Welcome Letter Prof. Kevan Wylie, EFS President

Dear colleagues

It is with great delight that I extend a very warm welcome from the Executive Committee of the Federation to all potential registrants of our 14th biannual Congress in Albufeira.

From ‘Sexology to SexologieS’ will offer the opportunity for colleagues to consider the progress alongside the occasional confines within the fields of sexual advocacy work, sex education, sexual health, sexual medicine & sexual and couples’ therapies and the many other components regarded to constitute modern Sexology.

The continuative need and importance of championing transformation for sexual health and well-being and for sexual and gender equality within Europe are just two of the many areas that will be a part of our programme. With evolution within sexology to SexologieS there will be the chance to explore opportunities on ways to deliver knowledge, influence and encourage universal acceptance of expression of sexuality and gender for everyone within our nations of the European Union, and beyond.

There are challenges ahead – some may be political and some may come from within society – yet together within the profession of Sexology or SexologieS we can make a significant difference now and in the future.

We are most fortunate to have the expertise and leadership of Sandra Vilarinho and her team from the Portuguese Society of Clinical Sexology as our local hosts in Portugal to assure you of the organisation of a congress that will scope the breadth of topics respectful of the sexual and gender needs of all. Together, EFS and SPSC will offer the chance for you to actively participate at our next congress and to be a part of the evolution within modern Sexology to SexologieS in Europe.


Professor Kevan Wylie
President, EFS (2017-2020)