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2018 Annual Meeting

November 8, 2018 - November 11, 2018

2018 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 

Kristen Jozkowski, Ph.D.

2017 & 2018 Scientific Program Co-Chair

University of Arkansas

Kristen Jozkowski is an Associate Professor of Public Health, affiliate faculty in Gender Studies and Director of the Sexuality Education and Consent Studies Research Lab at the University of Arkansas. She is also a Research Fellow with the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University. Her research interests include sexual consent negotiation, sexual violence prevention, and reproductive health. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the American Psychological Foundation.

 

Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.
2017 & 2018 Scientific Program Co-Chair

Ball State University

Justin J. Lehmiller is the Director of the Social Psychology Program at Ball State University and a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is a social psychologist by training and received his doctorate from Purdue University. Dr. Lehmiller’s current areas of research include casual sex, sexual fantasy, and consensually non-monogamous relationships. He has authored more than 40 scholarly publications to date, including a textbook entitled The Psychology of Human Sexuality. In addition to performing freelance writing for Playboy, VICE, New York Magazine, and several other media outlets, he runs a popular blog, Sex and Psychology, which aims to educate the general public about the science of sex. His latest book is entitled Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. 

Kristen Mark Ph.D., M.P.H.
2017 & 2018 Scientific Program Co-Chair

University of Kentucky

Kristen Mark is an Associate Professor of Health Promotion, Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab, and LGBTQ* Faculty Fellow at University of Kentucky and Affiliate Faculty at the Kinsey Institute. She has an interdisciplinary educational background with training in psychology, gender and women’s studies, family science, and public health. Her primary research area is women’s sexual health and well-being, sexual desire, desire discrepancy, sexual satisfaction, sex-positive sex education, and incorporating couple dynamics into sexuality research. She has published over 40 academic articles, presented her work at over 90 academic conferences, and regularly digests the science for the public through several media outlets.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM FINAL

(updated 10/27/2018)

(Preliminary Program is subject to change.)

 

Please Note: Per submission guidelines, abstracts were reviewed as submitted; therefore,

SSSS will not be able to make changes to the abstracts, titles, authors, and/or degrees.

Please feel free to inform your audience of any changes, during your presentation.

 

 

PLENARY SPEAKERS: BIOS AND ABSTRACTS

 

Lori Brotto, Ph.D., R Psych

2018 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Plenary

 

Dr. Lori Brotto received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She also trained at the University of Washington where she completed a one-year internship in the Department of Psychiatry followed by a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine. Treatment of sexual complaints and difficulties is provided by Dr Lori Brotto, a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia. Dr Brotto is a Registered Psychologist with the BC College of Psychologists. She is also Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute. Dr Brotto conducts research on women’s sexual health and difficulties, develops and tests psychoeducational interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal complaints, and studies many aspects of sexual health including: culture and sexuality, hormones and sexual desire, cancer and sexuality, concerns about HPV and sexuality, asexuality, and more. Dr. Brotto is a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, the Canadian Sex Research Forum, and the Canadian Psychological Association. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters, has given 200 invited presentations, and is frequently contacted by the media as a guest expert on the topic of sexuality. She was a member of the DSM-5 workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders published in May 2013. She is a health expert writer for the Globe and Mail, where she writes a monthly column focused on sexuality. Her new book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness, published by Greystone Books, is a scientifically-informed translation of her research on mindfulness to improve women’s sexuality.

Better Sex Through Mindfulness: The Science of Present-Moment, Non-Judgmental Intimacy

Abstract: Sex in a multi-tasking world has become distracted, pressured, and unsatisfying. Rates of sexual dysfunction in men and women are high, and discrepant sexual desire in couples represents one of the most common causes for seeking sex therapy. For women, there is only one FDA approved medication, Addyi, and it only marginally increases sexual desire levels above placebo, with a long list of side-effects and a contraindication with alcohol. Mindfulness meditation, defined as present-moment, non-judgmental awareness, has become a prominent tool in Western healthcare for a wide range of medical and psychological ailments, from pain to anxiety to tinnitus. The goal of this talk is to share the science that has applied and evaluated mindfulness-based approaches for the treatment of a variety of sexual health issues. We will also consider the potential mechanisms by which mindfulness has been found to improve several domains of sexual response.

Meredith Chivers, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Meredith Chivers is an Associate Professor, Queen’s National Scholar, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator in the department of Psychology at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada).  She received PhD in clinical psychology from Northwestern University (Chicago, USA), and completed her clinical residency and post-doctoral fellowships at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)/University of Toronto.  She is a registered Psychologist, an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Sex Research, the Journal of Sexual Medicine, and the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. Dr. Chivers’ research program, supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, examines gendered sexuality, including sexual response, sexual attractions, and sexual functioning, with a focus on women. 

Tuning In, Turning On, Dropping Out: Similarity, Difference, and Complexity in Gendered Sexual Response

Abstract: Gendered sexuality is consistently at the forefront of popularized sexuality research, but the intersection of gender, sex, and sexuality is controversial and debated. Some argue that gendered sexuality is a social construction, that is, gender reflects our culture more than constitutional differences; others look to evolution and biology as explanations for the multiple divergences observed in women’s and men’s sexuality. Some have suggested that a focus on difference and similarity is immaterial to understanding sexual well-being and gender, perhaps even harmful. In this talk, I will review three related lines of research on gendered sexual response – the specificity of sexual response, sexual concordance, and responsive sexual desire –, discuss the many misconceptions of these data, and debunk the multiple myths about what these data mean for understanding sexual attractions and sexual well-being, with a focus on women.

 

Angel M. Foster, D.Phil., M.D., A.M.

