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Curriculum Vitae (last updated May 2011)
Caroline F. Pukall, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Associate Professor & Director, Sex Therapy Service
Department of Psychology, Queen’s University
Humphrey Hall, 62 Arch Street Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Phone: 613.533.3200; Fax: 613.533.2499
E-mail: [email protected]
Research and Clinical Interests
Human sexuality, sexual dysfunction, chronic pain, pain measurement, dyspareunia, vulvar
vestibulitis syndrome, vestibulodynia, vulvodynia, gynecological experiences, sexual health,
relationships, psychophysics, brain and blood flow imaging
Current Position
July 2009 – present: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University
January 2009 – present: Director, Sex Therapy Service, Department of Psychology, Queen’s
University
July 2004 – June 2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University
Education in Psychology
June 2003 – June 2004: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, McGill University
September 1997 – August 2003: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, McGill University
September 1992 – June 1996: B.A., Department of Psychology, McGill University
Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
March 2011
Recipient of the Department of Psychology Teaching Award, Queen’s
University
April 2007
Nominated for the Department of Psychology Teaching Award, Queen's
University
March 2007
Queen’s University Office of Research Services Travel Award
May 2006
Queen’s University Faculty of Arts and Science Travel Award
September 2005
Queen’s University Office of Research Services Travel Award
April 2005
Queen’s University Faculty of Arts and Science Travel Award
September 2004
Queen’s University Office of Research Services Travel Award
November 2004
Canadian Association for Graduate Studies-University Microfilms
International Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Fine Arts,
Humanities, & Social Sciences
May 2004
October 2003
July 03-June 04
May 2003
Sept 02-May 03
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
October 2000
March 2000
Sept 99-Aug 02
January 1998
Sept 97-Aug 99
June 1996
Quebec Pain Research Initiative Trainee Travel Award
Dean’s Honor List PhD Dissertation Award, McGill University
Prize Essay Winner, International Society for the Study of Women’s
Sexual Health
McGill University Health Center Research Institute Post-Doctoral
Fellowship
Alma Mater Student Travel Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and
Research, McGill University
Lloyd Carr-Harris McGill Majors Fellowship, McGill University
McGill University Health Center Research Institute Fellowship (declined)
Alma Mater Student Travel Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and
Research, McGill University
Student Research Award, North American Society for Psychosocial
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Best Clinical Research Poster Presentation Award, McGill Pain Day,
McGill University
Graduate Student Travel Award, Department of Psychology, McGill
University
Student Research Award, Society for Sex Therapy and Research
Scholarship, Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et L’Aide à la
Recherche
Nominated for the Teaching Assistant Award
Scholarship, Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et L’Aide à la
Recherche
Graduated (BA Psychology) on the Dean’s Honor List with Great
Distinction
Research Grants (Awarded)
2009-2012
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Operating Grant, $180,000
Pukall CF (PI), Chamberlain SM. Investigating vestibulodynia subtypes from a
multidimensional pain perspective.
2009-2012
Pfizer Canada Pain Research Awards, Operating Grant, $150,000
Pukall CF (PI), Chamberlain SM. Vulvodynia: A neuropathic pain condition?
2009-2011
SEAMO (Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization, $120,000.
Harrison M (PI), Aiken A, Brouwer B, Groll D, Pukall CF. Measuring changes in
the physical, psychological, and radiographic status of patients awaiting hip or
knee replacement surgery.
2009-2010
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), IMHA Operating Grant, $76,000
Harrison M (PI), Aiken A, Brouwer B, Groll D, Pukall CF. Measuring changes in
the physical, psychological, and radiographic status of patients awaiting hip or
knee replacement surgery.
2008-2009
Lesbian Health Fund, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, $9,656.
Smith KB (PI) & Pukall CF (Co-I). Sexual and relationship functioning among
lesbian and bisexual women.
2008-2010
National Vulvodynia Association Operating Grant, $25,000
2007-2012
2007-2008
2007-2012
2007-2008
2007-2012
2006-2011
2006-2009
2005-2010
2005-2008
2005-2008
2005-2008
2004-2007
2005-2006
2004-2008
2004
McLean L (PI), Pukall CF (Co-I). Evaluation of superficial and deep pelvic floor
muscle responses to pressure at the vulvar vestibule and to a quick stretch of the
introitus in women with and without provoked vestibulodynia.
Early Researcher Award, Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI), $100,000.
Pukall CF. Comparing two common forms of vulvar pain with an integrated pain
approach.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Synthesis Grant, $89,962.
Harrison M & Aiken A (PIs), Brouwer B, Pukall CF, Groll D, Joss B, Deluzio K.
Change in objective functional tests while waiting for total joint replacement.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) NET grant, $1,800,000. Coapplicant.
Baron M (PI) et al. A New Emerging Team: The Canadian Scleroderma Research
Group.
Advisory Research Council of Queen’s University, $5,680
Pukall CF, Smith KB. Sexual and relationship functioning among lesbian and
bisexual women.
Chancellor’s Research Award, Queen's University, $50,000
Pukall CF. Investigating vulvodynia subtypes from a multidimensional
perspective.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award, $250,000
Pukall CF. Investigating vulvodynia subtypes from a multidimensional
perspective.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant, $250,000
Pukall CF. Investigating vulvodynia subtypes from a multidimensional
perspective.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant, $715,000
Binik YM (PI), Pukall CF, Bergeron S, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Dupuis M-J.
Sexual pain is not that sexy: A multidimensional but pain-focused model.
National Vulvodynia Association Operating Grant, $22,500
Pukall CF. Comparing women with primary and secondary vulvar vestibulitis
syndrome.
Ministry of Research and Innovation, $64,000
Pukall CF. Sexual Health Research Facility.
Canada Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Grant, $64,000
Pukall CF. Sexual Health Research Facility.
National Institutes of Health Operating Grant, $450,000
Nickel JC, Tripp DA, Pukall CF, Smith KB.
Relationship issues in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Advisory Research Council of Queen’s University, $5,000
Pukall CF. Comparing vulvar vestibulitis syndrome and generalized vulvodynia.
Research Initiation Grant, Queen's University, $75,000
Pukall CF. Sexual Health Research Laboratory.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant, $100,000
Baron M (PI), Pukall CF, et al. Development of a Canadian Scleroderma
Research Group.
Peer-Reviewed Publications
1. Smith KB, Pukall CF (2011). A systematic review of relationship adjustment and sexual
satisfaction among women with provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Sex Research, 48,
166-191.
2. Boyer SC, Dargie E, Pukall CF (2010). Vaginismus: A true disorder? Female Patient,
35, 36-41. (Patient handout: What you should know about pain during intercourse, p. 49)
3. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S (2010).
Pelvic floor muscle assessment outcomes in women with and without vestibulodynia and
the impact of a physical therapy program. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 1003-1022.
4. van Lankveld JJDM, Granot M, Weijmar Schultz WCM, Binik YM, Wesselmann U,
Pukall CF, Bohm-Starke N, Achtrari C (2010). Women’s sexual pain disorders. Journal
of Sexual Medicine, 7, 615-631.
5. Waxman S, Pukall CF (2009). Laser Doppler imaging of genital blood flow: A direct
measure of female sexual arousal. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 2278-2285.
6. Damsted Petersen C, Boyer SB, Pukall CF (2009). Current perspectives in vulvodynia.
Women’s Health, 5, 423-436.
7. Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Chamberlain S (2009). A
prospective study of the effectiveness of pelvic floor physical therapy: Pain and
psychosexual outcomes in provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6,
1955-1968.
8. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2009). Pain ratings, sensory thresholds, and
psychosocial functioning in women with provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Sex and
Marital Therapy, 35, 262-281.
9. Smith KB, Pukall CF (2009). An evidence-based review of yoga as a complementary
intervention for patients with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 18, 465-475.
10. Huber JD, Pukall CF, Boyer SC, Reissing ED, Chamberlain SM (2009). “Just relax”:
Physicians’ experiences with women who are difficult or impossible to examine
gynecologically. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 791-799.
11. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2009). Pain, psychosocial, psychosexual, and
psychophysical characteristics in women with primary versus secondary vestibulodynia.
Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 205-214.
12. Schweinhardt P, Kuchinad A, Pukall CF, Bushnell MC (2008). Increased grey matter
density in young women with chronic vulvar pain. Pain, 140, 411-419.
13. Burrows LJ, Klingman D, Pukall CF, Goldstein AT (2008). Umbilical hypersensitivity
in women with primary vestibulodynia. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 53, 413-416.
