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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.


Autumn HYBRID meeting of the Nordic Society for Sexual Medicine

28.10.2022 Turku, Finland

Nordic society for Sexual Medicine in cooperation with the University of Turku and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Turku University Hospital

Venue: University of Turku, Alhopuro-auditorium (for 235 persons), Medisiina D –building, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, Turku, Finland  /

Online Live Stream zoom

9.00-9.30 Coffee and registration

9.30-9.40 Welcome and introduction of the program of the day

9.40-10.10 Sexual emotions in the brain and body
Lauri Nummenmaa, Prof.
The Human Emotion Systems laboratory at Turku PET Centre and Department of Psychology, University of Turku

10.00 – 10.15 Discussion

10.15 – 10.45 How to make sex great again – combination of the results of the FINSEX and the book ”Between sexual desire
and reality”

Osmo Kontula, Prof.
Member of the Advisory Committee of the World association for Sexual Health

10.45 – 11.00 Discussion

11.00 – 11.30 Sexual compliance and perceived consequences for the individual and the relationship — results from large-scale Finnish data”
Annika Gunst, PhD (Psych), Project researcher
Department of Psychology
Åbo Akademi University

11.30-11.45 Discussion

11.45- 12.45 Lunch (at one ́s own expence)

12.45-13.30 Premature ejaculation
Patrik Jern, Prof.
University of Åbo Akademi

13.30-13.45 Discussion

13.45- 14.30 Education on sexual medicine in medical school of Finland – Results from The SexMedU -research group
Sanna-Mari Manninen, Master of Health Care PhD Candidate
Anna Aromaa, Specialist in Ob/Gyn PhD Student

14.30- 15.00 A brief overview of the teaching of sexual medicine in the basic training of the doctors in the Nordic Countries
Silja Vastera, medical student, University of Turku
Sanna-Mari Manninen, Master of Health Care PhD Candidate

15.15 Closure of the day