2018 Public Service and Social Justice Public Policy Plenary

 

Dr. Angel M. Foster is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the 2011-2016 Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research at the University of Ottawa. She is also the Co-Founder of Cambridge Reproductive Health Consultants. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University. Her research focuses on emergency contraception, abortion, and health professions education and she leads projects in 12 countries. She has authored more than 100 publications and co-edited two books; her next book will be released in 2018. She recently led the Inter-Agency Field Manual for Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings revision process. Dr. Foster serves on the Board of Directors of the National Abortion Federation and is the Chair of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association. In 2017, she received the Guttmacher Institute’s Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research.

Abortion, Politics, and the Pill that Promised to Change Everything: The Global Journey of Mifepristone

Abstract: In 1988, France became the first country in the world to license the combination of mifepristone and a prostaglandin analogue to induce an early abortion. Over the last 30 years, more than 60 countries have registered “the abortion pill” and more than 40 million women have used it. In this presentation, Dr. Angel M. Foster explores how mifepristone has been introduced, interpreted, and politicized. Through examining the journey of mifepristone in individual countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Pacific, as well as its transnational circulation through the efforts of telemedicine activists, Dr. Foster argues that the simplicity of medication abortion provides an opportunity to offer the regimen in low resource settings, de-medicalize the procedure, and put abortion care – literally and figuratively – into women’s hands. In the process, mifepristone fundamentally transformed global understandings of abortion.

 

Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-Presenter with Dr. Nicole Prause)

 

Dr. Marc Potenza is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist.  He trained at Yale University receiving a BS/MS in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics, PhD in Cell Biology, and MD.  He completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Yale.  He is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of the Problem Gambling Clinic, the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, and the Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale.  He is on the editorial boards of fifteen journals (including editor-in-chief of Current Addiction Reports) and has received multiple national and international awards for excellence in research and clinical care including the research award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health.  Dr. Potenza's research has focused on the neurobiology and treatment of substance and non-substance (behavioral) addictions and other disorders characterized by impaired impulse control and reward-related motivations. He participated in two DSM-5 research work group and consults to the World Health Organization and other groups on matters of addiction and other disorders and behaviors.

Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Should be Included in Nomenclature Systems as a Psychiatric Disorder 

Abstract: The extent to which specific types and patterns of sexual behaviors should be considered as disordered versus normative has been debated, particularly with regard to problematic or excessive engagement in non-paraphilic sexual behaviors. In anticipation of DSM-5, a field trial for hypersexual disorder was conducted and although the disorder was proposed for inclusion in DSM-5, it was ultimately excluded. In anticipation of ICD-11, criteria for compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD) have been proposed and the disorder proposed for inclusion as an impulse control disorder.  As has been communicated for other conditions (e.g., gaming disorder), clinical and public health considerations are important with respect to debates regarding the inclusion or exclusion of CSBD in ICD-11. Distress and/or harms that promote treatment seeking are evident in clinical arenas, and having a formal diagnostic entity for CSBD will help with respect to educating clinicians, providing care in clinical settings, conducting research, and generating improved prevention and policy efforts aimed at promoting public health with regard to sexual behaviors.

 

Nicole Prause, Ph.D. (Co-Presenter with Dr. Marc Potenza)

 

Dr. Nicole Prause trained at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction with a clinical science PhD from Indiana University. Her psychophysiological research investigates how sexual stimulation causes improved health. She had been promoted to associate scientist at UCLA in the Department of Psychiatry when her IRB application and awarded grants to study orgasm and partnered sex in the laboratory were refused by the university.  She founded Liberos, an independent laboratory, to continue this research. Recent studies have supported the external validity of sexual psychophysiological studies, advanced studies of reward towards primary sexual rewards, and differentiated brain responses to sexual cues, solo sex, and partnered sex. Her laboratory is supported by non-profit foundation and federal non-profit grants.

Sex Addiction Trope: The Falsified Model that Subsists on Stigma

Abstract: The base rate of distress about sex or sex films appears <2% of men and women cross-culturally. These remit spontaneously in most men and women within a year, reaching nearly 100% "remission" within 5 years. Yet, some people do still report distress about their frequent sexual behaviors. Distress due to frequent sexual behaviors is best predicted by personal moral conflict and high sex drive, not negative consequences, frequency, or similar markers present in real disorders. Attempts to document claimed problems in this population regularly fail in laboratory studies. Laboratory studies have failed to document dysregulation of sexual feelings, negative consequences (e.g., partnered sexual dysfunction), or enhanced cue reactivity. Studies consistently fail to control confounds well-known to sexual science, including relationship distress, sex drive level, and masturbation frequency over time. New data from our lab further demonstrate that concerns about sexual dysregulation, a proposed core criterion, do not predict actual partnered sexual activity in laboratory studies as theorized. In fact, only two studies and one case report have used actual sexual rewards to test  models of this proposed pathology. Each demonstrate that sex films are not accurate models to represent actual sexual behaviors. While "pornography addiction" and "sex addiction" were rejected for inclusion in the International Classification of Disorders (ICD-11), compulsive sexual behavior disorder was added. This addition was prematurely because the (1) criteria were never tested (and have failed their first test), (2) high comorbidity shows a novel disorder was unwarranted, and (3) homosexually-identified men are over-represented as "affected". Thus, the introduction of CSB has effectively re-pathologized homosexuality and stigmatized high sexual drives, increasing shame and distress rather than reducing same.

Sari van Anders, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Sari van Anders is the new Canada 150 Research Chair in Social Neuroendocrinology, Sexuality, and Gender/Sex, and Professor of Psychology, Gender Studies, and Neuroscience, at Queen’s University. With over 80 publications, Dr. van Anders’ research sets out novel ways to conduct feminist and queer (bio)science, including conceptualizing and mapping gender/sex, sexual diversity, and sexuality. In developing social neuroendocrinology, Dr. van Anders focuses on social modulation of testosterone via sexuality and socially constructed experiences including gender norms and perpetration of oppression. Dr. van Anders has been honored for leadership, research, early career contributions, teaching, feminist contributions, and theory development. Dr. van Anders is Editor of the Annual Review of Sex Research, and Associate Editor of both Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and Sexual and Relationship Therapy. Academic spaces need to be changed, and Dr. van Anders is involved in and committed to transformation efforts in academia and beyond.

