9th Conference of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health & Cancer
Shaping the Future of Female Oncosexual Health Together
April 18-19, 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024

7:30am - 8:00am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 

Floor Backes, Ohio State University

8:15am -

Opening & State of the Society Address 
Jennifer B. Reese, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center 
Scientific Network Chair

8:45am -

Sexual Function Outcomes in Female and Gender-expansive Cancer Survivors through the Lens of Functional Anatomy 
Deborah Marshall, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

9:45am - 10:45am

Paper Session I: Interventions
Nora M. Lersch, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, Moderator

Improving Comfort of Brachytherapy Using a Novel 3D-Printed Tapered Vaginal Applicator: Results of a Prospective Clinical Trial
Shari Damast, MD, Yale University School of Medicine

Associations Between Sexual Script Flexibility and Sexual Outcomes: An Investigation Among Breast Cancer Survivor Couples

Jennifer B. Reese, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Optimizing Internet-based Psychosocial Intervention for Breast Cancer-related Sexual Morbidity: Protocol for a Factorial Trial
Kelly Shaffer, PhD, University of Virginia

10:45am - 

Poster Session
Coffee Available

Correlates of Self-Efficacy to Communicate about Sexuality and Intimacy among Male Partners of Cancer Survivors
Chiara Acquati, PhD, LMSW, FAOSW, University of Houston

Women’s Priorities for Sexual Well-Being in Colorectal and Anal Cancer Survivorship: A Qualitative Study to Inform Intervention Development
Lucy Finkelstein-Fox, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Sexual Health Education Intervention for Clinicians Treating Adolescents and Young Adult Patients with Cancer
Natasha Frederick, MD, MPH, MS, Connecticut Children’s, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Vaginal Microbiome as a Biomarker of Vaginal Health and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Women Receiving Pelvic Radiation
Naa Dromo Korley, BS, Ohio State University

Gender Differences in Factors Associated with Sexual Satisfaction among Older Cancer Survivors
Haerim Lee, PhD, MSN, Emory University

A Quality Assurance (Q&A) Satisfaction Survey of The Gynecologic Survivorship Tool
Grace Manalo, BS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Why Do Sexually Active Female Cancer Survivors Engage in Sexual Activity?
Deborah Marshall, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Bionic Breast: Patient Perspectives on the Acceptability of an Implanted Neuroprosthesis to Restore Breast Sensation
El Pinkerton, MPH, University of Chicago

“Silver Linings:” Adaptive Sexual Health Experiences of Gynecologic Cancer Survivors After Active Treatment: A Qualitative Study
Tara Rick, PhD, PA-C, University of Minnesota Medical School

Applications of Mindfulness for Sexual Functioning in Women with Colorectal Cancer: Exploring Interpersonal Mindfulness and Body Compassion
Lauren Zimmaro, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine

11:30am - 12:30pm

Panel Discussion: Advances in Sexual Healthcare for Gender and Sexual Minorities 
Elizabeth Arthur, PhD, APRN-CNP, AOCNP, Ohio State University

Christina Wilson, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Deborah Marshall, MD, Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

12:30pm - 1:30pm



1:30pm - 

Stacy Tessler Lindau Trainee Research Award Presentation

1:45pm -

Paper Session II: AYA Survivorship

Availability of AYA-Specific Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: A Review of the Websites of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
Louise Adillon, Duke University

Sexual Self-Efficacy in Young Adult Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study
Lydia Chevalier, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Patient Experiences with Sexual Function Healthcare
Jenna Demedis, MD, MS, University of Colorado School of Medicine

2:45pm - 3:15pm Exhibits/Coffee Break

3:15pm -

The CASSI Team Story: Developing Effective Multi-component Sexual Health Interventions for Post-treatment Female Cancer Survivors
Noel Arring, DNP, PhD, RN, University of Tennessee
4:00pm -

Panel: Incorporating Research Findings into Caring for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM): Implications for Shared Decision Making
Abby Girard, PsyD, Moderator
Carol Kuhle, DO, MPH, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Shari Goldfarb, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Nora M. Lersch, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, Providence Cancer Institute

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Exhibits/Reception & Networking



Friday, April 19, 2024

7:30am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
8:00am - 8:15am

Kristen M. Carpenter, PhD, Ohio State University

8:15am - 9:15am

Assessment and Management of Female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and Genitourinary Sexual Syndromes Throughout Cancer Survivorship 
Shari Goldfarb, MD, Moderator
Sharon Parish, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

9:15am - 10:45am

What is the Future of Oncosexual Healthcare?
Coffee Available

10:45am - 11:00am

Exhibits/Coffee Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

Paper Session III: Education & Systems
Jennifer Bires, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, Moderator

Development and Adaptation of a Patient- and Provider-engaged Standardized Screening Approach for Sexual Function Challenges in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Pediatric Cancer Survivors
Jenna Demedis, MD, MS, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Focus on Educating Everyone about Sensation Loss after Mastectomy: The FEEL Video Project
Tania Mendoza, BS, University of Chicago, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center

All of Me Iowa/After Cancer Pilot: A Virtual Sexual Health Educational Program for Oncology Health Care Providers in Rural Iowa
Erin Sullivan Wagner, After Cancer

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Closing Address
Carol Kuhle, DO, MPH, Mayo Clinic Rochester 
Scientific Network Chair-Elect

12:30pm Adjourn