MD PhD in Psychiatry, Dr Abdo is an Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Medicine School, University of Sao Paulo (FMUSP). She has founded and coordinates the Program of Studies in Sexuality (ProSex) of the FMUSP, a multitask group of teaching, research, health assistance and community services in the area of sexuality. She is a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), of the International Consultation on Sexual Dysfunctions, of the Latin American Society for Sexual Medicine (SLAMS), of the International Academy of Medical Sexology (AISM) and also an honorary member of the Brazilian Society of Urology (SBU).
Dr Abdo has published eight books, approximately seventy chapters, two hundred papers in national and international medical journals and has presented lectures in over 600 national and international medical meetings. Her research interests are: Sexual Medicine; Medical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychopathology of Communication.
Aleppo University, Syria.
Senior Lecturer, Public Health, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana.
Clinical sexologist, Associate professor and head of section of reproductive pharmacology / sexual medicine in the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital of Singapore. Prof. Adaikan is the immediate past President of Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology (AOFS) and the Society for the Study of Andrology and Sexology, Singapore (SSASS). He is the Founder Executive Committee member of the Asia-Pacific Society for Impotence Research (APSIR, now known as Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine - APSSM) and represents the Asia-Pacific region in many international and scientific bodies. Prof. Adaikan was the organizing Chairman/President of the VI World Meeting on Impotence (1994) and the 7th Asian Congress of Sexology (2002) in Singapore. He is also a consultant and resource speaker for organizations and industries on sexual health issues. Prof. Adaikan is the Congress President of the 22nd World Congress of Sexology, July 2015, Singapore.
MA, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH. Currently, Dr Adams consults privately in West Perth both as a General Practitioner and as director of Integrated Sexual Health, a West Perth Medical Centre, Perth, WA, Australia.
Andrology/Reproductive Health, Naval Teaching Hospital, School of Medicine, Hang Tuah University, Indonesia.
Senior social researcher at the Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit of the Papua New Guinea, Herick Aeno has been doing HIV social and behavioral reseach for the last 10 years. His current research is a study on Masculinities in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and their implications for gendered sexual behavior.
Fourth year medical student at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
PhD, Academic, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa. Canada
Graduate School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Toho University, Tokyo.
Dr Albury’s research draws on media and cultural studies methodologies to focus on gender, sexuality, sexual ethics and sexual learning. Her work explores theoretical and applied understandings of mediated sexual self-representation, sexual sub-cultures, young people’s mediated sexual cultures, and the primary prevention of sexual violence.
MD., DGO., MSc., MHSc., FACS., FECSM, Leo Insitute of Sexual Medicine, Hyderabad, India
Executive Officer at Living Positive Victoria - People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria - and the current local co-chair of the community program for AIDS 2014 Conference.
Honorary Associate professor, University of Warwick, Consultant, Coventry and Warsickshire, UK
YEP Peer Educator. (YEP is the YACWA's Youth Education Peers Project)
Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Agder University College, Grimsad, Norway.
PhD in clinical psychology, A/Prof.in both the Department of Urology and the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, United States
Departamento de Pesquisas Sociais. Centro de Pesquisa em Saúde Reprodutiva de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil
Psychological Studies, Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, Japan
Ph.D. in human sexuality and master's degree in psychological services, board of directors for both the Main Line Youth Alliance and the Renaissance Transgender Association, USA
Professor of Andrology, Sexology & STDs, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
The Sexual Health Clinic, Family Federation of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
M.B.B.S., M.B.A., M.P.H. Currently he is M.D. Phase B Resident, Department of Psychiatry at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Bangladesh. He has more than 20 publications in international peer reviewed journals and currently he is attached with a number of projects under BSMMU & ASAUB. Dr Arafat is acting as an Editorial Board Member at International Journal of Psychiatry; EC Psychology and Psychiatry; International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health and as a Scientific Advisory Board Member at Journal of Behavioral Health. He is attached as Adjunct Faculty at M.P.H. Program, ASA University, Bangladesh and Research Investigator at AIMS Lab., United University Bangladesh. Dr Arafat is contributing regularly as Peer Reviewer for different publishers, namely, BioMed Central.
Psychologist and anthropologist, Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Dr Araujo Russo is Professor at the Institute of Social Medicine at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Researcher at the Latin American Center on Sexuality and Human Rights (CLAM) and Executive editor of Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad – Revista Latinoamericana.
Vice-présidente de la Société Française de Sexologie Clinique, Médecine Sexuelle, La Rochelle, France
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Montreal General Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.
Consultant internal medicine, HAJAP, Valeriusstraat 4HS, 1071MH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Janice Atkin joined ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) in August 2011 as Senior Project Officer and has been responsible for the development of the Health and Physical Education Australian Curriculum. Her previous positions include Education Sector Manager for Inspire Foundation, Senior Curriculum Adviser and relieving Curriculum Manager for Health and Physical Education in NSW DET.
Dr Elham, MD, MSexol, is a Consultant Family Physician, and the first Clinical Sexologist in Bahrain. She is a recognised pioneer in treating patients with sexual dysfunctions from Bahrain and around the Gulf area, and is currently running a specialised clinic, the first of its type in Bahrain, for sexual disorders. In addition to her mission to help as many women and men as possible with their sexual concerns, with the utmost confidence and privacy, Dr Elham is interested in promoting sexual health education for both professionals and the public. She has conducted several professional workshops and educational seminars for health care workers. Dr Elham addressed the public of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf region through a series of workshops, seminars and lectures. Dr Elham is a Board certified Consultant Family Physician and works at the Ministry of Health. Dr Elham received her MD from the Arabian Gulf University at Bahrain. She received the Board Certificate in Family Practice Joint Program accredited by Ministry of Health, Bahrain, and the Irish College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001 and graduated from the Arab Board for Medical Specialties program for Family Medicine in 2002. In 2008, she earned Postgraduate Diploma in Sexology and in 2009 earned her Masters of Sexology (MSexol) with distinction, both degrees were obtained from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Middlesex University, United Kingdom
BMedSc; GradDip (HSM), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.
Professor Brigitte Autran, INSERM, UMR-S945, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Hopital Pitié-Salpetrière, Paris, France, et AP-HP, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpetrière, Dpt D’immunologie, Paris, France. Brigitte Autran, Professor of Immunology at UPMC and Pitié-Salpêtrière University-Hospital in Paris, developed key researches on HIV Immunology. She provided the first demonstrations of Cellular Immune Defenses against HIV and Immune Reconstitution with anti-retroviral therapies, and developed international programs of therapeutic vaccines and immune-based interventions, now oriented towards HIV Cure.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico.
DNB Psychiatry from VIMHANS Vijayawada.
Dr George Ayala, PsyD, Executive Officer of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), California, USA. Dr Ayala, leads the agency’s international policy, advocacy, research, and technical support responses to HIV among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr Ayala has worked in the non-profit HIV/AIDS sector managing multi-million dollar budgets and supervising large, interdisciplinary teams of professionals for over 20 years. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Ayala has conducted HIV social science and intervention research since 1996. His research has mainly focused on understanding the mechanisms through which social discrimination affects the risk for HIV among gay men of color in the U.S. He has more recently explored the facilitators and barriers to HIV-related services through his international cross-sectional online survey research with gay men/MSM.
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrocs at the Federal University of Health Sciences of P. Alegren (48 years). Former president (chairman) of SOGIRGS (the state association of GO) and Member of FEBRASGO (the national association of GO) (1974-1976). Founder and chairman of the Nucleus of Sexology of SOGIRGS (1987-1990). Invited professor of Sexology at the Medical School of Medicine the University of Caxias do Sul (1987-2000). Invited professor of Sexology of the Medical School of Medicine of the Pontificial Cathololic University of RS (1990-1993). Member of the Board of Directors of FEBRASGO (1975-1979). Member of the Board of Directors of SOGIRGS (1982-1998). Chairman of the Obstetrics Service of the SANTA CASA COMPLEX of hospitals (P. Alegre) since 1997 to the present. Around 90 papers published and around 200 presentations in scientific events.
Psychiatry, Hospital San Joao-EPE / FMUP, Portugal.
Anthropology and researcher,The University of the WITWATERSRAND, anthropology, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Researcher, Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra, RLEK, India
Country representative for PakistanWorld Population Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan,
Senior Lecturer at the e-Health Unit, University College London, UK
Division of Endocrinology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada.
Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health, Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health, le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
East Sydney Doctors, Esd, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Dr B Srilatha MD, PhD, Diplomate (ABS, USA) Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore. Dr B Srilatha has a PhD in Sexual Medicine from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a post-graduate medical degree (MD) from Madras University (India). She is a certified Clinical Sexologist by the American Board of Sexology, USA.
Based in Singapore, she works on the clinical and basic aspects of female and male sexual disorders at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Dr B Srilatha is an active member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), representing the Communications Committee; Deputy Treasurer and Member of Executive and Scientific & Research Committees of the Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine (APSSM).
Dr Srilatha is the Co-Editor of ISSM News Bulletin and Member, Publications Committee for the APSSM News Bulletin. Her breakthrough discovery on the role of hydrogen sulphide in the area of sexual medicine led to two prestigious international awards: Emil Tanagho Prize for Best Innovative Research at the 12th World Congress of Sexual Medicine in Cairo, Egypt (2006) and the Best of Top 10 Basic Science Papers Prize at the Annual Meeting of Sexual Medicine Society for North America, Las Vegas, USA (2011).
Currently, Dr Balasubramanian serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the Official Journal of ISSM. She actively participates in the biennial meetings of both ISSM and APSSM and has a number of publications in leading international referenced journals. She is the Assistant Secretary-General of Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology (AOFS) and the Vice-President of Singapore’s Society for the Study of Andrology and Sexology (SSASS).
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc, Sexual Health/Blood Borne Virus Project Officer, VIC, Australia.
Graduated in bachelor's degree in psychology and from the Faculty of Humanities Pedro II (1988), graduate training of psychologists in the Faculty of Humanities Pedro II (1989), specializing in clinical psychology from the University Estacio de Sa (1989), especilização in human sexuality Gama Filho University (1995) and master's degree in sexology from Universidade Gama Filho (1998). Sandra Baptista serves as Deputy Coordinator of the Psychology Course of IBMR, Coordinator of the Specialization Program in Human Sexuality Sensu Lato's IBMR; debater Radio Tupi Program (Haroldo de Andrade); debater of Radio Tropical Solimões Program (Boca Livre); Founding Member of OSC awareness (2000), Managing Director of OSC awareness, Speaker. With extensive experience in the area of Education, Communication, Psychology, Sexology and Social.
Senior lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Clinical Director, TBA Practice, London, UK
Provost and professor of Psychology Northcentral University, USA.
Professor of Public Health at the Sydney School of Public Health. She has led research projects in breast and prostate cancer screening for 20 years. She now combines her cancer screening research with research in women's and men's health and works with Family Planning NSW.
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany.
Department of Biobehavioral Health, Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, United States.
Porterbrook Clinic, University of Sheffield, UK
CHIR doctoral candidate at the University of Victoria, Registered Clinical Social Worker, Origins Counselling Services, Victoria, Canada.
Program Manager of Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses at the Department of Health, Western Australia, Australia.
Clinical Psychologist BPsych (Hons) PhD (Clinical Psychology) Robert Battisti is the Principal Psychologist and Clinical Director of Mind Plasticity. His expertise is with individuals and families that have complex needs, with a focus on addiction, psychiatric comorbidity and chronic disease. He is passionate about delivering evidence-based therapies and overcoming some of the traditional barriers that restrict people from accessing top quality care. Robert’s achievements include a PhD from the University of Wollongong. A postdoctoral position with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the UNSW in partnership with the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. He is on the board of directors of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). Robert holds a position as a Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at the Cancer Centre for Children at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He guest lectures for the University of Sydney where he is also an Honorary Research Associate.
Executive Director, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT), ACT, Australia.
Mr Bavinton has worked in HIV prevention, policy and research for over eight years, both in Australia and internationally. He is currently the project leader of the Opposites Attract Study in gay serodiscordant couples.
Professor Niels Becker is a biostatistician with interests in infectious disease control, identifying predictors of foodborne diseases and determining triggers of health events. He has held numerous major research grants, supervised many higher degree candidates and acted as statistical consultant for a very wide range of health studies.
Clinical psychologist at the CoupleWork & Brain Injury Association, Auckland. New Zealand
Social Science, Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Sr. Aguia founded Fundasaun Timor Hari'i (FTH) in 2003 in response to the growing recognition of HIV in the country. He has extensive experience working with the most at risk communities in Timor Leste. Aguia has also played a role in national advocacy as President of the National AIDS Commission, and Chairperson of the GFATM Country Coordination Mechanism.
A/Prof. Chair of Development and Research of Sexual and Reproductive Health at the University of Iceland, University Hospital Vice Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland.
Health and Sports at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.
African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Psychologist, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research & Public Health and Ph.D candidate at the Health & Social Development School, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Health Promotion and International Health, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
UQÀM, Service de thérapie sexuelle et de couple du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (Hôpital Royal-Victoria), Canada
Following qualification as a medical scientist, Susan worked in several pathology laboratories around Australia, before 3 years working in the UK in a national public health laboratory. On her return to Australia in 1990, she joined the NRL and over the following years has completed a Masters of Applied Science, and an MBA from Melbourne University. Sue has been NRL’s Director since 2010. NRL‘s mission is to promote the quality of tests and testing for infectious diseases globally. It does this by providing Quality Assurance programs to laboratories worldwide, and capacity building programs in the Asia Pacific region. NRL is a WHO collaborating centre for Diagnostics and Laboratory Support for HIV and other blood borne infections.
Sarah Betts has worked in Aboriginal Health for 18 years, specialising in sexual health, drug and alcohol, and homelessness/mental health. Ms Betts is currently managing the Sexual Health Program at The Aboriginal Health Council of SA, working closely with Aboriginal community controlled health services toward self driven awareness and management around STI's and BBVs.
Nasim Fertility Centre Lahore, Islamabad, Pakistan
President of the Centro de Investigaciones Psiquiatrícas, Psicológicas and Sexológicas de Venezuela, a Research and Postgraduate Institute, Caracas, Venezuela. Dr Bianco Colmenares is a past President of WAS.
Dept. of Psychology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
PhD Student, University of South Australia, SA, Australia
Dr med. FMH Gynecologist and Obstetrician, The Zurich Institute for Clinical Sexology and Sexual Therapy ZISS, Switzerland.
Sexual health Trainee at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Victoria, Australia.
Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Head of the Division of Psychosocial and Psychodynamic Obstetrics and Gynecology including family planning, sexology, prevention and health promotion, University Hospitals Basel, Switzerland.
Australia-based obstetrician, gynæcologist and sexologist for over 35 years. Dr Black is best known for his management of apareunia due to vaginismus, and has lectured extensively around the world on female sexual dysfunctions and their gynæcological aspects. He has been active in training health professionals in the field of human sexuality at all levels and in all disciplines. For many years he served on the Board of SSSS, as well as on the Board of WAS where he served as Secretary-General/Treasurer among other duties. He is the author of "BodyTalk: An A-Z Guide to Women's Health", an Angus & Roberston (Australia) bestseller, has written book chapters and published numerous papers in refereed journals. He has a wide experience in the printed and electronic media disseminating knowledge in a palatable and entertaining manner for the public at large.
Currently an adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Dr Mark Bloch is the director of Clinical Research Unit B at Holdsworth House in Sydney. Dr Bloch's particular interests are holistic general practice, clinical research, HIV medicine, STIs, travel medicine, and hypnotherapy.
Dr Boch completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia and Masters of Medicine in HIV and Sexual Health from the University of Sydney. Dr Bloch is a past President of the Sexual Health Society of NSW and current board member of the Australian Society for HIV Medicine.
Associate Professor in Theological Ethics, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Dept of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Trained pharmacist with a Masters in Epidemiology from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Currently working as a statistician at the Kirby Institute, Sydney. Focus is on analysis of the TAHOD database.
BSc (OT), Grad Dip (counselling), MHSc (sex therapy), PhD candidate, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Public Health Nurse for the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.
Urologue, Chef de service d’urologie et d’andrologie, Centre Hospitalier, Chambéry, France.
Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Department of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Head of the NSW Sexually Transmitted Infections Programs Unit; Senior Specialist in Sexual Health Medicine at Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital;
Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia
Research assistant at the Burnet Institute; responsible for the coordination of several research and surveillance projects, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Department of Sexology, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
Senior staff specialist at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre with a PhD from the University of Melbourne and an honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Universities of Melbourne and Monash. Catriona is involved broadly in STI clinical and epidemiological research with a particularly interest in bacterial vaginosis and Mycoplasma genitalium. She has over 50 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, is on the editorial board of Sexually Transmitted Infections and BMC Infectious Diseases and was the recipient of the 2007 L’Oreal Fellowship for Women in Science.
Cancer/Health Psychology, Cancer Psychology Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland
Gynecologist and Sexologist in Private Clinic, Dr Brendler graduated from the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB), the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations, (FEBRASGO), the Federal Medical Council (CFM) of Brazil and the Regional Council of Medicine (CRM / RS). In 2013, Dr J. Brendler served as Vice-President of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Human Sexuality (SBRASH), General Secretary of the National Commission Sexology of the FEBRASGO, FLASSES Ethics Committee and Associate Secretary for Latin America in the Executive Committee of WAS. President of the 21st World Congress of Sexual Health (WAS), She has over 75 scientific publications on human sexuality (including abstracts, articles and book chapters), and has had more than 250 invitations to speak at scientific events (national and international).
Loren is a Senior Research Fellow at the NCHSR. Her research is on stigma and discrimination in relation to people with blood-borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C, and the impact of stigma on treatment, recovery and health outcomes.
Manager of Research and Program Development at Family Planning Queensland, Holly Brennan develops sexuality and relationships education programs, prevention of childhood sexual abuse programs and sexual behaviour programs for the education, child protection, early childhood and disability sectors.Family Planning Queensland, Australia.
Researcher and lecturer in sociology, child protection and family studies – University of South Australia, SA, Australia.
Sex Coach U, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Sex Therapy Service, Sexual Medicine Center, Urology Dept., Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
Kibbutzim College of Education Seminar Hakibbutzim, Israel
Director, UBC Sexual Health Laboratory, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.
Graham Brown (PhD) is a senior research fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. Graham is also an adjunct with Centre for Social Research in Health, the Burnet Institute and WA Centre for Health Promotion Research at Curtin University where he began his research concerning HIV and expatriates. Since 1995 Graham has worked in community based organisations, health promotion and public health research with a focus on building evidence for community driven responses to BBV and STI.
HIV Prevention in Rural Development Enclaves, ADB & PNG NDOH, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. An individual member of WAS and ISSM, and an accredited sex educator with the Society Australian Sexologists working for the National Health Department of Papua New Guinea on the Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project
Samantha Brunt completed her BSc in biomedical science at the UWA in 2010. She returned to academia in 2012 after working as an optical emission spectrometrist, achieving a first class honours for her research in HIV/CMV immunity. Ms Brunt is continuing her work as a PhD candidate, and will commence medicine in 2015.
Barrister, Former Board member, AIDS Council of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, Australia.
Liicensed psychologist, AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist. The Buehler Institute, Newport Beach, CA, United States
Chief Executive Officer WA AIDS Council, WA, Australia.
Centre d'Etude et de Traitement de la Pathologie de l'Appareil Reproducteur et de la Psychosomatique (CETPARP), Lille, France.
Simone Buzwell lectures in psychology at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Her areas of interest include developmental, educational and health psychology.
Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Kat is working to increase the capacity of ACCHOs in working with people who inject drugs. Her current work involves the implementation of the recommendations from the Yiaga ba wadamba report. Kat has worked across the BBV sector for over 8 years including NSPs and harm reduction programs, and has coordinated a national youth sexual health program.
Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University; Director, Institute of Studies in Health, Sexuality and Human Development, Peru.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rural Remote Service, Department of Clinical Immunology, Royal Perth Hospital, WA, Australia.
Cait Calcutt is a leading Australian pro-choice advocate. Cait works for Children by Choice, a Queensland community organisation that provides counselling, formation and education on all unplanned pregnancy options. She co-founded Reproductive Choice Australia and has been a key member of abortion law eform campaigns around the country.
Ms Caldwell obtained her MHlthSci in Sexual Health and MAppSc at the University of Sydney and is currently a PhD student at the Centre for Social Research in Health, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of NSW, NSW Australia.
MAPS MCCIYBO MSAS Counselling Psychologist & Clinical Sexologist. Sarah Calleja is a Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Sexologist, media consultant, app developer and author, who loves being a trendsettier in the field of sexology and is a proud advocate for Sexual Integrity. Sarah has been writing opinion-editorials for various media, and contributes to psychosexual community education using her blogs and social media platforms.
Sociologist,Population Council, Dakar, Senegal
Professor Lesley Campbell AM is a Senior Endocrinologist and Director of Diabetes Services at St Vincent's Hospital and a Professor of Medicine, University of NSW. In the Diabetes and Obesity Program at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research she conducts clinical research in diabetes and insulin resistance, focusing on the underlying causes of type 2 diabetes and obesity. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, editing books, manuals, and writing book chapters. She was a member of the Organising Committee of the 2006 International Congress on Obesity, chaired national and international professional committees and is a past President of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity and past Chair of an International Committee of the International Association for the Study of Obesity.
Clinical Psychologist, specialist in Sexual Education and Sexual Therapy, Ana Goncalves is Coordinator of the Posgraduate Course in Sexual Education at the Salesian University in São Paulo, Brazil. She is the Editor and Director of the Brazilian Society of Human Sexuality and editor of the Brazilian Journal on Human Sexuality. Ms Goncalves hosts two television programs "SOS Marriage" and "Family asks for help", both in the Brazilian Television System (SBT). She is the author of the book "Stepmothers: from the fairytales to real life" (Iglu Editor), of the collection "Growing in Sexuality" (Sttima Editor), of the chapter "Sexuality according to a systemic view" (Roca Editor) and of several articles. All the academic production are available in: http://anacanosa.com.br/artigoslivros; In the last three years, Ana Goncalves writes the column “Easy Sex” in the VIP Magazine (Abril Editor)
Faculty of Health and Society, Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden
Sex and Relationship Therapist, Richmond Hill Psychology, Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Formerly Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Scotland. She took up post as Head of Psychosexual Service at the Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne in 2009 and is a Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine, UK. She is currently President of the Sexuality and Sexual Health section of the Royal Society of Medicine, London. UK. (WHERS)
Assistant Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Cananda.
Centre for Men's Health, London, UK
Dr Cass is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health (Sexology Program), Curtin University (WA). Her work includes sexual diﬃculties, sexual oﬀences, sexual abuse, sexual orientation and transgender issues. She developed the first course in Australia in psychosexual therapy at the University of Western Australia in 1978. She published her theory of gay and lesbian identity formation in 1979. In 2004 she published, "The Elusive Orgasm: a woman’s guide to why she can’t and how she can orgasm" and in 2011 she developed an iPhone/iPad app, titled, "Explore Women’s Sex". Dr Cass is Director at Brightfire Press, Consultant clinical psychologist, Consultant sexual therapist/sexologist at Vivienne Cass pty Ltd.
Professor and Chief Specialist, Family Medicine, KZN Department of Health, South Africa.
Antón Castellanos Usigli, MPH, is a public health professional, consultant, advocate and blogger committed to global sexual health and sexual rights. He started promoting sex education in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he organized the first sex education Conference at just 19 years of age. In 2011, he founded the Youth Initiative at the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). Antón is a Member of the Global Advisory Board (GAB) on Sexual Health and Wellbeing, a group of global experts brought together by Durex to advance the links between sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure across policies and programs.
As a consultant, he has worked for the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership (NMPP), for RNW Media, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In the past, he also worked for the Mexican Federation of Sexuality Education & Sexology in Mexico City and for the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Manila, Philippines. Currently, Antón is the Manager of an HIV/STIs prevention program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, focused on Hispanic men who have sex with men and women.
He has a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University in New York City and he has been a speaker in Congresses across eleven countries. Antón is the co-author of "Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People’s Sexual Rights (IPPF-WAS, 2016)" and writes the Blog Sexual Observer.
Doctor in Medicine and Surgery. U. Guayaquil, 1963 . Specialist in Neuro-Psichyatrie. U of Leuven, Belgium 1972. Founder of sexology department in Catolique of Guayaquil; Prof. Sexology, Doyen and Vice Recteur (1980-1985). Chief of the Service of Psychiatrie, Social Security Hospital, Guayaquil (1996- 2010). Founder and first president of Equadorien Society of Sexology (SESEX).Participant in all the congresses of WAS and FLASSES since 1994 to 2011.
Ms Castely is Currently on leave from the Department of Clinical B Immunology (DCI) to complete her PhD in "Filling the gaps in HIV surveillence in Western Australia". She has been a senior scientist in the field of HIV medicine at DCI overseeing HIV research and development, HIV drug resistant testing, viral load monitoring and QAP.
President, National Centre for Sex Education, Cuba.
Department of Medicine-CUSUR, University of Guadalajara, Cd Guzman, Mexico
Dr Cavalcanti, Master in maternal and child health, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Brasilia-ESCS, Professor of post-graduate clinical sexology school Bahia medicine, General Secretary of the Latin American Federation of Sexology and Sex Education, President of the National Sexology Commission of the Brazilian Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology and specialist in sex therapy with FLASSES and the FEBRASGO
Doutor em Medicina e em Antropologia Ex-Presidente da FLASSES Ex-Presidente da Academia Internacional de Sexologia Médica Presidente do Centro de Sexologia de Brasília Medalha de Ouro da WAS, Brazil.
Natalie Centner is nearing the completion of her PhD in psychology at Deakin University. She is interested in sexual health research and her thesis focuses on factors associated with genital image and self-perceptions of sexual attractiveness, including comparisons across gender and sexual orientation.
Global Content Strategist for Love Matters, RNW Media
Family Planning Queensland, Australia.
Hospices civils de Lyon, Saint-Génis-Laval, Lyon, France.
Principal solicitor for Australia’s only HIV specialist legal centre, the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC), NSW, Australia.
Dr. Shannon Chavez, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a certification in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders. Dr. Chavez holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Chavez practices a variety of modalities including psychodynamic, attachment-oriented psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral, sex therapy, sex coaching. She also provides education and workshops, therapy groups, and lectures.
BSc, MBBS, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), F-CSEPI Sex, Marriage & Psychotherapist
Sexual Health Unit, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne; Senior Specialist in Sexual Health Medicine and Medical Services Manager at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Graduate School of Human Sexuality, Shu-Te University | Department of Neurology, Kaohsiung Chang Gang Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Department of Infertility and Sexual Medicine, the Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, China.
"Chiara Simonelli is an associate professor in clinical sexology at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. She is a regular lecturer in the psychology and psychopathology of sexual behavior and also teaches the degree course in psychology.
Professor Simonelli graduated in 1975 in psychology and psychotherapy and from 1976 - 87 she was a consultant in sexual dysfunction, vasectomy, assisted conception and sexual education in the schools within the Aied (Italian Association for Demographic Education) in Rome. Professor Simonelli is a founding member and the President of the SISS (Italian Society of Scientific Sexology) and from 1986-87 she was part of a multi-disciplinary group researching the psychological problems in AIDS sufferers.
Professor Simonelli has acted as a consultant for the television programme ‘Love and Sex: Instructions for use?’ and received the Culture Prize in 1989 for her book ‘Psychology and AIDS’. Professor Simonelli is the author of a variety of scientific publications and around 200 theoretical or experimental working papers, she is also the Vice President of FISS (Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology), a Member of the Advisory Board of WAS (World Association of Sexology) of the Executive Committee of EFS (European Federation of Sexology) and of IASR (International Academy of Sex Research)".
MD, MHs. Graduate School of Human Sexuality, Shu-Te University of Science & Technology and Department of Psychiatry, E-da general hospital, Koahsiung, Taiwan.
Dr Shivakumar Chitturi is a staff specialist in the Gastroenterology Unit at the Canberra hospital and Senior Lecturer at the ANU school of medicine. His main research interests are in the treatment of viral hepatitis and management of fatty liver disease. Dr Chitturi has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters in leading textbooks of liver and gastrointestinal disease.
MD, PhD. Department of Urology, Ilsanpaik Hospital, Inje University, Korea
University rank holder for Diploma in Diabetology (Bombay) from T. N. Medical College & B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai.
Stefanie Christian is the 'My Journey' project officer with Positive Women Victoria. She gathered information for this research project from 32 women living with HIV in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Ms Christian has worked with people living with HIV for over 10 years. Positive Women Victoria is the only funded community based organisation that supports women living with HIV in Australia.
Associate Professor of Ethics and Director of Curriculum, Department of Philosophy and Moral Science, Ghent University, Belgium.
Reigstered Nurse, Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Adolescent Health Research Group at the University of Auckland, NZ.
Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia and consulting editor for the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.
Psychosexual Therapist, Chair British Association of Sexual Educators, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Sheffield University Medical School, Sheffield, UK
San Francisco Department of Public Health, St. James Infirmary, California, USA
Vice President of the World Association for Sexual Health and a Technical Advisor to the Reproductive health & Research unit of the World Health Organisation. Her revious roles have included Chair of the WA AIDS Council; President of the Australian reproductive Health Alliance; President of Family Planning WA; President of the Australian Association of Sex researchers, Educators and Therapists.
Alison is the Manager of Multicultural Health and Support Services (MHSS) at the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health (CEH). Alison Coelho manages the organisations response to HIV, sexually transmissible infections, and Hepatitis prevention amongst refugee and migrant communities across Victoria, VIC, Australia.
Professor and Director of the Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. Dr Coleman is the author of numerous articles and books on compulsive sexual behavior, sexual offenders, sexual orientation, gender dysphoria, chemical dependency and family intimacy and on the psychological and pharmacological treatment of a variety of sexual dysfunctions and disorders. Professor Coleman is the founding and current editor of the International Journal of Sexual Health and the International Journal of Transgenderism. He is one of the past-presidents of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, and the World Association for Sexual Health.
Eli Colemen has been a frequent technical consultant on sexual health issues to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (the regional office of WHO). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the US Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Award for his role as senior scientist on Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior, released in 2001. He was given the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Alfred E. Kinsey Award by the Midcontinent Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in 2001. In April, 2007, he was awarded the Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health. In May of 2007, he was appointed the first endowed Chair in Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Founder in 1981 of the Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS), Daniela Colombo is a leading expert on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Rome, Italy.
Senior Counsellor, Queensland Fertility Group, Private Clinical Psychologist. Michael Condon is a child and adult clinical psychologist in private practice. He has been senior consultant psychologist with Queensland Fertility Group since 1987, with extensive experience in all areas of infertility counselling, relationship needs and associated issues. Michael also specialises in child development, relationship counselling, family law, medical health and adult clinical psychology.
Currently, Craig Cooper is the CEO of Positive Life NSW the voice of people with HIV since 1988.
Previous experience as Executive Director of the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC). In addition, he is the Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) and represents that organisation on the Board of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO). Craig has also recently been appointed as chair of the NT Sexual Health Advisory Group.
Craig holds a post graduate diploma in Clinical Drug Dependence Studies from Macquarie University and a master's of Public Administration from the University of Sydney. Craig's extensive experience with HIV-related program work in both government and non-government roles has informed Craig's examination of, and contribution to, the HIV sector response. Broad engagement encompassing advocacy, peer-based representation, policy formulation and program management, together with a passionate interest in the needs of people with HIV, enable Craig to critically examine the interface between organisations and represent the needs of people living with HIV in all fora.
Senior Lecturer, STIs Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia
Directeur d'enseignement CHU Toulouse III, Président du Syndicat National de Médecins Sexologues, Toulouse, France.
Clinical psychologist, WAS Executive Committee: International Liaison Chair, Sexuality Education Chair, Mexico.
Psychology, Self-Employed, Durham, NC, USA
Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada.
Dr Cowieis an Infectious Diseases Physician with the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and an Epidemiologist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, recently designated as the WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis B. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne where he completed his doctoral thesis investigating novel approaches to an improved understanding of the epidemiology and control of hepatitis B virus infection in Australia.
He has a particular clinical and research interest in viral hepatitis, with a focus on epidemiological research to guide development of public health responses to hepatitis B. He was a member of the expert writing reference group for the First National Hepatitis B Strategy, serves on a number of Victorian and National committees related to hepatitis B policy, and contributed to the WHO Global Consultation on Prevention of Perinatal Hepatitis B Transmission in December 2010. He is Chair of the Viral Hepatitis Special Interest Group of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, and serves on the board of directors of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine.
Ph.D, Widener University, Chester, PA, USA
Centro Interdipartimentale Disturbi dell'Identita di Genere Ospedale San Giovanni Battista,University of Turin, Turin - Italy
is an Australian LGBT rights activist and academic. He is the National Convenor of Australian Marriage Equality and one of the founders of the Australian Coalition for Equality (ACE).
Brendan Crozier is a clinical psychologist who has worked at the Albion Centre for the past six years providing support to those impacted by HIV. He has interests in sleep, sexuality, and the use of new technologies to improve client outcomes.
The NSW State Reference Laboratory for HIV at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney was established in the early 1980's and plays an important sentinel public health surveillance role in providing data to monitor trends, evaluate interventions and provide early warning of the changing patterns of HIV infection in Australia.
Philip Cunningham is the senior scientist and manager of this facility and has developed and implemented diagnostic testing strategies targeting focused on recent and acute HIV infections He has initiated and collaborates on a number of national and international diagnostic test licensing studies. He has conducted numerous situational assessments and responses for clinical laboratories to support the wider availability of HIV treatment in resource limited settings in the region. He has consulted on a range of quality improvement projects with WHO, American Federation of AIDS Research (AmfAR), CDC, ASHM, Kirby Institute in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Western Pacific.Philip is engaged in public health surveillance research of HIV and HCV affected populations including injecting drug users, childbearing women and infants and the programmatic rollout of HIV point of care tests in non-laboratory settings. Philip is Vice President of the Australasian Society of HIV Medicine (ASHM) and recently co-chaired the National HIV Testing Policy revision. He is a visiting senior research fellow at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales and is the Chief Operating Officer for the St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research.
Clinical Director, Bristol SARC, Bristol University Hospitals NHS foundation Trust, Bristol, UK.
Dr. Cysique is a NHMRC Career Developmental Fellow based at UNSW, St. Vincent's Hospital Clinical School and Applied Medical Research Centre. Her research focuses on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, the effects of chromic HIV, age and age related diseases and other risk factors on brain functions.
Frances has over 20 years' experience in the health sector and works as a counselling psychologist and clinical sexologist in Melbourne. She is a PhD Candidate at The University of Sydney. Her thesis is titled: Genital image and body image and sexual functioning in women. Frances anticipates her research will open-up a much needed dialogue to develop a better understanding of the concept of genital image within the socio-cultural context and how it effects women's sexuality.
President, Africa-Gulf Society for Sexual Medicine; Associate Professor of Urology, Tanta University, Egypt.
M.ch. (Plastic Surgery) Mumbai, M.S (Gen. Surgery), M.B.B.S.
Urologist and Andrologist; MS Mch Plastic surgery Mumbai Aesthetic Laser and Plastic surgeon, Mumbai.
As a psychology and medicine student in the sixties and early seventies I realized that sexology was missing in the education and training curriculum for most health professionals. This concern encouraged me to ask my own department and the University of Gothenburg to modify the current curricula making sexology a compulsory subject in the academic training for physicians and psychologists in the first place. Pretty soon it became very obvious what a charged issue sexology was in the academic world with an array of prejudices and obstacles, like old-time moralism, to overcome. 40 years and almost 7000 sexology students later I have the privilege to share with you my personal travelogue filled with decisive experiences, including people, places, institutions, failures and successes, in all a very exciting journey. Hopefully my story will inspire the young congress delegates to explore thoroughly the fascinating field of knowledge called sexual health.
Tokai University, Sophia University, Japan
Senior lecturer in Social Work in the Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Professor of Clinical Pathology, UCSF Mt Zion Medical Center, Department Pathology and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Post-graduation in Psychiatry from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, a premier institute of Psychiatry in India MD (Psychiatry), DNB [Diplomate of National Board] (Psychiatry), DPM (Diploma in Psychological Medicine), Primary Medical Qualification: MBBS, from NRS Medical College, Kolkata, India. Currently working as a specialist & the head, in the Department of Psychiatry for last 17 years in ESI Hospital at Rohini, New Delhi, India. Life Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society.
Stepehn Davies is a specialist Sexual Health Physician practising at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He is interested in the epidemiology of STIs in various populations and in novel ways of screening and delivering care.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School, UCLA; Co-Director of Couple and Sex Therapy Training Program, AACAST; California, USA
Professor of Women’s Health, Monash University, and Director of the Monash University National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Women’s Health, Victoria, Australia. Her research is focused on the consequences of sex steroid deficiency in women and identifying modifiable factors that will improve the health and wellbeing of women in middle and later life.
Professor Davis is a member of Monash University Council and is past President of the Australasian Menopause Society. She has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an NHMRC Research Scholarship from 1986 to 1988, the Robert Greenblatt Prize for Research of the International Menopause Society 1993, the Glenn Aging Award of the US Endocrine Society 2000, the Glaxo-Welcome Diabetes Education Award 2000, the Barbara Gross Award of the Australasian Menopause Society 2002, the inaugural North American Menopause Society Androgen Research Award 2003 and the Australasian Menopause Society Annual Scientific Award 2006.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, FLASSES accreditation and Clinical Sexologist and Sexuality Educator.
Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Human Sciences of the Ribeirão Preto Campus - University of São Paulo/SP-Brazil
Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. Linda De Villers in an International speaker who has taught extensively and led numerous professional workshops on sexuality and Sex Therapy. She is the author of "Loves skills: A fun, upbeat guide to sex-cessful relationships", now in its 4th edition (2006).
