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Recognitions & Thank Yous

At this year’s conference, Chair-Elect Dr. Carol Kuhle recognized Dr. Jennifer B. Reese, Dr. Jeanne Carter, and Dr. Shari Goldfarb for their work and dedication to the Scientific Network.

A huge thank you and congratulations for another amazing conference goes out to the Meeting Co-Chairs Kristen Carpenter, PhD, and Allison Quick, MD, as well as the members of the Scientific Program Committee: Liz Arthur, Jennifer Bires, Lorraine Drapek, Carol Kuhle, Nora Lersch, Jennifer Reese, and Christina Wilson.


This conference would also not have been possible without the support of our corporate and institutional sponsors:

Bronze Corporate Sponsor


After Cancer

Sermonix Pharmaceuticals

Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Corporate Supporters

Cosette Pharmaceuticals

Paxman Scalp Cooling


The Pelvic People

Soul Source

University of Minnesota Eli Coleman Institute for Sexual and Gender Health

Gold Institutional Sponsors

Bronze Institutional Sponsors

What was the focus of your trainee award abstract and presentation?

My award-winning abstract and presentation focused on the impact of pelvic radiation on the female sexual function of women with gynecological cancer, as well as how it alters their vaginal microbiome.

How long have you been a member of the Network?

I'm a relatively new member—I just joined recently.

What do you find meaningful and/or how have you benefited from Network membership?

One of the most meaningful aspects of being part of the Network is the mentorship opportunities it provides. Having guidance and support from experienced professionals in my field has been invaluable as I navigate my academic and professional journey.

What is an interesting fact about you, or what is your favorite hobby?

An interesting fact about me is that my name, Naa Dromo, means "queen Grace" in Ga. As for hobbies, aside from music and sports, I find joy in immersing myself in baking—it's both a creative outlet and a delicious one at that! I also love to travel and try different food from cultures around the world! I am such a foodie! I also enjoy taking pictures of friends, family and any activity I am engaging in because I love to have these memories to look back on.

Naa Dromo Korley (second from right), recipient of this year's Stacy Tessler Lindau (middle) Trainee Research Award, with past recipients Lydia Chevalier, Lauren Zimmaro, and Liz Arthur

New & Noteworthy

Member Publications

Laila Agrawal and colleagues published Ovarian suppression: Early menopause, late effects in Current Oncology Reports.

Noël Arring, Jennifer Barsky Reese, and colleagues published Clinical practice strategies to address sexual health in female cancer survivors in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Elizabeth Arthur and colleagues published Scoping review of experiences of sexual minority women treated for breast cancer in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.

Jennifer Barsky Reese, Natasha Frederick, Sharon Bober, and colleagues published Hematology and oncology fellow education about sexual and reproductive health: A survey of program directors in the United States in JCO Oncology Practice.

Sharon Bober and her colleague published Cancer and female sexual function in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.

Jeanne Carter and colleagues published A guide for addressing sexual health in breast cancer patients in the Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Lydia Chevalier, Sharon Bober, and colleagues published Evaluating sensitive symptoms in young adult cancer survivors: Acceptability of suicidal ideation and sexual health items across administration modes in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

Jenna Demedis and colleagues published Provider perspectives and recommendations on standardized sexual function screening intervention in adolescent/young adult oncology patients in Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

Jenna Demedis, Natasha Frederick, Sharon Bober, and colleagues published Development of a patient-reported sexual health outcomes battery for use in adolescent and young adult cancer clinical trials in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

Caroline Dorfman and colleagues published Adoption as an alternative family-building strategy: Perceptions of female, young adult cancer survivors receiving gonadotoxic treatments in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

Jessica Gorman and colleagues published Prevalence and predictors for fertility-related distress among 1010 young adults 1.5 years following cancer diagnosis: Results from the population-based Fex-Can cohort study in Acta Oncologica.

Jessica Gorman and colleagues published Health care provider perceptions of using social media to improve sexual health for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

Stacy Lindau, Emily Abramsohn, Amy Siston, and colleagues published Importance of breast sensation after mastectomy: Evidence from three sources in Women's Health Reports.

Denise Nebgen and colleagues published Daily vaginal dilator use during radiation for women with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus: Vaginal wall dosimetry and patient-reported sexual function in Practical Radiation Oncology.

Traci Owen published How can gaps in oncology sexual health care be addressed with the independent practice of nurses? in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Ellie Proussaloglou and colleagues published Long-term considerations for young breast cancer patients: Fertility, sexual health, and quality of life in Current Breast Cancer Reports.

Allison Quick, Elizabeth Arthur, and colleagues published The microbiome and gynecologic cancer: Cellular mechanisms and clinical applications in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

Jennifer Vencill and colleagues published Prospective association of psychological distress and sexual quality of life among hematopoietic stem cell transplant survivors in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

Christina Wilson and colleagues published Understanding mHealth patient-reported priority symptoms for gynecologic cancer during chemotherapy: A secondary analysis in Oncology Nursing Forum.

Christina Wilson and her colleague published Why good cancer care means gender-affirming care for transgender individuals with gendered cancers: Implications for research, policy, and practice in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Stay Tuned

If you are disappointed to have missed attending the conference in Ohio, never fear! There are more opportunities just around the corner this year to connect and learn through the Scientific Network. Stay tuned for more information regarding upcoming webinar topics, dates, and how to register.

We are also pleased to announce plans for the 10th Conference of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer in 2025 are in the works! Watch your inbox and our website for more information as details continue to emerge.

Welcome New Members

Malathu Acharya, MD, Fremont, CA (Ayur Integrative Medicine)

Deanna Birling, APNP, Brookfield, WI (Ascension WI Radiation Oncology)

Jocelyn Bushart, NP, Rochester, NY (Wilmot Cancer Center)

Christin Collins, DO, FACOS, Cleveland, OH (MetroHealth Breast Surgical Oncology)

Diana Czel, APRN, Burnsville, MN (Yale University)

Kristina Galton, NP, Rochester, NY (Wilmot Cancer Center)

Michelle Kirschner, RN, ACNP, APRN-BC, Cincinnati, OH (The Cancer Survivorship Provider Network)

Naa Dromo Korley, Columbus, OH (The Ohio State University)

Kelly Nelson, DNP-AGNP, Seattle, WA (University of Washington)

Anna Rappaport, MPH, RN, BSN, Chicago, IL

Stacy Reese, LISW-S, Cincinnati, OH (TriHealth Cancer and Blood Institute)

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WPATH 2024

September 25-30, 2024

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25th World Meeting on Sexual Medicine
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

25th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of SMSNA

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October 23-25, 2024

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ISSWSH Fall Course 2024

November 7-9, 2024

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16th Annual Conference of the Oncofertility Consortium

November 11-13, 2024

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