Worldwide Urological Societies
The International Continence Society (ICS)
The ICS is a registered charity with a global health focus which strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders by advancing basic and clinical science through education, research, and advocacy.
European Association of Urology – EAU
The largest and most important Urological Organization in Europe, with more than 13000 associates. The EAU delivers training, stimulates research and broadcasts information. The EAU’s scientific publications encourage discussion and its expert recommendations guide urologists in their every-day practice
American Urological Association – AUA
With more than 16000 members worldwide, it supports its members through the promotion of the highest standards of urologic care, emphasis on education and research, and the formulation of healthcare policy.
International Society of Urology (Société Internationale d’Urologie) – SIU
The world’s only true International professional Urologic Society. It has more than 4000 members, from over 100 countries. The SIU strives to position itself as a major international platform for sustainable urological education and collaborative humanitarian activities aimed at improving urological care.
Canadian Urological Association – CUA
Aims to represent and provide a voice for all Canadian urologists and to foster dedication of all members of the profession toward ensuring the highest possible standard of urologic care for Canadians.
Indian American Urological Association – IAUA
It’s an affiliate organization of AUA (American Urological Association) that allows interaction of Indian urologists. IAUA provides education and surgical training through fellowship. IAUA''s goal is to represent all 600 Indian urologists practicing in the United States and to enhance and provide urological care through educational and charitable work not only in India but also in Southeast Asia and over the world.
The British Association of Urological Surgeons - BAUS
The British Association of Urological Surgeons was founded in 1945 and exists to promote the highest standards of practice in urology for the benefit of patients, by fostering education, research and clinical excellence.
BAUS is a registered charity and qualified medical practitioners practising in the field of urological surgery are eligible to apply for membership. It is intended that this website will be a resource for urologists, their patients, other members of the healthcare team and the wider public.
Pan African Urological Surgeons Association
The objectives are establish social and scientific relations among urologists from different African countries, aiming for initial and continued training for urologists promoting the publication of studies relevant to Africa.
The Urological Association of South Africa
The website is designed to provide information to Healthcare Professionals and Patients On this site one will find information relating to promoting the interest of the Profession and Urology as a discipline, setting standards, education, communications and all round service relating to Urology.
Middle East Society of Sexual Medicine (MESSM)
The MESSM is a nonprofit organization whose aims are to (1) encourage the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality; (2) to develop scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function; and (3) to promote the publication of medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function.
The purposes for which the MESSM is organized are exclusively charitable and the MESSM shall not carry on any activities that are inconsistent with its charitable aims as its assets are irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes.
International Society of Andrology – ISA
Founded in 1981, ISA now brings together around 40 national and regional member societies, representing 10,000 andrologists worldwide. ISA aims to disseminate knowledge of andrology, and to promote basic and clinical research in andrology. These objectives are achieved through:
- Organization of the International Congress of Andrology
- Support of regional meetings and other activities related to andrology
- Involvement of ISA member societies in compiling international consensus recommendations regarding important aspects of andrology
- Maintaining the website
International Society for Sexual Medicine
The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) was founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting clinical and basic research in the area of male erectile function and dysfunction. Now, the orientation is towards the whole field of human sexuality. Specifically, the ISSM aims:
- To establish a scientific Society to benefit the public by encouraging the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality
- To develop and assist in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function
- To promote the publication and encourage contributions to the medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function.
International Society for The Study of the Aging Male – ISSAM
The International Society for the Study of the Aging Male (ISSAM) was formed and incorporated in the United Kingdom in 1997 with the objective of promoting research, study and education on all matters relating to men's health after the age of 30. The Society aims to encourage physicians and other health-care professionals to understand male illness in the context of the aging process as a whole and to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for male patients. More specifically, the Society sets out to promote the concept of healthy aging.
European Academy of Andrology
The European Academy of Andrology is an association of scientists and clinicians active or interested in the field of andrology. Founded in May 1992, the EAA is a non-profit making organization which aims to promote research into and raise public awareness of male reproductive health. The EAA has a worldwide scope in terms of membership, research and influence but retains a clear focus upon Europe - with it's seat based in Münster, Germany and andrology training centres across Europe.
Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine - APSSM
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina Sexual - SLAMS
The SLAIS (Latin American Society for Impotence Research) was founded in 1990 during the IV World Congress of Impotence held in Rio de Janeiro; in 1996.
The official languages of the society are Portuguese, Spanish and English.
The American Society of Andrology – ASA
The American Society of Andrology (ASA) is a unique partnership of scientists and clinicians.