14. Pukall CF, Bergeron S, Goldfinger C (2008). Vulvodynia: A review of
pathophysiological factors and treatment options. Basic and Clinical Medicine, 28(4),
421-436.
15. Pukall CF, Young RA, Roberts MJ, Sutton KS, Smith KB (2007). The vulvalgesiometer
as a device to measure genital pressure-pain threshold. Physiological Measurement, 28,
1543-1550.
16. Pukall CF, Smith KB, Chamberlain SM (2007). Provoked vestibulodynia. Women’s
Health, 3, 583-592.
17. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (2007). Sexual and relationship functioning
in men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and their partners.
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 301-311.
18. Payne KA, Binik YM, Pukall CF, Thaler L, Amsel R, Khalifé S (2007). Effects of
sexual arousal on genital and non-genital sensation: A comparison of women with vulvar
vestibulitis syndrome and healthy controls. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 289-300.
19. Smith KB, Tripp DA, Pukall CF, Nickel JC (2007). Predictors of sexual and relationship
functioning in couples with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Journal of
Sexual Medicine, 4, 734-744.
20. Pukall CF, Kandyba K, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (2007). Effectiveness of
hypnosis for the treatment of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: A preliminary investigation.
Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4, 417-425.
21. Pukall CF, Baron M, Amsel R, Khalifé S, & Binik YM (2006). Tender point
examination in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Clinical Journal of Pain, 22,
601-609.
22. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Amsel R, Khalifé S, & Bushnell MC (2005). Neural
correlates of painful genital touch in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Pain,
115, 118-127.
23. Pukall CF, Binik YM, & Khalifé S (2004). A new instrument for pain assessment in
vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 30, 69-78.
24. Pukall CF, Payne KA, Binik YM, & Khalifé S (2003). Pain measurement in vulvodynia.
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 29(supp), 111-120.
25. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Amsel R, & Abbott FV (2002). Vestibular tactile and
pain thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Pain, 96(1-2), 163-175.
26. Binik YM, Reissing ED, Pukall CF, Flory N, & Khalifé S (2002). The female sexual
pain disorders: Genital pain or sexual dysfunction? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31(5),
425-429.
27. Binik YM, Pukall CF, Reissing ED, & Khalifé S (2001). The sexual pain disorders: A
de-sexualized approach. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 27, 113-116.
28. Pukall CF, Reissing ED, Binik YM, Khalifé S, & Abbott FV (2000). New clinical and
research perspectives on the sexual pain disorders. Journal of Sex Education and
Therapy, 25(1), 36-44.
Books
1. Goldstein AT, Pukall CF, Goldstein I (2011). When Sex Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to
Banishing Sexual Pain. Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA.
Edited Books
1. Goldstein AT, Pukall CF, Goldstein I (eds). Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation
and Management. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England, 2009.
Book Chapters
1. Goldfinger C & Pukall CF (in press). Sexual pain disorders. In: Mulhall JP (ed) Cancer
and Sexual Health, Current Clinical Urology. New York, Springer.
2. Pukall CF, Meana M, Fernandez Y. Sexual dysfunctions and deviations. In: Segal D &
Hersen M (eds) Diagnostic Interviewing, 4th ed. New York: Springer. In press.
3. Pukall CF, Binik YM (2009). Vulvodynia. In: Mayer EA & Bushnell MC (eds)
Functional Pain Syndromes: Presentation and Pathophysiology. Seattle, WA: IASP
Press, pp. 71-84.
4. Pukall CF, Meana M, Sutton KS (2009). Psychological evaluation and measurement of
dyspareunia. In: Goldstein AT, Pukall CF, Goldstein I (eds) Female Sexual Pain
Disorders: Evaluation and Management. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 21-26.
5. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Boyer S (2009). Psychological and relational aspects of
dyspareunia. In: Goldstein AT, Pukall CF, Goldstein I (eds) Female Sexual Pain
Disorders: Evaluation and Management. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 208212.
6. Goldstein AT, Pukall CF (2009). Provoked vestibulodynia. In: Goldstein AT, Pukall CF,
Goldstein I (eds) Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management. Oxford,
England: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 43-48.
7. Goldstein AT, Pukall CF (2009). Generalized vulvodynia. In: Goldstein AT, Pukall CF,
Goldstein I (eds) Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management. Oxford,
England: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 76-81.
8. Pukall CF, Smith KB, & Sutton KS (2008). Women and urogenital pain. In: Baranowski
AP, Abrams P, and Fall M (eds) Urogenital Pain in Clinical Practice. New York:
Informa Healthcare, pp. 119-123.
9. Bergeron S, Pukall CF, & Mailloux G (2008). Vulvar pain syndrome: Treatment and
quantitative sensory testing. In: Baranowski AP, Abrams P, and Fall M (eds) Urogenital
Pain in Clinical Practice. New York: Informa Healthcare, pp. 295-307.
10. Pukall CF, Lahaie M-A, & Binik YM (2006). Sexual pain disorders: Pathophysiological
factors. In: Goldstein I, Meston CM, Davis S, Traish A (eds) Women’s Sexual Function
and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis, and Treatment. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 236242.
11. Bergeron S, Pukall CF, & Binik YM (2006). Difficult cases: Treatment of sexual pain
disorders. In: Goldstein I, Meston CM, Davis S, Traish A (eds) Women’s Sexual Function
and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis, and Treatment. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 529535.
12. Pukall CF, Payne KA, Kao A, Khalifé S, & Binik YM (2005). Dyspareunia. In: Balon R
& Segraves RT (eds) Handbook of Sexual Dysfunction. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp.
249-272.
Commentaries
1. Goldstein AT, Pukall CF, Kellogg S, Burrows L, Morrison P, Krychman M (2010).
Responses to the proposed DSM-V changes. Journal of Sexual Medicine,7, 2010-2011.
2. Pukall CF (2009). Sex therapy is special because it deals with sex. Archives of Sexual
Behavior, 38, 1039.
3. Pukall CF & Reissing ED (2007). The demise of sexological science is not imminent in
the face of sexual medicine: Commentary on ‘Will medical solutions to sexual problems
make sexological care and science obsolete?’ Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 33,
455-459.
Non-refereed Publications
1. Sutton KS & Pukall CF. Contraception (2010). In Sex and Society, 25 November 2010
from Marshall Cavendish Digital:
http://www.marshallcavendishdigital.com/articledisplay/58/11958/121638
2. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2010).
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Réactions protectrices des muscles du plancher pelvien chez les femmes souffrant de
vestibulodynia locale provoquée. Physio-Québec, 34(3), 6-10.
Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Schweinhardt P (2009). Chronic pain and the brain: Recent
findings. NVA News, 14(2), pp. 1, 9-12.
Goldfinger C, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Pukall CF, McLean L, Chamberlain SM (2009).
Treating vulvar pain with pelvic floor physiotherapy. Current Directions in Women’s
Health: A Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Spring, pp. 10-11.
Pukall CF (2009). Primary and secondary PVD: Are they different? NVA News, 14(1),
pp. 1, 2, 7, 8.
Pukall CF (2005). Vulvodynia: A hidden women’s health issue. SIECUS Report, 33(3),
pp. 25-33.
Pukall CF, Kao A, Binik YM (2004). Classifying vulvar vestibulitis syndrome as a pain
disorder. NVA News, 3(4), pp. 1, 4, 8, 10-11.
Reprints
1. Bergeron S, Pukall CF, Mailloux G (2008). Treatment of vulvar pain syndrome. In:
Baranowski AP, Abrams P, and Fall M (eds) Urogenital Pain in Clinical Practice. New
York: Informa Healthcare, pp. 295-307. Reprinted in NVA News, Spring 2008, 13(2), pp.
1-4, 10-11.
2. Pukall CF, Lahaie M-A, & Binik YM (2006). Sexual pain disorders: Pathophysiological
factors. In: Goldstein I, Meston CM, Davis S, Traish A (eds) Women’s Sexual Function
and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis, and Treatment. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 237243. Reprinted in Current Directions in Women’s Health: A Division of the Canadian
Physiotherapy Association, Winter 2007, pp. 1-7.
Invited Symposia/Seminars (Oral Presentations)
1. Pukall CF (January 2011). Vulvodynia: Medical myth or painful reality? Presented at the
Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Meeting, Kingston, ON.
2. Pukall CF (October 2010). Sex therapy. Presented at the Sexual Medicine Symposium,
Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
3. Sutton KS, Boyer S, Coyle S, Pukall CF (September 2010). Teenage sexuality.
Presented at Child and Family Counseling Services, Kingston, ON.
