WELCOME MESSAGES

Dear friends and colleagues

It is my great pleasure to warmly invite you to our 23rd biannual congress for the World Association for Sexual Health in Prague. Our congresses are each unique in the topics, themes and breadth of scope that they offer to sexologists and those working or interested in learning more about the field of sexual health. You will be able to submit your work, to network with peers, colleagues and friends and to enjoy a congress that has such wide appeal across a number of different specialties and of global reach. Our meeting will be under the auspices of a friend of long standing, Professor Petr Weiss. Petr is a recent recipient of the prestigious EFS Gold Medal and I know that he and his team will be the perfect hosts for our next congress. I do hope that you will find the time to contribute and participate at the next WAS congress in whatever way you can whether you are a long standing supporter of WAS or a newcomer. We welcome everyone who supports our mission statement and we look forward to your attendance in this most magnificent and historical city.

Professor Kevan Wylie

WAS President

Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Sexological Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně, on behalf of the Institute of Sexology of Charles University – the oldest university sexological institute in the world, and also on behalf of my fellow Czech sexologists, I would like to cordially invite you all to the 23rd World Congress for Sexual Health held in Prague in May 2017. Prague is a city which has played an important role in the history and the development of sexology: for example in Prague Prof. Kurt Freund designed the first phaloplethysmograph, Prof. Václav Michal performed the first vascular microsurgery of a male patient with erectile dysfunctions. We are proud to have the capital city of the Czech Republic play host to this exceptional forum of outstanding lectures and interactive discussions.

So come to Prague, a place where different cultures have been meeting for centuries to exchange knowledge and ideas. I am confident you will enjoy your stay and visit our wonderful city again in the future.

We look forward to meeting you.

Professor Petr Weiss

WAS 2017 Congress President