Founded in 1975, the Society has over 775 members from all over the world whose specialty fields include male reproduction, endocrinology, urology, anatomy, gynecology/obstetrics, biochemistry, animal science, molecular & cell biology, and reproductive technologies.
The Society, which fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of male reproduction, exists to promote scientific interchange and knowledge of the male reproductive system.
Asian Society of Andrology
The objectives of the Society are to advance and promote the knowledge of the male reproductive system in general by coordinating and organizing conferences and courses, by fostering interdisciplinary communication and collaboration, by publication of meritorious studies, and by any other means which are considered appropriate.
Their site is integrated in the site of the Asian Journal of Andrology .
The British Andrology Society (BAS)
The Society is multi-disciplinary and draws its membership from a broad range of backgrounds encompassing not just clinical and laboratory Andrology, but other associated fields such as clinical Urology, Gynecology, and Veterinary Medicine, together with a wide range of scientific disciplines, including Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, Cytology, Microbiology and Embryology.
Research plays a prominent role within the Society, with areas of interest including spermatogenesis, semen analyses, sperm function, fertilization, contraception and cryopreservation.
British Society for Sexual Medicine – BSSM
The British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) was founded in 1997 (as the British Society for Sexual and Impotence Research or BSSIR) for the purpose of promoting research and exchange of knowledge of impotence and other aspects of sexual function and dysfunction, in both men and women, throughout the UK scientific community.
The principal orientation of BSSM is toward the basic science of sexual function and dysfunction, and the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of sexual problems in both men and women.
The Society recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to understanding of human sexuality and its problems, and encourages research into all of its many aspects. The Society will encourage, foster and maintain the highest standards in clinical practice amongst its members, and promote the adoption of similar standards amongst UK health professionals in general.
International Federation of Fertility Societies – IFFS
The International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) is the overarching international organization encompassing the national fertility societies of close to 70 nations. Founded over 50 years ago, its mission is to stimulate basic and clinical research, disseminate education and encourage superior clinical care of patients in infertility and reproductive medicine. As part of the educational outreach mission each year it conducts postgraduate courses in selected cities in underdeveloped countries and every three years holds a major international congress hosted by a national fertility society from within the federation.
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
The Society for Reproduction and Fertility aims to enhance the knowledge of reproductive processes and fertility in man and animals. The Society organizes an annual scientific conference, awards travel grants and vacation scholarships to members, and sponsors relevant scientific workshops. The Society’s Journal, Reproduction, publishes original research articles and topical reviews in reproductive biology.
Local Reproductive Medicine associations
American Society for Reproductive Medicine – ASRM
ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the art, science, and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers. The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.
The British Fertility Society
With the encouragement of IVF pioneer Patrick Steptoe, the British Fertility Society was founded in 1972, by a small group with a common interest in infertility. Since then the burgeoning knowledge in this exciting area of medicine has resulted in the development and introduction of many new reproductive technologies and into clinical practice. The interests of the BFS has broadened to a range unimaginable 30 years ago. The British Fertility Society has grown alongside the development of our speciality and now actively promotes the sharing of knowledge, further education and raising standards of practice.
Today, the Society recognizes the multi-disciplinary nature of science and practice of reproductive medicine and welcomes andrologists, counsellors, embryologists, endocrinologists, nurses, and other professional groups working in this field, into its membership.
Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society – CFAS
The CFAS is the recognized Canadian multidisciplinary authority in reproductive science and medicine. Its mission is to provide leadership in fertility in the provision of clinical practice guidelines, standards and certification for non-medical professionals, and education, according to the fundamental principles of safety, effectiveness, ethical practice, innovation and accountability.
The Fertility Society of Australia - FSA
The Fertility Society of Australia is the peak body representing scientists, doctors, researchers, nurses, consumers and counsellors in reproductive medicine in Australia & New Zealand.
American Urologic Association Foundation
The American Urological Association Foundation partners with physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families, and the public, established to support and promote research, patient/public education, and advocacy to improve the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of urologic diseases.
The vision of the Foundation is to be the premier provider and resource for the most current, comprehensive, and reliable urologic health information for patients and the public.
UroToday’s mission is to create a free, credible, referenced online publication providing global open access to accurate and timely urological disease information. UroToday is dedicated to ensuring that the availability and accessibility of research material is not affected by marketing and distribution strategies used by publishers. Open Access to a global library is necessary to provide equitable access to urology and oncology education and research and Open Source Science promises more rapid advances in research through open sharing of research information at all stages of the research process.
Medscape from WebMD
Medscape from WebMD is organized by medical specialty, with each supported specialty having its own customized Web site. Specialty content is evaluated, created, and presented under the guidance of a WebMD program director and a medical professional advisory board.
Most of the specialties Web sites are organized consistently so you'll know where to find your favorite features as you move from specialty to specialty. Each homepage, for example, typically contains the following sections, with feature articles selected for that specialty:
- In Focus: the top articles of the week (generally updated twice week)
- Today's News: the top news stories of the day (updated daily)
- Resource Centers: sections on specific conditions or topics of interest
- Expert Corner: Ask the Experts based on topics of concern according to specialty
- Conference Center: reports and highlights from key medical meetings
- Discussions: a forum for discussions with your peers; and
- Library: Journals, textbooks, and reference tools.
Publisher of 206 peer-reviewed open access journals
One of them is BMC Urology (www.biomedcentral.com/bmcurol)
eMedicine from WebMD
eMedicine is the most authoritative and accessible point of care medical reference available to physicians and other health care professionals on the Internet. The evidence-based content, updated regularly by more than 8,000 attributed physician or health care provider authors and editors, provides the latest practice guidelines in 38 clinical areas. The eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base contains articles on over 6,500 diseases and medical topics, and is richly illustrated with some 28,000 multimedia files.
New eMedicine articles undergo several levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD prior to publication. Sources for subsequent revisions of articles include the author, a physician or PharmD member of the editorial board, user-driven feedback, and systematically reviewed medical literature.
NetDoctor.co.uk is a collaboration between committed doctors, health care professionals, information specialists and patients who believe that medical practice should be based on quality-assessed information and, wherever possible, on the basis of the principles of evidence-based medicine.
Over 250 of the UK's and Europe's leading doctors and health professionals write, edit and update the contents of NetDoctor.co.uk. In addition to creating written content for the patient these same health professionals respond to users questions and concerns regarding general health concerns.
Sexual Rehabilitation after Cancer
A network for cancer professionals and sexual-health-related professionals working with cancer patients interested in helping cancer patients overcome sexual problems.
Provides comprehensive, trustworthy information about urologic conditions such as Adrenal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, BPH/ Enlarged Prostate, delayed Ejaculation, Emergencies, Epididymitis, Orchitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Hematuria, Hydrocele, HIV/AIDS, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Infection, Kidney Stones, Male Incontinence, Male Infertility, Overactive Bladder, Pediatric Urology, Peyronie's Disease, etc.
This site intends to be a rich source of current information covering all major aspects of Andrology - information that will be constantly upgraded and updated to keep you abreast of the fast paced advancements taking place in the understanding and treatment of andrological problems. This site contains information for both the layman as well as the non-specialist medical professional.
So, whether you are an andrologically challenged male, or the companion of one, or even a general physician with such a patient, do bookmark this site for constant support, information, and assistance in dealing with the problem.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NKUDIC was established in 1987 to increase knowledge and understanding about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NKUDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies; voluntary organizations on the national level; professional groups; and State health departments to identify and respond to informational needs about kidney and urologic diseases.
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291600-0897
Archives of Andrology: Discontinued in 2008. Continued by Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Asian Journal of Andrology: www.asiaandro.com
Biology of Reproduction: www.biolreprod.org
Endocrine Reviews: edrv.endojournals.org
European Journal of Endocrinology: press.endocrine.org/journal/jcem
Fertility and Sterility: www.fertstert.org
Human Reproduction: humrep.oxfordjournals.org
Human Reproduction Update: humupd.oxfordjournals.org
International Journal of Andrology: www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0105-6263
Journal of Andrology: www.andrologyjournal.org/
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics: www.springerlink.com/content/104689/
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism: jcem.endojournals.org
The Aging Male: informahealthcare.com/loi/tam
Journal of Endocrinology: joe.endocrinology-journals.org
The Journal of Immunology: www.jimmunol.org
Journal of Molecular Endocrinology: jme.endocrinology-journals.org
Journal of Reproductive Immunology: www.journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/jri
The Journal of Urology: www.jurology.com
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology: www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03037207
Molecular Endocrinology: mend.endojournals.org
Molecular Human Reproduction: molehr.oxfordjournals.org
Molecular Reproduction and Development: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291098-2795
Reproduction, Fertility and Development: www.publish.csiro.au/nid/44.htm
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: www.rbej.com
Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine: informahealthcare.com/loi/aan