State of the Art Lecture by Dr. Ronald W. Lewis
‘Over Four Decades – the Growth and History of the ISSM’
Followed by the ISSM Business Meeting of Members
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1.00PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
(6.00AM PDT – San Francisco / 09..00AM EDT – New York /3.00PM CEST – Amsterdam / 6.30PM IST – New Delhi / 10.00PM KST – Seoul) / view in your time zone
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Program – September 17, 2020
1.00 PM GMT: Opening by Luiz Otavio Torres, president ISSM
1.03 PM GMT: Introduction by Eric Chung, moderator State of the Art Lecture
1.05 PM GMT: State of the Art Lecture by Ronald W. Lewis: Over Four Decades – the Growth and History of the ISSM
1.25 PM GMT: Start ISSM Biennial Business Meeting of the Members
2.00 PM GMT: Closing by Luiz Otavio Torres
- Luiz Otavio Torres, ISSM President,
- Eric Chung, ISSM Scientific Com. Chair and
- Ronald W. Lewis, Speaker State of the Art Lecture
State of the Art Lecture by Ronald W. Lewis
Over Four Decades – the Growth and History of the International Society for Sexual Medicine
Ronald William Lewis, MD, FACS
Dr. Ronald Lewis’ career in academic urology over the last 42.5 years has occurred primarily at three institutions, Tulane University at the Medical School and the Delta Regional Primate Center for 11 years, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for 7 ½ years, and for the last 24 years at the Medical College of Georgia, where he has served as Professor of Surgery and Physiology, as well as Professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences for Physician Assistants and in the School of Graduate Studies. He held the Witherington Distinguished Chair in Urology & served as Chief of Urology until February 2011. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Medical College of Georgia in 2013, and in January 2018, he announced his semi-retirement and was appointed Professor Emeritus status in recognition of his accomplishments and commitment to the Medical College of Georgia. He is now fully retired and makes his home wife his wife in Marietta, GA near his two children who live also in the Atlanta, GA area. He is funding a permanent academic chair in urologic education for the medical school for a million dollars.
He has blended a career in teaching with basic science and clinical research since his completion of a NIH fellowship in Training the Urologist in Basic Research at Tulane, to his current involvement with basic science research in Physiology at MCG. During his time at the primate center, he participated in several NIH grants serving as a co-principal investigator in a non-human primate model for varicocele. He was also co-investigator in several other grants, primarily in the fields of urinary tract infection and also a co-investigator in the NIH training grant for basic science in urology. His major fields of research while at the Delta Regional Primate Center were comparative anatomy of primate prostate, developing cell culture techniques for prostate glandular cells, the effects of varicocele on fertility, the interactive processes of urinary tract infection between the host and vectors of infective disease, and cryopreservation of non-human primate sperm. At the Medical College of Georgia, he established a basic research unit in prostate physiology and cancer, and his second appointed research scientist of that basic research laboratory obtained one of the competitive national VA merit research grants for his work in prostate cancer molecular biology. He has published over 150 papers and 50 book chapters, primarily in the field of Andrology.
He was a charter member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, where he served on the Executive Board for 15 years and was President from 1998 to 2000. He is currently Historian and Publication Committee senior advisor. In his service on the publication committee he has been instrumental in the founding of its current journals, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine Reviews, and Sexual Medicine Online. He was President of the ISSM and AUA affiliated Sexual Medicine Society of North America from 2010-2011. He was co-editor- in-chief of the Journal of Andrology from 1992 to 1997. He is a member of over 20 scientific and urological societies. He has been a member of Best Doctors or Top Docs in America annually since 2002. He has served the Southeastern Section of the AUA as the Georgia Delegate to the Executive Committee and Chair of that organization’s Montague Boyd Prize Essay contest from 2006-2013. He has been on the abstract selection committee of the annual AUA meeting for the last twenty years and has served on four national committees of the AUA, the most recent as vice-chairman for the AUA Guidelines Panel for Testosterone Deficiency. Other AUA Committees served on include: Ad-hoc Impotence Advisory Committee in 1992; Impact of Guidelines Committee, 1997-1998; Graduate Medical Education, 1997-1998; Annual Program Abstract Review Committee, 1995-2017; Prize Essay Committee, 1999, and Male Health Task Force, 2011. In 2013 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Sexual Medicine Society of North America, which is now named in his honor.
Invitation ISSM Biennial Business Meeting of the Members
As the 22nd World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM) has been postponed due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the ISSM business meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM.
At this Biennial Business Meeting of the Members the elected candidates for the ISSM Board of Directors will be announced, and the reports of Officers and Committees as well as other items of general interest will be presented to the members. The agenda and enclosures can be downloaded from the ISSM website (members section, log in is required).
We respectfully encourage all ISSM members to be present and thank you in advance for your attendance and commitment to ISSM.
As previously announced, this year’s elections of officers and directors will be held through an electronic voting procedure. The voting window is still open for all ISSM members in good standing (meaning members who have paid their current 2020 dues) and will remain open until September 15, 2020 at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, UTC -7).