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Plenary Speakers

Saturday, 25 July, 11:00–12:30, Summit 2

Chairs: Maryanne Doherty-Poirier (Australia) & Kevan Wylie (United Kingdom)

GILBERT HERDT (USA) – From Oral to Vaginal Sex: Transformation of gender and sexual persons across 40 years of Sambia societal change

Dr. Gilbert Herdt, PhD, is professor of Anthropology and Sexuality at San Francisco State University, and Founding Director/Professor of the Graduate Program in Human Sexuality at the California Institute for Integral Studies. Previously he was a professor at Stanford University, and the University of Chicago, and founded the National Sexuality Resource Center (Ford Foundation) and the Amsterdam Summer Institute on Sexuality and Society. A Fulbright, Guggenheim, and NIH Fellow, his fieldwork on the Sambia of Papua New Guinea and community based ethnography in Chicago on LGBT youth and their families has been published in 37 books and more than 100 scientific papers. Recently he authored a new general undergraduate textbook, Human Sexuality: Society, Self and Culture (2014), New York: McGraw-Hill. Currently he is writing The Singers Are Gone: How Sambia Sexual Culture Changed Over 40 years.

KAYE WELLINGS (UK) – Trends and Patterns in Sexual Behaviour: Responses to a Changing World

Kaye Wellings, MA, MSc, FRCOG, FFRSH, FFPH is Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she has worked for 20 years. She is a social scientist with a public health perspective. Kaye was a founder, in 1987, of the first National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) in Britain and Principal Investigator on the first (1990) second (2000) and third (2010) surveys. She leads a team of academics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine researching sexual and reproductive health at national and international level.


RICHARD HILLMAN (Australia) – Anal Sex – Fact & Fiction

Richard Hillman trained as a general physician in Edinburgh, Scotland, before spe­cial­is­ing in HIV & Sexual Health in London, where he completed his PhD.
He is currently Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre. He also holds appointments at the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Richard is Chief Clinical Investigator of several ongoing trials, including the largest ever natural history study of anal HPV infection. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed original articles, including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet Oncology and is Joint Editor of the specialist journal ‘Sexual Health’.
With a strong interest in postgraduate education, Richard runs a large Masters Program in HIV, STIs & Sexual Health, as well as supervising a number of PhD and Masters research students.


Saturday, 25 July, 13:30–14:00, Summit 2

Chairs: Eusebio Rubio-Aurioles (Mexico) & D Narayana Reddy (India)

MIKIO NAMIKI (Japan) – HPV Infection in Men

Professor Mikio Namiki, M.D., Ph.D. graduated from Osaka University Medical School. At present he is a Vice President of the Kanazawa University and a Director or the Kanazawa University Hospital. Among others he is a member Japan Society of Andrology (President, 2009–2014), Japanese Society for Sexual Medicine (President, 2013–present), Japan Society of Adolescence (Vice-President, 2011–present), Asia-Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine (President, 2013–present), Japan-ASEAN Council on Men’s Health & Aging (President, 2010–present).



Sunday, 26 July, 08:30–09:30, Summit 2

Chairs: Pedro Nobre (Portugal) & Marita McCabe (Australia)

CYNTHIA GRAHAM (UK) – The Dual Control Model: Understanding the Variability in Women's Sexuality

Cynthia Graham, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southampton and a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Re­search in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She is a registered Clinical and Health Psychologist and is Director of the MPhil/PhD in Health Psychology Research and Professional Practice programme at the University of Southampton. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sex Research. Her current research focuses on 4 main areas: the relevance of sexual excitation and inhibition to women's sexuality; the behavioural effects of hormonal contraceptives; condom use errors and problems; and sexual problems in women.

ELLEN LAAN (The Netherlands) – Sexual Pleasure: A Gendered Affair

Ellen Laan, Ph.D., is associate professor at the Department of Sexology and Psy­cho­somatic Gynaecology of the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, and a registered health psychologist and sexologist. She is a member of several professional societies and editorial board member of a number of professional sexol­ogy journals. In March of 2012 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and in that same year she was President of the International Academy of Sex Research. She studies the underlying central and peripheral mecha­nisms of male and female sexual response in 4 lines of research: (1) etiology and treatment of sexual pain disorders; (2) effects of (pelvic) surgery on sexual health; (3) psychophysiological assessment of sexual (dys)functioning; (4) biopsychosocial de­termi­nants of sexual health.


Sunday, 26 July, 10:30–11:30, Summit 2

Chairs: P Ganesan Adaikan (Singapore) & Mikio Namiki (Japan)

NAM CHEOL PARK (South Korea) – The Management of Male Erectile Dysfuntion: Past, Current and Future

Professor Nam Cheol Park graduate Pusan National University School of Medicne, Busan, Korea, in 1981 and received his Ph.D. degree from the Pusan National University Postgraduate School in 1991. His academic interests focus on the basic and clinical research in the field of andrology including sexual dysfunction, male infertility, prostate, and male aging. He has been one of the key members in Korean Urological Association and, Korean Society for Sexual Medicine and Andrology as the president in 2006–2007 and Korean Society for Sexology as the president in 2012–2013. Currently, he also has an important role in the international academic societies in duties with a key number of Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine as secretary general in 2007, Asia-Pacific Society for Men's Health & Anti-aging as the president in 2009, Asia-Oceania Federation for Sexology as the president-elect in 2014.

PRAKASH KOTHARI (India) – Diagnosis of Male Sexual Disorder by History Taking

Founder Professor of Sexual Medicine, KEM Hospital & GS Medical College, Mumbai, India. He has been practising Sexual Medicine since more than 4 decades. He has done pioneering work in the field of Orgasm and Vatsyayana & his treatise KamaSutra. He presided over the 7th World Congress of Sexology, 1985 & the First International Conference on orgasm, 1991.





