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Kevan Wylie

President of the World Association for Sexual Health and President of the 20th and 21st WAS Congresses.
President of the World Association for Sexual Health and President of the 20th and 21st WAS Congresses.  Kevan Wylie
Professor Kevan Wylie is Consultant at the The Porterbrook Clinic, Sheffield and the Directorate of Urology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital. He is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Urology, University of Sheffield and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Sydney. He is also Lead consultant and Clinical Director for Gender Dysphoria Service, Sheffield and Clinical lead for Porterbrook Clinic and Lead clinician RHH Andrology Service.

Dr Wylie holds membership of numerous scientific societies and has held positions on many National and International Scientific committees and Editorial Boards relating to sexual health. He is currently Chairman of the British Society for Sexual Medicine (2007- 2009), President of the International Scientific Committee, World Association for Sexual Health (2005-2009), General Secretary and Treasurer, European Federation of Sexology (2002-2010) and Chairman of Psychosexual Scientific Sub-committee, European Society for Sexual Medicine (2003-2008). He was previously President of Section of Sexuality and Sexual Health, Royal Society of Medicine, London (2005-2007) and Chairman of British Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology (2005-2007).

He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) and Associate Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
President of the 19th WAS World Congress for Sexual Health, June 2009, Göteborg, Sweden. Lars-Gösta Dahlöf

Lars-Gösta Dahlöf

President of the 19th WAS World Congress for Sexual Health, June 2009, Göteborg, Sweden.

Professor in sexology for more than thirty years, Lars-Gösta Dahlöf is one of Sweden sexual health pioneers. He established the discipline of Sexology as an academic subject at Göteborg's University, in Sweden, and was active in promoting sexuality education and training programs outside his university unit.  His research areas are in the fields of sexual dysfunction, sex therapy and counselling with special interest in asexuality and pheromones. Dr Dahlöf was also a clinician and worked as clinical sexology consultant, advisor and supervisor to hundreds of professionals. Professor Lars-Gösta Dahlöf is one of the charter members of the Swedish Association for Clinical Sexology and of the Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology (the NACS).  In 2009, he was the President of the 19th WAS World Congress for Sexual Health in Göteborg, Sweden. Lars-Gösta Dahlöf formally retired in 2010.   


Margaret Redelman

President of the 18th World Congress for Sexual Health, April 2007, Sydney, Australia.
President of the 18th World Congress for Sexual Health, April 2007, Sydney, Australia. Margaret Redelman
Dr Margaret Redelman 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 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. She is on the Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology (AOFS) executive committee and President for the 13th AOFS Conference to be held in Brisbane, Australia in 2014. 
Past President of the World Association for Sexual Health Eusebio Rubio-Aurioles

Eusebio Rubio-Aurioles

Past President of the World Association for Sexual Health
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). He 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 he 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, Eusebio 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. He is a Past President of the World Association for Sexual Health (formerly World Association for Sexology).

Chris G McMahon

Chairman Scientific Committee WAS 2007
Chairman Scientific Committee WAS 2007 Chris G McMahon
CHRIS G McMAHON is a Consultant Sexual Health Physician and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physician’s Chapter of Sexual Medicine. He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney and the Director of the Australian Centre for Sexual Health in Sydney, Australia. Dr McMahon is a committee chairman for the WHO Second Consultation on Erectile and Sexual Dysfunction and a chairman of the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM) medical and research standards committee. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, International Journal of Sexual Health, Current Sexual Health Reports and the Journal of Men’s Health and an associate section editor of the British Journal of Urology. He is a referee for the Journal of Urology, Urology, European Journal of Urology, the Medical Journal of Australia, the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the British Journal of Urology and Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs. He is a member of several local, regional and international medical associations and a committee member of the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM). He has been invited to lecture on sexual medicine worldwide and has published extensively on sexual health. He has published over 50 original research and invited review articles in peer reviewed international medical journals, and 10 book chapters. His recent research has focused on drug treatment for patients with refractory erectile dysfunction (ED) and drug treatment of premature ejaculation.


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