ESSM SCHOOL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE

• ESSM ADVANCED COURSE OF SEXUAL MEDICINE

8 – 17 November 2019, Budapest, Hungary


ESSM SCHOOL & ADVANCED COURSE 2019 REGISTRATION

ESSM SCHOOL IS FULLY BOOKED

Seats still available for the ESSM Advanced Course ONLY, the ESSM School course is fully booked.

If you would like to be listed in our waiting list, please send an email with:

- CV

- PROFESSIONAL DETAILS AND INFORMATION

- MOTIVATION LETTER

 

Email to: ESSMSchool2019@aimgroup.eu

ESSM SCHOOL & ESSM ADVANCED COURSE

8-17 November 2017, Budapest Hungary

ESSM offers two courses on Sexual Medicine and Clinical Sexology: ESSM School and ESSM Advanced Course. Both courses are run with the support of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) and the European Federation of Sexology (EFS).

Participants come from all over the world: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Middle East and the Americas. Also, participants have different professional backgrounds: andrology, endocrinology, family medicine, gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry, urology, surgery, oncology, sexual health and psychology.

The very diverse composition of the course participants combined with the biopsychosocial program makes the courses extremely suited to learn about the full field of sexual medicine and clinical sexology. We strive to learn medical doctors more about the psychological, social and relationship factors of sexuality and to learn the psychologists more about the medical factors of sexuality. In this way every professional in sexual medicine or clinical psychology will be equipped to make a full biopsychosocial analysis of the problem presented, which will improve treatment.

The ESSM School and the Advanced Course, Budapest, Hungary will seek accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)

ESSM SCHOOL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE

The first “Oxford Course” was run in 2007 and was later renamed as ESSM School. The learning curriculum is based upon the UEMS Joint Committee for Sexual Medicine, the ESSM Manual of Sexual Medicine and the EFS/ESSM Syllabus of Clinical Sexology.

The Program is intended for persons with post-graduate experience in any relevant clinical specialism (medicine and psychology) seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for clinical practice in Sexual Medicine and Clinical Sexology.

Interest in and enthusiasm for Sexual Medicine are the essential qualifications; whilst previous experience in the clinical practice of Sexual Medicine is an advantage, the program is also suitable for those starting out in this fascinating and rapidly developing area of medicine. Special skills in surgery or psychotherapy are not a requirement for participation.

The 10 days residential course covers a wide range of Sexual Medicine and Clinical Sexology topics and provides the essentials of sexuality that are necessary to develop effective clinical practice, even for those whose usual practice is exclusively with one gender. There will be practical training in Sexual Medicine consultation techniques and history-taking, and in the basic use of sex therapy techniques in Clinical Sexology.

All sessions during the program will be conducted in the English language; participative learning techniques for skill development will be used, as well as didactic teaching.

For more detailed information about the requirements, applying, registration fee and ESSM School program: FAQ and the ESSM School program.

ESSM ADVANCED COURSE OF SEXUAL MEDICINE

From this year ESSM also offers an Advanced course to improve skills and increase specific knowledge in Sexual Medicine and Clinical Sexology.

The Advanced course picks up where the ESSM School stops. It covers more complex clinical cases and more complex treatment strategies, like Body Dysmorphic Disorder, PGAD or paraphilia. Also, it focuses on case management and working in multidisciplinary teams. More ‘hands-on’ training will be offered. Practicing with real cases from participants will be included.

The course not only aims to add to your knowledge of Sexual Medicine but also to enable you to change your clinical practice with the acquisition of new skills for your complex clinical practice.

Eligibility criteria for the Advanced course are:

  • More than 5 years working clinically in Sexual Medicine or Clinical Sexology
  • Attended specific training in Sexual Medicine/Clinical Sexology or ESSM school
  • Work in multidisciplinary team OR Already FECSM or ECPS

All 3 criteria need to be met to be eligible for the Advanced course.

For more detailed information about the requirements, applying, registration fee and Advanced course program: FAQ and the ESSM Advanced course program.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Both courses will offer a joint social program throughout the 10 days. This social program is very informal and optional. The courses are friendly and we hope that participants will make new friends, as well as learn about Sexual Medicine. Because the number of participants is strictly limited, there is plenty of opportunity to meet and talk informally with the other participants and the faculty members. Although 10 days may seem a long time to be away from home at a course, feedback from previous groups suggests that loneliness and boredom are not a problem.

SCHOLARSHIPS

ISSM is offering 10 scholarships covering the full amount of the registration fee. The registration fee is inclusive of tuition fees, meals and accommodation. ISSM scholars will need to pay for their own travel and any additional expenses; Click here to apply for an ISSM scholarship. The deadline to apply for an ISSM scholarship is June 3rd, 2019. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. The assessment will be made by the Grants & Prizes Committee and reviewed by the ISSM Executive Committee. Applicants will be informed about the status of their application in the second week of July 2019.

ESSM and EFS are offering grants covering a partial amount of the registration fee, to those who have financial needs or coming from new developed countries. Apply for it during the registration process.

FECSM and EFS EXAM

Every two years ESSM and EFS offer the ECPS fellowship exam and MJCSM offer the FECSM fellowship exam. The next exam will take place on 22 January 2020, just before the ESSM congress. Attending the ESSM School can help prepare for the exam, but is not a requirement. More information:

Medical doctors (FECSM): https://www.mjcsm.org/examandpreparationcourse/the-exam.html

Psychologists/Psychotherapists/Psychiatrists (ECPS): https://www.essm.org/education-certifications/certifications/efs-essm-certified-psycho-sexologist-ecps/