Monday, 27 July, 08:30–09:00, Summit 2

Chairs: Osmo Kontula (Finland) & Charlotta Lofgren-Martenson (Sweden)

JOHN SANTELLI (USA) – Abstinence, Evidence, Science, and Nonsense: Smart Politics and Sensible Science in the Service of Sex Education

A pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, Dr. John Santelli is Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor and Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health and a Professor in Pediatrics at Columbia University. Dr. Santelli has conducted research on HIV/STD risk behaviors, trends in teen fertility, programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy, school-based health centers, adolescent clinical preventive services, and research ethics, particularly as it relates to ado­les­cents. Dr. Santelli is a senior consultant for the Guttmacher Institute, a member of the Journal of Adolescent Health’s editorial board, and past President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.


Monday, 27 July, 09:00–09:30, Summit 2

Chairs: Nadine Terrein Rocatti (Mexico) & B Srilatha (Singapore)

PEICHENG HU (China) – The advanced and new methods of sex therapy in China

Peicheg Hu, M.D. PhD, professor in Peking University of China; Former president of Asia-Oceanic Federation for Sex health (AOFS).

In my speech, I will introduce the ancient culture of sex civilization, the efforts of Chinese experts to promote modern sex therapy, the new methods of sex therapy we created and the thinking of technical standard to sex therapy in China.




Monday, 27 July, 10:30–11:30, Summit 2

Chairs: Antón Castellanos Usigli (Mexico) & Ellen Laan (the Netherlands)

NICOLE PRAUSE (USA) – Sex to Promote General Health

Nikky received her PhD in Clinical Science from Indiana University with joint super­vision from The Kinsey Institute. She has held faculty scientist positions at the Mind Research Network (Albuquerque) and the University of California (Los Angeles). She is currently the founder and CEO of Liberos LLC. While her research challenging the myths surrounding sex addiction has aggravated all the right people, her psycho­physiological research actually addresses more broadly what causes individual dif­fer­ences in sexual responsiveness.


HAROLD MOURAS (France) – Sexual Affiliation as a Model to Study the Neural Networks Involved in Motivated Social Interactions

Harold Mouras is Professor in neuroscience in the school of psychology in Amiens, France. During his PhD in Pierre et Marie Curie university he conducted pioneering studies in the neural correlates of sexual motivation. After a postdoctoral stay in Geneva, he studies now the psychological and motor correlates of motivated social interactions in functional context such as empathy.




Tuesday, 28 July, 08:30–09:30, Summit 2

Chairs: Yuko Higashi (Japan) & Rosemary Coates (Australia)

ADENIKE ESIET (Nigeria) – Fostering Gender and Critical Thinking Content of School-Based Sexuality Education for Advancing Sexual Health and Rights

Ms. Adenike Esiet is Co-founder and Executive Director of Action Health Incorporated (AHI), a non-profit dedicated to advancing young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. She is a graduate of Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Nigeria, and over the last 26 years she has played a key role in mobilizing national consciousness and action on adolescent sexual health and rights including catalyzing the development and adoption of the national sexuality education curriculum currently being used in Nigerian schools.

She has also served on Nigeria’s National Adolescent Health Working Group, the International Working Group on Sexuality and Social Policy, and the UNESCO-convened team of experts who developed the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education. Esiet is a recipient of the Ashoka International Fellowship for Public Innovators and the inaugural Joan B. Dunlop Award for her outstanding work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria.

FAYSAL EL KAK (Lebanon) – Explorations and Negotiations: Sexual Health in a Time of Change in MENA

Graduate of the American university of Beirut (AUB)/Specialist in Obstetrics/Gynecology/sexual health from the American university of Beirut-Medical Center.

Clinical Associate in ObGyn, Women’s Health Center, Dept of ObGyn, AUBMC, and Senior Lecturer of Health Behavior and Sexuality & Public Health, FHS-AUB.

Co-PI of the “Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health” project, at Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), AUB, founder of the “Network of Arab Scholars on Sexuality / Sexual health (NASSS). Initiated research on sexual health at FHS/AUB & Medical center, and the teaching of human sexuality course for undergraduates, and the “female sexual dysfunction” module for residents and medical students, and provides SH services to patients. Member of (ISSWSH) and of the Sexual Rights Committee, WAS. SRH consultant.


Tuesday, 28 July, 10:30–11:30, Summit 2

Chairs: Wimpie Pangkahila (Indonesia) & Colin Chang Peng Teo (Singapore)

GIOVANNI CORONA (Italy) – Testosterone, Body Composition and CV Risk

Giovanni Corona is Medical Doctor working at the Endocrinology Unit of Maggiore-Bologna Hospital, Italy, and at Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopa­thol­ogy, University of Florence, Italy, accredited training centre of the European Academy of Andrology. At the University of Bologna he received the MD and at the University of Florence the Board in Endocrinology and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. He is acting as academic reviewer for several journals. In 2009 he received the European Society for Sexual Medicine “Excellent Award”. In 2013 he received the International Society of Andrology “Young Andrologist Award”. Since July 2010 he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Since January 2014 is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. He is a member of the European Society of Endocrinology, the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine, the Italian Society for Endocrinology, and the European Society for Sexual.

DODDY M. SOEBADI (Indonesia) – The impact of LUTS – BPH treatment on sexual function in Indonesia

Doddy M. Soebadi, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Department of Urology – Airlangga University. Past President of Indonesian Urological Association (2003–2006), Asia Pacific Society for the Study of the Aging Male (APSSAM, 2006–2008), Asia Pacific Society of Sexual Medicine (APSSM), and Chairman of Indonesian College of Urology (2009–2012).