This page contains links to some of my past talks. 

I believe that it’s the responsibility of basic scientists to communicate their findings to health care professionals. These talks were given to multi-disciplinary audiences who provide pain care: gynecologists, physical therapists, sex therapists, psychologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, pain specialists, basic scientists, family doctors, and more.

If you are interested in using a slide (or more), please submit a formal request on the Contact page


2019 ISSVD Torino - Etiology of Vulvodynia

New Insights into Vulvodynia Etiology. Invited lecture presented at the 2019 World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease in Torino, Italy (September 2019). ISSVD World Congress – Copyright 2019 Melissa Farmer



2018 Farmer ESSM

Future Treatments for Female Sexual Dysfunction. Invited lecture presented at the 2018 World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in Lisboa, Portugal (March 2018). 2018 ESSM – Copyright 2018 Melissa Farmer



2017 WCAPP Title

Mechanistic interplay of adaptations to chronic visceral pain. Invited lecture presented at 3rd World Congress of Abdominal & Pelvic Pain in Washington, DC (October 2017).  2017 WCAPP-IPPS – Copyright 2017 Melissa Farmer



heretics title

A heretic’s guide to neural substrates of sexual dysfunction. Invited Robert Krane Lecturer at Sexual Medicine Society of North America in Scottsdale, AR. (November, 2016). 2016 SMSNA – Copyright 2016 Melissa Farmer




Deciphering chronic genital pain. Invited talk presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting (Sexual Medicine Society of North America) in San Diego, CA. (May, 2016). 2016 AUA-SMSNA Chronic Pain San Diego talk




Pelvic pain: From perception to pathophysiology. Invited talk presented at 2nd World Congress on Pelvic Pain, Nice, France (June, 2015). 2015 WCAPP-IUGA – Copyright 2015 Melissa Farmer





Vulvar pain mechanisms. Invited talk presented at the International Pelvic Pain Society annual meeting in Chicago, IL. (October, 2012). 2012 IPPS – Copyright 2012 Melissa Farmer