Scientific Committee

Salvo Caruso (Italy)

  • Gynaecologist
  • Head of the Research Group for Sexology at the University of Catania, Italy
  • He organized the First Congress of the European Federation of Sexology, held at Taormina in September 1992
  • He took part of the executive committee of the European Federation of Sexology, from 1994 to 2010 .
  • President of the Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology (FISS)
  • Referee for : Journal of Sexual Medicine, Menopause, The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, Human Reproduction,  Sexologies,  and the British J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • President of the Scientific Committee of  the EFS

Antonio J. Pacheco Palha (Portugal)

  • Psychiatrist, University of Oporto- Portugal
  • Past-President of the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) (2006-2010).
  • He is working in Sexological area since 1969 where, with others, was founder of the Portuguese Family Planning Association, of which was member of the national board and president during ten years.
  • President of the Portuguese Society of Psychiatric and Mental Health since 2009.
  • Currently he is teacher in the world
  • Laison Officer of the EFS Scientific Committee

Francesco Bianchi Demicheli (Switzerland)

  • Head of Psychosomatic Gynaecology and Sexual Medecine Unit,Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals of Geneva.
  • On charge of pregraduate medical education: Medical School University of Geneva.
  • Vice-president of Swiss Society of Sexology
  • Current field of research are the neuroimage and neuroscience of sexuality publishing 15 papers

Alain Giami (France)

  • Research Professor at INSERM (Institut de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) since 2001.
  • Scientific Director: UNESCO Chaire : "Sexual Health & Human rights". 2011
  • President of the Scientific Committee of WAS (World Association for Sexual Health): 2009-2011. Member of the Advisory Committee (2009-2013). Member of several Scientific Board of journals :
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior (USA),
  • Sexual and Relational Therapy (UK),
  • International Journal of Sexual Health (IJSH).
  • Sexuality and Culture (USA)
  • He is Author of  more than 100 scientific papers in peer review journals

Luca Incrocci, MD, PhD (The Netherlands)

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology and Sexologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Erasmus Medical Center-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and the European Journal of Sexual Health (Section Cancer and Sexual Functioning).
  • Treasurer of the International Society for Sexual Medicine.
  • Immediate Past President of the International Society for Sexuality and Cancer.
  • Author of more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters.
  • EFS Gold Medal 2012

Pedro Nobre (Portugal)

  • Director of the Laboratory for Research in Human Sexuality at Aveiro University.
  • Author of several scientific papers in international journals.
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Sex Research, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, and International Journal of Clinical & Health Psychology
  • President of the Organizing Committee of the 10th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology (2010).
  • Member of the Advisory Committee and the Scientific Committee of World Association for Sexual Health (2009 – 2013) where he is the project leader of the World Database on Sexual Health.

Hertha Richter-Appelt (Germany)

  • Research Professor at INSERM (Institut de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) since 2001.
  • Scientific Director: UNESCO Chaire : "Sexual Health & Human rights". 2011
  • President of the Scientific Committee of WAS (World Association for Sexual Health): 2009-2011. Member of the Advisory Committee (2009-2013). Member of several Scientific Board of journals : Archives of Sexual Behavior (USA), Sexual and Relational Therapy (UK), International Journal of Sexual Health (IJSH), Sexuality and Culture (USA)
  • She is Author of  more than 100 scientific papers in peer review journals

Aleksandar Stulhofer (Croatia)

  • Sociologist
  • Head of the Sexology unit at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Affiliated Faculty of the Kinsey Institute for  Research in Gender, Sex and Reproduction.
  • Member of the International Academy of Sex Research and one of the co-founders of the Croatian Sex Therapists'Association.  
  • Current research interests are sexual risk-taking, sexual health difficulties, and the effects of pornography use on sexual socialization.
  • Co-edited Sexuality and Gender in Postcommunist Eastern Europe and Russia

Mehmet Sungur (Turkey)

  • Professor of psychiatry
  • President of the psychiatry department at the Medical Faculty of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Board member of International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)
  • Past presidents of the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT)
  • He is on the advisory and/or editorial board of many national and international journals  
  • He will be the President of the next EFS Congress – Istanbul 2014