SEXUAL TIPPING POINT AWARDS


The MAP Education & Research Foundation’s Sexual Tipping Point Award is presented at select professional society meetings in recognition of an excellent accepted abstract submission and presentation most consistent with the Foundation’s Biomedical-Psychosocial & Cultural Approach to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders.

2018 SEXUAL TIPPING POINT AWARD WINNERS

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Jennifer Bossio’s presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy & Research (SSTAR) in Philadelphia PA on “Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy Manual to Improve Couples’ Intimacy After Prostate Cancer Treatment,”  was judged the winner by an Award committee consisting of SSTAR members which included Lisa Anllo, Ph.D, Elizabeth Grill Psy.D. and Michael A. Perelman PhD. In addition to a certificate of merit, Dr. Bossio received a monetary prize. Next year’s $1000 prize and certificate will again be awarded at the SSTAR annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Bossio worked as a psychologist for the BC Centre of Vulvar Health and also collaborates with the UBC Sexual Health Lab and the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program. She recently launched her private practice in Kingston with details available at http://trihealthclinic.com.

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Adithya Balasubramanian's (a 3rd year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine) presentation on “Characterization of Patient Attitudes Towards Testicular Prosthesis Placement After Orchiectomy,”  was judged the winner by an Award committee consisting of SMSNA members which included Alexander Patuszak, MD (Program Committee Chair), Daniela Whitman, Ph.D., MSW (Mental Health Committee Chair) and Michael A. Perelman PhD (Foundation Chair). In addition to the certificate of merit, Adithya received a $1000 monetary prize, which will be offered again next year at the 2019 SMSNA meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.