One Day Pre Congress



In Sexual Medicine

From knowledge to
bedside practice

1 February 2017 | Nice Acropolis | Nice, France

On behalf of our president, Dr. François Giuliano, the Executive Committee, and the Educational Committee of the ESSM, for the first time, we are proud to announce the


From Evidence Based to Expert’s Tips and Tricks in Sexual Medicine

The ESSM UPDATE 2017 is intended to support some gaps in the field of Sexual Medicine Education, namely what is not written in the books. That’s why we call it "From Knowledge to Bedside practice". In fact it is the ideal moment to ask for pearls and diamonds on Sexual Medicine skills. WHY? Because be sure that this is the right place where you might be able to nd what you always wanted to learn, but didn’t know where to look for...

Education is one of the main purposes of ESSM. We want to promote research and exchange of knowledge about the clinical entity of sexual dysfunction throughout Europe, to establish and support the highest standards of ethics in clinical practice, education, and research in the field of sexual dysfunction and to provide education to clinicians who had limited or no experience in the field, as well as continuing education to those involved in the management of sexual dysfunctions.

Sexual Medicine as a multidisciplinary activity raises the attention of a huge number of healthcare providers from all kind of specialties. This is a fact that we all must be aware of in order to provide the best service for our associates.

This one day course will take place the day before our next Annual Congress in Nice ( and then every other year, switching with the ESSM preparation course that takes place before the MJCSM and ECPS exams (for more information on these certifications on Sexual Medicine click here).

And even if you don't feel fully updated and enlightened, you can always join the “LUNCH WITH THE EXPERTS” – the right moment to ask: Look, I have this patient at my office door with these complaints. How should I proceed...?


Male Sexual Health | Female Sexual Health | Peyronie’s Disease | Pregnancy and Sexuality | Infertility and Couple’s Sexual Life

Registration fees Reduced Registration fee
by 31st October
Registration fee
after 31st October 2016
ESSM Members, Physicians (MD) 300 EUR 350 EUR
Non-Members, Physicians (MD) 350 EUR 400 EUR
ESSM Members with reduced fee* 250 EUR 300 EUR
Non-Members with reduced fee* 300 EUR 350 EUR
Medical/Psychology Students** free free
Package ESSM UPDATE + ESSM Congress
ESSM Members, Physicians (MD) 750 EUR 900 EUR
Non-Members, Physicians (MD) 900 EUR 1050 EUR
ESSM Members with reduced fee* 450 EUR 550 EUR
Non-Members with reduced fee* 550 EUR 650 EUR
Medical/Psychology Students** free free

*Nurses, residents in training, scientists (Phd), psychologists, therapists, students.

*/**A letter of Chairman of the department is necessary.

Congress Venue | Nice Acropolis

1 Esplanade Kennedy | BP 4083 | 06302 NICE CEDEX 4, France

Have a Nice Day

ESSM Secretariat
European Society for Sexual Medicine
Daniela Pajola
Via Ripamonti 129
20141 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39–025–660 16 25

Congress Organizer
Office Hamburg
Hanser & Co GmbH
Zum Ehrenhain 34
22885 Barsbüttel, Germany
Phone: +49–40–670 88 20

From evidence based
to expert’s tips and tricks in sexual medicine

08:00 - 10:00
Male Sexual Health
Chairmen: François Giuliano, Annamaria Giraldi

08:00 – 08:20

Literature Update on Male Sexual Disorders (François Giuliano)

08:20 – 08:50

Tailored Management of ED: Combining Evidence Based Medicineand Expert Opinion/Experience (Hartmut Porst)

08:50 – 09:20

Ejaculatory and Orgasmic Disorders in Men – What Counts for the Clinical Practice? (Emmanuele Jannini)

09:20 – 09:40

Libido Disorders (Hyposexual Desire Disorders) in Men – Solutions to be Considered (Yacov Reisman)

09:40 – 10:00

Penile Prosthesis – How I do it? (David Ralph)