4. Sutton KS, Boyer S, Coyle S, Pukall CF (February 2010). Raising a sexually healthy
teen. Presented at KFLA Public Health, Kingston, ON.
5. Pukall CF (October 2009). Who seeks sex therapy and what do sex therapists do?
Presented at the Sexual Medicine Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University,
Kingston, ON.
6. Pukall CF (September 2009). Vulvodynia: Is the pain all in the patient’s head? To be
presented at the Wasser Pain Management Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON.
7. Pukall CF (March 2009). Pain characteristics in chronic vulvar pain. Presented at the
Pain Journal Club, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
8. Damsted-Petersen C, Pukall CF (November 2008). Practical aspects of genital pain
syndromes. Workshop presented at the 3rd European Female Sexual Dysfunction
Conference, British Society for Sexual Medicine, London, UK.
9. Pukall CF (November, 2008). Genital pain syndromes: Epidemiology and non-medical
management. Presented at the 3rd European Female Sexual Dysfunction Conference,
British Society for Sexual Medicine, London, UK.
10. Pukall CF (September 2008). Sex therapy. Presented at the Sexual Medicine
Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
11. Lahaie M-A, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Pukall CF (March 2008). Fear and pain vs.
muscle spasm as the main diagnostic criteria for vaginismus. Presented at the 33rd Annual
Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) as part of a symposium
on the Latest Research on the Sexual Pain Disorders, Chicago, IL.
12. Pukall CF (February 2008). Is painful sex “all in the head?” Presented at Neurology
Rounds, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston ON.
13. Pukall CF (February 2008). Painful sex. Presented at the FemHealth Fair, Sexual Health
Resource Center, Queen's University, Kingston ON.
14. Boyer SC, Smith KB, Pukall CF. Healthy intimate relationships. Presented at the
FemHealth Fair, Sexual Health Resource Center, Queen's University, Kingston ON.
15. Pukall CF (February 2008). What is sex therapy? Presented at the Clinical Psychology
Brown Bag Seminar Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, Queen's University,
Kingston, ON.
16. Pukall CF (January 2008). Pain during sex: Is it “all in the head?” Presented at the
Queen's University Centre for Neuroscience Studies Lecture Series, Kingston ON.
17. Pukall CF (September 2007). Sex therapy basics. Presented at the Sexual Medicine
Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
18. Pukall CF (March 2007). Dealing with difficult relationships. Presented at the No One
Fights Alone Lecture Series, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
19. Pukall CF, Goldstein AT (February 2007). Practical aspects of the management of preand post-menopausal women with sexual pain disorders. Workshop presented at the
Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
(ISSWSH), Orlando, FL.
20. Sutton KS & Pukall CF (February 2007). Getting to know your genitals: The where,
what, and how of ‘down there.’ Presented at the Vagina Monologues Conference,
Kingston, ON.
21. Pukall CF (January 2007). Sexual health education. Presented at the Queen’s Conference
on Education, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
22. Pukall CF (November 2006). Chronic vulvar pain: Is it in the vulva or is it “all in the
head”? Presented at the Proseminar in Psychology Lecture Series, Queen's University,
Kingston, ON.
23. Pukall CF (November 2006). Vulvodynia. Presented in the Behavioral Neuroscience of
Pain course (PSYC470), Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
24. Pukall CF (October 2006). Communication in intimate relationships. Presented at the
Mental and Sexual Health Awareness Week Lecture Series, Queen's University,
Kingston, ON.
25. Pukall CF (October 2006). Female sexual dysfunction: Myth or reality? Presented at the
Women’s Health and Reproduction Lecture Series, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
26. Pukall CF (September 2006). Principles of sex therapy. Presented at the Sexual
Medicine Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
27. Pukall CF (September 2006). Sexual pain syndromes. Presented at the Second European
Female Sexual Dysfunction Conference (British and European Societies for Sexual
Medicine), London, UK.
28. Pukall CF (September 2006). Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Is the pain “all in the head”?
Presented at Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, George Washington University
Medical Center, Washington, DC. This talk was part of an Invited Visiting Professorship.
29. Pukall CF (June 2006). Does “sexual pain” exist? Presented at the University of
Vermont College of Medicine, University of Vermont, VT.
30. Pukall CF (June 2006). Is “sexual pain” really sexual? Presented at the New
Developments in Understanding and Treating Sexual Dysfunction symposium at the 67th
Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Calgary, AB.
Abstract published in Canadian Psychology, 47(2a), 128.
31. Binik YM, Payne KA, Pukall CF (March 2006). When I’m touched, it feels so good that
it hurts. Presented at the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
(ISSWSH), Lisbon, Portugal.
32. Pukall CF (March 2006). Sexual health research laboratory. Presented at the General
Meeting of the Sexual Health Resource Center, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
33. Pukall CF (January 2006).Vulvar pain: Is it in the vulva or is it “all in the head”?
Presented at the meeting of the Groupe d’Etude des Pathologies Vulvaires, Montreal, QC.
34. Pukall CF (January 2006). The vulva monologue. Presented at the Southern Ontario
Vagina Monologues Conference, Toronto, ON.
35. Pukall CF (January 2006). Female genital pain. Presented at the Anatomy and Cell
Biology Seminar Series, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Queen's University,
Kingston, ON.
36. Pukall CF (December 2005). Vulvodynia. Presented at the Clinical Brown Bag Seminar,
Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
37. Pukall CF (October 2005). NIH consensus review on vulvodynia. Presented at the
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) as part of a
symposium entitled Management Strategies for Women with Sexual Pain Disorders, Las
Vegas, NV.
38. Pukall CF, Bergeron S, Khalifé S, Dupuis M-J (October 2005). Cognitive behavior
therapy in women with vulvodynia. Presented at the International Society for the Study of
Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) as part of a symposium entitled Management
Strategies for Women with Sexual Pain Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.
39. Pukall CF (October 2005). Ethical issues in sex therapy and research. Presented in
Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Queen’s
University, Kingston, ON.
40. Pukall CF (September 2005). Sex therapy. Presented at the Sexual Medicine
Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
41. Pukall CF (May 2005). Vulvodynia and vaginismus: Latest on diagnosis and
management. Presented at the Sexual Dysfunction Association/British Association for
Sexual Health and HIV (SDA/BASHH) Managing Sexual Dysfunction in the 21st
Century: Organic and Psychological Approaches Conference, London, UK.
42. Pukall CF (April 2005). Chronic genital pain. Presented at the 3rd Annual Pain: Chronic
and Acute Pain Issues for Health Care Providers Workshop, Kingston, ON.
43. Pukall CF (February 2005). Vulvodynia. Presented at Pain Education Rounds, St.
Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Kingston, ON.
44. Pukall CF (November 2004). Sexual dysfunction and sex therapy. Presented at the
Clinical Brown Bag Seminar, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston,
ON.
45. Pukall CF (October 2004). Vulvalgesiometry: Comparison of techniques for assessing
pain and sensitivity thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at
the Vulvodynia and Sexual Pain Disorders in Women State of the Art Consensus
Conference, Atlanta, GA.
46. Pukall CF (September 2004). What is sex therapy? Presented at the Sexual Medicine
Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
47. Pukall CF (May 2004). Vulvar pain: Why don’t the classification systems reflect the
research? [abstract]. Presented at the 7th Congress of the European Federation of
Sexology (EFS), May 12-16, 2004; Brighton, UK. Abstract available in Sexual and
Relationship Therapy, Vol. 19, Supplement 1, May 2004.
48. Pukall CF (April 2004). Neural representations of genital touch and pain in women with
vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Presented
at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR),
Arlington, VA.
49. Pukall CF (December 2003). Principles of sexual counseling. Presented at the Sexual
Medicine Symposium, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
50. Pukall CF (May 2003). Pain measurement in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.
Presented at a symposium on Urogenital Pain at the Canadian Pain Society (CPS)
meeting, Toronto, ON.
51. Pukall, CF (May 2003). Gynecological pain: Perspectives and pain measurement
methods. Presented at the 2nd Annual Pain: Chronic and Acute Pain Issues for Health
Care Providers Workshop, Kingston, ON.
52. Pukall CF (April 2003). Examining vulvar vestibulitis syndrome from a pain
perspective. Presented at Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds at Kingston General
Hospital (Etherington Hall), Kingston, ON.