Sexual Diversity and Gender/Sex with Sexual Configurations Theory

Abstract: People’s experiences of partnered sexuality, relationality, and gender/sex are diverse, multifaceted, and dynamic, but our theories and measures of them are not. In this talk, I discuss new ways to think about, map, and conceptualize sexual and gender/sex diversity using sexual configurations theory (SCT; van Anders, 2015). I describe how SCT is built with feminist and queer insights, bioscience perspectives, intersectionality, and a “sexual diversity lens.” And, I detail how SCT is relevant to partnered sexuality and gender/sex in both majority and minority locations, providing the ability to disentangle gender from sex, and eroticism from nurturance, and to bring together experiences and identities that are typically studied separately, like asexuality, lesbian, gay, bisexuality, pansexuality, trans, polyamory, agender, heterosexuality, butch, femme, sexual fluidity, person-not-gender, queer, sex work, cisgender, gender nonbinary, and kink, etc. I will describe how we have used SCT’s visualizations in empirical research with sexual and gender minorities, majorities, and to see how configurations branch or coincide. And, I will detail our efforts to make SCT accessible to other researchers (including quantitative analyses) and to the public (including a zine). There will be handouts, so bring a pen to try the award-winning SCT for yourself!

 

AWARD WINNERS
2018 Distinguished Service to SSSS Award

Cynthia A. Graham, Ph.D., C. Psychol.

 

Dr. Cynthia Graham is a Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health and a member of the Centre for Sexual Health Research at the University of Southampton. She is also currently a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and a Research Fellow at the Rural Center for AIDS/STI Prevention at Indiana University. Cynthia obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from McGill University and her M. App. Sci. in clinical psychology from the University of Glasgow. She is a chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sex Research and a fellow of SSSS. She is past President of the International Academy of Sex Research and was a member of the DSM-5 Workgroup for Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. Her research interests are in the areas of sexual and reproductive health in women and she is a member of the Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team. She has published over 135 articles in peer-reviewed journals and over 40 book chapters. She has published research in the areas of the behavioural effects of hormonal contraceptives; the relevance of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition to sexual health; sexual problems in women; condom use errors and problems.

 

2018 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award

Lori Brotto, Ph.D., R Psych

Dr. Lori Brotto received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She also trained at the University of Washington where she completed a one-year internship in the Department of Psychiatry followed by a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine. Treatment of sexual complaints and difficulties is provided by Dr Lori Brotto, a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia. Dr Brotto is a Registered Psychologist with the BC College of Psychologists. She is also Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute. Dr Brotto conducts research on women’s sexual health and difficulties, develops and tests psychoeducational interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal complaints, and studies many aspects of sexual health including: culture and sexuality, hormones and sexual desire, cancer and sexuality, concerns about HPV and sexuality, asexuality, and more. Dr. Brotto is a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, the Canadian Sex Research Forum, and the Canadian Psychological Association. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters, has given 200 invited presentations, and is frequently contacted by the media as a guest expert on the topic of sexuality. She was a member of the DSM-5 workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders published in May 2013. She is a health expert writer for the Globe and Mail, where she writes a monthly column focused on sexuality. Her new book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness, published by Greystone Books, is a scientifically-informed translation of her research on mindfulness to improve women’s sexuality.

2018 Public Service Award

Angel M. Foster, D.Phil., M.D., A.M.

 

Dr. Angel M. Foster is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the 2011-2016 Endowed Chair in Women’s Health Research at the University of Ottawa. She is also the Co-Founder of Cambridge Reproductive Health Consultants. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University. Her research focuses on emergency contraception, abortion, and health professions education and she leads projects in 12 countries. She has authored more than 100 publications and co-edited two books; her next book will be released in 2018. She recently led the Inter-Agency Field Manual for Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings revision process. Dr. Foster serves on the Board of Directors of the National Abortion Federation and is the Chair of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association. In 2017, she received the Guttmacher Institute’s Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research.

 

 

Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award

Kevin J. Hsu, MS

 

Who are Gynandromorphophilic Men? Characterizing Men with Sexual Interest in Transgender Women

Kevin J. Hsu, MS is a PhD candidate in clinical psychology at Northwestern University working under Dr. J. Michael Bailey. He is currently completing his predoctoral clinical psychology internship in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago. His research has focused broadly on understanding sexual orientation using a variety of methods. He is interested in whether sexual orientation is more diverse and dimensional than is conventionally understood, and whether sexual orientation is more than just someone being sexually attracted to males or females (i.e., heterosexual or gay). To that end, Kevin has investigated the idea that sexual orientation also comprises sexual attraction to transgender women with a penis, sexual attraction to children, and sexual attraction to the fantasy of being another individual. Most recently, his research is looking at how “mostly straight” and “exclusively straight” women and men are different, and how race influences sexual attraction. When he is not working, Kevin enjoys comedy and live music shows, and he writes and plays music in a band.

Honoring a New Fellow to The Society

Debby Herbenick, Ph.D. M.P.H., C.S.E.