Ph.D (La Trobe); PGDip Health Psych (La Trobe); PGCertHE (Sussex); BSc (Melbourne). Lecturer in School of Psychology and Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Sussex, UK.
Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
UK Pharmacist, working in Australia in a research capacity,University of Canberra's pharmacy department and the Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Dr Deeks is the Head of Translation, Education and Communications at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health as well as a Counselling & Consultant Psychologist. Mandy Deeks specialises in translation, education and communication (turning complex medical and health information into user friendly practical tools). Dr Deeks has an extensive background in research, education and clinical care in women’s health. She has experience as a psychologist across the life stages of women with a particular interest in menopause, premature menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome, body image, sexual function and the impact of illness on emotional and mental health. Dr Deeks currently sits on The Royal Women’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee, is Vice Chair of The Melbourne IVF Ethic’s Committee and is a Board Director of Family Planning, Victoria. Mandy is also accredited in mediation and is a widely published author and media commentator.
Department of Social Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Master in Public Health from the UNSW and currently Doctoral Candidate at the UNSW, Ms Dea Delaney-Thiele is a Dunghutti woman born at the Burnt Bridge Mission, Kempsey, NSW. Ms Delaney-Thiele has more than 24 years experience working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector (ACCHS). Dea also worked for the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) for 11 years and was its Chief Executive Officer between March 2013 and November 2010, where she was responsible for the management of the national Secretariat.
Dea is the current Chief Executive Officer of NATSIWA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance) and heads the Population Health Research Unit at the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney, Mt Druitt Village, NSW.
Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, studied at "Lo sapzio Psicoanalitico di Rome", in Italy. Former President of the society of Psychology of Rio Grande do Sul (SPRGS), 2011-2013. Currently Dr Della Pasqua is Judicial Mediator for the tribunal of Justice of Rio Grande do Sul.
Consultant Sexologist and Secretary of the Council of Sex Education and Parenthood International (CSEPI), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
MD, Liaison Psychiatrist, Sexual & Relationship Therapist, Leeds Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, UK
Dr Dew MBBS, MD, FRANCOG is in private gynaecological practice at St Vincent’s Clinic and Private Hospital in Darlinghurst, Sydney and she is the Chair of the Gynaecology Department. Dr Dew qualified in Medicine and did her doctorate through the UNSW. Her doctorate was on “Hormone Replacement Therapy given to women previously treated for Breast Cancer”. Dr Dew has worked and trained in the UK, Canada and Australia. Her major interests are in benign gynaecology including advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, vaginal surgery, endometriosis, colposcopy, abnormal uterine bleeding, benign pelvic tumours, colposcopy and menopause and vaginal laser treatment.
MBBS, V.M.G.M.C, Solapur. DPM Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Hospital, Sion, Mumbai. Dr. Atul Dhage is a psychiatrist at Regional Mental Hospital, Ratnagiri. He is a consultant Neuro-psychiatrist & sexologist at Mindcare Hospital for Mental & Sexual Health and is a Member of the CSEPI, IPS, BP. Dr Dhage has special interests in Sexology & Social Psychiatry. He writes a column regularly for newspapers and is a guest speaker for many programes on Air India.
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section of Psychiatry, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
International active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dept. of Public Health, Hang Tuah University, Indonesia
Lawyer, Retired Chief Judge of the Court of Justice of Rio Grande do Sul National, Vice President of the IBDFAM - Brazilian Institute of Family Law, Chair of the Special Committee of the Sexual Diversity of the Federal Council of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil.
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Kim Dick (Senior Aboriginal Health Worker) work within the medical unit of the Victorian Aboriginal Health service. The medical unit is a multidisciplinary team including General Practitioners that provide holistic care inclusive of screening, immunisations, treatment and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood Borne Virus.
Socio-anthropologist, Lecturer at the Sorbonne University, Paris. France
Senior Advisor for Psychosocial Support, Community Health and Key Populations Unit within the Medical Department of ESTHER. France
Psychologist - Master in Psychology – Full Professor in Human Sexuality. 33 Published Articles - 15 Chapters in Books – Professor in Medical Graduation of the Gama Filho University and Coordinator on Pos graduation Course in Health Sexual of the UGF. Medal of Professional recognition from SBRASH and Medal de Distinción de la Sexologia Latinoamericana da FLASSES - SBRASH President.
Senior Public Health Advisor on Sexual Health & STI Section, Public Health Agency of Canada, Toronto. Jeff Dodds is also the Executive Director of AIDS Saskatoon, CA.
Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Current: Associate Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Clinical Project Coordinator, The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, UNSW Medicine, NSW, Australia.
Professor of Urology, Duke University School of Medicine, President, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, USA.
Head of Sexual Health Program, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
Johanna Dore is the Project Manager for the National and International Research Alliances Program: Improved surveillance, treatment and control of chlamydial infections: Research Program 5: Education - Developing improved sexual health education strategies - at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia.
Medical Oncologist, Oncology Center, Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, RS
Clinical Nurse Specialist with 10 years experience in Sexual Health Nursing at the Liverpool and Campbelltown Sexual Health Service, South West Sydney Local Health District, NSW, Australia.
Professor & Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Senior Research Fellow Deputy Director, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and Associate Professor in Clinical Sociomedical Sciences Mailman School of Public Health,Columbia University New York, USA
School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia.
Dr. Thanh is head of HIV/AIDS surveillance unit - Department of HIV/AIDS - National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Viet Nam. He is a medical doctor with a Master's degree in Epidemiology from UCLA. He is now a PhD candidate at the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway.
Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist; Associazione Scuola Sessuologia Di Torino - Turin, Italy
M.D., Center of reference and especialization in sexology at the Pérola Byington Hospital (CRESEX), São Francisco University, Bragança Paulista, Brazil
Widener University, Program in Human Sexuality, Chester, PA, USA
Yale University and The Hastings Center, United States & Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Candidate, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Senior Expert / Researcher, Deputy for Health, Ministry of Health, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Staff specialist at Lismore Sexual Health Service, Natalie Edmiston has worked in HIV medicine and sexual health in a number of regional areas and has a particular interest in developing local research, NSW, Australia.
White House Surgery, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, UK
Mental Health Research center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Professor of Medical Psychology Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and Director, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies N.Y. State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA.
GATE - Global Action for Trans Equality, New York, NY, USA
Carol El-Hayek is an epidemiologist and has extensive experience working with large datasets. She manages infectious diseases surveillance in the Centre for Population Health and works on several surveillance projects in the area of BBVs and STIs.
Senior Lecturer-Health Promotion and Community Health Department, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Head of Andrology Dept, -Dr Soliman Fakeeh Hospital- Jeddah; Professor of Andrology, Cairo University, Egypt.
Independent Consultant in Reproductive Health and Population, Cairo, Egypt
Psychologist and sexual counsellor, Stefano Eleureti works in the educational guidance and tutoring service at the Faculty of Medicine & Psychology of “Sapienza”, University of Rome (Italy). He carries out his clinical activity in Viterbo and in Rome and his research activities in the sexology field in collaboration with the Institute of Clinical Sexology of Rome and with university chairs. Since May 2011 he is a member of the WAS Youth Initiative Committee, composed of 10 young sexual health advocates from 9 countries.
MBBS, FASPM, FECSM, Head of the Sexual Medicine and Therapy Clinic at Monash Medical Centre, Psychosexual Service at The Women's Hospital, as well as in Private Practice.
Head of Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Family and Sexuality Studies, Catholic University Leuven - Faculty of Medicine - Department of Public Health and Center for Relation, Family and Sex Therapy, UPC KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Norsk medisinsk syklotronsenter AS, Oslo University Hospital - Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Namik Kemal University Medical School, Turkey
President of ASSERT SA between 2004-2011 (Australian Association of Sexual Educators, Researchers & Therapists), Counselling and Education Services SA.
Co-founder & Director Action Health Incorporated, Nigeria.
Executive Director of Action Health Incorporated (AHI) - Nigeria
Chinese General Hospital, Manila, Philippines.
Professor Christopher (Kit) Fairley took up the position as Professor of Sexual Health in the Melbourne School of Population at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in 2001. He holds three specialist medical fellowships from the College of Physicians (infectious diseases), Faculty of Public Health and Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. He is also a member of the International Executive of the International Union of Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI). He chaired the 2006 Sexual Health Conference organizing committee in Australia, he was co-chair of the scientific program of 2009 IUSTI world congress in Cape Town and he will host the 2012 world congress in Melbourne. He is an editor of the Journal ‘Sexual Health’. His principle research interests are the public health control of sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness of clinical services.
UROLOGUE, Clinique Mutualiste Beausoleil depuis 1998; ANDROLOGUE-SEXOLOGUE, Directeur Centre CESAME (Centre Sexologie-Andrologie de la Méditerranée), Montpellier, France
PhD., MD, Researcher. Peking University Health Science Center; Chinese Journal of Human Sexuality; China Sexology Association.
Fez Residência Médica em Cirurgia Geral e Urologia no Hospital do Servidor Público do Estado de São Paulo. É Diretor Médico do Instituto de Urologia e Nefrologia de Rio Claro atuando principalmente nas áreas de urologia geral, andrologia e medicina sexual. Brazil.
Private Practice in Psychology, San Francisco; California School of Professional Psychology / Alliant International University, San Francisco and Berkeley University of California, California, USA.
Manager, Australian Sex Workers Association, Australia.
PhD student, Graduate Program of Sexual Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Urology, University College London, London, UK
A/Prof. of Midwifery in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Clinical Research Services Consulting, Inc. Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
Public health sociologist with research interests in qualitative research using participatory research methods with marginalised and vulnerable populations, gender, sexual health, young people and social determinants of health. Dr Fitzgerald is currently lecturer at the School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia.
Habilitation Team, Sykehuset Innlandet HF, Division Habilitation and Rehabilitation, Ottestad, Norway
Jane Flentje has been the Coordinator of Teacher Education, SHine SA since 2000. Previously she has been a teacher in secondary schools and a University lecturer in Pre-service teacher training in Health and Physical Education. Jane was a part of the team that developed the SACSA Framework (South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Accountability Framework), specifically the health and physical education learning area. She has also worked in the South Pacific on HIV/AIDS and Health Education programs. Jane wrote the teacher resource 'Teach it like it is' and has now completed the second edition. 'Teach it like it is 2' is the main supporting resource for teachers in the Focus Schools program. Jane was a key member of the team that developed and implemented the share program. She continues to have significant input to the Focus Schools program that now is running in approximately 100 secondary schools in SA.
HIV Sector Panel Expert (Australian Development Gateway/AusAID), Technical Advisor to COMREG (Community Response Group), Myanmar, and Member of the Training and Research Committee, International Society for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS). Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences Research Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Melbourne, Australia.
Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Director of 'Doctors of the World', Asia (Médecins du monde); Urologist, St Germain en Laye, France.
Dana Forcey is a post-gradute Medical Student at The University of Melbourne. She completed a BSc in 2010, majoring in Immunology and Pathology. She undertakes research at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and maintains a keen interest in sexual health and women's reproductive health.
MD, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Trained Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, Dr Fox is an Accredited Sex Educator and Sex Researcher with the Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT), a Fellow – Licentiate of the Royal Society for Public Health as well as being an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Christopher Fox has worked as a practitioner, researcher and academic in counselling, public health and sexual health.
Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health (Sexology) & Pathway Coordinator – Masters of Science in Medicine/Master of Medicine (HIV, STIs, Sexual Health – Counselling), Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Western Sydney Local Health District, Parramatta, New South Wales 2137, Australia.
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
Dr Frank graduated from the university of Papua New Guinea with an MBBS in 1995, and Mmed in 2004 then an MPH in 2007 in Japan. He worked as Paediatrician, Hospital administrator, Clinical Director and currently Director Rural Programs (Clinton Health Access Initiative), decentralising HIV counselling, testing, care and treatment in rural PNG.
Lin Fraser is the President of World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Lin serves on the International Journal of Transgenderism editorial board. She has presented and published about the theory and practice of depth psychotherapy with transgender people, Therapy and psychotherapy in the Standards of Care and more recently about diagnoses and classification of gender diagnoses in the DSMV and ICD-11. She is one of the main contributors and writers of the current WPATH Standards of Care (SOC7) and is co-founder/chair of the WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI).
Medical Director Northern Sydney Sexual Assault Service, Royal North Shore Hospital and Consultant to FPNSE, NSW, Australia. Ellie Freedman is a Sexual Health Physician with a career long interest in Women’s health. She has worked extensively in Sexual Health, HIV and Sexual Assault services and is a consultant to Family Planning NSW.
Bachelor of Applied Science, Network Supervising Scientist, Serology/Molecular Biology Department, Northern Territory Government Pathology Services, Royal Darwin Hospital, NT, Australia. Kevin Freeman graduated in 1983 from the University of Tasmania; worked at Royal Hobart Hospital from 1984 to 1994 in Microbiology/Serology/Virology. Joined Royal Darwin Hospital in 1994 initially in Microbiology and then as Supervisor for the Serology/Molecular Biology Department. Responsible for Infectious Disease/Sexual Health diagnostic testing in Serology and Molecular Biology - HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis, HTLV, Burkholderia pseudomalei Serology, Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR, Influenza PCR plus others.
Areas of interest are Burkholderia pseudomallei serological testing, changes in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, HTLV diagnosis. During this time I have been involved in some major events, testing during the East Timor conflict, Swine Influenza pandemic and significant changes in Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing.
Martyn French is a Winthrop Professor in Clinical Immunology at University of Western Australia and a Clinical Immunologist at Royal Perth Hospital. He has made substantial contributions to research in HIV Medicine and Immunology over the last 27 years and is an editorial board member of AIDS and Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Cristina Tania Fridman is a Sociologist graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, title of Diploma in Medical Education (UNT and CEMIC) Sexual Education Specialist, certified by SASH (Sociedad Argentina de Sexualidad Humana) and FLASSES (Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Sexología y Educación Sexual). She is Member of WAS Educational Committee( 2011-2017) and Member of the Advisory Committee of WAS .
Past General Secretary of FLASSES (2006- 2010) - current Member of the Ethics Committee of FLASSES (2010 - 2014)- Author of more than 40 monthly newsletters FLASSES. Member of the Directory Commission of SASH, Argentine Society of Human Sexuality,(coordinating SASH magazine). Member of the SASH´s Department of working for people in disability and sexuality. She is Director of CETIS Training Courses distance Specialist Sexuality and People With Disabilities from 1994 to date, and pedagogical Processing Clinical Sexology Course for physicians and psychologists at a distance of CETIS from 1999 to date, sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires.
She is a University Professor in Sexuality and Health at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Buenos Aires, and in careers in the area of health education and several universities, also a visiting professor at universities in the country and abroad. She is author of more than fifty articles, and collaborated on several books published in sexuality and in particular co- author of Unconsummated Marriages of Ed. Paidós in 2010 .She is co-winner for the Awards for Excellence & Innovation in Sexuality Education 2009 Göteborg, Sweden as Non-Government Organizations or Individuals in Distance Programme Sexual Education for people who work on disability
Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sexology Unit, University Hospital, Upssala, Sweden.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
PhD candidate, Scarleteen.com, Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Community Health and Research Initiative, Kano, Nigeria.
Magister en Antropología social, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Psicologa Clinica, Terapeuta Sexual, Academica universitaria, Psicoterapeuta, Maestra en Psicologia Educativa, miembro de AMSSAC y con ejercicio profesional en instituciones, asociaciones y en consulta privada por mas de 20 anos, Mexico.
Ph.D. candidate at the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
MS, MPH, DrPH, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Sexologist, Founder and Director of Sexology Australia, North Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department of Anatomy, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Practicing lawyer and academic, Ingrid Geray is an active member of the World Association for Sexual Health and an executive committee member of the UNESCO Chair for Sexual Health and Human Rights.
Ph.D. Office of Educational Advisors, Chania Prefecture, Ministry of Education, Greece; Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Crete, Greece.
Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Islamic Republic Of Iran.
Andrology, Sexology & STDs, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Social Scientist, Research Professor at INSERM -French National Institute of Health & Medical Research- U 1018, Scientific Director UNESCO Chaire, Sexula Health & Human Rights, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, F-94276, France.
MD-Psychotherapist, Medical sexologist at the Centre for Physical Rehabilitation De Trappenberg, 'International Society for Sexuality and Cancer's (ISSC) Founding and Board member and Chairman of the Foundation 'Sexuality in disability and disease', The Netherlands.
Lecturer with Family Planning Qld, Australia
St Andrews Hospital, Mater Private Clinic, Wesley Hospital , QLD Australia
Private consulting rooms Cleveland , QLD , Australia
Medical, Psychoanalyst, Sexologist with the FLASSES (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Sexología y Educación Sexual); Academic of AISM; Member of the WAS Advisory Committee in two periods. Books published: 7 . Articles published: 153. Book Chapters: 16. More than 1000 interventions in media, tv, radio, etc. Member of the Scientific Committee for over 40 Congress (WAS, FLASSES, AISM, SlAMS, ISSM...) Chair Professor University of Belgrano, University Abierta Interamericana and University of Buenos Aires.
AASECT-Certified: Diplomate of Sex Therapy and Psychotherapist, Boca Raton, Florida, US
Sexological Clinic, Copenhagen, Denmark.
QUT at Kelvin Grove Brisbane, The Prince Charles Hospital at Chermside Brisbane, Australia. Currently, Senior Health and Performance Officer at AHPRA, Brisbane Area, Australia.
Dr Glina is the President of the Latin American Society for Sexual Medicine and former President of the International Society of Sexual Medicine and the Brazilian Society of Urology. He is the Author of 6 books, 172 abstracts in national and international publications and 22 book chapters; Sidney Glina is also the editor of the magazines Einstein and International Brazilian Journal of Urology.
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK
Clinical Lead, Jane Wadsworth Sexcual Function Clinic, St Marys Hospital, London, UK.
Director, San Diego Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, Former President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and Clinical Professor of Surgery at The University of California, San Diego. USA
San Francisco Clinical Research Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Universidade Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro - Portugal
Psychosexual therapist, Malvern, Victoria, Australia.
Director of Education and Community Services,Family Planning Queensland.
Psychiatre, service psychiatrie au CHU Sainte-Marguerite, Marseille, France
Cook Islands National HIV, STI & TB Committee, Cook Islands.
Sexuality and relationships educator and advocate, Family Planning, Queensland, Australia. Judy Graham has co–authored with fellow educator Holly Brennan: " Is this normal? A guide for parents and carers to understand sexual behaviour in children" and published in 2011.
Simon is Nurrunga man from the York Peninsula in South Australia. He works and is a PhD student at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales. He works with four regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in New South Wales on a sexual health and hepatitis quality improvement intervention.
Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
University Library of Copenhagen, Denmark
School of Psychology and Law, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia.
Since 2008, Alessandra Graziottin is Founder and President of the Alessandra Graziottin Foundation for the cure and care of pain in women Onlus. Also, she is currently the Director of the Centre of Gynaecology and Medical Sexology at the H. San Raffaele Resnati in Milan, Italy.
