Men’s Health in Transition
From Practice to Prevention - A semi-virtual interactive CME conference
September 21st to 23rd, 2007, Vienna, Austria
The 5th World Congress on Men’s Health & Gender WCMH’07 is the beginning of blended learning in medicine: for the first time, the WCMH’ 07 will be transmitted virtually on the Internet. In addition to those participating in Vienna, interested physicians can follow and contribute to the issues on "Men’s Health in Transition" worldwide in real-time or any time thereafter. A number of collaborative tools will allow intensive exchange between live and virtual participants. This 1st semi-virtual congress is one step towards a virtual eCME-society of physicians interested in eContinuous Medical Education. The ultimate objective is to establish an eCME-platform where real learning happens through a vivid exchange of knowledge between all participants.
LIST OF PRELIMINARY TOPICS
PRACTICE – Sessions only dealing with clinical issues in Men’s Health
- Sexual dysfunction
- Metabolic syndrome
- Vascular disease
- Mental health
- Beyond STDs: Issues in gay men’s health
- Peeling the couch potato: motivation men to move
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ouch! Sports injuries in the aging athlete
- LUTS of issues with BPH management
- Is prostate cancer a dangerous disease?
- Impact of screening
- Identifying the dangerous tumour
- Watchful surveillance – when is it an option?
- Less invasive therapy
- Pro – Contra Debate: Circumcision – Male Mutilation
- When are LUTS male specific?
- LUTS in Men – is it always the prostate?
- Management of BPH – is new better?
- Overactive bladder
- Surgical treatment of BPH (2x)
THE AGING MALE
- Male hormones
- Male urologic health
- Bone health
- Evaluation of the aging male as a concept
- Testosterone and the metabolic syndrome
POLICY – Sessions dealing with policy and administrative agendas, eg. setting up practice, lobbying for reimbursement, etc.
- Setting up a "men’s health" clinic
- Improving reimbursement for men’s health issues
- Gender bias in health policy
- Working with consumer groups
- Improving men’s health on the job
- Tackling obesity
- Understanding health determinants in men
- Male populations at special risk (homeless, incarcerated)
- Cultural barriers in men’s health
- Debate: Men’s health already receives more than its share of resources
- Smoking cessation
- Debate: Circumcision in men is OK, but "genital mutilation" in women is a crime
- Preventive Medicine – at what age should we start?
PREVENTION – Sessions dealing with epidemiological and research issues
- Prostate cancer
- Gender issues in research
- Infectious disease
- Environmental issues in men’s health
- Declining fertility
- Healthcare utilization: latest trends
- Cosmetic surgery: What’s good for the goose…
- It’s called "doping" for a reason. Risks of off-label androgen use
- What are the gaps in men’s health research?
- Weight reduction in men
- Men and mental
- Management of long term medical conditions
- Men and violence
- The role of Family Doctors (GPs) in self care
- The best way to communicate with men & boys
- Sports injuries
- Ejaculation disorders
- Ethical issues specific to men’s health and gender
- Burn out syndrome and aggression