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00
Hormones and Sexual Health/Problems – Men and Women
Chairmen: Francesca Tripodi, Emmanuele Jannini

10:30 – 10:45

Literature Update on Hormones and Male (Sexual) Health (Hartmut Porst)

10:45 – 11:00

Literature Update on Hormones and Female (Sexual) Health (Giovanni Corona)

11:00 – 12:00

How to Deal with Hormones in the Practical Setting to Improve Couples' Sexuality: Round Table with Case Presentations (Hartmut Porst, Emmanuele Jannini, Evie Kirana)

12:00 - 13:00
Peyronie’s Disease
Chairmen: David Ralph, Pedro Vendeira

12:00 – 12:15

Literature Update on Peyronie's Disease (Carlo Bettocchi)

12:15 – 13:00

How to manage Peyronie's Disease in the Practical Setting Medical Approach – Until When? (David Ralph)
Surgical Approach – When? (Carlo Bettocchi)

13:00 - 14:00
EXPERT LUNCH (Faculty on Table)
14:00 - 15:40
Female Sexual Health
Chairmen: Evie Kirana, Yacov Reisman

14:00 – 14:20

Literature Update on Female Sexual Disorders (FSD) (Annamaria Giraldi)

14:20 – 14:40

Pregnancy and its Impact on the Couples' Sexuality (Johannes Bitzer)

14:40 – 15:40

Managing Different FSD in the Practical Setting – Round Table with Case Presentations (Francesca Tripodi, Annamaria Giraldi, Johannes Bitzer)

15:40 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30
Infertility and Couples’ Sexuality
Chairmen: Carlo Bettocchi, Giovanni Corona

16:00 – 16:15

Literature Update on Infertility in Women (Johannes Bitzer)

16:15 – 16:30

Literature Update on Infertility in Men (Ates Kadioglu)

16:30 – 17:30

Managing the Infertile Couple and Arising Sexual Issues – Round Table with Case Presentations (Ates Kadioglu, Evie Kirana, Giovanni Corona)


The 'European Society for Sexual Medicine' (or) 'ESSM Update 2017' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

The 'ESSM Update 2017' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 6 hours of European external CME credits.

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Please visit also the Website of the 19th Congress of the ESSM in Nice, 2 - 4 February 2017

Click here to visit the website.


CPO HANSER SERVICE has reserved a large number of hotel rooms in various hotels in different price categories in Nice. They are located in the City Center near the congress venue, the Nice Acropolis. You will be able to book hotel rooms for the period from 31 January until 05 February 2017.

To book more than 9 rooms or to request for arrival prior to 31 January or departure after 05 February 2017, please send an email to


Nice is the capital of the French Riviera and with 350,000 inhabitants France´s fifth largest city. Located between the Mediterranean and the Alps the city ranks as France´s second most popular tourist destination after Paris. Blessed with a rich history, a varied architectural heritage, museums, creative and authentic food as well as a luxuriant nature Nice attracts more than 5 million visitors per year. Its landscape is characterized by 10 km of coastline including 7.5 km of beaches, paired with 300 days of sunshine per year.
Culture and heritage
The city has managed to keep an imprint of each period of the past, and shows a great variety of architectural styles, from baroque art to the Belle Époque. Nice offers the highest concentration of museums after Paris, with 19 museums and many art galleries. Click here for more information.
Nice is also famous for its delicious cooking, a traditional Mediterranean cuisine, rich in vegetables, flavour and aromas. Find more information about Nice´s cuisine and its recommended restaurants here.
With the Nice Côte d´Azur Airport the city is connected to 107 destinations and 62 scheduled airlines. Well equipped with almost 200 hotels, 10.000 bedrooms and easily accessible all over Europe, to North America and Middle East Nice is a suitable place for scientific exchange and meetings. The Nice Acropolis, located in the heart of Nice has therefore been selected by the ESSM as the spot of science, communication and socializing under colleagues in the field of Sexual Medicine.