THE NEW YOSEMA CHAIR HAS BEEN APPOINTED

Recently, the ESSM launched the YoSeMa (Young Sexual Medicine Academy) committee to involve young health-care professionals in the field of sexual medicine. YoSeMa aims to promote sexual medicine among young clinicians from various disciplines in order to increase knowledge and skills, to connect residents and young scientists with established specialists, and to define the needs of early-career sexual medicine specialists and sexologists.
 
Carla Sofia Veiga Rodrigues (PT) has been recently appointed as the chair of the YoSeMa committee for a period of 3 years, after an application and election process. This joint application also includes Sam Ward, Gideon Blecher and Laura Butvillaite as steering committee. We wish her lots of success in her new position.

Hello!

The Young Sexual Medicine Academy (YoSeMA) aims to build a community engaging young health professionals with an interest in sexual health, to foster networking and education, support the goals of, as well as providing a bridge to ESSM activities. If you are a health professional less then 40 years old OR completed your FECSM/ECPS exam during the last 5 years, join us and help us take sexual medicine into the next step

Who is YoSeMa

The Young Sexual Medicine Academy (YoSeMA) is a steering group of young motivated fellows and graduated healthcare professionals (with an age limit of 40 years old) who aim to facilitate the engagement of others into ESSM activities, while spreading the word on sexual health throughout the health community.

YoSeMa Mission Statement

YoSeMA aims to engage young health professionals with an interest in sexual health, to foster networking and education, support the goals of, as well as providing a bridge to ESSM activities.

Who can belong to YoSeMa

Everyone that is part of ESSM and fits the below-mentioned criteria  can become a member to YoSeMA:
•    Healthcare professionals (nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists; including students and residents) up to  40 years old; OR
•    Fellows who completed their FECSM/ECPS exam during the last 5 years.
Non-members apply to the Executive Committee for membership in both, ESSM and YoSeMA.

YoSeMa Stucture Committee

  • 4 members will form the steering Committee, elected after a formal application and interview screening process
  • Term of mandate: 3 years
  • Outgoing chair to remain for further 12 months as Past Chair
  • No more than two members can arise from the same country
  • Candidate members should submit an application for election 4 weeks prior to AGM (held annually at ESSM)
  • Candidates elected by voting YoSeMa Members
  • Each registered member of YoSeMa is entitled to one vote
  • No proxy form are allowed

YoSeMa Steering Committee

  • Carla Veiga Rodrigues – Family Practitioner, FECSM, Portugal
  • Gideon Blecher – Urologist and Andrologist, FRACS, Australia
  • Laura Butvillaite - Psycho-sexologist, EFS, Lithuania
  • Sam Ward – Urologist, FECSM, FEBU, Belgium YoSeMA aims to engage young health professionals with an interest in sexual health, to foster networking and education, support the goals of, as well as providing a bridge to ESSM activities.

ESSM Meeting 2019 activities

  • Educational – Clinical Session during the 21st ESSM Congress, on the 14th of February
  • Social Interaction Program – After the session the Steering Committee will have an open panel to talk with members and a short get together.
  • More activities will be posted soon!
  • Social Media – Follow us on Social Media (links will be sent soon)