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion (School of Public Health), and a research fellow at The Kinsey Institute. She has been writing the Kinsey Confidential Q&A since 2003. Additionally, Dr. Herbenick is an AASECT-certified sexuality educator and current president (2016-present) of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She is the author of six best-selling books about sexuality. Passionate about translating sexuality information to the general public, she is frequently quoted in magazines and appears on television to provide commentary about contemporary sexual behavior, and she also founded the community-based Bloomington Sex Salon, an event series that promotes public conversations about sexuality. Dr. Herbenick has worked as a sexuality researcher and educator for more than 15 years, and since 2003 she has taught college-level human sexuality classes at Indiana University. In addition, she is an active researcher, having published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is one of the lead scientists of the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (conducted in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). These surveys have provided the field with much needed, nationally representative probability data about sex in America. Her areas of research are focused on sexual behavior in the United States, female and male genital self-image, consumer sexual behavior (e.g., vibrator use, condom use, lubricant use), maternal and reproductive health, and the intersection of exercise, sports and sexuality. Dr. Herbenick has been an AASECT member since early in her career, has served a term on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, as well as on the Editorial Board of Contemporary Sexuality. In her spare time, she loves nothing more than spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, swimming and gardening.

2018 Lester A. Kirkendall Outstanding Mentor Award

Karen Beale, Ph.D.

 

Details Coming Soon!

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Beigel Award, to be Awarded in 2018 - David A. Frederick, Ph.D.

What Keeps Passion Alive? Sexual Satisfaction Is Associated With Sexual Communication, Mood Setting, Sexual Variety, Oral Sex, Orgasm, and Sex Frequency in a National U.S. Study - David A. Frederick, Janet Lever, Brian Joseph Gillespie and Justin R. Garcia

 

Dr. David Frederick is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Chapman University.  He began teaching at Chapman in 2012.  Growing up in rural upstate New York, he became fascinated with animal behavior, and his original dream was to chase monkeys around Africa as a primatologist.  This spurred him to study how social and biological factors interact to shape human sexuality. His program of research investigates how these factors shape body image dissatisfaction, health behaviors, sexuality, infidelity, mate preferences, and attitudes towards weight and obesity-related public policies.  This work investigates how these experiences differ for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual men and women, and for ethnic minority and majority men and women.  To examine these phenomena, he conducts and analyzes experiments, large-scale national surveys, and cross-cultural research surveys.  He also enjoys teaching Human Sexuality, where students learn how hormones, evolved biological systems, and social constructions contribute to sexual motivations. 

 

 

2017 Beigel Award, to be Awarded in 2018 - Miriam Forbes, Ph.D.

Sexual Quality of Life and Aging: A Prospective Study of a Nationally Representative SampleMiriam K. Forbes, Nicholas R. Eaton and Robert F. Krueger    

Dr. Miriam Forbes is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Miri completed her PhD in Psychology at Macquarie in 2014, focusing on understanding how and why sexual dysfunctions are related to depression and anxiety. She then completed postdoctoral training fellowships at the University of Minnesota and Macquarie University, before starting her current Research Fellowship in 2018. Her research focuses on improving our understanding of the nature, causes, and consequences of mental ill-health across the lifespan. For example, the article being honoured with this award aimed to understand the factors that contribute to the apparent deterioration of sexual quality of life with aging.

 

 

Student Research Grant Award (Fall, 2017)

Tiffany L. Marcantonio, MA

 

Tiffany L. Marcantonio, MA is a doctoral student in the Community Health Promotion program at the University of Arkansas and works under Dr. Kristen N. Jozkowski. She is the current Research Coordinator for Dr. Jozkowski’s Sexuality Education and Consent Studies Lab (SECS) and oversees all of Dr. Jozkowski’s undergraduate research assistants. Her research program is focused on understanding risk factors and preventive mechanisms to sexual violence. Currently, she is focused on understanding the role of personality traits and alcohol intoxication in increasing the risk of perpetrating sexual violence. She also examines the impact of alcohol intoxication on sexual consent and refusals. Prior to entering her doctorate program, Tiffany received a master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University and is a licensed therapist. In her free time, Tiffany teaches spin classes and takes her dog, Bowie, on hiking and swimming trips.

 

 

 

Student Research Grant Award (Spring, 2018)

Alan Santinele Martino, M.A.

 

Alan Santinele Martino is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been awarded prestigious research awards, including the Ontario Trillium Award. His main areas of interest include critical disability studies, gender, sexualities, contemporary social theory, and qualitative research methods. His dissertation examines the romantic and sexual experiences of adults with intellectual disabilities in Ontario, Canada, by putting into conversation theories from the sociology of sexualities and critical disability studies.

 

 

 

Student Research Grant Award (Fall, 2018)

To Be Announced Soon!

 

2018 PROGRAM-AT-A-GLANCE**
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM Conference Registration and Information
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM SSSS Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 AM - 02:30 PM Exhibitor Set-up (No set-up until after 1 PM. Set-up available again at 6:00 AM on Friday, 11/9/18)
03:30 PM - 07:30 PM Member Poster Set-up
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Exhibits Open  (exhibits will close promptly at 6 PM)
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Welcome and Orientation Students, Early Professionals, First Timers, and New Members.
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Special Interest Groups (Networking & Cash Bar), Symposia Sessions
05:15 PM - 06:15 PM Concurrent Sessions, Symposia, Briefs, Continuing Education, Meet the Editors Special Session
06:30 PM - 08:15 PM Opening Announcements & Opening Plenary  - Meredith Chivers
08:15 PM - 10:00 PM Welcome Reception, Member Posters Session A 