53. Pukall CF (March 2003). Dyspareunia: Pain characteristics and potential mechanisms.
Presented at Back to the Basics Rounds at the Pain Center, McGill University Health
Center (Montreal General Hospital), Montreal, QC.
54. Pukall CF (February 2003). Sensory thresholds and neural correlates of pain in women
with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at Pain Rounds at the Pain Center, McGill
University Health Center (Montreal General Hospital), Montreal, QC.
55. Binik YM, Carrier S, Pukall CF, Hénault I, Katerelos D (January 2002). Sex (therapy)
after Viagra: How to assess and treat men with erectile dysfunction. Presented at
Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Allan Memorial Institute, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal,
QC.
56. Pukall CF (January 2002). Pain measurement in the sexual pain disorders. Presented at
Pain Rounds at the Wasser Pain Management Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto,
ON.
57. Pukall CF (September 2001). Pain perspective of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented
at the annual Hebb Showcase series, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
Scientific Presentations & Published Abstracts (Oral Presentations)
1. Boyer SC, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF (April 2011). Pelvic examination experiences
in women with and without dyspareunia. Presented at the James A. Low Research Day
(Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology), Kingston, ON.
2. Groll D, Aiken A, Brower B, Pukall CF, Harrison M, Coriolano K (April 2011). The
relationship between percent weight lost and measures of psychological health.
Accepted for oral presentation at the 2nd National Obesity Summit, Montreal, QC.
3. Thibault-Gagnon S, McLean L, Pukall CF, Goldfinger C, Chamberlain S (February
2011). Differences in levator hiatal dimensions and puborectalis muscle length in
women with and without provoked vestibulodynia evaluated using 3D/4D transperineal
ultrasound imaging. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for
the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Scottsdale, USA.
4. Glazer E, Duplessis D, Karim N, Blom K, Mason R, Du Mont J, Angus J, Pukall CF,
Gordon A, Einstein G (October 2010). Socio-cultural embodiment, pain, and
circumcision in Somali women living in Toronto. Presented at the Women’s Mental
Health Conference, Toronto, ON.
5. Dargie E, Goldfinger C, Blair K, Pukall CF (September 2010). Long distance dating
relationships: The role of gender and sexual orientation. Presented at the Canadian Sex
Research Forum (CSRF) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
6. Dargie E, Pukall CF (September 2010). Provoked vestibulodynia: A neuropathic pain
condition? Presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF) Annual Meeting,
Toronto, ON.
7. Thibault-Gagnon S, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, McLean L, Chamberlain S (September
2010). A randomized comparison of individual cognitive behavioural therapy and
pelvic floor physical therapy in the treatment of provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at
the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
8. Thibault-Gagnon S, McLean L, Pukall CF, Goldfinger C, Chamberlain S (September
2010). Pelvic floor muscle anatomy and function in women with provoked
vestibulodynia. Presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF) Annual
Meeting, Toronto, ON. *Winner of the Brief Presentation Award
9. Thibault-Gagnon S, McLean L, Pukall CF, Goldfinger C, Chamberlain S (August
2010). Differences in pelvic floor morphology in women with and without
vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual Congress of the International Continence
Society, Toronto, ON.
10. Blair KL & Pukall CF (June 2010). Online sexual activities and relationship
satisfaction: The role of participatory context. Presented at the Canadian Psychological
Association Annual Convention, Winnipeg, MB.
11. Harrison MM, Aiken AB, Brouwer B, Pukall CF, Groll D (June 2010). Effect of a
medically managed weight loss program for morbidly obese women with severe knee
osteoarthritis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic
Association, Edmonton, AB.
12. Boyer SC, Pukall CF, Holden RR (April 2010). The role of response bias in the
concordance between physiological and subjective arousal. Presented at the 35th
Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston, USA.
13. *Boyer SC, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (February 2010). Continuous measurement
of sexual arousal via laser Doppler imaging: Discrepant arousal patterns in women with
provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society
for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), St. Petersburg, USA. Published in
the Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2010, 7(supp 3): 147-8.
14. *Smith KB, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (February 2010). Sexual and relationship
satisfaction and vestibular pain sensitivity among women with provoked
vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the
Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), St. Petersburg, USA. Published in the
Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2010, 7(supp 3): 145. *Winner of the New Investigator
Award.
15. Blair KL, Pukall CF (November 2009). Gender and sexual orientation differences in
the frequency of online sexual activities: Implications for relationship and sexual
satisfaction. Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific
Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Puerto Vallarta, MX.
16. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF (October 2009). La
physiothérapie pour le traitement de la vulvodynie locale provoquée. Presented at the
colloquium of “La Rééducation Périneale et Pelvienne au Canada: de la Recherche à la
Pratique Clinique” at the Faculty of Medicine, School of Rehabilitation, University of
Montreal, Montreal, QC.
17. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S, McLean L (May
2009). Physiotherapy effectiveness: Pre- and post-treatment assessment findings in
women with vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian
Physiotherapy Association (CPA), Calgary, AB.
18. Aiken A, Harrison M, Brouwer B, Groll D, Pukall CF (May 2009). The effect of
weight loss on the subsequent need for knee replacement surgery. Presented at the Joint
Meeting of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the
Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario (CSEB/APHEO), Ottawa, ON.
19. *Aiken AB, Harrison M, Brouwer B, Groll D, Pukall CF (May 2009). Obesity and
knee replacement surgery. Presented at the Canadian Obesity Network-National
Obesity Summit, Kananaskis, AB. Abstract published in Journal of Applied Physiology
Nutrition and Metabolism, 34, p. 250.
20. Taillefer SE, Smith KB, Sutton KS, Pukall CF (May 2009). How do partner responses
affect pain, anxiety, and avoidance in women with provoked vestibulodynia? Presented
at the 39th Annual Ontario Undergraduate Thesis Conference, Hamilton, ON.
21. Dargie E, Blair K, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF (May 2009). Sexual and relationship
satisfaction, intimacy, love, and communication in long distance dating relationships.
Presented at the 39th Annual Ontario Undergraduate Thesis Conference, Hamilton, ON.
22. Boyer SC, Pukall CF, Reissing ED, Chamberlain SM, Huber JD (April 2009). “Just
relax”: Physicians’ experiences with women who are difficult to examine
gynecologically. Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy
and Research (SSTAR), Arlington, VA.
23. Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Chamberlain SM (April
2009). A prospective examination of the effectiveness of pelvic floor physical therapy
in treating physical and psychosexual components of provoked vestibulodynia.
Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research
(SSTAR), Arlington, VA.
24. Smith KB, Chamberlain SM, Boyer SC, Pukall CF (April 2009). Vestibulodynia vs.
complex vulvar pain: Are varied forms of vulvodynia associated with different
psychosexual effects? Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex
Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Arlington, VA.
25. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF, McLean L (March
2009). Controlled study of the pelvic floor muscles in provoked vestibulodynia.
Presented at J.A. Low Research Day, Kingston, ON.
26. Smith KB, Chamberlain SM, Boyer SC, Pukall CF (March 2009). Do different forms
of vulvodynia entail different psychosexual effects? Presented at J.A. Low Research
Day, Kingston, ON.
27. Dargie E, Blair K, Goldfinger C, Boyer SC, Pukall CF, Caird S (March 2009). Long
distance dating relationships: Do people in them really experience less sexual and
relationship satisfaction, intimacy, love, and communication? Presented at the [email protected]
Undergraduate Research Conference, Kingston ON.
28. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM, McLean L
(February 2009). Controlled study of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction in provoked
vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the
Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Florence, IT.
29. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (February 2009). Pain correlates in women
with provoked vestibulodynia: Examining the relationship between psychosocial and
psychophysical functioning. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International
Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Florence, IT. *Winner of
the Psychology Basic Science Prize.
30. Waxman S, Pukall CF, Boyer SC, Dargie E (February 2009). Laser Doppler imaging
of genital blood flow: A direct measure of female sexual arousal. Presented at the
Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
(ISSWSH), Florence, IT. *Winner of the Biology Clinical Prize.
31. Bushnell MC, Schweinhardt P, Pukall CF, Kuchinad A (December 2008). Brain grey
matter changes related to chronic pain. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Scottsdale, AZ.
32. Blair KL, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Smart KC, Segal S (October 2008). The impact of
body image on body exposure during sex and sexual esteem in same-sex vs. other-sex
coupled individuals. Presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CRSF) Annual
Meeting, Montreal, QC.
33. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, McLean L, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S (October
2008). Pelvic floor muscle functioning in provoked vestibulodynia: Preliminary
findings of electromyographic and manual evaluation. Presented at the Canadian Sex
Research Forum (CRSF) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC. *Winner of the Student
Research Award.
34. Lahaie M-A, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Pukall CF (October 2008). Fear and pain
vs. muscle spasm as the main diagnostic criteria for vaginismus. Presented at the
Canadian Sex Research Forum (CRSF) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.
35. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S (October 2008). Provoked vestibulodynia: An
examination of the validity of the cotton-swab test. Presented at the Canadian Sex
Research Forum (CRSF) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.
36. Goldfinger C, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Pukall CF, McLean L, Chamberlain S (October
2008). Pelvic floor physiotherapy: A prospective evaluation of its effectiveness for
provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CRSF)
Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.
37. Smith KB, Boyer S, Pukall CF, Rosenrot S, Devlin C (October 2008). Let’s talk about
sex: An examination of sexual communication and satisfaction among women with
provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CRSF)
Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.
38. Waxman SE, Pukall CF, Segal S (October 2008). Laser Doppler imaging: A new
measure of genital blood flow in female sexual arousal. Presented at the Canadian Sex
Research Forum (CRSF) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.
39. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, McLean L, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (June
2008). Pelvic floor muscle response to a pressure pain stimulus in women with
provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the XVII Congress of the International Society
of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Niagara Falls, ON.
40. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM, Goldfinger C, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Segal S.
Thinking the worst? Fear and pain-related thoughts among women with vulvodynia.
Abstract accepted as a ‘Hot Topics’ presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian
Pain Society (CPS), May 2008, Victoria, BC.
41. Goldfinger C, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF, McLean L (April
2008). A prospective study of the effectiveness of pelvic floor physiotherapy in women
with provoked vestibulodynia: Preliminary results. Presented at J.A. Low Research
Day, Kingston, ON.
42. Smith KB, Chamberlain SM, Sutton KS, Pukall CF (April 2008). Associations
between clinical diagnosis, self-reported symptoms, and vestibular sensitivity among
women with provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at J.A. Low Research Day, Kingston,
ON.
43. Sutton KS, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF (April 2008). Examining the heterogeneity of
women with provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at J.A. Low Research Day, Kingston,
ON. *Winner of the J.A. Low Research Day Clinical Presentation.
44. Smith KB, Waxman S, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF, Segal S (March 2008). Fear of
pain and catastrophizing among women with vulvodynia. Presented at the 33rd Annual
Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Chicago, IL.
45. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM, Dargie E, Winning, M (March 2008).
Psychosocial and psychophysical characteristics of women with primary versus
secondary provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the
Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Chicago, IL.
46. Pukall CF, Smith KB, Sutton KS, Chamberlain, SM (February 2008). Psychosocial
and sexual functioning in women with vulvodynia: A controlled study. Presented at the
Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
(ISSWSH), San Diego, CA.
47. Goldstein AT, Burrows LJ, Pukall CF, Klingman D (February 2008). Umbilical
hypersensitivity in primary vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Evidence of congenital neural
hyperplasia in tissue derived from the primitive urogenital sinus. Presented at the
Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
(ISSWSH), San Diego, CA.
48. Foad Ghazni N, Cahill CM, Pukall CF, Stroman PW (September 2007). Peripheral
sensitization alters spinal cord and brainstem neuronal activity to non-painful stimuli
using functional MRI. Presented at Neuroscience Research Day, Queen's University,
Kingston, ON. *Winner of the Neuroscience Research Day Award.
49. Smith KB, Uman LS, Pukall CF (June 2007). The price is right: Tips on applying and
obtaining external funding. Presented at the 68th Annual Convention of the Canadian
Psychological Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON. Abstract published in Canadian
Psychology, 48(2a), 413.
50. Huber J, Pukall CF, Reissing ED, Chamberlain SM (March 2007). How physicians
conduct the pelvic exam in women who are difficult or ‘impossible’ to examine.
Presented at James A. Low Research Day, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
51. Sutton KS, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF, Leong L (March 2007). Vulvar vestibulitis
syndrome: Gynecological examination pain ratings and sensory testing results.
Presented at James A. Low Research Day, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON. *Winner of the J.A. Low Research Day Clinical
Presentation.
52. Pukall CF, Kandyba K, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (February 2007). Effectiveness
of hypnosis for the treatment of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the Annual
Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
(ISSWSH), Orlando FL.
53. Huber JD, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM, Reissing ED, Smith GN (September 2006).
The “impossible” pelvic exam. Presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian
Sex Research Forum (CSRF), Ottawa, ON.
54. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Yager C, Mafrici N, Sutton KS (September 2006). Sexual and
relationship satisfaction among same-sex and heterosexual couples: How do they
compare? Presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum
(CSRF), Ottawa, ON.
55. Pukall CF, Sutton KS, Smith KB, Baron M, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Binik YM (April
2006). How far does the pain of vulvar vestibulitis spread? Presented at James A. Low
Research Day, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Queen's University, Kingston,
ON.
56. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (March 2006). Sexual, physical, and
psychological health status among partners of men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research
(SSTAR), Philadelphia, PA.
57. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (March 2006). Sexual function,
satisfaction, and depression among men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Presented
at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR),
Philadelphia, PA. *Winner of the SSTAR 2006 SSTAR Student Research Award.
58. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Bushnell MC (October 2005).
Neural augmentation of genital sensory processing in women with vulvar vestibulitis
syndrome. Presented at the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual
Health (ISSWSH), Las Vegas, NV.
59. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (October 2005). Sexual, marital, and
psychological functioning of female partners of men with chronic prostatitis/chronic
pelvic pain syndrome. Presented at the International Society for the Study of Women’s
Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Las Vegas, NV.
60. Simms DC, Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Stechyson N (October 2005). Marital
satisfaction, depression and spousal responses to pain in spouses of men with chronic
pelvic pain syndrome. Presented at the Emerging Issues in Psychology Fifth Annual
Conference, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton,
NB.
61. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Bushnell MC (July 2005).
Psychophysical and neural correlates of genital touch and pain in women with vulvar
vestibulitis syndrome. Presented as part of a symposium entitled Vulvodynia: A
multidisciplinary theoretical, empirical, and clinical perspective, at the World Congress
of Sexology (WCS) meeting, Montreal, QC.
62. Payne KA, Thaler L, Pukall CF, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (July 2005). The
influence of sexual arousal on genital and non-genital sensation in women. Presented at
the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR),
Ottawa, ON.
63. Smith, KB Soryal, AK, Simms DC, Nickel JC, Pukall CF, Tripp DA (April 2005). The
relationships of men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A
multiperspective approach. Presented at the 26th Annual Anesthesiology Research Day,
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
64. Pukall CF, Baron M, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (October 2004). Painful tender
points in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Evidence for generalized and
heightened pain sensitivity. Presented at the International Society for the Study of
Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Atlanta, GA.
65. Lahaie M-A, Binik YM, Pukall CF, Khalifé S (May 2004). Le vaginisme: Une phobie
de la pénétration vaginal ou une désordre de douleur sexuelle? Presented at the 72nd
annual meeting of l’Association Canadien-Francais pour l’Avancement des Sciences
(ACFAS), Montreal, QC.
66. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Bushnell MC (May 2004). Neural
processing of genital touch and pain in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: A
functional magnetic resonance imaging study [abstract]. Presented at the 2nd Joint
Scientific Meeting of the Canadian and American Pain Societies, May 6-9, 2004,
Vancouver, BC. Abstract available in the Journal of Pain, Vol. 5, No. 3, Supplement 1.
67. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Kao A, Bushnell MC (October 2003).
Imaging genital touch and pain in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented
at the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH),
Amsterdam, NL. *Winner of the ISSWSH Clinical Research Award.
68. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Bushnell MC (April 2003). Touch and
pain sensation in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Psychophysical and neural
correlates. Presented at the Philip R. Bromage Anesthesia Research Day, Montreal, QC.
69. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Abbott FV, Amsel R, Kao A (November 2002).
Sensory abnormalities in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented as part of
a symposium at the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), Montreal, QC.
70. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S. (October 2002). Vulvalgesiometer: A new instrument
and method for pain measurement in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Vancouver,
BC.
71. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Amsel R (March 2002). Measuring the pain in the
sexual pain disorders. Presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Sex
Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Las Vegas, NV.
72. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Abbott FV (February 2002). Vulvar
vestibulitis syndrome: Sexual dysfunction or pain disorder? Presented at the 30th annual
meeting of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology
(NASPOG), Cancun, MX. *Winner of the NASPOG Student Research Award.