Founder and editor of "the Archives of Sexual behaviors (1971) serving as editor until 2001. Research director and consultant psychiatrist at the Gender Identity Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital in London and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge and Member of Darwin College, Cambridge. UK.
Former Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, IPPF, London, UK
Community Practise Nurse, VAHS (Victorian Aboriginal Health Service), VIC.
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
BA(Psych) Hons, DPsych, MAPS MACPA, Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy programmes, School of Psychology and social Sciences. Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia
Sandyford, NHS GG&C, Glasgow, UK
Dr Grover established the position of Fellow in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology at RCH which is now one of the few internationally recognised training positions for the International Federation of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. RCH, Melbourne, Australia.
Professor Andrew Grulich is a medical epidemiologist and Public Health Physician. He is head of the HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. He has been working in HIV transmission and gay men for almost twenty years, and is principal investigator of the Opposites Attract study of HIV transmission in gay couples.
The Zurich Institute for Clinical Sexology and Sexual Therapy, ZISS, Switzerland.
Curtin University, Department of Postgraduate Health Promotion & Sexology, School of Public Health, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
M.D. OBGYN, MBA (Health) Cons. Sexual & Reproductive Health Diplomat of American Board of Sexology Former consultant Adolescent Education program, Ministry of Health for Human Resources, India. UNFPA Ex. Vice Chairman - CSEPI Director of Zaffjay Medical Service India Pvt.Ltd.
Manoji Gunathilake (MBBS, Dip Ven, MD, DFSRH) received specialist qualifications in Sexual health medicine from Sri Lanka. She has work experience in the field of sexual Health in Sri Lanka and London-UK. Currently she works as a research fellow at the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre attached to the academic team. Her research interests are prevention of stigma & discrimination to people living with HIV and HPV in anal cancer.
Epidemiologist and NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on HIV/STI prevention, and she has a strong interest in rapid point-of-care tests for HIV/STIs, Kirkby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, NSW, Australia
is a Holistic sex therapist, working in Private Practice at the Holistic Health Solutions, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.
is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his work during the Bali bombing. He is founding head of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns surgery at Concord Hospital, Concord, NSW, Australia
Religious Institute, Westport, PA, USA
Ceritdied sexologist-psychologist, Department of Psychosocial Counseling and Support, the Netherlands Cancer Insitute -Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, NL.
MD, PhD, West Tallinn Central Hospital Women's Clinic, Tallinn, Estonia
Advocacy Officer, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR).
is a Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Author and Professional Speaker Working in private practice in Melbourne, Australia, She specializes in family and relationship therapy, particularly sex therapy. She is the author of eight books, including “Sex Wise Teens” and “Sex-life Solutions". Jan featured regularly on the television program “Sex Life” as their female sex therapist/advisor. Her 18 CDS in the 'Sensational Sex Series' frankly and informatively discuss sexual issues ranging from sex therapy using hypnosis, to advice on creating and sharing sexual fantasies, and strategies for sparking up your sex-life.
Research Center for Child Mental Development, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan
Lecturer, LaTrobe Rural health School; Occupational Therapist, Bendigo health;PhD student, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Rochelle is the Clinical Nurse Consultant for the Choices Clinic and also the Manager for the Barwon Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinic. With further qualifications as a Reg. Midwife and a Masters in Sexual Health, she is a clinical tutor to the medical postgraduate program at Deakin University Geelong.
Gary Hampton has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health. He has worked in sexual health, HIV, HCV, primary health and justice health centres. He has a commitment to social justice and health for all.
Director, ANZAC Research Institute and Head, Andrology Laboratory and Prof. of Medicine, Concord Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Clinical Nurse Consultant; Prostate Cancer, Department of Urology, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Urology Network.
RFSU, Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, Stockholm, Sweden
Azizul Haque Mahee has been working in HARP Health Promotion team within Sexual Health Service, Sydney Local Health District since 2010. He has a Masters in International Public Health from the University of Sydney. And studying as a Higher Degree in Research under the faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney. Prior to this, he gathered vast experience in HIV prevention in Bangladesh and India focussing on HIV prevention amongst MSM and Transgender populations. He was actively involved in several National Sentinel and Serological HIV Surveillance Programs in Bangladesh. He has also participated in various national and international HIV conferences and shared his work and skill with fellow participants through oral and poster presentations.
Neuropsychiatry, Oslo University Hospital- Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, San Francisco, California, US.
Brianna Harrison, Human Rights and Law Advisor, UNAIDS Asia Pacific Regional Service Team. Brianna Harrison is the Human Rights and Law Advisor at the UNAIDS Regional Support Team in Asia Pacific. She is an Australian lawyer, with an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Law degree from the University of Melbourne. She also has a Masters in International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Brianna worked as a corporate lawyer in Australia and Hong Kong before transitioning to full time human rights work with the United Nations. Before joining the Asia Pacific team in 2011, she worked on human rights and legal environments at UNAIDS Viet Nam, UNAIDS HQ in Geneva and with the UNDP HIV/AIDS Group in New York. She has first-hand experience in the design and implementation of key programmes to reduce stigma and discrimination and increase access to justice for marginalized groups, as well as expertise in supporting governments and civil society in their efforts to advance human rights in the context of HIV.
Clinical Project Leader for the Research Excellence in Community Controlled Health (REACCH) project located at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program of the Kirby Institute, UNSW, Coogee Campus, Coogee, NSW, Australia.
PhD, University of Manchester. Associate Professor in sociology, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Gail Hawkes is the author of 'A Sociology of Sex and Sexuality' (McGraw Hill, 1996) and of two mongraphs 'Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture' (Blackwell, 2004) and 'Theorizing the Sexual Child in Modernity' (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010 with Danielle Egan).
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK
PhD Candidate, School of Population Health, Department of Public Health and Office of Gender and Health, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Loretta Healey is the Senior Counsellor at RPA Sexual Health in the Inner West of Sydney, Australia.
Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, USA
Dr Hedges is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice in Orange, California, specializing in the training of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. Dr Hedges is director of the Listening Perspectives Study Center and the founding director of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Tustin, California where he is a supervising and training psychoanalyst. Lawrence Heges is an Assistant Professor at The University of California Irvine Medical School, the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Hedges is author of numerous papers and books on the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy including Listening Perspectives in Psychotherapy; Facing the Challenge of Liability in Psychotherapy: Practicing Defensively and Sex in Psychotherapy: Sexuality, Passion, Love and Desire in the Therapeutic Encounter. In addition, Dr. Hedges offers live video and book based Continuing Education courses for mental health professionals based on many of his books; to learn more visit sfrankelgroup.com, Also available are five of his books free to download at www.freepsychotherapybooks.org
Oncology Nurse, Cancer Services Coordinator at The Cancer Council of Victoria, VIC, Australia.
Mphil Clinical Psychology (Trainee) Dept. of Clinical Psychology JSS University, Mysuru.
Dr Heiman is a leader in the field of sex research and the sixth director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Dr Heiman is also a professor in the Psychology Department with a joint appointment in the Psychiatry Department in the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis. In June 2009, Dr Heiman was awarded the Gold Medal for her lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
BSc, BA, Grad Dip App Sc, MSc, PCC. Sex Therapist, Relationship Coach, Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Janet Helmer is a senior researcher at the Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Her research focus is adolescent health and well-being.
Senior Investigator Scientist, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Australia; Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH), Curtin University, Perth, Australia; School of Education, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Open Road Service, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow, UK
Section on Education and HIV & AIDS, UNESCO, Paris, France
PhD; Founding Director and Professor, Graduate Program in Human Sexuality, California Institute for Integral Studies. Emeritus Director, National Sexuality Resource Center & Professor of Sexuality and Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States
Senior advisor, University Hopital of Trondheim.
Psychiatry, Universidad Central Venezuela; Medical Sexology, UTES, Caracas, Venezuela
YouAct, European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Department of Sex Education and Family Planning, Federal Centre for Health Education, Cologne, Germany
Infectious Diseases physician working in Alice Springs Hospital since 2011, NT, Australia.
Wendy Heywood is currently a PhD candidate and Research Officer at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Dr Higashi, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., is Professor at the Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan.
General Manager (Research), Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Epidemiologist responsible for surveillance of blood borne diseases and sexually transmissible infections at the Victorian Department of Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Occupational Therapist, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia (MSWA), WA, Australia.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
MD FRCP FCHSHM, Department of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Epidemiologist, Centre for Women's Health, Gender and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
School of Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
Dr Martin Holt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales. He manages the Gay Community Periodic Surveys across Australia and leads a NHMRC Project investigating undiagnosed HIV among gay men.
Radiation Oncologist, The University of Sydney & Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Geoff Honnor, Director, HIV/Sexual Health, ACON, NSW, Australia.
BScMBBS, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD, clinical immunologist and immunopathologist; Lecturer, Kirby Institute, UNSW, NSW, Australia.
Peking University Health Science Center, China.
Director of education and Outreach, Coordinator of Advocates for Youth: Rights. Respect. Responsibility.® Campaign, Washington D.C. US
Candidate, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Consulting Forensic Psychiatrist,
Professor, Law & Mental Health Program, University of Toronto, Canada
Graduate Program in Sexual Health, Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Infectious Disease Physician, Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia
Dr Hughes is an Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health Physician. He is the Director of Clinical Sexual Health Services in Hunter New England Local Health District NSW. Dr Hughes is based at the Pacific Clinic in Newcastle. Prior to working in Newcastle, he lived and worked in Darwin.
Associate Lecturer and mathematical modeler at the Kirby Institute (formerly the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research). His work involves the development of mathematical models for assessing the impact of interventions for the control and prevention of sexually transmitted infections. A recent focus of his work has been on STI prevention in remote indigenous communities in Australia with limited access to health services. He is also developing models to address the impact of potential changes in standard diagnostic techniques for gonorrhoea, and the cost-effectiveness of organised gp-based screening for Chlamydia in Australia.
John C. Caldwell Chair in Population, Health and Development, Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Canberra, Australia.
Peter Hull has worked at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NCHSR) for 10 years. His interests include social risk factors for HIV, hepatitis C and STIs. His other interests are in online and electronic data collection.
Clinical Director, Western Mental Health, Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Postdoctoral fellow and research coordinator for the All Gender Health Online project, Alex received a PhD from the University of Reading (UK) and an MSc in systemic psychotherapy from the University of Bedfordshire (UK). Alex’s research interests have focused on gender, sexuality, disability, polyamory, and BDSM. Dr Iantaffi is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy and is visiting professor for the Institute of Constructivist Psychology in Padua, Italy.
M.D. Faculty of Medicine, National University of Rwanda.
Psychiatry Department, Acıbadem Unıversity, Faculty of Medicine; Istanbul IVF and Women Health Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands.
M.D., Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Dr. Ciptomangunkusumo National Center Hospital, Indonesia, Indonesia
Masters in Sexual Health, University of Sydney. President and public officer of touching base inc., NSW, Australia
Faculty of Wellness Studies, Department of Child Development and Education, Kwassui Women's College, Nagasaki, Japan.
Dr Khan, MB BS, MA, Ph.D., Asoociate Scientist & Medical Anthropologist at the Social and Behavioral Science Unit, Public Health Sciences Division, The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, (ICDDR, B), Bangladesh.
Department of Family Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
State Programme Coordinator, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Rajasthan, India.
LAFA, Stockholm County AIDS Prevention Programme, Sweden.
FCPS (Psychiatry), Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS), July, 2014. MCPS (Psychiatry), Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS), Jan, 2014. CCD (Certificate Course on Diabetology), Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB), March, 2006. FCGP, Bangladesh College of General Physicians (BCGP), June, 2005. Current Position and Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Award/Honor - Awarded the Fellowship of Dr Ramachandra N Moorthy Foundation for Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore, India, 2015. - Young Researcher Award, GRDS, Thailand, 2015.
M.D. Baroda Medical College, Private Practice, India.
M.Phil Clinical Psychology degree from J.S.S. University, Mysore, India.
HIV/AIDS and Related Programs Units; Illawarra Sexual Health Service, South Coast, NSW, Australia
PhD, Professor at the Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies, Department of Neurosciences, University of Leuven, Belgium, and Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, USA.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, Canada.
Researcher, Teacher and Consultant Clinician in Behavioural Medicine with a strong focus on the therapeutic management of female sexual pain disorders. Dr Jantos is the founder and Convenor of the Biennial Australian Conference on Spirituality and Health.
Associate Professor Anthony Jaworowski is an immunologist in the Centre for Biomedical Research at the Burnet Institute, whose laboratory studies changes in innate immunity that are associated with chronic inflammation in HIV infection. His research also encompasses the role of monocytes and macrophages in antibody-mediated immunity to pregnancy-associated malaria.
Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Statistician, currently working as a statistician as well as completing her Ph.D. at the Kirby Institute. Ms Jiamsakul's main focus is on adherence and drug resistance in HIV infected population in Asia.
Epidemiologist and senior lecturer at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia.
Medical anthropologist. Technical officer in WHO, Geneva, Department of reproductive health and research.
Ms Johnston is a research officer at the Australia Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. Kylie Johnston has a background in health promotion specialising in HIV, sexual health and sexuality. Kylie has worked in HIV and hepatitis community-based organisations since 2002 in Australia and South-East Asia and is interested in innovative programming and evaluation practice for sexual health promotion and HIV prevention.
Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires
A published author, Tiffany is completing her Ph.D. on Australian sexuality education policy at La Trobe. She won the 2006 Griffith University Medal, 2008 Association for Women Educators' Award and has lectured in education and philosophy. She recently worked on the third 'Writing Themselves In' study of same-sex attracted youth.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Lecturer, Medical Psychology Research Unit, MPRU, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Clinical Psychologist - Reproduktionsmedicin, Sahlgrenska Universitets-sjukhuset, Göteborg, Sweden
Christine Kaestle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) and a Visiting Fellow at Deakin University (Melbourne, VIC, AU). She received her MPH in Community Health from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA - Los Angeles, CA) and her Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC – Chapel Hill, NC) Unites States.
Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia. For over 20 years Professor Kaldor has built and led internationally recognised research programs at UNSW on the epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections. Professor Kaldor is a past President of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, and currently serves as a ministerially appointed member of the Repatriation Medical Authority. He was co-chair of the 2012 International Microbicides Conference, held in Sydney.
Russian Research Center for Endocrinology, Moscow, Russia.
M.B.BS., M.D, Ph.D (Reproductive Medicine). Chairman, Indian Association of Sexology; Founder Director, Aakash Institute of Infertilty and Research, Indian Institute of Sexual Medicine. Member in various forums like International Society for Sexual Medicine, European Society for Sexual Medicine etc. Conducting annual international conferences on Sexology. About 50 books published in English & Tamil like 'Easy Ways to Getting Pregnant', 'Moderne Treatment for Diabetic Oriented Sexual Problems', 'A Solution for Marital Problems', 'Latest Technology for Infertility Problems'.
M.B.B.S., M.D.D.G.O., P.G.D.C.G Aakash Fertility Centre & Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
National Coordinator, Family Health Options Kenya, Kisumu, Kenya.
YouAct, European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Projekt SåSant: Sexual Health project for public schools in Malmö, Sweden.
Women for Women's Human Rights - New Ways (WWHR - New Ways); The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR).
Sex Therapist and Marriage Counselor at Jane Keany Sex and Health Counseling, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Coordinator, NSW HIV Rapid Testing Evaluation Framework, The Kirby Institute, UNSW, NSW, Australia.
Director: Vulvar & Sexual Medicine, The Pelvic & Sexual Health Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Melissa Kelly is currently completing her Basic Physician Training (BPT) program at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and looking forward to commencing advanced training in ID in 2014.
Dr Kelly is Head of the Social & Behavioural Research B Group of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit at the PNG Institute of Medical Research and is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Public Health & Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. She has lived in PNG since 2007 where she has implemented a number of timely and innovative mixed method research projects in the area of HIV and other sexual health issues.
University of Liege, Liege, Alexians' Hospital, Henri-Chapelle and BibliothEP, Liege, Belgium.
Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education (NICHE), Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Department of Sexology, School of Public Health, Curtin University, WA.
B.A (Hons.Delhi), M.B.A (Delhi), Women's Health Rights, Gender and Health, Healthcare Management and Organisational Development (OD).
Board of Trustees of sahaj - society for health alternatives
Dr. Khaw is a Sexual Health Advanced Trainee in her third year of part-time training. She is also a clinical skills lecturer with the Medicine Learning and Teaching Unit, University of Adelaide and examines for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian Medical Council, SA, Australia
YouAct, European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Programme, University of Liverpool, Liverpool; Psychological Therapies, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK.
(RN, PhD). Associate professor, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea
PhD., Student of Korean History in the Department of History at Yonsei University, and a member of webzine team in Chingusai (Korean Gay Men’s Human Rights Group).
Dr Rosie King graduated from the medical faculty at the University of New South Wales in Sydney in 1976, and worked in general practice for 12 years before specialising in sex and relationship therapy. She is an author, academic, educator and researcher with over 25 years of clinical experience. Dr King is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in the Sexual Health Medicine Chapter. She is a past president of ASSERT (Australian Society of Sexual Educators, Researchers and Therapists) and was a founding member of the Australian Centre for Sexual Health at St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, established in 1992. This centre was Australia's first multi-disciplinary centre for the treatment of sexual dysfunction, research into human sexuality and sex education.
Dr King is the author of the best selling book "Good Loving Great Sex" as well as textbooks and publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Mysore.
Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Aristotle University and Practice for Psychosexual Therapy, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Senior research scientist for ETR Associates in Scotts Valley, California.
MBBS LRCP MRCS FRCP, Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire and the Prostate Centre, UK.
La Trobe Rural Health School, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
International Human Rights Lawyer. Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, United States.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist, Marty is the author of six acclaimed books on sexuality, Palo Alto, CA, US.
Clinical Nurse Consultant currently working at Sydney Sexual Health Centre and Clinical Advisor for ASHM. Sydney, NSW, Australia
Janet is a sexual health physician who over the past 5 years has worked with a number of ACCHS across Australia as part of various sexual health CQI programs funded by KAMSC, WA Health, Kirby Institute and NSW North Coast Medicare Local, Australia.
Department of Sociology, Social Work and Organisation, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Department of Sexual Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Tanya Koens Somatic & Clinical Sexologist
Grad. Dip. Health Sciences (Sexual Health) - University of Sydney
Grad. Dip. Counseling - Australian College of Applied Psychology
Certified Sexological Bodyworker – Institute of Somatic Sexology
Urban Tantra Graduate – Barbara Carrellas
A pleasure activist, therapist and coach, Tanya is passionate about helping people to talk about and engage with their sexuality and their relationships. Having trained under some of the best sex and relationship educators in the world, Tanya is undeniably a sex geek and has many modalities to draw on.
Bringing 12 years experience as a clinical counselor, Tanya helps people with relationship and sexual issues; trauma; sex coaching; erotic awakening and engagement; embodiment; self-esteem and anxiety.
