Congress Awards

ESSM presents several well acknowledged awards during the annual meeting.

The ESSM Prestige Awards (ESSM Career Awards and ESSM Award of Excellence)  Read more

The ESSM Best Presentation Awards in several categories Read more


Congratulations to the awardees 2019:

ESSM Prestige Awards

Career Award 2019: Hartmut Porst, Germany

Award of Excellence 2019: Maarten Albersen, Belgium


ESSM Best Presentation Awards 2019

Psychosexual, gender and sexology
Štrukelj, E.; Giger, J.-C.
The association between internalised homophobia and internalization of traditional gender roles

FSD - Clinical
Handy A.; Meston, C.
Correlations among physiological lubrication and self-reported sexual arousal in women with and without sexual dysfunction

MSD - Clinical
Mykoniatis, I.; Memmos, D.; Kalyvianakis, D.; Kapoteli, P.; Hatzichristou, D.
Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: 6 months follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial assessing the impact of energy flux density and frequency of sessions

Basic and translational research
Milenkovic, U.; Ilg, N.; Zuccato, C.; Ramazani, Y.; De Ridder, D.; Albersen, M.
Transcriptome-wide analysis of Peyronie's disease plaques using RNA sequencing uncovers targetable signaling pathways for medical therapy

Male and female reconstructive surgery
Falcone, M.; Anfosso, M.; Gontero, P.; Christopher N.; Ralph, D.; Ralph, O.
Total phallic reconstruction in the genetic male: A single centre analysis

Nature Reviews Urology (NRU) Poster Prizes

Basic research
Ückert, S.; Rahardjo, H.; Bannowsky, A.; Tsikas, D.; Kuczyk, M.
Expression of genes encoding for endopeptidase enzymes (EnPEs) and peptide binding receptors in the human vagina: Comparison to penile erectile tissue

Vignozzi, L.; Maseroli, E.; Corno, C.; Comeglio, P.; Cellai, I.; Filippi, S.; Mello, T.; Galli, A.; Facchiano, E.; Lucchese, M.; Maggi, M.
The effects of testosterone treatment on fat tissue dysfunction and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese men undergoing bariatric surgery

Tavares, I.; Nobre, P.; Rosen, N.
Why positive sexual experiences matter: Sexual health is associated with lower postpartum stress in primiparous couples

Kerckhof, M.; Kreukels, B.; Nieder, T.; Becker, I.; van de Grift, T.; Heylens, G.; Elaut, E.
The relation between sexual dysfunction and sexual pleasure in transgender individuals: Results from the ENIGI follow-up study

Awardees 2018:

ESSM Prestige Awards

Career Award 2018: Johannes Bitzer, Switzerland

Award of Excellence 2018: Ege Can Serefoglu, Turkey

ESSM Best Presentation Awards 2018:

Weyne, E.; Hannan, J.L.; Matsui, H.; Sopko, N.; De Ridder, D.; Bivalacqua, T.J.; Van der Aa, F.; Albersen, M.:
“Galanin mediates endogenous nitrergic nerve outgrowth in vitro and partially restores erectile function after cavernous nerve injury in vivo”

Clinical-male sexual dysfunction
Rastrelli, G; Cipriani, S; Lotti, F; Cellai, I; Comeglio, P; Boddi, V; Della Camera, P; Palma, M; Gacci, M; Serni, S; Maggi, M; Vignozzi, L:
“Testosterone replacement therapy is able to reduce prostate inflammation in men with BPH, metabolic syndrome and hypogonadism: preliminary results from a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial”

Clinical-female sexual dysfunction
Tuiten, A.; van Rooij, K.; Bloemers, J.; Eisenegger, C.; van Honk, J.; Kessels, R.; Kingsberg, S.; Derogatis, L.R.; de Heede, L.; Gerritsen, J.; Koppeschaar, H.P.F.; Olivier, B.; Everaerd, W.; Frijlink, H.W.; Höhle, D.:
“Efficacy and safety of on-demand use of two treatments designed for different aetiologies of female sexual interest/arousal disorder: three randomized clinical trials”

Psychosexual, Gender and Sexology
T'Sjoen, G.; Bouman, W.P.; Brewin, N.; Arcelus, J.:
“Is gender affirming hormonal therapy linked to aggression in transgender people?”

