ESSM Partner Societies
Multidisciplinary Committee of Sexual Medicine (MJCSM)
The Multidisciplinary Committee of Sexual Medicine (MJCSM) and the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) collaborate in order to provide to medical doctors competency certification in Sexual Medicine.
The European Federation of Sexology (EFS)
The European Federation of Sexology (EFS) has over 50 active societies and individual members.
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.
IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Science)
IMCAS is dedicated to teaching of the highest quality at the interface of plastic surgery and dermatology. Our congresses take place four times a year in wonderful locations around the world.
International Society For Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
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.
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 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.
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 publication of studies relevant to Africa.
The Urological Association Of South Africa (UROSA)
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.
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.
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.