(Cash Bar, Networking, and Hors d’oeuvres.  Poster listings on pages 23 & 24)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018
06:00 AM - 07:30 AM Exhibitor Set-Up
06:30 AM Early Risers Walk & Talk (meet in the lobby for self-guided networking stroll)
07:30 AM - 05:30 PM Exhibits, Conference Registration and Information
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM Poster Session B, Exhibits, and Breakfast  (Poster set-up 7:15 AM) (Poster Listings on pages 25 & 26)
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Public Service & Social Justice/Public Policy Plenary – Angel Foster
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM Students & Leadership Luncheon  (lunch is on your own for non-students)
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
04:00 PM - 04:15 PM Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Concurrent Sessions, Briefs, Symposium, and Continuing Education
05:15 PM - 05:30 PM Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM PLENARY – Nicole Prause and Marc Potenza
09:00 PM Students & Young Professionals Night Out on the Town   (Meet in the hotel lobby)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
06:30 AM Early Risers Walk & Talk (meet in the lobby for self-guided networking stroll)
07:30 AM - 05:30 PM Exhibits, Conference Registration and Information
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM Poster Session C, Exhibits, and Breakfast (Poster set-up 7:15 AM) (Poster Listings on pages 27 & 28)
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary – Sari van Anders
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions, and Continuing Education
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM Networking Luncheon  (Must be pre-registered and have lunch ticket)
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM Concurrent Sessions, Continuing Education, and Reiss Theory Award Special Session
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, Continuing Education
04:00 PM - 04:15 PM Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Concurrent Sessions, Briefs, Symposium, Continuing Education, Presidential Special Session
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM Membership Business Meeting Mixer
08:30 PM Conversations & Cocktails - Networking Event
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
06:30 AM Early Risers Walk & Talk (meet in the lobby for self-guided networking stroll)
07:30 AM - 12:00 PM Conference Registration and Information
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM SSSS Board Meeting
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award Plenary – Lori Brotto
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Closing Connections Reception
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The Welcome Reception is where old friends and colleagues gather, and new friendships begin! All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception. Sponsors will receive signage at the event (which will also include Member Poster Presentations), special mention in the printed SSSS Final Program, and some additional items listed from the *Premier Sponsors section listed above.

*Full Sponsorship $10,000          Co-Sponsorship $4,000+ 

 
  Networking Luncheon Sponsorship Package

This is an awesome opportunity to sponsor! All Attendees are invited to attend the SSSS Networking Luncheon. Sponsors will receive signage at the event, your logo/name will be displayed on the screen (during the luncheon), special mention in the printed SSSS Final Program, and some additional items listed from the *Premier Sponsors section listed above. During this luncheon, we will recognize leaders of SSSS, and the Distinguished Service to SSSS recipient. There is also time to enjoy connecting with colleagues about past events and future ideas. You’ll also have the opportunity to place your marketing materials on the tables, during the luncheon (ex: brochures, pens, mugs, etc.).

Full Sponsorship $15,000          Co-Sponsorship $4,000+

 
  Per Breakfast Sponsorship Package

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Annual Meeting, a continental breakfast will be provided for all participants, in or near the Exhibit Hall. You’ll have a choice of which day you’d like to sponsor… Friday and Saturday mornings, also include Poster Presentations! Give the attendees something to talk about, when your name/logo is displayed! Sponsors will receive signage at the event, a special mention in the printed SSSS Final Program, and some additional items listed from the *Premier Sponsors section listed above.  

*Full Sponsorship $5,000          Co-Sponsorship $1,500 +

 
  Scientific Plenary Sponsorship Package

Sponsoring a Scientific Plenary will give you the opportunity to maximize your exposure! The plenaries are the most highly attended sessions, during the conference! You will receive signage at the event, your logo/name will be displayed on the screen (during the Plenary), special mention in the printed SSSS Final Program, and some additional items listed from the *Premier Sponsors section listed above. You’ll also have the opportunity to place your marketing materials on the tables, during your sponsored plenary (ex: brochures, pens, mugs, etc.).

*Full Sponsorship $3,000          Co-Sponsorship $1,500 +

  • Distinguished Scientific Achievement Plenary: Lori Brotto, Ph.D., R Psych
  • SSSS Public Service Award and FSSS Public Policy/Social Justice Plenary: Angel M. Foster, D.Phil., M.D., A.M.
  • Plenary: Meredith Chivers, Ph.D.
  • Plenary: Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D. and Nicole Prause, Ph.D.
  • Plenary: Sari van Anders, Ph.D.
 
  Student Luncheon Sponsorship Package

SSSS loves our student attendees! Each year, a student luncheon is provided to all students. The students are introduced to The Society, and are able to meet pioneers and legends in the field of sex research. We accept multiple sponsorships for the student luncheon. Universities, Fellowship Programs, Educational Training Programs, etc. are all welcome! As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to speak to the students about the learning opportunities and programs available within the exciting world of sexuality at your institution! You will also receive signage at the event, and special mention in the printed SSSS Final Program.  

Co-Sponsorship $1,000 +  

 
  Educational and Promotional Exhibitor Sponsorship Package

This is your opportunity to attend the SSSS Annual Meeting, while also connecting with others, by highlighting your product(s) and services!

  For-Profit Organization:               One Attendee $1,000          Two Attendees $1,500

Non-Profit Organization:              One Attendee $700             Two Attendees $1,150

 
Á LA CARTE ITEMS
  Coffee/Refreshment Breaks Sponsorship Package

During each day of the Annual Meeting, coffee breaks will be provided for attendees. Coffee breaks may include an assortment of beverages and snacks, and will be available in or near the Exhibit Hall. Sponsors will receive signage during the break, and special mention in the Final Program.

Full Sponsorship (per break) $2,000          Co-Sponsorship (per break) $500

 
  Tote Bag Sponsorship

Sponsor the Annual Meeting tote bag, and have a lasting impression on all meeting attendees, and others, as the bag is carried around the hotel, in Canada, on the plane, and all around the world! Your logo will be featured on the SSSS meeting tote bag, along with the SSSS logo.

Full Sponsorship $3,000 +

 
  Badge Lanyards

This marketing opportunity will put your logo at eye level of every meeting attendee for the duration of the conference…. from morning until night!

Full Sponsorship $1,200 +

 
  Branded Tote Bag Insert

This opportunity gives you the chance to make an announcement, advertise a service, and/or promote your product (fliers, pamphlets, brochures, give-a-ways, etc.)! Materials must be approved by SSSS, prior to October 26th, and received at the conference by Monday, November 5th. Shipping details and approximate number of attendees will be available, closer to the meeting date.