Tanya is sex positive and pro diversity. She is easy to talk to and provides a safe and non-judgmental space for therapeutic work. She works across LGBTIQ*, gender, polyamory, kink and BDSM communities.
She has a background in trauma having worked as a sexual assault counselor for NSW Rape Crisis Centre and in relationships after working as a Family and Relationships Counselor for Relationships Australia.
Tanya runs her own practice in Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia and along with an interest in researching she is a passionate workshops presenter, lectures on sexual health, relationships and sex therapy, writes articles and blogs, has regular spots on Lifestyle Radio programs and is a supervisor for counselors and sexologists.
Dept. Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of NJ; Dept. Radiology,Univ. Medicine and Dentistry NJ,Newark, NJ, U.S.A.
University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, CR. Maternity Hope Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic
Fabian holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Epidemiology. He is currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Melbourne investigating azithromycin and chlamydia treatment failure.
Osmo Kontula is a Research Professor at the Population Research Institute of the Family Federation of Finland, lecturer at the University of Helsinki, and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He has been involved especially with sex research and active in the sexological organizations for the past 20 years. He has authored over 280 publications and almost 50 books and presented more than 60 papers in international conferences. For the last ten years he has been a member of expert groups in the European Union in both quantitative and qualitative sex research and population issues, and a consultant of European Population Committee in sexual and reproductive health issues.
Dr Kontula is a President of the Finnish Association for Sexology (FIAS), an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sex Research (JSR), a member of Scientific Committee and in the Sexuality Education Standards Working Committee of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), and a member of Executive Committee in the European Federation of Sexology (EFS). He is a member of the Advisory Board in the Archive for Sexology in Berlin.
Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA
Dr Talavane Krishna, M.B.,B.S., F.F.A.R.C.S. (UK) - Founder, President Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre (IVAC)
Dr. Krishna was born in the state of Karnataka. After his medical degree from Mysore University, he spent over three decades in the USA, Canada, and the UK. He practiced as a consultant Anesthesiologist in these countries. He had a passion since his childhood for Ayurveda and Vedic sciences, which was inspired by his spiritual master. He returned to India in 1994 and set up an Ayurveda Center in Mysore, Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre (www.ayurindus.com), which has now gained international repute.
People from more than 65 countries come to this centre for healing. His vision is to bring Ayurveda/Yoga to the forefront of the modern medicine. He along with other experts pioneered a therapist’s training program and developed new design concepts for wellness centres and clinics.
For the past 16 years, he has been promoting this cause by speaking in various national and international seminars. He has travelled extensively to many countries and is well informed about the changing faces of Wellness Industry and Health Tourism in the global scenario.
Dr Krishna has authored two books linking other inter-related Vedic sciences to Ayurveda. He has been crowned with WASME award (World Association of Small & Medium Enterprise), Turkey.
He was invited as a guest speaker in the National Wellness Congress 2016, India.
LTM Med College & Gen Hosp, Mumbai National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR), Mumbai.
Emeritus President of Japanese medical society of Men’s Health Director of Japanese institute of clinical andrology Professor Emeritus of Sapporo Medical University
Director & Chief Fertility Surgeon, Mediwave IVF & Fertility Research Hospital, Mysore, India.
Ph.D. Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
•Titrate Chair of Clinical Sexology and Reproductive Health; •Docent Teachers of the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Buenos Aires; • "Visitor professor" at the Institute of Psychiatry, National University of Rio de Janeiro; • Author of 12 books of psychoanalysis, brief therapy and clinical sexology.
Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Academic Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Policy and Planning Officer (HIV) within the WA Department of Health's Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program.
Rob Lake has been the Executive Director of AFAO, the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, since 2011. He was previously CEO of Positive Life NSW, has worked in the disability advocacy sector, NSW State government, Australian Human Rights Commission, community development projects, ACON and other ngos since arriving from New Zealand in 1987.
Royal Darwin Hospital, NT. Currently at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia.
Epidemiologist for BBVs and STIs, NSW Ministry of Health. Australia
Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, University of Brighton; Research & Development, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton and Hov, UK.
MD from the University of Oslo 1991 Ph.D., group of Hormone and Reproductive Studies, Institute group of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo 1999 Publications on the molecular biology of the testis and systematic reviews in healthcare. Currently at the division of Psychiatric Health and at Department of knowledge support services at the Innland Hospital trust, Norway.
Journalist and founding director of GSSG - Gemeinnützige Stiftung Sexualität und Gesundheit - Charitable Foundation Sexuality and Health, Cologne, Germany.
Senior administrator, European Commission Equal Opportunities Unit.
Associate Professor, Division One: Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada.
Senior Researcher, specialist in Clinical Psychology and Sexology. He is the founder of the Institute for Clinical Sexology and Therapy in Oslo. Dr Langfeldt is well-known for his works with Children and Sexual Health and on Children Sexual Development. In June 2009, Dr Langfeldt was awarded the Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
MD., PhD., Professor - Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil & National Commission Specialized in Sexology, Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations (FEBRASGO), Brazil.
The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights RFSL.
Sarah Latreille is a GP working in outer metropolitan Melbourne and has recently completed an academic registrar post at the University of Melbourne. Her interests include preventative health, sexual health and infectious diseases.
Korean National Rehabilitation Hospital, Korea.
DrPH, MPH, FCNA, FCN(NSW), David is a Nurse Practitioner, (Sexual Reproductive Health) at the Melbourne Sexual Health Nursing, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. He was endorsed as the first NP in Victoria in Dec 2006. He has a passion in historical research specifically in nursing and on VD, STD and STIs.
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Center for Sexual and Relationship Health, New Jersey, USA
Academy for Sexology, PA, USA
PhD Candidate, School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Doctoranda Universidad Pablo de Olavide –Sevilla-España Licenciada en Psicología. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires UBA Argentina. Psicóloga Comunidad Europea: Homologación Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. España
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OHIO, USA
Author of: Demystifying Love: Plain talk for the mental health professional. 2006. Routlege, New York.
Dr Lin is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (NY) and Physician-in-Charge of the Psychosexual Medicine Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, USA
PhD student, Graduate School of Human Sexuality, Shu-Te University, Taiwan
Specialist in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Sexology, Villa Frisk, Greåker, Norway
Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Forensic Medical Examiner, Torfaen, UK
ED-kliniken, Långgatan 18, 541 30 Skövde, Sweden.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rebecca Lorch, an experienced sexual health nurse and midwife, has been working with the Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot trial for the past 3 years. She is undertaking a PhD looking at 'whether an intervention directed at practice nurses can help to increase chlamydia testing rates.'
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Professor of Psychology, Health Research Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dr Michael Lowy is a sexual health physician specialising in men's health conditions, sexual medicine and counselling. He is specifically trained in the treatment of male sexual dysfunction (libido, erection, and ejaculation disorders), relationship and sexual problems affecting individuals and couples. Dr Lowy began his medical career in general practice, he became a sexual health physician (FAChSHM) in 1996 and obtained a Master of Psychological Medicine in 2001. In 2012, Dr Lowy became a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine. He is a lecturer in Men's Health at the University of Notre Dame and at Family Planning NSW. He is a life member of ASSERT NSW and a founding member of Society of Australian Sexologists NSW branch.
Research Center for Preventing and Curing Complications of FGM/C, Health Promotion of Immigrant Woman-Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Perinatology, Human Reproduction, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
Urology, Uninversity of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
MD, FRCOG, FACOG (hon.), P.O.G.S.(hon) Professor Emeritus at Faculty of Life Sciences Bar-Ilan University, General secretary of The “Asian-Pacific Initiative on Reproductive Endocrinology (ASPIRE), Treasurer of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, President of the International Society for the study of the aging male (ISSAM) and Editor of the Journal "the Aging Male".
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Lyttle has worked as the regional pubic health physician in the Pilbara in North West Australia for the past 6 years. Previously she has worked as a public health physician and a sexual health physician in Perth, rural sites in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. She was previously Head of Department at the Christchurch New Zealand, Sexual Health Service, and President of the New Zealand Venereology Society.
Faculty of Health and Society with Sexological Alignement, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
Ms Machalek is a third year Ph.D. student based at the Kirby Institute (UNSW). Her Ph.D. research draws on epidemiological data from the Study for the Prevention of Anal Cancer (SPANC), a longitudinal cohorts study investigating the natural history of anal HPV infection in HIV-positive and HIV-negative homosexual men.
University of Medicine & Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, department of Psychiatry, Romania.
Sexuality and Reproductive Health, Swedish National Institute of Public Health, Östersund; Women´s and Children´s Health, Uppsala, Sweden
Center for Male Reproductive & Sexual Medicine and Medikon Sexual Sciences, Personal Counselling at the Xavier's Institute of Counselling.
Sociologist, PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Emerging Technologies and Socirty at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. Sue's research interests include older adults, sexuality,social connectedness and social isolation.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Dip Mental Hlth EN PGDip Corrections Health & Forensic Nursing (Distinction), PGDip Forensic Sexology, Currently Clinical Nurse - Mental Health at Armadale Health Service, Perth, WA, Australia.
Systemic therapist, supervisor and trainer, psychosexual therapist, Assistant Director at the Institute of Family Therapy, London. UK
Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington, in Seattle, U.S. Dr Marrazzo is Medical Director at the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center, president of the American STD Association, and Associate Editor of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. She is Protocol Co-Chair of the VOICE Study, a large study implemented by the Microbicides Trial Network to test HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis administered vaginally and orally to women at high risk for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America, and has been the Principal Investigator for numerous studies of clinical and epidemiologic aspects of genital chlamydial infections, vaginal infections, and cervicitis. Other research interests include molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of bacterial vaginosis, diagnosis and screening of chlamydial infection and epidemiology and management of cervicitis.
Sexual and Public Health Physician, B2 Clinic Fremantle, Fremantle, WA, Australia.
Psychologist in Private Practice, ACT, Australia.
Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Emma is a third-year medical student at the University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia. Emma Mason is undertaking her Independent Learning Project at the Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC), Sydney Hospital, and is interested in sexually acquired reactive arthritis. Ms Mason was the recipient of a UNSW Academic Achievement award, and holds a place in the John Flynn Placement Program.
É socióloga e sexóloga com especialização em terapia individual e de casais e mestrado em educação sexual. Ex-consultora da Unesco, realiza palestras por todo o país. In June 2009, Dr Matarazzo was awarded the Gold Medal for her lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
Psychologist, Melbourne IVF and Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australia.
Associate Dean Research & Graduate Studies, FASS University Professor, Canada Research Chair in Social Justice & Sexual Health, Windsor Ontario, Canada
Gail Matthews, MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRACP, is a senior lecturer and NHMRC fellow in the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program at the Kirby Institute, Sydney. She also holds a clinical academic appointment in HIV and Infectious Diseases at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. Dr Matthews originally completed HIV specialist training in London before moving to Australia in 2002 to take up a position at the Kirby Centre, and obtained her PhD on Therapeutic Strategies in HIV-HBV coinfection in 2009. She has a specific interest in acute hepatitis C, antiviral resistance and HIV/viral hepatitis coinfection in resource limited settings, and oversees a number of national and international research projects in these areas.
Psychiatry, Disaster Medicine, International and Humanitarian Medicine, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Indigenous Educator, FPWA Sexual Health Service, Western Australia, Australia
Lecturer in Sexology, School of Public Health, Curtin University, WA. Lorel has worked at WA universities as a lecturer in health education and sexology. Lorel specialises in the teaching of the controversial issues. She wears many hats including previously coordinating the statewide sexual health education training with the curriculum materials – ‘Growing and developing healthy relationships' GDHR (a joint initiative of Departments of Health and Education and Training).
Dr Mazin, MD, MPH, Regional advisor, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care - Family and Community Health Area, Pan American Health Organization, PAHO-USA.
Professor McCabe, Director of the Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA) at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
AASECT Certified sexuality educator and adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, Department of Human Sexuality and at the Widener University Center for education. Dr McCaffree conducts workshops nationwide to help educators improve their skills in teaching sexuality education. She is the co-author of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) award winning and nationally promoted curriculum for minority youth, Be Proud! Be Responsible!
Research Fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Monash University and an Honorary Fellow at ARCSHS at La Trobe University. She is a very experienced qualitative researcher and her research interests includes ageing, stigma and gendered experiences of living with HIV.
Dr McDonald has been involved with monitoring the pattern of HIV transmission in Australia for many years, through her work in the Surveillance and Evaluation Program for Public Health at the Kirby Institute, NSW, Australia.
Master Research at Curtin University of Technology, Master in Forensic and sexology program, Western Australia, Australia.
Advanced Trainee, Infectious Diseases; The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Professor Alan McKee leads the Promoting Healthy Sexuality Research Group at Queensland University of Technology, and heads Research Program 5: ‘Education – Developing improved sexual health education strategies’ in the National and International Research Alliances Program grant ‘Improved surveillance, treatment and control of chlamydial infections’. He has published extensively on healthy sexual development with particular attention to the role of sexualized media. His most recent article on this topic is ‘The importance of entertainment to sexuality education’, which is in press with Sex Education.
Director, Andrology Australia, Principal Research Fellow at Prince Henry's Institute and Consultant Andrologist, Monash IVF, VIC, Australia.
Dr Chris McMahon is a Sexual Health Physician and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physician’s Chapter of Sexual Medicine. Dr McMahon is the Immediate Past President, International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) and the Director of the Australian Centre for Sexual Health, Sydney NSW
Dr McMahon is a committee chairman for the WHO Second and Third International Consultation on Erectile and Sexual Dysfunction and a chairman of the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM) medical and research standards committee. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, an associate section editor of the British Journal of Urology and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sexual Health, Current Sexual Health Reports and the Journal of Men’s Health. He has been invited to lecture on sexual medicine worldwide and has published extensively on sexual health. He has published over 60 original research and invited review articles in peer reviewed international medical journals, and 13 books or book chapters.
James is an ID physician at the Alfred, who has recently submitted a PhD at Monash University. This focused on social and behavioural factors predicting treatment outcomes for people living with HIV in the US and India. James completed an ID fellowship and MPH at Tufts in Boston and also works as a consultant for the WHO HIV Drug resistance strategy in South East Asia. His research interests focus on monitoring strategies and interventions to improve outcomes for people receiving antiretroviral therapy.
Dr Chelsea McMahon (MBBS, BSc, FRACP) is an Australian endocrinologist with particular interest in diabetes, obesity management and osteoporosis. Dr McMahon graduated from the University of Sydney and completed her specialist training at St Vincent’s and Concord Hospitals. Chelsea practices at The Mater Hospital, St Vincent’s Clinic and the Australian Centre for Sexual Health. Her ongoing research at the Garvan Institute of Medicine includes the impact of bisphosphonate therapy on the immune system and baseline predictors for disorders of glucose metabolism in HIV-infected individuals.
Ruth is a general practitioner in an inner-urban general practice and Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne. Her clinical interests include lesbian and bisexual women’s health and sexual health. Recent research includes comparative analysis of health data in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health according to sexual orientation; and her Ph.D. study on patient-doctor relationships between same-sex attracted women and their usual GP, completed in 2009. She was a member of the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Health and Wellbeing from 2000 to 2010 and Chairperson during 2010. This role included the development of a guide for publicly funded health services on GLBTI inclusive practice.
Agnodice Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland
Nooria first trained as Medical Doctor in Afghanistan and later completed a Master of Counselling in Australia. She is a Clinician Trainer and a Senior Clinician at STARTTS, NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, Syndey, Australia.
M.B.B.S (1997-2004) Govt. Medical College Surat Gujarat, M.S OBS and Gynaecology (2004 –07) Govt Medical College, New Civil Hospital Surat.
Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Senior Medical Officer, QLD, Australia.
David Mejia-Canales has been admitted to practice law in Victoria. Previously he ran a HIV prevention project for Aboriginal young people in rural Victoria. He sits on the Board of the Victorian AIDS Council/ Gay Men's Health Centre and various LGBTI community law reform working groups.
HIV Social and Behavioral Researcher, from PNG Institute of Medical Research, PNG.
A/ Prof. Department of Social Medicine at Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo.
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
Occupational Therapist at Redfern Health Centre, Redfern, NSW, Australia.
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin and Director, The Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory, Texas, US.
Dr Joanna Mesure is a general practitioner and advanced trainee in Sexual Health Medicine, currently working both at Family Planning NSW-Hunter where she is the Medical Coordinator, and as a CMO in the Newcastle Sexual Health Service.
Mark began his career in New Zealand and spent three years reporting in Johannesburg, South Africa before coming to Australia in 1979. He is the Canberra-based health correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He has spent 15 of his 41 years in journalism covering health related issues. He was medical reporter with The Age in the early 1980s when the mega story of the times was a sexual health issue testing the judgement of editors - the emergence of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. For the past decade he has covered national health policy in Canberra. His other appointments have included spells as news editor of The Age and chief of staff at the Canberra Times.
Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University, Associate Director, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Joanne Micallef is a Lecturer with the Public Health Interventions Research Group at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales in Sydney. She currently works on a number of projects providing epidemiological expertise. Her area of interest is sexual and reproductive health.
YouAct, European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Utrecht, The Netherlands
LCSW, P. Michele Sugg received her MSW from Boston University and trained at Masters and Johnson Institute. A Certified Sex Therapist in private practice, she was a clinical staff member at Yale Psychiatric Institute for 18 years and adjunct faculty for graduate social work programs at Smith College School for Social Work, University of Connecticut and Columbia University. She is currently President of AASECT, and secretary of NAFSO.
Department of Psychiatry, University of Medicine & Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist; Private Practice of Sex Therapy, Bethesda, MD, USA
Men's Health Physiotherapist, Pricipal Pshysiotherapist with a special interest In Men'ts Health, Carine WA, Australia.
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford, CA, US
Ph.D. Canditate. HIV, STIs and Sexual Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Parramatta, NSW, Australia.
Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Department of Urology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan, Korea
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Latrobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Kirstin Mitchell has been involved in sexual health and HIV/AIDS research, both in the UK and internationally, for the past 13 years. She is currently undertaking an ESRC/MRC funded PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Her thesis explores the meaning of sexual function from a patient perspective. The purpose is to develop a conceptual model of sexual function that will lay the foundation for a psychometric measure to be included in the 2010 UK Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles Survey (Natsal 2010). Following her masters at LSHTM in 1995, she joined the school as a research fellow working on adolescent communication about sex, and on Natsal 2000. She then spent 5 years in Uganda managing a process evaluation of a community based HIV/AIDS prevention trial for the MRC, and designing and co-ordinating HIV/AIDS programmes for an international NGO. She then joined the International HIV/AIDS Alliance as a quantitative research advisor before returning to LSHTM. Her research interests include the measurement of sexual dysfunction, adolescent communication about sex, evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes, and qualitative methodology.
Research Officer, Surveillance & Evaluation Program for Public Health The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales. Elizabeth also works collaboratively with the HARP unit of the Western Sydney local health networks. In this role; she is responsible for the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Promotion activities, targeting the priority populations as identified in the action plans of NSW HIV and STI Strategies.
