending urologists to give us an idea of how someone can flourish in their newly developed practice.
This transcription has been edited for clarity.