$500.00 per insert

 
  Shared Fliers Table (Attendees Only)

Annual Meeting attendees can place fliers on a shared fliers table, which will be located in the Exhibits Hall. Materials must be approved by SSSS, prior to October 26th, and the attendee is required to supply their fliers at the conference. The attendee is also responsible for removing the fliers, prior to the conclusion of the meeting on Sunday, November 11th.

$100.00 per item

 
ADVERTISEMENT IN THE PRINTED SSSS FINAL PROGRAM
 
SSSS Annual Meeting Program advertisement details:   ADVERTISEMENT SIZE RATE
  • The Program is distributed to all attendees.
  • The Program is approximately 8.5” x 11”, full bleed.
  • All artwork is due by October 5th.
  • All artwork MUST be sent as a jpeg.
  • Please send ad to: thesociety@sexscience.org.
Back Page (8.5”w x 11”h)

Full Page (8.5"w x 11"h)

1/2 Page (8.5"w x 5.5"h)

1/4 Page (4.25"w x 5.5"h)

Business Card (3.5"w x 2.0"h)

$2,000

$1,000

$600

$400

$250

 
Don’t see an option that fits the needs of your University, Organization, Institution, or Company…….
  We will be happy to work with you, to create a customized package, to assist in maximizing your exposure!
Please email the SSSS Office at thesociety@sexscience.org, or call the SSSS Office at (610) 443-3100, if you’re interested in any of the above sponsorship opportunities, or if you would like to create your own customized package!

 

INVITATION - SPONSOR, EXHIBIT & ADVERTISE (to print)

REGISTRATION FORM - SPONSOR, EXHIBIT & ADVERTISE (to print)

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION DETAILS, CE ABSTRACTS & L/O, and GENERAL INFORMATION
 

Continuing Education (CE) Details, General Information & CE Organizations

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS: ABSTRACTS and LEARNING OBJECTIVES   (Click on link, to view and/or print the CE abstracts & learning objectives.)

 

CE Registration Fee:          Member - $35.00               Non-Member - $50.00

 

CE Registration Process: As you’re registering for the Annual Meeting, select the ‘Continuing Education Registration’ button. If you already registered for the Annual Meeting, go to the Online Store to purchase your CE Registration. 

If you’re registering for the Annual Meeting through the SSSS Office, please print the Registration Form, and send it to the SSSS Office (mail, email, or fax), with your payment information.

 

CE Requirements: At the 2018 SSSS Annual Meeting, credits are awarded on a session-by-session basis. To receive a CE Certificate of Attendance, an attendee is required to:

  • Pre-register for the Annual Meeting, and as a CE participant
  • Sign-in at the beginning of each session*
  • Sign-out at the end of each session*
  • Complete the ENTIRE Evaluation Form* 

*There will be a room monitor at each session, for CE Attendees to sign-in and sign-out at each session. It is your responsibility to complete an Evaluation Form, and to hand in your form at the time of signing out.

 

CE Session Attendance: As a CE participant, you do not have to attend every session. You receive credit for the sessions you attend. All CE Organizations require you to sign-in, sign out, and complete the entire Evaluation Form to receive your CE credits (see requirements above).

 

SSSS Grievance Procedure: For a copy of the SSSS Grievance Procedure, click HERE.

 

Special Services: SSSS is committed to those individuals who require special services, per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any person, who requires special accommodations, while attending the 2018 SSSS Annual Meeting, should contact the SSSS Office before November 1, 2018 at (610) 443-3100 or at thesociety@sexscience.org. After November 1, 2018, please contact the host hotel. Host Hotel Details: Le Centre Sheraton.

 

Billing Policy: All checks/money orders MUST be drawn on a U.S. account, and made payable to SSSS. A charge of $50.00 (USD) will apply to all returned checks.

 

Refund Policy for Annual Meeting and CE Fee: All cancellations MUST be made in writing/email for the Annual Meeting Fee and CE Fee. If the letter/email is received by September 15, 2018, your full registration will be refunded. If the letter/email is received between September 16th and October 10th, a $100 administrative fee (USD) will be charged. Refunds will not be made if you cancel your registration after October 10, 2018. Refund fees are returned to the person in a check, and will NOT be refunded on a credit card. 

 

Continuing Education Organizations

 

 

AASECT:  This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 26.5 total CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Provider #11-115-E. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information, please contact info@aasect.org.

 

APA: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

NCHEC: CHES®/MCHES®: Sponsored by The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 19.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Provider ID#100963 Program ID#31466 

 

Licensing and Employers: Please check with your licensing organization or employer for CE Approval.

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES and INFORMATION

Please view the guidelines below for length of presentations, use of AV equipment, poster size, and helpful tips! 

 

Continuing Education (CE)

Oral

Brief Communications

Poster

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

-- for Students & Developing Professionals

    (Deadline to Submit: Monday, September 17, 2018)

 

The SSSS Student and Developing Professional Ambassador Program was developed to recognize future leaders and support the work of students/developing professionals. The program hopes to promote professional development by providing learning experiences, mentoring, and advice through active participation in The Society.

During the Annual Meeting, the Ambassador Program provides opportunities for students and developing professionals to assist with moderating sessions; welcoming new and returning attendees; give directions; provide general information; register attendees; assist with exhibits; and provide general support to meeting staff.

In exchange, Ambassadors can earn partial meeting registration reimbursement, develop relationships with established and senior Members, engage in networking opportunities, and receive recognition in the program. 

REMINDER! ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF SSSS.

2018 SSSS AMBASSADOR APPLICATION

Submit Your Application to: thesociety@sexscience.org

If you have any questions, please contact the SSSS Office:

email: thesociety@sexscience.org

phone: (610) 443-3100

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS, DECISION NOTIFICATIONS, AND MORE!