73. Pukall CF, Binik YM (October 2001). Pain measurement in vulvodynia and related
conditions. Presented at a symposium on vulvar pain at the annual meeting of the
Female Sexual Function Forum (FSFF): New Perspectives in the Management of
Female Sexual Dysfunction, Boston, MA.
74. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Abbott FV, Khalifé S, Payne K (May 2001). Vulvar vestibulitis
syndrome: Tactile and pain thresholds in affected and non-affected women [abstract].
Presented at the Canadian Pain Society (CPS) Annual Conference, Montreal, QC.
Abstract available in Pain Research & Management, Vol. 6, Supplement 3, Spring
2001.
75. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Abbott FV, Payne K (March 2001). Vulvar
vestibulitis syndrome: Lower genital and non-genital thresholds in affected women.
Presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research
(SSTAR), Montreal, QC.
76. Binik YM, Pukall CF, Flory N (November 2000). Does vaginismus exist? An
empirical investigation. Presented at Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Allan Memorial
Institute, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC.
77. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Abbott FV (October 2000). Vestibular tactile and
pain thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome and matched controls.
Presented at the annual meeting of the Female Sexual Function Forum (FSFF): New
Perspectives in the Management of Female Sexual Dysfunction, Boston, MA.
78. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Abbott FV, Khalifé S (March 2000). Vulvar vestibulitis
syndrome as a pain disorder. Presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Society for Sex
Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Santa Rosa, CA. *Winner of the SSTAR Student
Research Award.
79. Binik YM, Pukall CF, Reissing ED (June 1999). New research directions and data
concerning the sexual pain disorders. Presented at the International Academy of Sex
Research, Stonybrook, NY.
80. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Abbott FV, Khalifé S, Reissing ED (March 1999). Vulvar
tactile threshold measurements in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome and normal
controls. Presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and
Research (SSTAR), Boston, MA.
81. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Abbott FV (September 1998). Sensory evaluation of
women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the International Conference on
the Pelvic Floor, Montreal, QC.
82. Bergeron S, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Pagidas K, Glazer HI, Pukall CF (March 1998). A
randomized controlled comparison of vestibulectomy, electromyographic biofeedback,
and group sex therapy/pain management in the treatment of dyspareunia resulting from
vulvar vestibulitis. Presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy
and Research (SSTAR), Fort Lauderdale, FL.
83. Reissing ED, Binik YM, Pukall CF (March 1998). Does vaginismus exist? Presented
at the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Fort
Lauderdale, FL.
Scientific Presentations & Published Abstracts (Poster Presentations)
1. Goldfinger C, Bergeron S, Pukall CF, Ezer P. The application of cognitive-behavioral
therapy to dyspareunia. Accepted for presentation at the 72nd Annual Convention of the
Canadian Psychological Association, June 2011, Toronto, Canada.
2. Aiken A, Brower B, Pukall CF, Harrison M, Coriolano K, Groll D (April 2011).
Psychological variables associated with initiation and completion of a weight loss
program in morbidly obese women. Accepted for poster presentation at the 2nd National
Obesity Summit, Montreal, QC.
3. Groll D, Aiken A, Brower B, Pukall CF, Harrison M, Coriolano K (April 2011). The
relationship between percent weight lost and measures of physical function and quality of
life. Accepted for poster presentation at the 2nd National Obesity Summit, Montreal, QC.
4. Boyer S, Pukall CF (February 2011). Should you be taking a seat in the stirrups?
Women’s reasons for never having undergone a pelvic examination. Presented at the
Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
(ISSWSH), Scottsdale, USA. *Recipient of the Best Poster Award.
5. Thibault-Gagnon S, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Pukall CF (February 2011). A
comprehensive reliability analysis of 3D ultrasound imaging in the assessment of levator
hiatal dimensions and puborectalis muscle length. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Scottsdale,
USA.
6. Boyer S, Pukall CF (February 2011). ‘This hurts too’: Pelvic examination experiences in
women with dyspareunia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society
for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Scottsdale, USA.
7. *Glazer E, Duplessis D, Karim N, Blom K, Mason R, Du Mont J, Angus J, Pukall CF,
Gordon A, Einstein G (November 2010). Gendering chronic pain: Cultural embodiment
and pain in circumcised Somali women living in Toronto. Presented at the 5th
International Congress on Gender Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. Published in Gender
Medicine, 2010, 7(5): 234.
8. Glazer E, Duplessis D, Karim N, Blom K, Mason R, Du Mont J, Angus J, Pukall CF,
Gordon A, Einstein G (November 2010). Cultural embodiment, pain, and circumcision in
Somali women in Toronto. Presented at the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health:
Innovations in Sex, Gender, and Health Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
9. Thibault-Gagnon S, McLean L, Pukall CF, Goldfinger C, Chamberlain SM (November
2010). La morphologie des muscles du plancher pelvien chez les femmes atteintes de
vestibulodynia provoquée évaluée par l’échographie 3D/4D. Presented at the Annual
Meeting of the Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec, Boucherville, QC.
10. Harrison MM, Aiken AB, Brouwer B, Pukall CF, Groll D (June 2010). Can
psychological factors predict adherence to weight loss for morbidly obese women with
severe knee osteoarthritis? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic
Association, Edmonton, AB.
11. Boyer SC, Pukall CF, Waxman SE (April 2010). The application of laser Doppler
imaging to sexual dysfunction: Sexual arousal in women with provoked vestibulodynia.
Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research
(SSTAR), Boston, USA.
12. Dargie E, Blair KL, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Caird S (April 2010). Are long distance
dating relationships doomed to fail? Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society
for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston, USA.
13. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, McLean L, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (April
2010). Pelvic floor muscle responsiveness in women with vestibulodynia. Presented at
the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston,
USA.
14. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, McLean L, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (April
2010). Physical therapy effectiveness for women with vestibulodynia. Presented at the
35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston,
USA.
15. Smith KB, Pukall CF (April 2010). Psychosexual and relational functioning among
partners of women with provoked vestibulodynia: A controlled examination. Presented at
the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston,
USA.
16. Sutton KS, Boyer S, Goldfinger C, Blair K, Pukall CF (April 2010). To lube or not to
lube: Experiences and perceptions of lubricant use in women with provoked
vestibulodynia and healthy controls. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society
for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston, USA.
17. Waxman S, Pukall CF (April 2010). Female sexual arousal: A closer look at
biopsychosocial variables. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex
Therapy and Research (SSTAR), April 2010, Boston, USA.
18. Blair KL, Smith KB, Pukall CF (March 2010). When sex hurts: Experiences of chronic
vulvar and pelvic pain among sexual minority and heterosexual women. Presented at the
Rainbow Health Organization Conference, Toronto, ON.
19. *Smith KB, Blair KL, Pukall CF (February 2010). Chronic vulvar and pelvic pain
experiences among heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual women. Presented at the Annual
Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH),
St. Petersburg, USA. Published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2010, 7(supp 3): 139.
20. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, & Chamberlain S
(September 2009). Réactions protectrices des muscles du plancher pelvien chez les
femmes souffrant de vestibulodynie provoquée. Presented at the meeting of the L’Ordre
Professionel de Physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ), Ste. Foy, QC.
21. Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Chamberlain S (August
2009). Are pelvic floor treatments effective for genital pain? Presented at the 117th
Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto, ON.
22. *Smith KB, Boyer SC, Pukall CF (June 2009). Painful sex and painful communication?
Sexual communication among women with provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the
70th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Montreal, QC.
Abstract published in Canadian Psychology, 50, 2a, p. 193.
23. Blair K, Coyle S, Pukall CF (June 2009). Gender and sexual orientation differences in
defining and engaging in cybersex. Presented at the 31st Annual Guelph Sexuality
Conference, Guelph, ON.
24. Dargie E, Blair K, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Caird S (June 2009). Long distance dating
relationships: Are they really doomed to fail? Presented at the 31st Annual Guelph
Sexuality Conference, Guelph, ON.
25. Aiken AB, Harrison M, Brouwer B, Groll D, Pukall CF (May 2009). Obesity and knee
replacement surgery. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Physiotherapy
Association (CPA), Calgary, AB.
26. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S, McLean L (May 2009).
Controlled study of the superficial and deep pelvic floor muscles in women with vulvar
pain. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA),
Calgary, AB.
