Thursday, November 17, 2022

7:30am Breakfast/Registration

8:00am Welcome
Shari Damast, MD, Conference Chair

Tara Sanft, MD, Assoc. Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology), Chief Patient Experience Officer, Medical Director, Survivorship Clinic Director, Yale University School of Medicine

Opening Address and Member Meeting
Sharon Bober, PhD, Chair, Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer


Survivorship & Sexuality
Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical  Oncology), Yale University; Director, Center for Breast Cancer; Chief, Breast Medical Oncology, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center


Paper Session I
Allison Quick, MD, Moderator

Vaginal Microbiome as a Biomarker of Vaginal Health and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Women Receiving Pelvic Radiation
Elizabeth K. Arthur, PhD, APRN-CNP, The Ohio State University

Flibanserin Improves Libido in Women with Breast Cancer on Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy
Shari B. Goldfarb, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Coffee Break & Poster Session I

Sexual Functioning and Medication Adherence Among Breast Cancer Survivors Receiving Endocrine Therapy
Jenna Rabbani, Hartford Hospital

Sexual Activity Among Women with Cancer in the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Data from the National U.S. Women’s Health COVID-19 Study
Amy Siston, PhD, University of Chicago

Associations of Sexual Well-Being and Positive Emotion Among Female Cancer Survivors Seeking Resiliency Intervention: Identifying Targets for Intervention Development
Lucy Finkelstein-Fox, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Potential Improvement in Female Sexual Outcomes in Rectal Cancer: Comparison of IMRT vs. 3D-CRT to Spare Erectile and Other Sexual Structures
Margaret Downes, BA, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Factors Associated with Sexual Function in Female Cancer Survivors Eligible for Fertility Preservation
Sarah S. Arthur, MA, Duke University

Mindfulness-based Interventions for Sexual Function Among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review
Lauren A. Zimmaro, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

A Clinic Dialogue Analysis of Patient-Raised Sexual Health Discussions Among Women with Breast Cancer
Archana Raghunath, MPH, Lewis Katz School of Medicine


Health Equity, Global Health, Cancer & Sexuality
Narjust Florez, MD
Associate Director, The Cancer Care Equity Program; Thoracic Oncologist, Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Panel: Building a Multidisciplinary Sexual Health Clinic

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, Co-director, Sexuality, Intimacy, and Menopause for Cancer Survivors Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Elena Ratner, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University; Co-Chief of Gynecology Oncology Section; Founder of Sexuality, Intimacy, Menopuase Cancer survivor Program

Johanna D’Addario, MHS, PA-C, Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale New Haven Health

Jennifer Kilkus, PhD, ABPP, 
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Yale School of Medicine

12:45pm LUNCH

1:45pm Stacy Tessler Lindau Trainee Research Award Presentation

2:00pm Paper Session II

Kelly Shaffer, PhD, Moderator

Sexual Function and Body Image in Pediatric Cancer Survivors: A Project REACH Study
Lydia L. Chevalier, PhD, Perini Family Survivor’s Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“It’s not clear how important sensation is to patients after mastectomy.” Analysis of Qualitative Data from 3 Sources to Address a Skeptic’s Critique
Tania A. Mendoza, The University of Chicago

Characterizing Sexual Interest and Satisfaction Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Caroline Dorfman, PhD, Duke University

2:45pm Coffee/Networking/Meeting the Experts
Table 1: Research/Funding (Kristen Carpenter, The Ohio State University)

Table 2: Measurement (Emily Abramsohn, University of Chicago)

Table 3: Radiation/Management (Anuja Jhingran, MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Table 4: Psychosocial/Counseling (Pebble Kranz, University of Rochester)

ISSWSH Lecture: Regenerative Medicine for Female Sexual Function

Barbara Chubak, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

4:30pm Reception: Networking Over Cocktails & Appetizers

5:30pm Patient Advocacy Dinner
Johanna D'Addario, MHS, PA-C, Moderator

A "Previvor's" Experience
Jennifer Strauss

Friday, November 18, 2022

7:30am Breakfast/Networking

8:00am Welcome
Kristin Carpenter, PhD, Conference Co-Chair


Couples’ Communication & Sexuality

Hoda J. Badr, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; Leader, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center


Panel: Metastatic Disease and Sexuality

Moderator: Jennifer Barsky Reese, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Hoda J. Badr, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; Leader, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center

Helen L. Coons, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Psychology; Clinical Director, Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Service Line; Co-Director, Women’s Sexual Health Consultation Service, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Alexandra Zaleta, PhD, Senior Director, Research, Cancer Support Community


Coffee Break/Poster Session II

Addressing Vaginal Stenosis After Radiotherapy
Heather Augustyniak, DNP, FNP-C, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Florida School of Nursing

Frequency of Reporting Sexual Concerns Among AYA Oncology Patients by Gender, Cancer Type, and Treatment Phase
Karen J. Meltzer, MA, MS, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Stakeholder-engaged Development of a Standardized Sexual Function Screening Intervention
Jenna Demedis, MD, MS, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Understanding Fertility and Cervical Cancer: Lived Experiences and Fertility Outcomes
Christina M. Wilson, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC

11:00am Paper Session III

Pebble Kranz, MD, Moderator

A Sexual Health Program for Women with Cancer in a Community Based Setting
Laila Agrawal, MD, Norton Cancer Institute

Developing a Sexual Health and Cancer Clinic at a Comprehensive Cancer Center: Reflections & Lessons Learned in the First Six Months
Christina M. Wilson, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC

Addressing the Sexual Health Needs of Patients Treated with Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer
Karen Tse, MRT(T), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Pilot Randomized Trial of a Multimodal Intervention Aimed at Promoting Effective Patient-Clinician Communication about Sexual Health Concerns for Women with Gynecologic Cancer
Jennifer Barsky Reese, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center


Closing Address
Jennifer Barsky Reese, PhD, Chair Elect, Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer

12:15pm Adjourn