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NSSM Scientific meeting October 27, 13.00 – 16.00 CET

This year´s topic: Sexual pain

The board of NSSM has the pleasure to invite all professionals in the field of sexology to an interesting afternoon on line.

To achieve the link to the meeting you must register by mail to admin@nssm.dk . Attendance is free – nonmembers are also welcome and hopefully they will be inspired to apply for memberships.

We have decided to cast light on sexual pain from many angles: female, male, patient or partner by a multidisciplinary group of distinguished speakers from the Nordic countries. The afternoon will be in English.

The lectures will be recorded and are available for 14 days for attendees whereafter they will be deleted.

The program

13.00 – 13.05 Welcome, introduction by chair person MD, gynecologist Astrid Højgaard, (DK)
13.05 – 13.35 Helena Hallencreutz Grape, physiotherapist, (S). Pain from a physiotherapist point of view.
13.35 – 14.05 Ida Flink , psychologist (S). Pain psychology.
14.05 – 14.45 Charlotte Forstrøm, MD, head of Dept. of Functional Disorders. Pain as a function. Also participating in this talk: Malene L Neesgaard, psychologist and Amanda Legarth, physiotherapist.
14.55 – 15.25 Majken Højrup Wiborg, urologist. Urological causes of sexual pain in men.
15.25 – 15.55 Christina Damsted Pedersen, gynecologist. Vulvar pain.
15.55 – 16.00 Wrap up


Ida Flink
Professor in Psychology, Karlstad University
Lic. Psychologist and pain researcher working with CBT for chronic pain,
including vulvodynia.

Majken Højrup Wiborg
Master in Sexology, FECSM,
Specialist in Urology, senior consultant, Esbjerg, Denmark
Worked in urology for 15 years
Currently PhD student doing research in Peyronie´s disease.

Helena Hallencreutz Grape
MSc, Physiotherapist specialized in pelvic floor health, Urotherapist
Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
PhD student, Karolinska Institutet. Researching chronic pelvic floor pain in men.

Christina Damsted Petersen
Private practice, gynecology, Copenhagen, Denmark
MD, Ph D, theme: The effect of Botox on Vulvodynia
Sexual Counsellor
Board member ECSVD (European Society for the study on Vulvar Diseases)

Charlotte Forstrøm
MD, Head of Center for Functional Disorders, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Specialist in Family Medicine. Large experience in Social Medicine.

Malene L. Neesgaard
Psychologist in Center for Functional Disorders, Aalborg Universitetshospital, Denmark
Large experience in Social Medicine.

Amanda Legarth
Physiotherapist in Center for Functional Disorders, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark.

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Dicot Travel grant

This travel grant (2 x 8000 SEK) is intended for two researchers in the Nordic countries (Sv, Dk, Fi or No) in sexual medicine to be able to present their research at a scientific congress (ESSM, EAU or equivalent). Applications, in the form of an abstract for the scientific work, are sent to NSSM, which assesses the quality and suitability of the applications. It is not a general travel grant but intended to support researchers in the Nordic countries who need a little help to get out to present their research.