Sex and Couple Therapy Unit, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.
Detective Superintendent, Onyx Unit, Heddlu Gwent Police, Gwent, UK
M.D., Professor of Infectious Diseases, Department of Infectious Diseases at the Saint-Louis Hospital and University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Centro Interdipartimentale Disturbi dell'Identita di Genere Ospedale San Giovanni Battista,University of Turin, Turin - Italy
Robert Monaghan is a descendant of the Bundjalung Nation of Baryulgil on the North Coast of NSW. Robert has been in the sexual health workforce for thirteen years and of the past 9 years he has been the NSW Aboriginal Sexual Health Coordinator. In this role Robert advocates for and provides support to the Network of Aboriginal Sexual Health Workers across NSW within Area Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services coordinating workforce development activities as well as developing training programs and workshops in line with the needs of the of Aboriginal Sexual Health Workers Network. Robert is a member of the NSW Aboriginal Sexual Health Advisory Committee (ASHAC) and is co-chair of the working group to oversee the new program to support Aboriginal people's engagement with hepatitis C treatment and care.
Cecilia is a biostatistician and PhD student working with the Kirby Institute- for infection and immunity in society, UNSW Medicine, NSW, Australia. Her work involves providing statistical support for national and international randomized clinical trials in HIV.
Director, Clínica Masters, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Co-author of Sixty, Strong and Sexy, Women Share their Secrets and Glimpses, Interviews with positivley ageing Women. She is also sole author of Peace and Harmony: Re-envisioning Sexuality Education, the foundation for her current thesis on Sexuality Education.
Research Centre in Psychology, Jules Verne Picardy University, Amiens, France.
Ph.D candidate in the School of Public Health in La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, Victoria, Australia. Rosediani Muhamad is studying with Professor Pranee Liamputtong (Supervisor and Professor), Dr. Paul O’ Halloran (Supervisor and Senior Lecturer) and Prof. Wah Yun Low (Associates Supervisor). She is formerly a Family Medicine Specialist and Senior Lecturer in Universiti Sains Malaysia. She had published a few of her research works dealing with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and women's health including prevalence of sexual dysfunction among hypertensive women. Currently her Ph.D. is on the experience of Malay women living with sexual dysfunction.
Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health; Department Valencia-Doctor Peset; Regional Health Ministry; Government of Valencia, Spain.
Latin American Federation of Societies of Sexology (FLASSES), Caracas, Venezuela & Spanish Association of Sexology (AES), Spain & Department of Health of the Generalitat Valenciana, Valence, Spain
Dr Murray is a Registrar at the B2 Clinic, Fremantle Hospital, Perth. Prior to her work in sexual health Sally trained as a public health physician and maintains an ongoing teaching commitment as Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Notre Dame University. Sally has also worked in medical publishing including an Editorial Fellow position with the CMAJ in 2005 and Deputy Editor with Open Medicine since 2006.
Ph.D. Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, United States.
Professor of Psychology, California State University, Stanislaus, CA, USA.
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Department of Urology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan.
Department of Urology, Toho University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, JAPAN
Faculty of Humanities Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan.
Associate Professor,Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan.
Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan
ADAM Urology and Andrology Clinic, Mongolia.
Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD, DipPST1, is a social psychologist, a COSRT2 accredited psychosexual therapist and AASECT3 certified sexuality counselor. She is globally recognized for her contributions to the field of sexual and reproductive health at the clinical as well as policy and educational levels. Dr. Nasserzadeh is an award-winning author, BBC show host and consultant. Her TV show "Whispers" is the first that is dedicated to issues related to sexual health in Farsi and it is aired for all Farsi speaking around the world. She has worked across 37 countries helping various organizations, companies, communities, programs and causes in the capacity of a thought leader in the sociocultural aspects of human sexuality and effective communication with hard-to-reach groups including adolescents, religious communities and socially marginalized groups. She is a senior cultural advisor and has worked with variety of clients including the United Nations Populations Fund, World Population Foundation, Stanford University and New York Department of Health.
In addition to her clinical and consulting works, Dr. Nasserzadeh, contributes to the professional organizations in leadership capacities; to name a few, for the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), Dr. Nasserzadeh is a member of the Execurive Committee, she is an elected member or the Advisory Board and chairs the Middle East Sexual Health Committee. She was elected in 2006 to serve on the standardizing working groups for sexuality education as well as psychotherapy, which devise the global standard of practice for these professions. Dr. Nasserzadeh chairs the Middle East Sexual Health Committee at the World Association for Sexual Health. She chairs the North American Organizing Committee for the World Sexual Health Day (annualy held on september 4th).
Dr. Nasserzadeh was elected as a member of Board of Directors at AASECT in Summer 2014. She chaired the Communication Steering Committee which oversees the journal of the association, website and member's list-serve. She is an ASSECT certified sexuality counselor and approved training provider. Dr. Nasserzadeh has been a keynote speaker at various conferences and the recipient of numerous awards including the World Association for Sexual Health runner up award for Excellence and Innovation, for her international works in the area of sexuality education and sociocultural sensitivity (Sydney, 2007). She received the BBC World Service Award for "Innovation of the Year" for her program on sex and relationship issues (London, 2007). She has published several peer-reviewed articles, white papers, book chapters and two books. The book she co-authored with three esteemed colleagues was granted the AASECT Book Award Honorable Mention in 2011. Her most recent book is Sexuality Education Wheel of Context for educators, advocates and counselors.
1 DipPST: Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
2 COSRT: College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
3 AASECT: American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Division du contrôle médical au ministère de l'Education, Senegal
Midwife and Sexual adviser, Sweden.
Deaprtment of Social Work and social Administarion, University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Sex Education Association, Hong Kong SAR, China.
MBMS, LRCPS, FRCOG, MOG, FAMS. Senior Consultant & Head Urogynaecology & Pelvic Reconsturctive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Representative for Asia, International Advisory Board, Internationsal Urogynecological association (IUGA).
Senior Research Fellow, Psychiatrist, Northern Clinical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Emily Ninnes has a Bachelor of Science (Health) and speaks seven languages including multiple south pacific languages. She has worked in disability employment and training and is currently working for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, an organisation that provides practical, emotional and financial support to people living with HIV.
Dr Nobre is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Master Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal.
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon, Portugal
Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner, Hospital and Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia.
University of Göteborg, Department of Languages and Literatures, Sweden.
S.E.C.C.A - Sexuality Education Counselling & Consultancy Agency, Perth, WA.
Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at the Royal Melbourne and Western Hospital, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. In April 2007, Dr O'Connell was awarded the Gold Medal for her lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
Executive Officer, Queensland Positive People (QPP), QLD, Australia.
Forensic Psychiatrist, in Private Practice and in the Prison System, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Doctor of clinical hypnotherapy, psychotherapist, sex therapist, researcher. Director of the Australian Health & Education Centre in Sydney.
Cathy O'Mullan has been lecturing in Health Promotion at CQUniversity, Queensland for the past 3 years. Prior to this, Cathy spent 10 years working in the field of sexual health promotion with Family Planning Qld and Queensland Health. Cathy is currently studying for a Doctor of Public Health (specialising in female sexuality) at Curtin University. Cathy has worked as a casual academic at CQUniversity since 2000, and was appointed to a permanent full time academic appointment in 2010.
Canada Research Chair in Adolescents’ Sexual Health Behaviour, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand,
PhD, LMFT, Cambridge MA. Founder, 4-D Network for Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit Adjunct Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies Cambridge, MA, United States
Over thirty years as a family therapist, sex therapist, teacher, speaker, researcher, poet, editor, and author have prepared Gina Ogden to become America's premiere voice for women, sex, and spirit. She has listened to thousands of women express their feelings about sexual relationship and has trained hundreds of physicians, nurses, social workers, family therapists, and other health providers to include sexual issues in their intake assessments and treatment plans.
Gina Ogden is a 21st century pioneer who combines rigorous science with intuitive energy healing. Her groundbreaking national survey on Integrating Sexuality and Spirituality (ISS) is the first to study to broaden the understanding of sexual experience beyond limiting notions of function and dysfunction. During her ten years of ISIS research, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, and Harvard Divinity School's Center for the Study of World Religions.
References: 'The Return of Desire' (Boston: Trumpeter, 2008); 'The Heart and Soul of Sex' (Boston: Trumpeter, 2006).
Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals’ Complex, Nigeria.
Obstetrics and Gynecologist (1972 - ) National Hospital Organization, Chiba Medical Center; President; Asia Oceania Federation for Sexology (2012-2014) AC member of WAS (1997-2009); Gold Medal Committee member (2009-) President and certified Sex therapist of the Japan Society of Sexual Science, Japan.
Certified Sexologist, Consultant Relationship & Sexuality Education, Rutgers Nisso Groep, The Netherlands.
Reproductive & Family Health, Department of Community Medicine, University College Hospital of Ibadan, University of Ibadan, Niger.
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Dr Ong (MBBS, MMed(Hons), FRACGP) is a sexual health registrar and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Melbourne, VIC. His main research area is in HIV medicine and contraception.
Daisuke Onuki teaches about human sexuality and health/education-related issues in developing countries at Tokai University and heads a Brazil-Japan bilateral project for the education of Brazilian children in Japan. He has spent more than 15 years working in and heading international cooperation projects on the humanization of childbirth and early childhood care in Brazil as well as in other countries. Awardee of the Best Professor Award twice and the KIRARA Award (for outstanding social movement activists), he is the author of books and book chapters on Brazil’s social issues (written in Japanese).
Senior Staff specialist at the Western Sydney Sexual Health Clinic and clinical senior lecturer within the university of Sydney medical faculty, Westmead Clinical School, NSW, Australia
Tommi Paalanen (MA, DSocSci) is a Finnish Philosopher and Ethicist, whose major interests are philosophical sexual ethics, professional ethics, philosophy of law, human & sexual rights and sexual politics. He works as the Executive Director in the Sexpo Foundation, which specialises in training sexologists, providing counselling and therapy and engaging in sexual politics in order to advance sexual wellbeing and freedom.
Tommi’s other notable positions are the Chair of the Sexual Rights Committee of The World Association for Sexual Health, the Chair of the Ethical Committee of the Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology, and the Chair of the Committee on Sexual Ethics of the Finnish Association for Sexology among other positions of trust. Tommi is very fond of political activism to advance positive, open and liberal culture towards sexuality and diversity in society.
Esittely: Tommi Paalanen (FM, VTT) on filosofi ja seksuaalieetikko, jonka erityisaloja ovat filosofinen seksuaalietiikka, ammattietiikka, seksuaalipolitiikka, oikeusfilosofia sekä ihmis- ja seksuaalioikeudet. Hän työskentelee Sexpo-säätiön toiminnanjohtajana. Säätiö kouluttaa seksologian ammattilaisia, tarjoaa neuvonta- ja terapiapalveluita sekä osallistuu poliittiseen vaikuttamistyöhön seksuaalisen hyvinvoinnin edistämiseksi.
Tommi toimii seksuaali- ja ammattietiikan parissa Suomen seksologisessa seurassa sekä pohjoismaisessa kliinisen seksologian järjestössä (NACS). Kansainvälisesti hän toimii Maailman seksuaaliterveysjärjestön hallituksessa sekä puheenjohtajana järjestön Seksuaalioikeustyöryhmässä. Tommin mielipuuhaa on aktivismi, joka edistää seksuaalisuuden moninaisuutta sekä avointa, myönteistä ja liberaalia seksuaalikulttuuria.
Emeritus Professor of Medicine Faculty of Oporto University; Founder of the Portuguese Society of Sexology; President of Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health; Portugal.
School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
A/Professor Sarah Palmer, Deputy Director of the Centre for Virus Research at Westmead Millennium Institute, held positions at the Karolinska Institutet and US National Institutes of Health. With a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Karolinksa Institutet), she conducted post-doctoral studies at the Center for AIDS Research, Stanford University Mecical School.
MD., PhD., Consultant & Head, Psychiatry Unit, KEM Hospital, Pune India.
Department of Urology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, South Korea; Congress President of the 14th Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology (AOFS 2016).
Professor Nam Cheol Park is the President-elect of the ASIA-OCEANIA FEDERATION for SEXOLOGY.
Department of Urology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea
A graduate in Arts and Medicine of the University of Sydney, where he was for ten years Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry. He was a Staff Psychiatrist at the Broughton Hall Psychiatric Clinic and Rivendell Adolescent Unit in Sydney. During thirty years of private practice he has increasingly come to specialize in the assessment and management of people with Gender Dysphoria, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Unit of Sex Education and Therapy (UTES); Venezuelan Society of Psychology Sexology (SOVEPSEX) FLASSES, FPV, FIEV, Venezuela
Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
MBBS from Pravra Medical College, Loni (2009); Post Graduate Diploma from J.J. Groups of Hospital, Mumbai (2012); L.P. Shah Best Paper Award in Mumbai Psychiatrist Society in 2012 for Study of Psychiatric Morbidity in Third Trimester Women Attending ANC Clinic.
Psychiatrist at Regional Mental Hospital Yerwada, Pune for 1 year; Senior Resident at D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pune for 2 years and in private practice since 4 years.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Santa Maria University Hospital, Portugal.
Author, Honorary fellow,History, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK
Graduated with a Master in Psychology from the Adam Mickiewicz University and studied Social Policy/Project and Financial Management of SME/NGOs at the Poznan University of Economics, Kataryna is currently specializing as a PhD student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Kararzyna Peichert is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Let’s Talk About Sex Foundation for Promoting Sexual Health and Preventing Sexual Pathologies; (www.rozmawiajmyoseksie.pl). She has completed Postgraduate studies in Sexology at the Adam Mickiewicz University and is a member of the Polish Sexology Society (WAS official member).
Center for Psychology at University of Porto Faculty of Psychology and Education Science, University of Porto, Portugal
CENESEX, The National Centre for Sex Education, Havana, Cuba
Psychiatry Practice, New York University Medical Center; International Trauma Studies Program, New York, NY, USA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at the NY Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA
Sexuality Education Project Manager, NT Department Of Health SHBBV Unit, Nt, Australia.
National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia.
Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist in Private Practice, NSW, Australia
Shane studied science in Perth then moved to Canberra for postgraduate studies in medical science at the ANU. He has extensively researched the available literature on circumcision.
(DPSM, BAM&S, LCP&S, FCSEPI, FICA, FUWA, FIIM, Ph. D (USA)
Senior Lecturer in the Biostatistics and Databases Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. Ms Petoumenos is the study leader for the Australian HIV Observational Database, and lead statistician on both HIV and Hepatitis C clinical trials conducted through the Kirby Institute, NSW, Australia.
Centre for studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
The Kirby Institute, UNSW, NSW, Australia.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS), Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Health Sciences, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, ARCSHS, LaTrobe University, Victoria, Australia.
Medical doctor and trial attorney, Australia
MD, Past President of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), 2010-2014; Private Institute of Urology/Andrology and Sexual Medicine Neuer Jungfernstieg 6a, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Psychiatrist and Gynecologist, Dr Porto is the former President of the European Federation of Sexology. Editor-in-Chief, Sexologies: European Journal of Sexual Health; Head of the Center of Sexual Pathology. Director, Hospital Salvator, Marseille, France. In April, 2007, Dr Porto was awarded the Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Senior lecturer at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, Dr Poynten is the co-project leader on the study for the prevention of anal cancer (the SPANC study), NSW, Australia
Ramamani Nursing and Maternity Home; Institute of Sexual Medicine, Fajajinagar, Bangalore, India.
PhD, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States
Laura Prendergast is currently completing her professional doctorate in Health Psychology at Deakin University. As part of her training, Ms Prendergast has worked in the areas of sexual health promotion, assisted reproduction and chronic pain. Her research interests include adolescent sexuality, reproductive health, and intellectual disability.
Center for Innovative Public Health Research, United States
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Paddington, NSW; Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC. A/Professor Garrett Prestage has worked in socio-behavioural research, particularly among gay and bisexual men, for over thirty years. His work concerns sexuality, risk behaviour and sexual health, including HIV. He has strong relationships with gay community organisations and his work informs policy and programmatic responses.
Psychologist (Associate Member Australian Psychological Society), Sexuality Therapist (Professional Member ASSERT) VIC, Australia.
Reader in Sociology (Sexual Health), City University London and Honorary Research Fellow, CHSS, University of Kent, UK.
Médecin: Sexologie, Saint Emilion, France
Dr Vijay Ramanathan is a registered physician (sexual health) in India and an accredited sexuality therapist in Australia. He completed MMed (STI/HIV) and Graduate Diploma in Sexual Health, both at the University of Sydney, between 2005-2007. Dr Ramanathan is currently a Doctoral candidate with the Faculty of Health Sciences (USYD) and is about to finish his research on ‘Sexuality and Sexual Health of Indian Migrant Men Living in Australia’, He is the Founding Director of SSS Centre for Sexual Health (India) and represents India and co-represents Australia on the Youth Initiative Committee at the World Association for Sexual Health.
NewKwa Medical centre for Health and Wellness, Newlands, South Africa
Medical graduate from Monash University in 2005, Dr Rane completed her Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University in 2010 and is currently undertaking advanced training in infectious diseases and sexual health medicine at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College, JSS Univerity, Mysore.
President: Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health - Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry - Editor, South Asian Societies for Sexual Medicine (SASSM) - Fmr. Ed. & Currently Chief advisor, Ind. JL of Psychological Medicine - Chief Advisor: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry - Editorial Board Member – SPF Journal of Psychiatry - Secretary: Human Sexuality Section - WPA
Publications: Research and Review papers – 194
Books & Book chapters: 20
Member WPA, Family Studies and Interventions section - Awards & Orations: including Marfatia – 12
President: Karnataka Sexual Academy
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alferd Health School of Population Heatlh, University of Melbourne,Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, VIC, Australia
Sexual Health Physician at Kirketon Road Centre, a primary care HIV, STI and hepatitis clinic in Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Adjunct Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Sexual Medicine, University of Madras, India. In April, 2007, Dr Narayana Reddy was awarded the Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
Dr Margaret Redelman OAM is a doctor and medical sex therapist. Dr Redelman received her medical degree in Sydney and sexuality training in the USA. She then worked in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinics, Family Planning Clinics and General Practice for many years. She now works in private practice in Bondi Junction, Sydney, as a medical sex and relationship therapist. Her work covers positive male and female sexuality, sexual dysfunctions and the interpersonal relationships of both heterosexual and homosexual couples.
Dr Redelman OAM is a guest lecturer and public speaker on topics of sexuality. She has published articles on sexuality in accredited medical journals and participates in research for the treatment of male and female sexual function.She has been a member of SAS (Society of Australian Sexologists) previously known as ASSERT (Australian Society Sex Educators Researchers & Therapists) for more than 30 years. She is an accredited Therapist, Educator and Researcher with SAS. She is on the executive committee of SAS and was National President of ASSERT from 2004 to 2009. She was President of the 18th World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) Congress held in Sydney in 2007. Dr Redeman OAM is past President of the Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology between 2014and 2016.