27. Goldfinger C, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF. McLean L (March
2009). Does less pain mean better sex? Treating provoked vestibulodynia by treating the
pelvic floor muscles. Presented at J.A. Low Research Day, Kingston, ON.
28. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, McLean L, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (February
2009). Pelvic floor physical therapy and its impact on the pelvic floor muscles. Presented
at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual
Health (ISSWSH), Florence, IT.
29. Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Chamberlain SM (February
2009). A prospective study of the effectiveness of pelvic floor physical therapy for
provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society
for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Florence, IT.
30. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (February 2009). When did the pain start?
Exploring primary versus secondary provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual
Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH),
Florence, IT.
31. Yager CM, Smith KB, Mafrici N, Pukall CF (June 2008). An examination of committed
relationships: Does sexual orientation make a difference? Presented at the 30th Annual
Guelph Sexuality Conference, Guelph, ON.
32. Mafrici NM, Smith KB, Yager CM, Sutton KS, Pukall CF (June 2008). An examination
of the relationship between sexual orientation, body image, and sexual satisfaction in men
and women in committed relationships. Presented at the 30th Annual Guelph Sexuality
Conference, Guelph, ON.
33. Smith KB & Pukall CF (June 2008). An evidence-based review of yoga for cancer.
Presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association
(CPA), Halifax, NS. Abstract published in Canadian Psychology, 49, p. 148.
34. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM, McLean L (June
2008). Pelvic floor muscle assessment in provoked vestibulodynia: Preliminary findings
of electromyographic testing. Presented at the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting for Health
Sciences Research Trainees, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston,
ON.
35. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (May
2008). Pelvic floor muscle reactivity in healthy women. Presented at the Annual Meeting
of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON.
36. Smith KB, Sutton KS, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF (May 2008). Consistency between
clinical diagnosis, self-reported pain, and vestibular sensitivity in provoked
vestibulodynia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Pain Society (CPS),
Victoria, BC. Abstract published in Pain Research and Management, 13, 147. *Winner of
the Best Student Clinical Poster Award.
37. Ghanzi NF, Cahill CM, Pukall CF, Kozyrev N, Stroman PW (May 2008). Altered spinal
cord and brainstem activation in response to peripheral sensitization to sensory stimuli: A
spinal fMRI study. Presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Toronto, ON.
38. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (May 2008). Diffuse noxious inhibitory control
function in women with provoked vestibulodynia. Presented at the 27th Annual Meeting
of the American Pain Society (APS), Tampa, FL. Abstract published in The Journal of
Pain, 9(4, supplement 2), April 2008, p. 9.
39. Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Goldfinger C, McLean L, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S (March
2008). Pelvic floor muscle response to vulvar pain in women with provoked
vestibulodynia. Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and
Research (SSTAR), Chicago, IL.
40. Smith KB, Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (March 2008). Saying it hurts and
showing it hurts: Consistency between self-reported pain symptoms and clinical
diagnosis among women with vestibulodynia. Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of
the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Chicago, IL.
41. Waxman SE, Pukall CF, Kukkonen T (March 2008). Laser Doppler imaging as a
measure of genital blood flow in female sexual arousal. Presented at the 33rd Annual
Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Chicago, IL.
42. Waxman S, Smith KB, Sutton KS, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, Pukall CF, Boyer S (March
2008). Psychosocial predictors of relationship satisfaction in women with vulvar pain.
Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research
(SSTAR), Chicago, IL.
43. Goldfinger C, Smith KB, Pukall CF, Blair K, Dargie E (March 2008). Sexual esteem and
body image as predictors of sexual functioning and sexual satisfaction among
heterosexual and queer-identified individuals. Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of
the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Chicago, IL.
44. Aiken AB, Harrison MM, Brouwer B, Groll D, Pukall CF. Change in objective
functional tests while waiting for total joint replacement surgery. Presented at the
Orthopedic Research Societies Conference, San Francisco, CA.
45. Ghanzi NF, Cahill CM, Pukall CF, Stroman PW (November 2007). Functional MRI of
touch and brush sensation in human spinal cord and brainstem after peripheral
sensitization. Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
(SfN), San Diego, CA. Abstract published as Program No. 285/.7/JJ17, Neuroscience
Meeting Planner, online.
46. Burrows LJ, Klingman D, Pukall CF, Goldstein AT (August 2007). Umbilical
hypersensitivity in primary vestibulodynia: Evidence of congenital neural hyperplasia in
tissue derived from the primitive urogenital sinus. Presented at the XIX World Congress
of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD), Alaska,
USA.
47. Leong L, Smith KB, Pukall CF, Dargie E (June 2007). General health status and sexual
and relationship satisfaction among women with vulvodynia. Presented at the 68th Annual
Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON. Abstract
published in Canadian Psychology, 48(2a), 112.
48. Alexander KN, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Moore S-L (June 2007). The impact of outness
on health, relationship satisfaction, and sexual satisfaction in LGB men and women.
Presented at the 68th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association
(CPA), Ottawa, ON. Abstract published in Canadian Psychology, 48(2a), 138.
49. Yager CM, Smith KB, Waxman SE, Pukall CF, Schnurr JS (June 2007). Relationship
satisfaction, commitment, and sexual satisfaction in married and cohabiting heterosexual
and same-sex couples. Presented at the 68th Annual Convention of the Canadian
Psychological Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON. Abstract published in Canadian
Psychology, 48(2a), 137.
50. Mafrici NM, Smith KB, Sutton KS, Pukall CF (June 2007). The influence of sexual
orientation on the relationship between body image and sexual satisfaction in men and
women. Presented at the 68th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological
Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON. Abstract published in Canadian Psychology, 48(2a),
138.
51. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Yager C, Mafrici N, Goldfinger C (March 2007). Sexual and
relationship satisfaction and commitment: Does sexual orientation matter? Presented at
the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Atlanta,
GA.
52. Kuchinad A, Pukall CF, Bushnell MC (October 2006). Changes in grey matter density
associated with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the
Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Atlanta, GA. Abstract published as Program No.
445.24/R12, Neuroscience Meeting Planner, online.
53. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (June 2006). Dyadic adjustment and chronic
pelvic pain syndrome. Presented at the 67th Annual Convention of the Canadian
Psychological Association (CPA), Calgary, AB. Abstract published in Canadian
Psychology, 47(2a), 84.
54. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S (June 2006). Exploring the sexual relationships of
women with vulvodynia. Presented at the Queen's University Initiative for Training
(QUIT) Pain Research Day, Kingston, ON.
55. Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S (June 2006). Examining the interplay of diffuse
noxious inhibitory control (DNIC) function and psychosocial correlates of pain
sensitization in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the Queen's
University Initiative for Training (QUIT) Pain Research Day, Kingston, ON.
56. Tripp DA, Nickel JC, Soryal AK, Smith KB, Pukall CF, Fabrigar L (May 2006).
Depression a key feature in psychological functioning of spouses of patients with chronic
prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the
American Urological Association (AUA), Atlanta, GA.
57. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (October 2005). Patient predictors of sexual
functioning and marital satisfaction among female partners of men with chronic
prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Presented at the International Society for the
Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Las Vegas, NV.
58. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Bushnell MC (July 2005). Neural
augmentation of genital sensory processing in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.
Presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research
(IASR), Ottawa, ON.
59. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (July 2005). Sexual functioning of males
with chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and their partners.
Presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research
(IASR), Ottawa, ON.
60. Simms DC, Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Stechyson N. (June 2005). Relationship
satisfaction and partner solicitousness in men with chronic pelvic pain. Presented at the
66th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Montreal,
QC. Abstract published in Canadian Psychology, 46(2a), 8.
61. Soryal AK, Tripp DA, Nickel C, Smith KB, Pukall CF, Yager C. (June 2005).
Psychological functioning of spouses of patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome
(CPPS). Presented at the 66th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological
Association (CPA) meeting, Montreal, QC. Abstract published in Canadian Psychology,
46(2a), 9.
62. Payne KA, Thaler L, Pukall CF, Amsel R, Khalifé S, & Binik YM. (April 2005). Sexual
arousal and sensory functioning in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the 30th
Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston, MA.
63. Pukall CF, Baron M, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (April 2005). Tender point
examination in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the 30th Annual
Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston, MA.
64. Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (April 2005). Sexual functioning and
chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: An overview and future directions.
Presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research
(SSTAR), Boston, MA.
65. Smith KB, Tripp DA, Pukall CF, Nickel JC (April 2005). Sexual and psychosocial
aspects of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Presented at the 30th Annual
Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), Boston, MA.
