Location: Brisbane, Australia
WELCOME TO APSSM 2019 IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome colleagues and friends to Brisbane, Australia for the 17th biennial meeting of the Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine in 2019. This meeting will be held on 11-13 April 2019, just before the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ).
This meeting will bring together experts from around the world and showcase various pertinent and contemporary healthcare issues surrounding sexual medicine with a balanced perspective and holistic approach, under the theme of “Promoting science, technology and clinical expertise; Advancing sexual medicine and health”. This meeting represents a comprehensive multidisciplinary assembly of various sexual medicine stakeholders and specialist groups, to deliver state-of-art lectures, workshops and robust discussion on all facets of sexual health and evidence-based medicine.
The APSSM 2019 scientific meeting will take place at the world-class and award-winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Bank, which hosted the G20 world leaders in 2014. Across the river from the CBD, South Bank is home to our Cultural Centre with world-class galleries and entertainment as well as the only man-made beach in an Australian major city. There is no shortage of major attractions to visit and explore in Brisbane such as Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, Brisbane river cruise, Moreton Bay and the picturesque Story Bridge. Further afield the regions including the Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley have no shortage of waterfalls, lookouts and mountains to climb, while Gold Coast is only an hour drive south. The Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders, is only 1-hour flight away and consists of a 2,300km-long ecosystem comprising thousands of reefs and corals, as well as being home to countless species of colourful fish, turtles and dolphins.
I look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane and hope that all of you will have plenty of opportunity to share knowledge, consolidate friendships and build long-lasting memories during this meeting.