SSSS Member Poster Abstract Submission is Open!

(Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017)


SSSS Member Poster Session          Thurs., Nov. 9th 2017*          5:15pm to 6:15pm*


Given rapid changes in societies around the world that are associated with sexuality, SSSS will have a SSSS Member Poster Session that seeks to provide opportunities for our members to share late breaking work, and work in progress that was not ready for submission during the regular call for abstracts. This session is designed to provide a forum to ensure that our members are able to share their improtant work with their colleagues.


This session is a poster only session, and will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:15pm to 6:15pm* The session is designed to facilitate networking, and the dissemination of recent work. Empirical work, lessons learned, theoretical perspectives, and other forms of sexual science are welcome and encouraged. Work in progress for which one is seeking feedback and guidance, or feedback from colleagues is most welcome.


All abstracts must be submitted, via the abstract submission portal by Monday, August 21, 2017. Notifications of the acceptance of the poster abstract will be sent to the SSSS Member by September 1, 2017. Your abstract will NOT be peered reviewed, but will be accepted or rejected based on all requirements listed below.




v  The presenting author MUST be a member of SSSS, PRIOR to submitting the abstract.

v  Members may submit ONE abstract for which they will be presenting author. Members may be co-authors on abstracts of other members, but may only be presenting author on one abstract.

v  All authors and co-authors, who are presenting, MUST register for the Annual Meeting by September 6, 2017

v  Posters MUST be formatted according to the guidelines that will be posted on the SSSS website, and must be in the English language.



*Member Poster Session date and/or time is subject to change.



Regular Abstract Submission Process - Closed March, 2017


The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2017! We invite you to help us commemorate this momentous occasion at our Annual Meeting, to be held November 9-12, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The theme of our 60th Meeting is "Sex Research Across Disciplines, Distances, and Decades" in recognition of the interdisciplinary and international nature of our organization and its storied history.


We could think of no better place to celebrate our 60th than San Juan, a city where history, diversity, and splendor meet. San Juan is the capital and most populous city of the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico; an unincorporated territory of the Unites States of America (US). Puerto Rico has a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and El Yunque, which is the only tropical rain forest in the US national forest system. The Old San Juan neighborhood features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and El Morro y La Fortaleza--massive, centuries-old fortresses. In Puerto Rico, the Taíno, African, and Spanish mixture is evidenced in its delicious food and vibrant music. San Juan is also becoming one of the hottest destinations for contemporary art in the world, including stunning street art. No wonder Puerto Rico has been described as one of the happiest places on earth!


The Annual Meeting will be held at El San Juan Resort and Casino, a beachfront property located minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín (SJU) International Airport and in the Isla Verde area, which is known for its hotel strip, beach bars, and casinos. Please join us in paradise as we celebrate our Society's incredible achievements and evolution, as well as look toward a promising future in sex research.


For the 2017 Annual Meeting, we are seeking to showcase the most exciting and cutting-edge research and practice from educators, clinicians, and researchers representing diverse fields. We especially invite work that pushes boundaries, while evidencing both history and future opportunities in sexual science. Submissions will be considered from all areas of sexuality research, including anthropology, communication, education, natural sciences, medicine, media/film, psychology, public policy, public health, religion, sociology, and other related disciplines.



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