Michael Reece, Ph.D., MPH, is Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the School of Public Health at Indiana University. He is also Co-Director of Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Michael serves as the President of the North American Federation of Sexuality Organizations and is currently President-Elect of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Masters in Social Work. Program Development Committee - Cehat.
Solverv Psychotherapy Institute, Oslo, Norway
Technical advisor Youth and Sexual Health at RutgersWPF, Utrecht Area, Netherlands.
Psychologist and Sexologist, 33ª Enfermaria da Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro (SCM-RJ), Serviço do Prof. Dr. Jorge de Rezende Filho, Brazil.
Psychologist and Sex Therapist, Private Practice, Berverly Hills, California; UCLA Extension, Humanities and Social Sciences, Los Angeles, California; Esalen Institute, Continuing Education Programs, California, United States.
LISW, MSSA. Kimberly Resnick Anderson is a nationally certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy through the American Association of Sexuality Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). A Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, she is also an adjunct faculty member of Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. She singlehandedly developed and implemented the sexual health curriculum for Summa Health System’s Graduate Medical Education department.
Kimberly Resnick Anderson speaks across the country and around the world on a variety of sexual health topics. She is also a consultant and featured expert on The Learning Channel’s Strange Sex series. Her areas of focus include male and female sexual dysfunction, paraphilias and sex addiction, evolutionary sexology, reproductive psychology (including pregnancy loss and post partum depression and psychosis), couple's counseling, transgender issues and orientation conflict.
Sex Therapy Training Program, School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Dr Riggs is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2013-2019) and a senior lecturer in social work at Flinders University. He teaches and researches in the areas of family studies, mental health, and gender/sexuality studies, and is the author of over 100 publications in these areas, including (with Victoria Clarke, Sonja Ellis and Elizabeth Peel) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer psychology (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which won the British Psychological Society book prize for 2013. Damien also works in private practice as a psychotherapist, where he specializes in working with gender variant young people.
Clinical Psychologist. Specialist in: Psychotherapy with Focus on Sexuality (INPASEX); Male Sexual Therapy and Female Sexual Therapy (H.Ellis Institute); Psychodrama (Cia Spontaneous Theatre); Transpersonal Psychology (Humanitatis Institute); Systemic Family Constellation (Institute for Research and Study of Consciousness). Postgraduate in Mental Health (UNICAMP). Lecturer in the specialization courses in Psychotherapy and Sexual Education - UNICAMP; ISEXP / ABC Medical University and UNISAL. Member of the ISSM/SLAMS, FLASSES and ABEIS.
Dr Elizabeth Anne Riley is a Sydney-based counsellor and clinical supervisor specialising in gender identity. Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, a Graduate Diploma and Masters, in Counselling and a PhD titled ‘The needs of gender variant children and their parents’. Elizabeth provides gender specific support and counselling for children, youth & their parents.
Elizabeth delivers professional development in gender diversity for schools, clinicians and other service providers and has a number of publications and three book chapters in press. Elizabeth is a media spokesperson on behalf of the transgender community and appears regularly in the media. Appearances include SBS World News, 60 Minutes, Insight, The Project, A Current Affair & Heads Up. Elizabeth is a Clinical registrant of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and a professional clinical member of the Australian and World Professional Associations for Transgender Health (ANZPATH & WPATH). Elizabeth was the Ethics Chair for PACFA from 2013 – 2016.
Anthropologist, Researcher, University of Los Andes, Colombia.
Psychologist, Specialist in Human Sexuality, Master in Sexology and Specialist in Clinical Psychology.
Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ex Officio SLAMS Board of Directors and Executive Committee: Latin American Society for Sexual Medicine.
Over 30 years ago Peter Robertson set up a laboratory which consolidated diagnostic serological testing in a singel laboratory at Prince Henry hospital in Sydney. This was the first laboratory in Australia to amalgamate Viral & other microbial serology. In 1974 single-handedly he packed, dispatched, assessed and reported the first set of Quality assurance samples for the RCPA serology survey which is now an internationally recognised programme. In 1979 this laboratory was the first in Australia to report results of serological tests using the Enzyme immunoassay after the technique had been adapted as a diagnostic assay for specific IgM antibodies to Cytomegalovirus. In 1981 he was the inaugural national convener of the serology special interest group of the Australian society for microbiology. One of his most valued honours was twice being invited to deliver lectures on serological diagnosis at the National institute of Health in Maryland USA.
Since 1985 he has supervised the functionality of this laboratory as a NSW state reference laboratory for HIV testing & during that time has participated and contributed to both state and national testing activities both in research and Public health related to HIV infection. Working with his close friend and colleague, the late Prof John Tapsall, the laboratory also became a WHO collaborative laboratory for syphilis serology. Although not widely publicised this laboratory diagnoses the most new cases of HIV in Australia and provides a diagnostic service to a number of private and public clinics in the network. He has published over 75 papers in peer reviewed journals and holds the position of conjoint associate professor in the school of medical sciences at the University of NSW.
Psychology and Sexology, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia.
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, The University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Kerry Robinson is an Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. With expertise in sexuality and gender studies, she is currently undertaking research with gender and sexuality diverse youth aimed at enhancing their health and wellbeing.
Commission of Sexual Diversity and Fight against Homophobia, Brazil
PhDc, MPHE, CHES, CCHP. Latin American Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Social Sciences Department, University of Puerto Rico - School of Public Health. Puerto Rico
University “Federico II” of Naples, Italy
Family Medicine, Mid-Michigan Health Centers, Jackson, MI, USA
Center for Health promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas, USA
University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice, Philadelphia, PA, US.
Dr Rubio-Aurioles obtained his MD at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City (1978) México D.F., and his Ph.D in the Program of Human Sexuality at New York University (1988). Dr Rubio-aurioles completed the post-doctoral training course in sex therapy at the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai Hospital of New York City (1983). Since 1984 he is professor at the Departamento de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 1987 Eusebio Rubio-Aurioles founded the Asociación Mexicana para la Salud Sexual, A.C. Dr Rubio-Aurioles is the current Director General en Asociacioón Mexicana para la Salud Sexual, A.C.
Since 1993, Dr Rubio-Aurioles has completed 22 clinical trials for the development of drugs for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in males and females. He has published several articles in national and international journals and books. He was the Editor of the Antología de la Sexualidad Humana published by the Consejo Nacional de Población. From 1995 to 1998 he served as the first president of the Federación Mexicana de Educación Sexual y Sexología, A.C. Eusebio Rubio-Aurioles is a Past President of the World Association for Sexual Health (formerly World Association for Sexology).
Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM), MBChB; MHSc (Sexual Health) HDip Sexual Health & HIV Medicine.
Elna Rudolph runs a private Sexual Medicine Clinic in South Africa. She is a part-time lecturer and consultant at the University of Pretoria, where she did her medical training. She obtained a Masters Degree in Sexual Health through the University of Sydney, Australia and she also holds a Higher Diploma in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine through Collages of Medicine in South Africa. She recently became a Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine.
Southern African Sexual Health Association, South Africa. Clinical Head: My Sexual Health - multidisciplinary team of sexual healthcare providers in various South African cities.
INPRF Instituto Nacional de Psiquatria Ramon de la Fuente, UNAM Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Rotherham NHS Foundation trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
CEO Anex; Anex is a non-government policy development and training organisation committed to the prevention of drug-related harm, Victoria, Australia
Evie Ryde has been working with the LGBT community for the last 8 years, after completing her Bachelor of Social Work at JCU Cairns in 2007.
Principal Lecturer in Health Promotion, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Social Studies, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Bayer Pharma, Global Medical Affairs Andrology, Berlin, Germany and Gulf Medical University School of Medicine, Ajman, UAE
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr Bonnie Saks is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Founding Fellow of the American Board of Sexology, and a Past President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. She has authored many articles and most recently the Chapter on Psychopharmacology: Treatment in Sexual Desire Disorders, Leiblum (ed.), Guilford Press, 2010.
Senior Technical Advisor with AIDSTAR-One, a project of 11 partner organizations with broad expertise in HIV programming, knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, and research. AIDSTAR-One responds rapidly to emerging needs at the country level with on-demand technical assistance and strategic planning. Aysa has over 15 years of professional experience providing technical assistance and managing activities for international and national NGOs and multilateral organizations with a focus on HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health, gender equity, and adolescent health. Her skills include designing and managing programs and research, building partnerships and program linkages, and planning training and advocacy activities. She currently manages field activities in Latin America and Tanzania.
Robyn Salisbury is a registered Clinical Psychologist specialising in sex therapy. She is director of Sex Therapy New Zealand www.sextherapy.co.nz : a training institute and national referral network.
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele Division of Experimental Oncology/ Unit of Urology, URI-Urological Research Institute IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Centre for Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr John Santelli, Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, is a paediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist who joined the School of Public Health at Columbia University in 2004. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, he served as the Chief of the Applied Sciences Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he directed CDC efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. Dr Santelli has conducted research on HIV/STD risk behaviours, programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy among adolescents and women, school-based health centres, clinical preventive services, and research ethics. He has been a national leader and advocate in ensuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research. Dr Santelli serves as a senior consultant for the Alan Guttmacher Institute and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Adolescent Health and AIDS Education and Prevention. In March 2012, Dr Santelli was named President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM).
University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
M.D., Department of Gynecological Nursing, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
MB BS, FRACP, PhD. Dr Sasadeusz is a Senior physician at the hepatitis clinic at The Royal Melbourne Hospital as well as HIV-hepatitis co-infection clinics at the Alfred Hospital and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre. Dr Sasadeusz also has an attachment to the Bone Marrow Transplant Service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital where he has a specific interest in viral infections in bone marrow transplant recipients.
Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Graduate School of Keio University, Japan.
Dr Sarah Sasson is an HIV/Immunology Registrar at St B Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. Prior to her clinical work Sarah completed a BSc(Hons) and PhD in HIV basic science research under the supervision of Prof Tony Kelleher.
NACCHOP (National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) and SHBBV Policy Officer, ACT, Australia.
Lecturer at the STI Research Centre and is the Course coordinator for the Masters Program in Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV (STD/HIV) at the University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Dr Sandra Cristina Poerner Scalco, Obstetrician and gynaecologist, specialist in Human Sexuality (SBRASH/TESH/FEBRASGO); Couples Therapist at the Instituto da Família Porto Alegre (INFAPA); Master in Mental Health and Sexuality at the Lutheran University of Brazil and PhD student in Epidemiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS); Preceptor of the Service in Sexual Health in a Public Hospital (SAISS/HMIPV); Sub delegated of the Brazilian Society of Studies in Human Sexuality, Brazil (SBRASH); Secretary of the National Commission Specialized in Sexology, Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations (FEBRASGO), Brazil.
Institute of Clinical Sexology and Therapy, Oslo, Norway.
Prof. L.D. in Social Communication, Post-Graduation in Communication for Development. General Secretary of Brazilian Society of Studies in Human Sexuality (SBRASH). CEO of Comunicarte Marketing Cultural e Social. Director in Brazil of the Population Media Center (PMC). Coordinator of the MBA in Social Management – UCAM/RJ
Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, ARCSHS, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Crucible Institute, Evergreen, Colorado, USA
Pepper Schwartz has a Ph.D. from Yale University and is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the Pacific Sociology Association. She is the winner of the American Sociological Association‘s award for Public Understanding of Sociology and the John Gagnon award for excellence in sexuality studies. She has been the Clarence and Elsa Shrag Professor, a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, and the winner of awards from Mortar Board, Mother‘s Voices, and the International Women‘s Forum. She is the author of over 50 academic articles and 18 books, the most recent of which, 'The Normal Bar', was on the March 8th, 2013 New York Times Best Seller list.
Anthropologist, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Techonoly, School of Nursing, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Associate Professor Kate Senior is a medical anthropologist with the Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research. She is the chief investigator of the "our lives" , Culture, context and Risk youth sexual health project.
Director of CLAP WRH PAHO/WHO, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Consultant Andrologist and Microsurgeon, Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai. Developed the SHAH Indian penile prosthesis. Awarded the Best Video Prize at the 6th World Meeting on Impotence, Singapore, 1994, for a new technique of penile revascularization. Published a dozen chapters in various books; presented/published over 50 papers. Honoured with the B C Roy Award by the president of India for developing Andrology in India. Recipient of multiple awards from the Urological Society of India for his work in Andrology.
M.B.B.S., MUHS NASHIK, 2009 Dip. (Psychological Medicine), GUJARAT UNIV, 2013
Past President of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, Dr Sharlip is a Clinical Professor of Urology, University of California at San Francisco, California, US.
Dr Shaver 'received her doctoral degree in Sociology from the Université de Montréal in 1987. Currently she is Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. Since 1990, she has participated in three Canadian government funded research projects focusing on people working in the sex industry (PWSI), two as the principal investigator and one as a co-investigator.
The first explored gender differences in the work patterns of street-based sex workers in Montreal and San Francisco while the second compared the working experiences of sex workers and hospital workers in Montreal and Toronto. In the third and most recent of these studies, Frances Shaver, along with Jacqueline Lewis (Principal Investigator) and Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale (University of Windsor, Ontario Canada) partnered with several community organizations in Toronto and Montreal (Exotic Dancers’ Association of Canada, Maggie’s, Stella, and Peel Public Health) to conduct a five year Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada study to examine the impact of public policy on the health and well-being of PWSI in 2 major Canadian cities. This Sex Trade Advocacy and Research project (STAR) produced two reports for policy makers and a series of information pamphlets for workers in the sex industry.'
James is a Kunja man from Bourke, NSW. He currently works for Armajun Aboriginal Health Service in Inverell as a Aboriginal Health Worker – Programs Manager. His role includes delivering health promotion, programs and education to the local and surrounding communities of Inverell.
Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy, Porterbrook Clinic - Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea.
Republican Specialized center of urology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Dr Sigal obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Bucharest in Romania and completed his residency in Psychiatry in Israel. He is a professor at Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel and specializes in Adult ADHD, and Sexual Behavior. He currently devotes his time to clinical practice and to the development of novel therapeutic approaches for ADHD and Sex Addictions.
Law Practice, Bangladesh.
Currently doing a PhD in Psychology at University of Porto (Portugal) with a grant from the Foundation of Science and Technology (Portugal).
Assistant Project Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) ; Zambia
Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
NHMRC Health Professional Research Fellow; Liverpool Health Service, Sydney, Australia.
Adolescents & Young People, International Planned Parenthood Federation, South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India
Professor and Former HOD Department of Urology Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Imphal ,Manipur, India
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Discipline of Behavioural & Community Health Sciences; Deputy Coordinator, Graduate Program in Sexual Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
The University of Sydney, The Faculty of Health Sciences, Australia. Adjunct Professor, Psychological Studies, Temple University Japan Campus, Japan.
Annette Slater, a Murrawari & Euahlayi / Kamilaroi woman, is an Aboriginal Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus Worker with the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) of New South Wales, Australia. Annette first commenced this role in March of 1995.
Psychologist and Sexologist in Private Practice, South Australia, Australia,
Vice President for Public Policy at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
Professor & Deputy Director, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
RN, Grad Dip Education, MPH, Ms Kristy Smith is based at The Kirby Institute coordinating STI and HIV prevention trials. Previously, Ms Smith coordinated the Tristate STI/HIV Project based in Alice Springs.
School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia.
David Smith is the Chief Officer of Genital Anatomy and 15 Square, both Registered Charities in the UK. He has worked in the Charity sector of 20 years and is a lay committee member of Keele University Medical school.
Norra Älvsborgs Länssjukhus, Trollhättan, Sweden.
Sexual Health & STI Section, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Urology, Soetomo General Hospital Airlangga University School of Medicine, Surabaya, Indonesia.
School of Medicine, Hang Tuah University – Surabaya, Indonesia
Urology at PGI MER, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.
PD, MER, University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland.
New Pathways, Merthyr Tydfil, UK
Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, Redfern. NSW, Australia.
Professor of Sexuality and Religion, Centre of Excellence for Sexual Health, Assistant Director and Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA. In June 2011, Dr Stayton was awarded the Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
Martin is a nurse specialising in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, who joined City University London in 2002. He is currently the Associate Dean, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation in Barts Health NHS Trust. He has previously been the Associate Dean for Nursing and Midwifery, and Head of Department for Applied Biological Sciences at City University London. He has practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Barts Health NHS Trust since 1999, although has practiced in other healthcare areas in the East End of London since qualifying as a nurse from St. Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in 1996.
Consultant in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry, Beech Close Resource Centre, Beech Close, Bedfordshire, LU6 3SD, United Kingdom
Capacity Building Team Leader, Family Planning Victoria, VIC, Australia.
Zoe Stewart graduated from her MBBS (Hons) and BMedSc (Hons) in 2012 and is currently working as an intern at Geelong Hospital. Ms Stewart is a Director of Family Planning Victoria and is the Australian Youth Representative and a Regional Executive Councillor for the International Planned Parenthood Federation. She has recently been awarded a Gates Cambridge scholarship and will travel to the UK in 2014 to undertake a PhD in obstetric medicine at the University of Cambridge.
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Oslo, Norway.
Serge Stoleru, MD, PhD, is a researcher at Inserm in Paris. He is the coordinator of a research group that specializes in the application of functional neuroimaging techniques to understand the role of the brain in human sexual desire. He has written over 70 articles or book chapters and 3 books. He is a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, an Affiliated Faculty of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction (Indiana, USA), and associate research fellow at the Centre de recherche Fernand-Seguin (Université de Montréal).
Senior Social Worker/ Training and Education Coordinator:Sexual Assault Resource Centre, Western Australia.
Mark Stoové heads the HIV research program in the Centre for Population Health at the Burnet Institute, Meblourne, Victoria. Dr Stoové has researched the transmission and impact of sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses in key risk populations for over 13 years.
Clinical Psychologist, Dr Strassberg is a Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Utah, US
Dr Stratov is a HIV physician at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and a postdoctoral fellow at Melbourne University. He has won numerous grants and awards for research into HIV vaccines, specializing in ADCC including the 2013 ASID Fenner award. He is the current faculty of medicine Bickhart fellow.
Department of STD, Government Royapettah Hospital, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India
Education, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Senior Lecturer in Political Science, The University of Queensland, School of Political Science and International Studies, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Mehmet Z. Sungur is a professor of psychiatry at the Medical School of Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. His clinical practice covers a wide range of clinical syndromes with a special emphasis on cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder and sexual and marital problems. He published numerous articles in national and international scientific journals and presented extensively in national and international seminars, workshops and congresses on the clinical applications of CBT. He played a leading role in the dissemination of the practice of CBT in Turkey. He established the Turkish Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (TACBT) in 1995 and is still the president of the association.
He was the president of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT). He is also one of the founders of Sexual Education, Treatment and Research Association (CETAD) and organised numerous national and international meetings on the assessment and treatment of sexual problems. He has received some national and international awards, the recent one being the Lilly Schizophrenia Reintegration Award. He has currently committed himself to the training of mental health professionals in clinical applications of CBT both in Turkey and abroad. He is running training courses for a large number of mental health professionals and certified training programmes for the TACBT. He has run many workshops in UK, Denmark, USA, Serbia, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Honkong, France, Italy and Canada related to CBT and especially sexual and marital problems.
Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia.
Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Prof. & Head of Dept. of Urology & Renal Transplantation, Gauhati Medical College Hospital, ASSAM, India.
Sexologist with a bio-psycho-social approach, Dr Tabatabie graduated as a medical doctor from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He then moved to the UK to further his training and specialistaion. In 2009, Alireza received his qualification as a Sex and Relationhip Therapist and was awarded accreditation by the COSRT In 2011. He attended the ESSM Oxford Sexual Medicine Course to pursue further his advanced training and in 2012 was awarded the title of 'Fellow of European Committee on Sexual Medicine (FECSM)' by the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on Sexual Medicine (MJCSM). Dr Tabatabie is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, where he is investigating the cultural and religious aspects of sexual health and education. His project focuses on young British Muslims’ experiences with formal and informal sex education.
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
School of Public Health, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Faculty of Humanities, Yamaguchi University, Japan.
Medical anthropologist, Dr Tan has worked with LGBT groups since 1991, mainly around HIV prevention, as well as in the area of LGBT rights. He was appointed to the first Philippine National AIDS Council in 1995, which played a key role in passing the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, with strong provisions against discrimination and mandatory testing. Dr Tan has been able to combine NGO advocacy work with the academia. He is currently dean of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy at UP Diliman, where he is also Professor of Anthropology. He has written numerous articles - academic as well as in the popular press - on HIV/AIDS, and a book 'HIV and the Filipino' published by Anvil Press in 1998. He is currently part of the board of advisers of a project, 'Being LGBT in Asia', sponsored by UNDP and USAID, which has the goal of promoting more LGBT advocacy activities in Southeast and South Asia.
Department of Urology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore; Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Centre for Sexual Health Research and Education, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China
Associate professor, Dept of Community Medicine, NKPSIMS and RC, Nagpur, India
Professor of Urology at the Federal University of Health Sciences – UFCSPA. Chairman of Andrology Section - Santa Casa Hospital. Titular Member of the Sul-Riograndense Academy of Medicine. Chairman of the Independent Ethics Committee – IRB – Santa Casa Hospital Porto Alegre – Brazil.
Director, Research Training, General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria.
Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Dr. M. N. Thareja is running a hospital in Alwar and practicing as a family physician for the last 38 years. He has a special interest in Andrology & male infertility for the last 20 years.
Dr Thareja is currently:
- Hon. Secretary of Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International
- Vice President of National Association of Sexology India
- Treasurer of India Andropause Society
- Member of American Association of Sex Educators USA
- Member IMA Committee for Anti Quackery New Delhi
- Member Centre Working Committee IMA New Delhi
- Chairman Hospital Board of India Rajasthan Chapter
- Joint Secretary IMA Rajasthan
In year 2003 he published Rajasthan Doctors Telephone Directory . He has attended several sexual conferences in India and abroad and read many papers in the conference as faculty member. He has prepared the pre & post marital counseling CD first time in India to educate the patients. He has written a book by the name “SEX.COM”. He has published the directory of Sex Education and Parenthood International in 2010 in Chennai.
Dr Thareja has conducted the Zonal conference of sexology 2013 in Alwar. In 2014, he was awarded the Silver Lamp Award in Mumbai by Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International.
In February 2016, Dr Thareja presented a paper in the 10th World Conference of Men’s Health in Delhi “Sexuality in Aging male”. He has command on the subject.
Registered Nurse,Murray Mallee Community Health,South Australia, Australia
Master degree in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology, Mahidol University, Thailand
Matt Tilley is a clinical psychologist, and lecturer in the Department of Sexology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia. Matt is a Director of the Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. and the Western Australian Branch President; he was a member of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) Advisory Committee (2009-2013). His current research interests include sexual function and dysfunction, sexuality, sex and gender diversity, and the psychosexual impact of a new STI diagnosis.
Donna Tilley is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Sexual and Women's Health based in the Sydney Local Health District. Donna has completed a Masters of Science in Medicine (STD/HIV), Family Planning Certificate in reproductive and sexual health nursing and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling. Her professional areas of interest include education and research. Donna is the current President of the Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association.
Nurse and midwife from Papua New Guinea. She joined the COMPASS project in 2009 in the role of nurse educator. She has been responsible for implementing and coordinating the quality assessment process in 19 health centres in the Morobe Province. Including follow up visits and data evaluation.
DPhil DSc, Professor of Biological Psychology, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The Open University, United Kingdom. His latest book: "How Sexual Desire Works: the Enigmatic Urge" was published in September 2014, Cambridge University Press,
Private Practice, Indonesia.
Physician, Men's Sexual Health, Winchester, UK and Trustee, Sexual Advice Association, UK.
Research Leader, HIV Prevention Research Program in Papua New Guinea.
A/Prof. Tonmay's interests include developing strategic and innovative programs to minimise the impact of STIs in rural communities, improving partner notification methods and overseeing multi-faceted health promotion activities. Dr Tomany has been appointed Director of Victoria’s first regional Centre of Excellence in Rural Sexual Health, Shepparton’s University of Melbourne School of Rural Health.
Social Worker, St Vincent's Hopsital, Melbourne, VIC
Clinica de Urologia e Andrologia, Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais - Brazil. Dr Torres is the Ex President of the Brazilian Society of Urology – section Minas Gerais, Ex President of SLAMS – Latin American Society of Sexual Medicine, Director of the International Relations of the Brazilian Society of Urology, Secretary General of ISSM – International Society of Sexual Medicine Member and of the AISM – International Academy of Medical Sexology.
MD, Sexual Health Physician and Psychotherapist, Private Practice, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
Psychotherapist, Art therapist, working with couples and clients who present with complex trauma, DV and CSA. Completing Grad Dip in Sexology through Curtin University.
Northern Territory Aids & Hepatits Council (NTAHC) Aboriginal Sexual Health Worker in Alice Spring, NT, Australia.
Dr. Trinh has a medical background as well as a Master degree and a PhD degree in Clinical Epidemiology. She has expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health research and evaluation of health promotional programs. She has a number of publications, including her thesis, on sexual and reproductive health.
Chemical Pathology, Ulster Hospital, Belfast, UK
Institute of Clinical Sexology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
Ivan Trofimoff is a registered psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and a recognized sexologist in New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. Holds a MA degree in Sexology (Canada) and MA in Psychology (Mexico). He has worked in private practice and in various institutions since 1997. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Mexican Association of Sexology and has lectured in universities on undergraduate and graduate courses. He has presented in various international conferences and written articles for the media and various publications. Former Senior Psychologist NZ Department of Corrections and Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (Canada). Since October 2011 he has been working at SAFE Network in Auckland, an organization that works with men and women who have committed sexual offenses against children, and currently holds the position of Auckland Clinical Operations Manager.
Doshisha University, Harris Science Research Institute, Japan
ACTS, Association of Clinics and Therapy in Sexology; ISA, Italian Institute of Sexodynamics and Sexoanalysis, Italy.
Sexologue, Médecin de Santé Publique; Direction Générale de la Santé, Ministère de la Santé, France.
"Chargé de mission” at the Health Directorate General of the French Ministry of Health.
Coordinator of the national program for HIV-AIDS and STIs prevention for Metropolitan France and the five French OverseasTerritories.
French Ministry of Health
Health Directorate General/ RI2
14 Av Duquesne
75007 – Paris
Head of the International UNESCO Chaire on Sexual health and Human Rights, Head of Sexual Health, Sexology and Human Rights Unit in Paris Diderot University, Direction Générale de la Santé. Ministère de la Santé SP2/SP/DGS (France) in the department of "fight against HIV, STI, hepatitis and tuberculosis", and member of the board of the SFSC.
Human Earth foundation
17, rue Daval
75011 - Paris
Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø,Tromsø, Norway
Graduate School of Psychology, Mejiro University, Japan
General Secretary, Sexual Health Institute of Pakistan. Pre and post marital counselor, Pakistan
Dr. Useche is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Biomedical Research at the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga in Colombia. He is a psychologist (National University of Colombia) with a PhD in Human Sexuality from The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, and a PhD in Public Health from The University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Useche is certified as a Sexuality Counselor by AASECT and the author or coauthor of more than fifty articles, two books and several book chapters. He has been a keynote speaker in numerous academic events in Colombia and has presented his work in conferences in different European, North American and Latin American countries.
BA Psych University of Indonesia, Jakarta, MSc Demography Florida State University, Florida, Ph.D. Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Research Officer with the Australian B Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt), based at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Department of Medicine-CUSUR, University of Guadalajara, Cd Guzman, Mexico
Bachelor's degree, Psychology, Dalhousie University, Ontario, Canada
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Naples University Federico II, Department of Neuroscience, Naples, Italy
Licentiate of Health Sciences, Jyväskylä University of Applied Scineces/School of Health and Social Studies; Jyväskylä, Finland.
International Programmes, RutgersWPF, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sexuality Educator & Nurse Therapist - 2nd sight consultants, Pretoria, South Africa. My Sexual Health, Pretoria, South Africa. Southern African Sexual Health Association (SASHA), Pretoria, South Africa.
Epidemiologist, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
Open University, The Netherlands.
Ghent University, Flanders, Belgium.
Clinical consultant at the Royal Women’s Hospital, specialised in sexual counselling for women with vulval disorders and cancer. Dr Vanselow now consults with the Menopause Symptoms after Cancer Clinic, NSW, Australia
Catholic University of Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium. In June 2011, Dr Vansteenwegen was awarded the Gold Medal for his lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
Rutgers WPF, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Honours student, Monash University. Research Assistant at the Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile.
Council of Sex Education and Parenthood International, India
University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
Researcher Faculty of Psychology University of Coimbra Portugal
Researcher laboratory Unit of Research in Human Sexuality, Uiversity of Aveiro, portugal
Cayetano Heredia University, Institute of Health, Sexuality and Human Development, Lima, Peru
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Professor, Population-Based Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA.
Dept. of Psychiatry and Neurosexology, Leyenburg Hospital, The Hague. Dept. of Animal Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neurosciences, Ulrecht University, The Netherlands.
Physchologist, works in the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia, and is the Project Officer of the Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project.
Liz Walker is a sexuality educator, teen life coach and presenter. As the creator of the Whole-Person Centred Sexuality education model and the GET A GRIP teenz, Body IQ and Relationship IQ programs, Liz provides proactive strategies for healthy sexual development to students, parents, counsellors and educators through Youth Wellbeing Project.
Solicitor, Proctor and Attorney; High Court of Australia. Australia
"Samuel Candler Dobbs" Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Department of Psychology , Emory University
Research Professor of Psychobiology, Yerkes National Primate Research Center. USA
Jenny Walsh began her sexual health work 24 years ago in Port Kembla NSW as an educator, trainer, writer, and in community development work. Her work at ARCSHS has included brokering national research programs with young people, and finding ways to get the research out to the community.
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Peter Waples-Crowe works at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), Melbourne as a Public Health Policy Officer. Peter is a Koori, a descendent of the Ngarigo people of the Snowy Mountains of NSW. Peter has been working at VACCHO for the past 31/2 years and in Indigenous health for over 15. He gained a lot of his interest and skills in research and public health while working on various projects for both mainstream and Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and in NSW and Victoria. He is a graduate of the NSW Public Health Officer Training program and has post graduate qualifications in Public Health, Health Promotion and Epidemiology.
Molecular Biologist, Dr Wapling worked on HIV reverse transcriptase dimerisation and plasmodium falciparum population genetics of before joining the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research in 2011. She works with the HIV/STI, Malaria, and Bacteriology laboratories to build capacity in the application of molecular biology techniques for pathogen detection.
Head, Preventive Health, Deputy Director, Baker IDI Central Australia, NT, Australia.
Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, Australian National University, ACT, Australia.
Marlene Wasserman is a Clinical Sexologist, Couple & Sex Therapist and Sexual Medicine Therapist in Private Practice. Ms Wasserman teaches Sexual Medicine at Medical School, University of Cape Town and lectures internationally. Ms Wasserman is an author, educator and activist. Marlene Wasserman is a committee member of the WAS Sexual Rights Committee, Temporary Advisor to the WHO, Education Committee member of ISSM, past board member of ISSWSH, and board member of ASSM. As the founder of the DR EVE brand she is a well known media personality and activist in South Africa. In addition to radio and TV, she uses social media to engage and educate the public on sexual health. Marlene Wasserman is conducting research into Cyber Infidelity utilizing database of www.ashleymadison.com / www.dreve.co.za / www.mycybersecret.com /.
Postgraduate student at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Outgoing Executive Director of The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA), Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Gynecologist, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, US
Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University, London, UK
Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Sexual Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Professor of Sexual & Reproductive health Research and Head of the Department of Social and Environmental Heaatlh Research at the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LSHTM, London, United Kingdom
CHU Charleroi, Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium.
Swedish Foundation for Human Rights, Stockholm, Sweden
YouAct, European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Professor Emerita, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Secretary General, World Association for Sexual Health (2005-2009), Past-President, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Former Director, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, Past-President, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. In June 2011, Dr Whipple was awarded the Gold Medal for her lifetime contributions to the field of sexual health by the World Association for Sexual Health.
Cancer Research UK, Nursing Research Training Fellow, European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK.
Dr Debra Wickman MD, FACOG, is a gynecologist certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed medical school and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She is experienced in prescribing hormone therapy, and treating problems related to aging, menopause and sexual concerns. Her practice is now focused on sexual health for women at SHE Sexual Health Experts, in Gilbert, Arizona.
Oncology nurse, educator and counselor in a Secondary College and at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Sid WIlliams is a Murri and Gamilaroi man with extensive experience in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health and Sexual Health. He is currently leading work on the REACCH project at Goondir Health Services in Dalby, QLD.
Associate Professor David Wilson, Head of Surveillance and Evaluation, The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia.
The Danish Family Planning Association (Sex og Samfund)
WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Federal Centre for Health Education, BZgA, Germany.
Sam Winter, B.Sc., P.G.D.E., M.Ed., Ph.D, Psychologist working in sexual and gender health and rights, Sam Winter has acted as a consultant to UN and other agencies on trans health and rights, and has published and spoken internationally on these subjects.Team leader, Sexology, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia WA 6102, Australia.
Member of Board of Directors of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)
Transgender ASIA website at www.TransgenderASIA.org
National Project Officer Beyond 'That's So Gay', Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Oslo University Hospital -Rikshospitalet, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway.
ST4, North Trent Rotational Training Scheme in Old Age Psychiatry, Beighton Hospital, Sheffield.
Anna has worked for 20 years as a health professional. She is a registered nurse and midwife and has worked in Australia, the UK and Asia. Anna has postgraduate qualifications in health care management. She has extensive experience in the primary care sector through her work with Divisions of General Practice and has undertaken health promotion activities both in the public and private sector.
Associate Professor Heather Worth, International HIV Research Group, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, NSW, Australia.
Masters in Applied Science (Biomed.Sc), Uni. of Sydney; ISIS CATS: Integrated Sex Industry Solutions Consultancy and Training Speciallists.
Stephen joined The Kirby Institute in 2010 as a statistician primarily working on the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD). Stephen has interest and experience in observational cohort studies and clinical trials in HIV, Hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
The Alfred Hospital and the Burnet Institute, VIC, Australia
Dr Wulandari is senior lecturer at Udayana University. She hold Masters by Research from UNSW in 2009. Currently appointed one of the member of Planning and Evaluation Board Member at Bali Provincial AIDS Committee.
Porterbrook Clinic NHS & Urology NHS, Sheffield. UK. Prof. Wylie is Honorary Professor of Sexual Medicine & Psychiatry, University of Sheffield, UK. Visiting Professor, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. Visiting Professor, University of Liverpool, UK. Prof Wylie was Chairman of the British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) (2007-2009) and was awarded the EFS Gold Medal in 2008 for his work into sexual medicine, sexology and sex education across Europe.
Prof. Wylie is President, World Association for Sexual Health (2012- 2017)
Clin Dev, Plethora Solutions Plc, London,UK
Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, US.
Sexology, Faculty of Medicine – University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
M.D., Ph.D., Andrology Center, Peking Unviersity First Hospital, Peking University, Beijing (100034), China
MD., The Center for Sexology, Peking University Health Science Centre, China
Ph.D., Professor of Education and Gender / Sexuality studies | Director, G30 Human Sciences International Degree Programme | Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan
SHU-TE University, Graduate School of Human Sexology, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
UNESCO, Section on HIV and AIDS, Division for UN Priorities in Education, France.
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China.
MPH, PhD; Center for Innovative Public Health Research, San Clemente, California, United States.
Dr L. Yee graduated with honours from Sydney University in 1978. She works as a sexual health physician at the Australian Centre for Sexual Health in St Leonards, Sydney. She started her professional life as a GP for 10 years and then moved into the area of medical sexual therapy. She completed a Masters in Medicine in Psychotherapy, and she finds the combination of understanding the medical side with the psychological side to be important in providing a holistic framework for her work. Her main area of clinical interest is female sexual dysfunction. Lesley is a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Physicians and a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine.
Dean and professor of Graduate School of Human Sexuality, SHU-TE University, Koahsiung, Taiwan.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
MD, Ph.D. Department of Urology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan.
President of SHU-TE University and Professor of Graduate School of Human Sexuality, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Medical Director, HIV integrated clinic Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, University of Indonesia, Indonesia.
Dr Zablotska is an epidemiologist and a Senior Lecturer at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, Australia. She is a chief investigator on a range of studies including behavioural surveillance, studies of MSM networks and ARV-based HIV prevention. She has specific interests in HIV bio-behavioural prevention and is leading two studies on the use of PrEP in Australia.
Department for Neurohabilitation, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway.
Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Psychologist, couple and sex therapist, Director of the Instituto Paulista de Sexualidade (São Paulo, Brazil), clinical sexologist recognized by FLASSES; coordinator of CEPES – Post-graduation Course on Sexuality’s Psychotherapy; author in Psychology and Sexuality; co-editor for “Terapia Sexual” (scientific journal on Sex Therapy in Portuguese and Spanish languages); former treasurer for FLASSES (Latin American Federation of Sexology and Sexual Education Societies).
National Research Center on Addictions, Moscow, Russia.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
MSc midwifery, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Reproductive Health Research Centre, Faculty member of Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
PhD candidate with Sexual Health Unit, School of Population Health, Melbourne Univeristy, Melbourne, Australia. Research interest: HIV/STIs epidemiology and prevention among high-risk populations. Thesis study on HPV infection in young men who have sex with men.
Kenneth J. Zucker was the Chair of the DSM-5 Work Group on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. Since 2002, he has been Editor of Archives of Sexual Behavior. He is Psychologist-in-Chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Head of the Gender Identity Service for children and adolescents. He has published 1 book, 2 edited book, and is the author of 134 articles, 51 book chapters, 17 Letter to the Editor, and 8 book reviews
Institute of Sexology, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine, Czech Republic
Psychologist, Centre of Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Karolinska Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
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