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President’s letter
It is my Kevan Wyliepleasure to welcome you to this new initiative from the officers at WAS to provide you with a timely alert to matters that are important to you as members and supporters of the Association. We hope these more frequent communications will allow you the opportunity to learn more about the work of the team and of our work with our partners.This first issue is going to focus on our upcoming world congress in Prague, May 2017 and the critical deadlines and details regarding this meeting. Our congresses are each unique in the topics, themes and breadth of scope that they offer to sexologists and those working or interested in learning more about the field of sexual health. You will be able to submit your work, to network with peers, colleagues and friends and to enjoy a congress that has such wide appeal across a number of different specialties and of global reach.I want to also take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to María Perez who has worked alongside the officers over the last three years as Vice President. María has resigned from her role for personal reasons and the team are establishing the protocol for appointing a replacement member to this role. In the interim I thank Sara Nasserzadeh and the Media Committee as well as Michaela Jurcekova at Association House for helping to ensure our first e-alert is made available to you this month. We hope you find this alert helpful and please share you thoughts and comments with us for us to ensure future alerts are modified to best serve you, our members. We look forward to welcoming you to Prague!

Best regards,
Kevan Wylie

Letter from our Secretary General & Treasurer
Dear Colleagues,The World Association for Sexual Health is a membership organization of individual supporting members and organizations. Among the organizations are regional, international, national, and academic bodies that work in sexology. WAS has two categories of membership: organizational and individual. Both categories enjoy all the privileges of membership with the exception that individual members do not have the right to vote. For further information please see the Statutes and Bylaws.I would like to kindly urge the organizational and individual members to arrange and make your respective WAS subscription payments before December 31st, 2016. This is to ensure your continued privileges as members. Also, to be eligible to vote for the new AC — or standing for election – subscriptions must be up-to-date.

With kind regards,

Prof Ganesan Adaikan

Become a Member
The World Association for Sexual Health is a membership organization of individual supporting members and organizations. Among the organizations are regional, international, national, and academic bodies that work in sexology.WAS has two categories of membership: organisational and individual. Both categories enjoy all the privileges of membership with the exception that individual members do not have the right to vote. For further information please see the Statutes and Bylaws.
Election 2017
The quadrennial elections for Advisory Committee Members will be held at the Prague Congress. Only Organisational Members, whose membership fees are up-to-date are eligible to stand for election and/or to vote in the election. At the beginning of 2017 a call for nominations will be promulgated. Details of the nomination and the electoral process will be posted on the WAS web site in February 2017. All eligible nominations will be submitted for ballot. Please consult the Statutes & By-Laws, Statute 19 point 8 for details.
23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health 
Sexual health and sexual rights for everyone 
Letter from our Local Host
Dear Petr Weisscolleagues and friends,On behalf of the Sexological Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně, the Institute of Sexology of Charles University – the oldest university sexological institute in the world, and on behalf of my fellow Czech sexologists, I would like to cordially invite you all to the 23rd World Congress for Sexual Health held in Prague in May 2017.Prague is a city which has played an important role in the history and the development of sexology: for example in Prague Prof. Kurt Freund designed the first phaloplethysmograph, Prof. Václav Michal performed the first vascular microsurgery of a male patient with erectile dysfunctions. We are proud to have the capital city of the Czech Republic play host to this exceptional forum of outstanding lectures and interactive discussions. So come to Prague, a place where different cultures have been meeting for centuries to exchange knowledge and ideas. I am confident you will enjoy your stay and visit our wonderful city again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you.

