Message from ISSWSH Education Chair
On behalf of President James Simon, MD, IF, and the ISSWSH Education Committee, I would like to encourage you come to Scottsdale for the annual ISSWSH Fall Course.
Whether you are a return attendee or brand new to our society, we believe this year’s course will provide a new and exciting experience for you to learn about women’s sexual health. This course is relevant for all women’s healthcare providers, including MDs, NPs, PAs, PTs, CNMs, and all types of mental health providers. We welcome trainees and those with decades in their respective fields, as this course can contribute to almost any practitioner.
Over the past few years we have revamped the schedule from the bottom up and continue to enhance and update the content and the schedule to reflect our dynamic and changing field. And, based on participant feedback that there is just too much to cover in 2.5 days, we have expanded the 2019 Fall Course to three full days to allow for more time to absorb the content and enjoy your time in Scottsdale.
The Fall Course still includes many of the core elements that have made this course so successful, such as sessions in sexual pain, hormone management, coding and billing. But we’ve added in new lectures to address the entire sexual response cycle, including treating disorders of arousal and orgasm as well as exciting new updates on treating desire disorders. We’ve also added in special lectures on sexual health in obstetrics and general gynecology. Breakout sessions provide opportunities for all participants to practice interviewing patients and to apply the knowledge gained throughout this course.
Finally, we are continuing our successful vulvoscopy course which includes didactics on advanced vulvar dermatology, hands-on practice including biopsy, and a live model. Any Fall Course attendee may enroll in the didactics portion of the course, while attendance for the hands-on portion of the course is capped at 45. ISSWSH is proud to be the first organization to offer such training.
ISSWSH continues to be on the cutting edge of research in the diagnosis and treatment of all women’s sexual health concerns. The Fall Course provides our participants with the tools they need to be advocates and providers in their community. We assure you that you will leave this course more knowledgeable and confident in treating your patients and promoting sexual wellness.
We look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!
Tami S. Rowen, MD, MS, FACOG, IF
ISSWSH Education Chair