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From Injury to Intimacy: Embracing Sexuality after Spinal Cord Injury

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Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine

1470 Madison Ave

2nd Floor auditorium

New York, New York 10029

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This conference will enrich the awareness of healthcare professionals regarding sexuality after SCI and increase their comfort and skill in talking to patients with SCI about sex beyond the basics of fertility and erection aids.

  • Describe sexual response, function and fertility options after SCI
  • Identify adaptive equipment and sexual positioning for people with SCI
  • Describe how to evaluate the impact of SCI on sexual functioning
  • Describe how to broach the topic of sex and provide effective counsel
  • Provide a framework for how to take a sexual history
  • Provide a structured model for how to communicate sensitive topics

"The conversations we avoid are exactly the ones we need to have"

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Physicians, Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses


Schedule:

8:00-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 Welcome (Angela Riccobono, Ph.D.)

9:00-9:30 Keynote (Danielle Sheypuk, Ph.D.)

9:30-10:00 Male Sexual Response & Function After SCI and Its Treatment (Marcalee Sipski, MD)

10:00-10:30 Female Sexual Response & Function After SCI and Its Treatment (Marcalee Sipski, MD)

BREAK (10:30-10:45)

10:45-11:15 Fertility Options for Patients after SCI (Jeffrey Klein, MD)

11:15-11:45 How to Evaluate the Impact of Injury on Sexual Function (Marcalee Sipski, MD)

11:45-12:15 Positioning and Adaptive Equipment (Lauren Varriale, OT)

LUNCH (12:15-1:15pm)

1:15-1:45 Sexuality and Humor (Damon Rozier)

1:45-2:45 SCI Consumer Panel (Angela Riccobono, Ph.D., Moderator)

BREAK (2:45-3:00)

3:00-3:30 Recipe For Sexual Sustainability (Marcalee Sipski, MD)

3:30-4:15 Discussing Sexuality: Optimizing Communication (Adam B. Stein, MD)

4:15-4:30 Closing and Completion of Program Evaluation Sheet

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New York, New York 10029

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