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: The 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Presentations is closed.

DECISION NOTIFICATIONS: If you submitted an abstract, decision notifications will be emailed by the end of June.

PRESENTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: ALL presenters MUST be registered by Friday, September 7th.

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES: Guidelines will be posted in July.

LATE BREAKERS: Didn't have a chance to submit your abstract, or want to submit an additional one? Submit your abstract for the "Member" Only Poster Session. The Call for Presentations is open! Refer to the Member Poster Section for additional information.

SSSS MEMBERSHIP: Interested in becoming a SSSS Member? Don't wait until the Annual Meeting! A SSSS Membership is on a calendar year basis, BECOME A MEMBER TODAY, to receive the benefits ALL YEAR LONG! Click HERE for membership details.

 

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is excited to return to Canada for the Annual Meeting in 2018! As SSSS continues to grow and welcome members from around the world, we are pleased to host the 2018 meeting in Montreal, Quebec, the cultural capital of Canada. Montreal’s cultural effervescence infuses the city’s nightlife, neighborhoods, and entertainment venues. From historic Old Montréal to the trendy Plateau, there is a lot to explore in this fantastic city. Montreal has a festival for almost everything: jazz, comedy, fireworks, film, theater, fine cuisine, and more. It is considered the city of indulgence as there are more restaurants per capita in Montreal than anywhere else in North America. There will be no shortage of things to do, places to dine, and neighborhoods to explore when breaking from the meeting. Just remember, a passport will be required for non-Canadian residents!

The Annual Meeting will be held at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel – a unique, modern hotel located in the heart of the city in close proximity to Bell Centre, the Underground City, the Old Port, and other major Montreal attractions. As we begin our seventh decade of the scientific study of sexuality, we must better understand complicated issues within the field and examine important topics on the horizon. For this reason, the 2018 SSSS Annual Conference theme is “Great Debates and Innovations in Sex Research.”

We are pleased to announce a new presentation format for this year. In addition to the Symposia, Continuing Education, traditional Oral Presentations, and Posters, we will also be inviting submissions for Brief Communications. Brief Communications will be oral presentations limited to five minutes that are intended to give attendees a brief snapshot of a study, idea, or concept, which we hope will ignite discussion and dialogue throughout the meeting. As we’ve done in the past, we continue to welcome Symposia presentations and we were thrilled at the number of these submissions received in 2017. New for 2018 - We will ask everyone submitting symposia abstracts if they are willing to present their work in other formats, should their abstract not be accepted in its entirety, given that we only have space in the program for a limited number of symposia. We look forward to diversifying the ways in which people can disseminate sex science at the 2018 meeting!

At this year’s meeting, we are seeking to showcase the most exciting and cutting-edge sexuality research and practice from educators, clinicians, and researchers alike representing diverse fields. We especially invite work that pushes boundaries, sparks conversation and debate, and inspires critical thinking. We also encourage submissions from all areas of sexuality research, education, and practice, including anthropology, communication, education, natural sciences, medicine, media/film, psychology, public policy, public health, religion, sociology, and other related disciplines. Montreal is calling your name! Please join us at SSSS in 2018! We look forward to receiving your abstracts and hearing you share your innovative work with your colleagues in the sex science community.

TRAVELING TO CANADA

Important Travel Information:

Click HERE for details if you're traveling to Canada.

HOST HOTEL: LE CENTRE SHERATON and ROOM SHARE FORUM

Host Hotel: Le Centre Sheraton

1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque, West

Montreal, Quebec, H3B 2L7

Canada 

(514) 878-2000

(888) 627-7102

Discounted Group Rate: $185 (CAD) limited double rooms available* (Group rate is available until October 5, 2018. Subject to availability.)

Group Reservation Link*: - RESERVE A ROOM

Room Share Information*: - Looking for a roommate(s)? Post HERE! 

Instructions for the SSSS Conference Room Share Forum: Select the link you're interested in (example: Students looking to share with students). Once you select the link, go to the "Create Thread" tab on the right hand side of the page to write your post. After you write your post, hit the "Create Thread" button at the bottom of the page.

*SSSS is not responsible for details regarding your travel, hotel and/or room share. Details are posted on the SSSS website for informational purposes only, and to assist you. Please contact your travelling source, the hotel and/or the contact(s) on the room share link if you need additional details and/or information.

REGISTRATION

Welcome to registration! We're looking forward to seeing you in Montreal, Quebec, Canada! The 2018 SSSS Annual Meeting theme is "Great Debates and Innovation in Sex Research." Join us, as we push the boundaries, spark conversation and debate, and inspire critical thinking! 

 