66. Payne KA, Thaler L, Pukall CF, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (January 2005). Coping
with painful intercourse. Presented at the 9th annual McGill Pain Day, Montreal, QC.
67. Payne KA, Thaler L, Pukall CF, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (October 2004). Does
sexual arousal influence genital and non-genital pain perception? Presented at the
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), Atlanta, GA.
68. Payne KA, Thaler L, Pukall CF, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (October 2004). Coping
with painful intercourse: Implications for sexual arousal and sensation. Presented at the
Vulvodynia and Sexual Pain Disorders in Women State of the Art Consensus
Conference, Atlanta, GA.
69. Pukall CF, Baron M, Khalifé S, & Binik YM (May 2004). Tender point examination in
women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Evidence for generalized and heightened pain
sensitivity to manual palpation [abstract]. Presented at the 2nd Joint Scientific Meeting of
the Canadian and American Pain Societies, May 6-9, 2004, Vancouver, BC. Available in
the Journal of Pain, Vol. 5, No. 3, Supplement 1.
70. Thaler L, Payne KA, Binik YM, Pukall CF, Amsel R, Khalifé S (April 2004). An
examination of pain, sexual arousal, and sensory functioning in vulvar vestibulitis
syndrome. Presented at McGill University’s annual undergraduate thesis poster session,
McGill University, Montreal, QC.
71. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Bushnell MC (January 2004). Functional
magnetic resonance imaging of vulvar tactile sensation in control women. Presented at
the 8th Annual McGill Pain Day, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
72. Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Bushnell MC (June 2003). Functional
magnetic resonance imaging of vulvar tactile sensation [abstract]. Presented at the 9th
International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, June 19-22, 2003,
New York, NY. Available on CD-ROM in NeuroImage, Vol. 19, No. 2.
73. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S (May 2003). Vulvalgesiometer: A new instrument for
genital pain assessment [abstract]. Presented at the Canadian Pain Society (CPS) meeting,
Toronto, ON. Available in Pain Research & Management, Vol. 8, Supplement B, Spring
2003.
74. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Abbott FV (February 2002). Vulvar
vestibulitis syndrome: Sexual dysfunction or pain disorder? Presented at the 30th annual
meeting of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology
(NASPOG), Cancun, MX.
75. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Abbott FV, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Lahaie M-A (January 2002).
Sensory abnormalities in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Presented at the 6th
annual McGill Pain Day, McGill University, Montreal, QC. *Winner of the Clinical
Research Award.
76. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Abbott FV, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Lahaie M-A (October 2001).
Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Sensory abnormalities are not limited to the vulvar
vestibule. Presented at the annual meeting of the Female Sexual Function Forum (FSFF):
New Perspectives in the Management of Female Sexual Dysfunction, Boston, MA.
77. Pukall CF, Binik YM, Lahaie M-A, Khalifé S, Amsel R, Abbott FV (July 2001). Genital
and non-genital tactile and pain thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.
Presented at the 27th annual International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) meeting,
Bromont, QC.
Journal Board Membership
2008-present: Associate Editor, Journal of Sexual Medicine
2007-2008: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Sexual Medicine
2006-present: Editorial Board Member, Archives of Sexual Behavior
2006-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Journal Reviews
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Archives of Sexual Behavior
BMJ
Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality
Clinical Journal of Pain
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Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
International Journal of Impotence Research
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
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Pain
Pain Research and Management
Psychophysiology
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Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)
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2004-present
Associate Member, International Academy of Sex Research (IASR)
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Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)
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National Vulvodynia Association (NVA)
2002-present
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
2000-present
Canadian Pain Society (CPS)
1999-present
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
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American Psychological Association (APA)
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Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
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Golden Key National Honor Society, McGill University
Licensure
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Media
April 2011
College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO): Psychologist (#4481)
Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ): Psychologist (#10013-03)
Interviewed by Chris Halliday, Orangeville Banner
Fetish B&B Plan Shelved, available online at
http://www.orangeville.com/news/local/article/978574--fetish-b-b-plan-shelved
December 2010
October 2010
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Interviewed by Karen Asp, Health magazine
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Everything you wanted to know about your vagina
Interviewed by Olga Khazan, News24.com (South African news website)
Interviewed by Emily McKinley, Military Spouse magazine
Fettered desire, Dec 209, p.28.
Interviewed by Kerri MacDonald, Features Editor, Queen’s Journal
Dating in the digital age, Feb 12, 2009, p.13.
Find your fetish, Feb 12, 2009, p.15.
Interviewed by Madison Bettle, Supplement Editor, Queen’s Journal
Not tonight or any other for that matter (asexuality), Feb 12, 2009,
p.13.
Interviewed by Zoë Cormier, Globe and Mail
Dismissed and Undiagnosed, December 2, 2008.
Interviewed by Marcia Kaye, Best Health Magazine
A Private Pain, May 2009, pp. 90-92.
Interviewed by Todd Hartley, EmpowHer
Available online.
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Interviewed by Lauren McNabb, Global News TV
Psychology of Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2008.
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Interviewed by Angela Stever, FM 96, on speed dating and SM
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Not so deviant: February 12, 2008, p. 18.
Interviewed by Taylor Burns, Queen’s Journal
How fast can you find your match? February 12, 2008, p. 19.
Interviewed by Lisa Jemison, Kingston Whig-Standard
Researchers receive $100,000: August 17, 2007, p. 3.
Interviewed by Darryn Davis, CKWS News (Kingston)
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Interviewed by Miranda Beninger, Ryerson University
Interviewed by Brendan Kennedy, Queen’s Journal
Falling into the Gender Gap: Love & Sex Supplement, p. 15.
Interviewed by Katherine Laidlaw, Queen's Journal
Getting busy in the Library: Love & Sex Supplement, p. 17.
Interviewed by Marcia Kaye, Canadian Health magazine
When love hurts: March/April 2007, p. 27.
Interviewed by Lauren Ferranti, Glow magazine
Better sex – have it now: March/April 2007, p. 101-106.
Interviewed by Zoë Cormier, Globe and Mail
Patient Delusion – or Medical Confusion? January 20, 2007, p. F8.
Interviewed by Jennifer O’Connor, Chatelaine
Pain “Down There”: April 2006, p. 92.
Interviewed by Hillary Kaell, McGill Daily
Vulva-Va-Boom: Unwrapping the Pain, November 23, 2003, p. 19.
Interviewed by Ursula Ofman, PhD, SSTAR newsletter
Introducing Caroline F. Pukall, PhD, December 2002, vol. 19(3),
p. 6.
Interviewed by Helen Branswell, Canadian Press
Painful sex: New Hope for Sufferers: Montreal Gazette, March 2,
2002.
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How to succeed in graduate school, June 2001 Newsletter, online.
Interviewed by Laurie Petito, CJAD News Radio
Sexual pain, originally aired on December 20, 2000
Interviewed by Kimberly Flynn, Newsletter of the Men’s Health Institutes
When your partner has sexual pain, December 2000, online.
Administrative and Departmental Experience
Feb 2009 – present
Advisor, DSM-V Task Force and Work Group, Sexual Pain
Disorders
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Workload Committee, Department of Psychology, Queen’s
University
Nov 2008
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Oct 2008
Expanding Horizons workshop: Tips for applying for scholarships
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Appointments Committee, School of Rehabilitation Therapy,
Queen's University
Member, Merit Committee, Department of Psychology, Queen's
University
Consultant, Committee on Women’s Sexual Pain Disorders,
International Consultation on Urological Diseases & International
Society for Sexual Medicine
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per la cura del dolore nella donna (Alessandra Graziottin
Foundation For the Cure of Pain in Women)
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Scholarships Master’s Awards B (CGB) Committees, CIHR
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Department of Psychology, Queen's University
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the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
3-hour workshop: Appointments & Renewal, Tenure, and
Promotion Committee Equity Training
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Scientific Program Chair for 2008 SSTAR Annual Meeting and
Member of the Executive Council, Society for Sex Therapy and
Research
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Clinical Advisory Committee, Department of Psychology, Queen's
University
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Women’s Sexual Health
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Queen's University
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Psychology, Queen's University
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University
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Sexual Health
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of Women’s Sexual Health
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Sexual Function, Queen’s University
Departmental Assistant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals
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Queen's University
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Research and Therapy
June 2004 – March 2006
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Jan 1998 – May 2003
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Therapy and Research
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Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Member, Hebb Committee, Department of Psychology, McGill
University
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