The Third Biennial Meeting of the South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM) will be held from the 19th to the 21st of November 2017 in Colombo. The theme scheduled for the conference will be ‘New Frontiers in Sexual medicine: Mind, Body and Science’.
“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. 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”, said Dr. Lasantha Malavige who will be inducted as the new President of the SASSM at the forthcoming 3rd Biennial Meeting.The South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM) represents sexual medicine doctors from one fourth of the world’s population. This conference will see a large gathering of resource persons all of whom are internationally renowned experts from countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Many delegates from SASSM member countries and beyond will also attend the conference.SASSM’s Scientific Committee has put together a scientific programme on par with the best sexual medicine conferences in the world, thus making every effort to make it regionally relevant.“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. This conference aims to improve their knowledge and clinical finesse to serve their patients even better”, Congress Chair Dr. Iyanthi Abeywickrama added.“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. We have also taken into consideration cultural and social sensitives,” Scientific Chair of the Conference Dr. Ajith Malalasekara added.
“This event promises all delegates the opportunity to update themselves on the latest on current topics in sexual medicine, and provide extensive networking opportunities,” said Dr. Pramilla Senanayake, Social Chair of the Conference who also emphasised the great opportunity it creates for local doctors to improve their skills and knowledge to serve patients better.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.
The organisation of this conference is carried out by The Sri Lanka Association for Sexual Medicine. The other key people involved in organising this event are Dr. Samanthi de Silva (Treasurer), Prof Piyanjali De Zoysa (Editor), Dr. J.M.K.C. Jeewandara (Chair - Sub Committee – Sponsorships), Dr. Sajith Edirisinghe (Chair – Sub Committee - Local Registrations and Co-Editor), Dr. Prassana Logenthiran (Chair – Sub Committee - Foreign Registrations) and Dr. Shehan Ratnayake (Co-ordinator)