UAMS to Hold Free Erectile Dysfunction Seminar Nov. 18

By Kevin Rowe

LITTLE ROCK – A free public seminar sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will spotlight the causes of erectile dysfunction (E.D.) and available treatment options.


“Solving the Problems of Erectile Dysfunction” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging on West Seventh Street and Jack Stephens Drive on the UAMS campus. Parking is free in the Institute’s parking lot.


Spouses or partners are encouraged to attend the free seminar, but reservations are urged since space is limited to 100 people. Seats can be reserved by calling (501) 686-8181.


The seminar will feature a presentation from UAMS’ John R. Delk II, M.D., a pioneer in the field of erectile dysfunction and prosthetic urology, with decades of experience and thousands of patients treated.


“If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction, this seminar is for you,” said Delk, who is renowned for his surgical solutions for erectile dysfunction and male and female incontinence.


E.D. is not a natural consequence of aging and more than 30 million American men have the condition. Prescription medicines may provide an answer for many men, but when a surgical solution is the only option, the implants used by Delk have a more than 90 percent satisfaction rate for his patients and their partners.


Delk, a board-certified urologist, has conducted multiple research studies since 1991 ranging from medical devices to new medications for treating erectile dysfunction and incontinence. In addition, Delk has lectured and conducted surgical workshops in the United States and internationally. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International Society for Impotence Research, and has received honors and recognition from several urological organizations.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit