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The Cancer Survivorship and Sexual Health Symposium is a State of the Art initiative sponsored by the International Society for Sexual Medicine and
the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. The Symposium took place from June 17th to 19th, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA.
The target audience for this educational program organized by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) and the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) included primary care physicians, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, (oncology) nurses, urologists, gynecologists, mental health professionals, allied health and scientists interested in cancer survivorship.
The program was hosted by a multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in men's and women's sexual health and adolescent medicine. The goal of the program was to define sexual dysfunctions experienced by cancer survivors, and introduce sexual medicine into the care plans for cancer survivors.
Over the last decade there have been significant improvements in the quality of health care men and women receive for sexual dysfunctions. The ISSM and SMSNA have adopted the image "The Challenge" (also: see header) for our conference as it symbolizes barriers and obstacles which must be overcome to address sexual health in cancer survivors.
Lilly Oncology On Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the physical and emotional journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display at this meeting. The image shown above in the header is a photograph submitted by a healthcare professional to LOOC, 2008.