Yes, it’s that time of year again . . . !

It’s time for the ISSWSH Annual Meeting 2017! I always look forward to these conferences and the opportunity afforded for communication among scholars, researchers, and fellow practitioners about women’s sexual function and health.

This year’s annual meeting is in the beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia!

 

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The theme of this year’s meeting is The Embodied Mind, and we have an intriguing line-up of speakers and topics that will explore the core components of the mind-body relationship as they relate to female sexual expression, physiological milieu, resilience, and change.

ISSWSH is the only society devoted to a multidisciplinary understanding of female sexuality across the lifespan and is led by a passionate group of international academics, clinicians, health professionals, and scientists who have largely shaped the field of female sexual health research.

The attendee line-up include gynecologists, sex therapists, clinical psychologists, patient advocates, physical therapists (YES!!), family physicians, nurse practitioners, basic scientists, clinical researchers, sex educators, and trainees who share this passion for understanding and actively promoting female sexual health.

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The field of female sexuality is approaching a critical turning point in its evolution. We are positioned to explore, question, and potentially redefine the traditional sexual constructs we have inherited, as these ideas do not capture the broad spectrum of sexuality we encounter in the streets, in the clinic, in the lab, or in our homes. This freedom is both exhilarating and terrifying. We are entering one of the most exciting periods of change in modern sexology. Every step forward is a small revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Dr. Cora Huitt
Article Sources: http://www.isswshmeeting.org/about/welcome-message

 

Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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