Statement/motivation of why I am applying for Member at Large
After 30 years of involvement in Sexual Medicine, and having recently given up UK NHS Andrology practice, I fell that I now have more time to devote to research and working for the ISSM. Rather than winding down in my 60s, I have published more papers and book chapters than ever and authored the BSSM Guidelines in ED and Testosterone Deficiency in 2018. As a member of the PCTAG (Primary Care Testosterone Advisory Group, we have been able to structure a series of academic meetings for primary care physicians, based on the guidelines but using “live patient interviews” and structured case histories, backed up by e-learning modules. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we have quickly restructured these for GP webinars. Teaching GPs in sexual medicine is fundamental to the development of the speciality.
Current research projects include:
- The DRAM study ( Diabetes reduction in all-cause mortality) in conjunction with Manchester University, a major RCT to establish CV and all -cause mortality reduction with daily Tadalafil.
- A Health Economic review of Testosterone Therapy in conjunction with Brunel University London and University of Ottawa.
- REVITALISE – Long Term Study to assess all cause mortality in Type 2 diabetes over 4 years to assess the impact of Covid 19.
In addition, during Covid 19, I have written a book of curious cases in sexual medicine, including a chapter on “tumescent tales” and a final chapter with a personal insight into what men can really do to improve their health. I hope that it will be a best seller.
Writing this book made me realise that what I truly love about Sexual Medicine is that it has always been fun and that is evident from the characters that I have felt privileged to work with over the years. As a previous winner of the ISSM Zorgniotti- Newman prize in 2012, I have sound research credentials, but my main mission is to keep the fun in Sexual Medicine.