Surgery Video
Skrodzka, M.; Ayers, J.; Rea, A.; Britnell, W.; Hadway, P.; Muneer, A.; Malone, P.R.:
“How to do a circumcision, when the foreskin is welded to the glans. The ROLOCS (Restoration Of the Lost Obscured Coronal Sulcus) procedure”

Nature Reviews Urology (NRU) Poster Prizes:

Comerma-Steffensen, S.; Munro, G.; Olesen, C.; Peters, D.; Simonsen, U.:
“Functional effects of the monoamine reuptake inhibitor, IPED2015 in both cerebral and erectile tissue in vitro”

Clinical-male sexual dysfunction
Jeh, SU; Yoon, S; Do, J; Seo, DH; Lee, SW; Choi, SM; Lee, C; Kam, SC; Hwa, JS; Chung, KH; Hyun, JS:
“Metabolic syndrome is an independent risk factor for acquired premature ejaculation”

Clinical-female sexual dysfunction
Gaudet, D; Clohosey , DG; Hannan, JL; Goldstein, SW; Szell, N; Komisarek, BR; Harvey, MA; Johnston, S; Kawaja, MD; Ghasmlou, N; MacKenzie, L; Goldstein, I; Adams, MA:
“Midurethral sling placement disrupts periurethral neurovascular and glandular structures near anterior vaginal wall: Potential role in female sexual dysfunction”

Gimeno, E; Bárcenas, I; Serrano, E; Villena, A; Trigo, E; Carriles, S; López, C; Normand, E; Garzonio, A; Chiclana, C:
“Facing the transition changes in the puerperium: Couples experience”

F1000 Poster Prizes:

Villegas, G; Tar, M; Baker, L; Sharp, D; Davies, K:
“Neuropraxia following nerve sparing radical prostatectomy is associated with increased expression of markers of inflammation and Fidgetin-2 like protein”

Clinical-male sexual dysfunction
Kneer, J; Engel, J; Veit, M; Ponseti, J; Walter, M; Beier, KM; Walter, H; Schiffer, B; Schiltz, K; Krueger, THC:
“Neural mechanisms underlying paedophilia and sexual offending against children - first results of a multicentre study”

Clinical-female sexual dysfunction
Pascoal, PM; Rosa, PJ; Coelho, S.:
“The association of body dissatisfaction with sexual distress in pregnant and non-pregnant women: testing a mediation model”

Awardees 2017:

ESSM Prestige Awards

Career Award 2017: Alan Riley, United Kingdom

Award of Excellence 2017: Patrick Jern, Finland

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ESSM Best Presentation Awards (Meeting Awards 2017):

Psychosexual, gender and sexology
Richard De Visser, United Kingdom: Sexual difficulties: Prevalence, impact, and help-seeking in a population-representative sample

FSD - Clinical
Elisa Maseroli, Italy: Cardiometabolic risk and female sexuality: Focus on clitoral vascular resistance

MSD- Preclinical
Marcus Ilg, United Kingdom: Further validation of phenotypic high-throughput, cell-based assay for anti-myofibroblast activity in peyronie's disease

MSD- Clinical
Athanasios Zachariou, Greece: The impact of mirabegron on erectile function of males with overactive bladder

Surgery Video
Marco Capece, United Kingdom: Simultaneous ventral tunical grafting and three pieces inflatable penile prosthesis impantation

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F1000 Poster Prize:

Female Clinical / P-02-015
Caroline Vos, The Netherlands: Sexuality and ovarian cancer. Patient - and partner experience

Male Clinical / HP-03-003
Nikolaos Ioakeimidis, Greece:  Relationship between testosterone deficiency and organ damage in hypertensive males 

Basic Science / HP-01-002
Javier Angulo, Spain: Selective down-regulation of nitrergic innervation in cavernosal tissue from patients with ED secondary to radical prostatectomy

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NRU Winners:

Female Clinical / HP-07-003
Chantelle Otten, Australia: Sexual Functioning and Menstrual Pattern Migraine: Pilot Study on Effects of Hormonal Interventions During Menopause Transition

Male Clinical / HP-03-005
Walter Cazzaniga, Italy: Development of a risk stratification tool to predict the presence of hypogonadism in men with sexual dysfunction

Basic Science Poster / HP-01-006 
Linda Vignozzi, Italy:  The dual FXR/TGR5 agonist INT-767 counteracts nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and erectile dysfunction in a rabbit model of high fat diet-induced metabolic syndrome

Surgery Video / VS-01-006
Christopher Nim, United Kingdom: Epididymovasostomy surgery

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