2018 SSSS Annual Meeting Registration Information & Rates (USD):

  • Non-Member Rates: Non-Member rates include a 2019 SSSS Membership - Effective 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2019.
  • Presenter Deadline: All presenters MUST register by September 17, 2018. If you're not registered, SSSS has the right to remove your presentation from the program.
  • Registration Deadline: Registration Closes on October 27, 2018. Registrations received by October 27, 2018 will be confirmed by email. If we do not receive your registration by October 27th, you'll need to register onsite, and pay the onsite registration rate.
  • Day Pass Rates: Not available for presenters.
  • International Rates: Does NOT include US/PR, Canada, or Mexico.
  • SSSS Membership: If you'd like to become a SSSS Member, prior to registering for the Annual Meeting, please complete the Membership process in its entirety. Once you're a SSSS Member, the member rates will appear online for you to process your Annual Meeting Registration. Questions? Contact the SSSS Office.
  • Student Rates: Please bring your student ID, when registering at the conference.
  • CE Registration: Only those registered for CE will receive A CE badge and CE Certificate. All CE requirements MUST be met to receive a CE Certificate (emailed by 12/31/2018). Refer to CE Section of this website for additional details. 
  • Registration Includes... SSSS loves what we're able to offer our attendees during the SSSS Annual Meeting, and at a great value, too! See below for ALL that's included during the conference (if selected during the registration process). The meal/reception section MUST be completed when processing your registration, in order for you to receive a ticket(s) to attend. If selected, registration includes: Welcome and Closing Receptions; Networking Luncheon, and 3 Continental Breakfasts. The Student Luncheon is also included, if you register as a student AND select to attend the student luncheon, when processing your registration. All tickets for the receptions and meals will be distributed when checking in at the conference, as long as you select to attend during the registration process. 
  • Currency: USD
  • Billing Policy: A charge of $50 will apply to all returned checks. 
  • Refund Policy: All cancellations MUST be made in writing/email for the Annual Meeting. If the letter/email is received by September 15, 2018, your full registration will be refunded. If the letter/email is received between September 16th and October 10th, a $100.00 administrative fee will be charged. Refunds will not be made if you cancel your registration after October 10, 2018. Refund fees are returned to the person in a check, and will not be refunded on a credit card. 

 

Annual Meeting Registration Online

 

Annual Meeting Registration Form 

 

Member Rates: Until 9/17 9/18 until 10/26 On-site
   Professional $505 $555 $605
   Developing Professional  $435 $485 $535
   International (Does NOT include US/PR, Canada, or Mexico.) $400 $450 $500
   Retired $395 $445 $495
   Student (Please bring your student ID, when registering at the conference.) $325 $375 $425
Non-Member Rates (Includes 2019 Membership: Effective 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2019.) Until 9/17 9/18 Until 10/26 On-site
   Professional $740 $790 $840
   International (Does NOT include US/PR, Canada, or Mexico.) $645 $695 $745
   Student (Please bring your student ID, when registering at the conference.) $465 $515 $565
 Day Pass Rates (Not available for presenters.)  Until 9/17 9/18 Until 10/26 On-site
$320 $370 $420
CE Registration (See note above.) Until 9/17 9/18 Until 10/26 On-site
   Member Rate $35 $35 $35
   Non-Member Rate $50 $50 $50
Guest Tickets (Included In Registration. This rate is for guests only.) Until 9/17 9/18 Until 10/26 On-site
   Welcome Reception $30 $30 $50
   Networking Luncheon $50 $50 $60
SSSS MEMBER POSTER SESSION: CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Call for SSSS Member “Late Breaker” and “Works in Progress” Poster Session

SSSS Annual Meeting - November 8-11, 2018 - Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

“Great Debates & Innovations in Sex Research”

CALL FOR SSSS MEMBER POSTER PRESENTATION IS NOW CLOSED!

SUBMIT MEMBER POSTER ABSTRACT

 

SSSS Member Poster Session Guidelines

 

Given rapid changes in societies around the world that are associated with sexuality, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality 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 SSSS Members are able to share their important work with their colleagues.

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES!

Abstract Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2018 CLOSED

Confirmation Emails: by Monday, October 1, 2018.

Registration: All authors and co-authors, who are presenting, MUST register for the Annual Meeting.

Individuals with an ACTIVE SSSS MEMBERSHIP, and who will register for the Annual Meeting can submit one abstract as presenting author. There is no limit to the number of abstracts upon which one is a co-author with another member who will be presenting.  The presenting author MUST be an active SSSS Member, PRIOR to submitting the abstract.  

This session is a poster only session, and will be held during the Welcome Reception on Thursday, November 8, 2018 (evening). 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. Work that reflects the Annual Meeting theme is particularly encouraged.

      

REQUIREMENTS

  • The presenting author MUST be a member of SSSS, PRIOR to submitting the abstract.  
  • Members may submit ONE abstract for which they will be presenting author, during the Member Only Poster Session. Members may be a co-author on other abstracts being submitted by a member, but can only present one abstract.
  • All authors and co-authors, who are presenting, MUST register for the Annual Meeting.
  • Posters MUST be formatted according to the guidelines that will be posted on the SSSS website, and MUST be in the English language.

CALL FOR SSSS MEMBER POSTER PRESENTATION IS NOW CLOSED!

SUBMIT MEMBER POSTER ABSTRACT

 

REQUIRED FORMAT FOR ALL ABSTRACTS

 

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words, and MUST conform to the structure provided below based upon the type of abstract (Empirical Reports, Lessons Learned, Theoretical Perspectives, or Continuing Education).  Regardless of type, the abstract must include all required areas and sufficient detail within each area. Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories and must conform to the required format:

  1. Empirical Reports (for abstracts that provide details of empirical research completed or in progress). Abstracts must be formatted using the subheadings of: Background/Rationale, Methods/Planned Approach, Results/Preliminary Results, and Conclusions/Next Steps.
  2. Lessons Learned (for abstracts that describe the outcomes or insights gained from interventions, partnerships, or other programs). Abstracts must be formatted using the subheadings of:  Background, Program Description, Lessons Learned, Recommendations.
  3. Theoretical Perspectives (for abstracts that provide an overview or analysis of emerging or established theoretical or conceptual perspectives on a sexuality-related issue or phenomenon). Abstracts must be formatted using the subheadings of: Background, Theoretical Perspective, and Significance to the Field.

All abstracts must be submitted, via the abstract submission portal by Monday, September 17, 2018. Confirmation Emails will be delivered no later than Monday, October 1, 2018. Your abstract will NOT be peered reviewed, but a confirmation email will be sent based on all requirements listed above.

 

*Member Poster Session date & time is subject to change.

 

Details

Start:
November 8, 2018
End:
November 11, 2018
Event Category:
Website:
http://sexscience.org/events/annual-meeting/

Venue

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Phone:
(303) 893-3333
Website:
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dends-sheraton-denver-downtown-hotel/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2