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The ISSVD, which stands for The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1970 at the Sixth World Congress of the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FIGO) in New York City. It is composed of health care professionals from different areas, including, gynecologists, dermatologists, general practitioners, physiotherapist, nurse practitioners, etc. devoted to the study, investigation, and treatment of vulvovaginal diseases.

The ISSVD regularly promotes and develops terminology, classification, and guidelines concerning these conditions. These include, among others: vulvar dermatosis (lichen sclerosus, lichen planus),[1][2] vulvar pain (vulvodynia),[3][4][5] vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia,[6] etc. More recently, a guideline concerning female cosmetic genital surgery was published.[7]

Presidents and world congresses of the ISSVDEdit

PRESIDENTS and WORLD CONGRESSES of the ISSVD
CONGRESS LOCATION City/Province DATES PRESIDENT
I SPAIN Marbelca Aug. 8, 1973 Dr. Guillermo R. di Paola
II USA Key Biscayne Jan. 9-11, 1975 Dr. J. Donald Woodruff
III MEXICO Cocoyoc Oct. 22-24, 1976 Dr. Herman L. Gardner
IV FRANCE Montbazon May 2–25, 1978 Dr. Jean Hewitt
V USA Maui Oct. 21-23, 1979 Dr. Raymond H. Kaufman
VI ENGLAND Cambridge Sept. 22-24, 1981 Dr. Charles P. Douglas
VII USA Lake Buena Vista Sept. 25-29,1983 Dr. Eduard G. Friedrich
VIII FINLAND Mariehamn Sept. 9-12, 1985 Dr. Peter J. Lynch
IX AUSTRALIA Queensland Aug. 30-Sept 3, 1987 Dr. Barry L. Kneale
X USA Washington, DC Oct. 22-26, 1989 Dr. Edward J. Wilkinson
XI ENGLAND Oxford Sept. 22-26, 1991 Dr. C. Marjorie Ridley
XII CANADA Quebec Sept. 26-30, 1993 Dr. Michel Roy
XIII ARGENTINA Iguazu Sept. 17-20, 1995 Dr. Nidia Gomez Rueda
XIV ITALY Baveno Sept. 14-20, 1997 Dr. Dale Brown, Jr.
XV USA Santa Fe, New Mexico Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1999 Dr. Mario Sideri
XVI PORTUGAL Sintra/Porto Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2001 Dr. Marilynne McKay
XVII BRAZIL Salvador Oct. 12-16, 2003 Dr. Jose Martinez de Oliveira
XVIII NEW ZEALAND Queenstown Feb. 20-24, 2006 Dr. Ronald W. Jones
XIX ALASKA Inside Passage Cruise July 28- Aug. 3, 2007 Dr. Libby Edwards
XX SCOTLAND Edinburgh Sept. 13-17, 2009 Dr. Allan B. MacLean
XXI FRANCE Paris Sept. 5-8, 2011 Dr. Micheline Moyal-Barracco
XXII ROYAL CARIBBEAN Mediterranean Oct. 6-13, 2013 Dr. Jacob Bornstein
XXIII NEW YORK New York July 27–29, 2015 Dr. Hope Haefner
XXIV ARGENTINA Mendoza September 11–15, 2017 Dr. Claudia Marchitelli
XXV ITALY Torino September 16–20, 2019 Dr. Mario Preti

Terminology, classification, and guidelinesEdit

Year Document
2005 The vulvodynia guideline
2006 2006 ISSVD classification of vulvar dermatoses: pathologic subsets and their clinical correlates
2011 2011 ISSVD Terminology and classification of vulvar dermatological disorders: an approach to clinical diagnosis
2013 2013 Vulvodynia Guideline update
2015 The 2015 International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) Terminology of Vulvar Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions
2015 2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH, and IPPS Consensus Terminology and Classification of Persistent Vulvar Pain and Vulvodynia
2018 International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease Recommendations Regarding Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lynch, Peter J.; Moyal-Barracco, Micheline; Moyal-Barrocco, Micheline; Bogliatto, Fabrizio; Micheletti, Leonardo; Scurry, James (January 2007). "2006 ISSVD classification of vulvar dermatoses: pathologic subsets and their clinical correlates". The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 52 (1): 3–9. ISSN 0024-7758. PMID 17286059.
  2. ^ Lynch, Peter J.; Moyal-Barracco, Micheline; Scurry, James; Stockdale, Colleen (October 2012). "2011 ISSVD Terminology and Classification of Vulvar Dermatological Disorders". Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 16 (4): 339–344. doi:10.1097/lgt.0b013e3182494e8c. ISSN 1089-2591.
  3. ^ Stockdale, Colleen K.; Lawson, Herschel W. (April 2014). "2013 Vulvodynia Guideline Update". Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 18 (2): 93–100. doi:10.1097/lgt.0000000000000021. ISSN 1089-2591.
  4. ^ Haefner, Hope K.; Collins, Michael E.; Davis, Gordon D.; Edwards, Libby; Foster, David C.; Hartmann, Elizabeth Dee Heaton; Kaufman, Raymond H.; Lynch, Peter J.; Margesson, Lynette J. (January 2005). "The vulvodynia guideline". Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 9 (1): 40–51. doi:10.1097/00128360-200501000-00009. ISSN 1089-2591. PMID 15870521.
  5. ^ "Qu'est-ce que la vulvodynie, ce trouble qui touche de nombreuses femmes ?". RTL.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  6. ^ Bornstein, Jacob; Bogliatto, Fabrizio; Haefner, Hope K.; Stockdale, Colleen K.; Preti, Mario; Bohl, Tanja G.; Reutter, Jason (January 2016). "The 2015 International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) Terminology of Vulvar Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions". Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 20 (1): 11–14. doi:10.1097/lgt.0000000000000169. ISSN 1089-2591.
  7. ^ Vieira-Baptista, Pedro; Almeida, Gutemberg; Bogliatto, Fabrizio; Bohl, Tanja Gizela; Burger, Matthé; Cohen-Sacher, Bina; Gibbon, Karen; Goldstein, Andrew; Heller, Debra (July 2018). "International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease Recommendations Regarding Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery". Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: 1. doi:10.1097/lgt.0000000000000412. ISSN 1526-0976.

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