Best regards,
Petr Weiss

Letter from our Scientific Committee Chair
The WAS Scientific Committee together with the Local Scientific Committee is organizing a scientific programme of excellent quality for the WAS Congress in Prague. An extensive number of key international leaders in sexual health and sexual rights topics already accepted to present at the Prague Congress (see below). The scientific programme emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of Sexual Health/Sexual Rights covering 7 main themes: Basic Research, Behavioural, Social & Historical, Bio-medical Research, Clinical Research & Practice, Public Health & Policies, Sexual Rights, and Sexuality Education. Besides the scientific diversity, we will also have gender balance and regional representation, with invited speakers coming from the five continents. Moreover, we will have an extensive number of symposiums organized by Global organizations as well as WAS affiliated societies from around the world presenting and discussing the most central and current challenges in the fields of sex research/sexual health/sexual rights as well as in-congress workshops with key leaders and experts in the field. This will be an excellent opportunity for everyone to come together and present, share and discuss with key leaders and colleagues from across the world while enjoying a real multidisciplinary and global atmosphere.Welcome to Prague!Pedro Nobre
Chair: Pedro Nobre (Portugal)
Vice-Chair: Maryanne Doherty-Poirier (Canada)Track Leaders
Basic Sciences: Erick Janssen (USA)
Behavioral & Social Sciences: Osmo Kontula (Finland)
Clinical Sciences: Marita McCabe (Australia)
Educational Sciences: Aleksandar Štulhofer (Croatia)
Medical Sciences: Andrea Salonia (Italy)
Public Health: Maryanne Doherty-Poirier (Canada)
Alain Giami (France)
Antón Castellanos-Usigli (Mexico)
Catherine Hakim (UK)
Cesnabmihilo Aken’ova (Nigeria)*
Cristina Tania Fridman (Argentina)
Ekua Yankah (Australia)
Eli Coleman (USA)
Elna Rudolph (South Africa)
Erick Janssen (Netherlands)*
Esther Corona (Mexico)
Eusebio Rubio-Aurioles (Mexico)
Feona Attwood (UK)
Fred Toates (UK)
Ganesan Adaikan (Singapore)
Charlotta Löfgren-Mårtenson (Sweeden)
Jaqueline Brendler (Brazil)
Jim Pfaus (Canada)
Johannes Bitzer (Switzerland)
Karoline Bischof (Switzerland)
Kevan Wylie (UK)
Linda Vignozzi (Italy)
Lucia O’Sullivan (Canada)
Luis Perelman (Mexico)
Marlene Wasserman (South Africa)
Maryanne Doherty-Poirier (Canada)
Nadine Terrein Rocatti (Mexico)
Narayana Reddy (India)
Osmo Kontula (Finland)
Pedro Nobre (Portugal)
Petr Weiss (Czech Republic)
Richard Green (UK)
Rosemary Coates (Australia)
Ruben Hernandez (Venezuela)
Sam Winter (Australia)
Sara Nasserzadeh (Iran/USA)
Sue Carter (USA)
Tommi Pallanen (Finland)
Yuko Higashi (Japan)

* to be confirmed
Important Information 
Abstract submission opens: November 1, 2016
Registration&Accomodation opens: November 14, 2016
Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2017
Abstract acceptance : March 6, 2017
Very early registration: March 17, 2017
WAS 2017 Congress: May 28–31, 2017
All participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation in the final program.
Presenters may indicate their preference for either oral or poster presentation.

Prague — the capital of the Czech Republic situated on both banks of the Vltava river is a beautiful city with a rich history. Thanks to its location in the centre of Europe, Prague has always been an important crossroads of trade and culture. Prague, often called «Golden» or «Hundred-spired«, belongs to the architecturally unique European towns, attractive for tourists from around the world. Find more information HERE.
VENUE Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
Freyova 33, 190 00 Prague 9
Website: www.clarioncongresshotelprague.comFind more information HERE.
SPONSORSHIP We would like to invite your Company to support the organisation of the 23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health by contributing as a Partner or Exhibitor, applying for packages and other Partnership Opportunities and/or space at the Exhibition Area.If you are interested in sponsoring or need any additional information, please contact Lucie Vavra via email sponsoring@guarant.cz.
Please find all important information on the congress website www.was2017.org.
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