Madrid 2018 Preliminary Program and Call for Abstracts

Save the date — our next annual meeting will be held from July 17-20, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

We are pleased to release the preliminary program and call for abstracts. More information about accommodations, registration, and social excursion will be available in the new year.

We've got a great meeting planned — looking forward to seeing you in Madrid!


Call for Best Student Manuscript Submissions

The deadline for submissions for the Best Student Manuscript Award will be February 22, 2018 by 11:59PM Eastern Time.

The winner receives $1,000 USD, a plaque, and an opportunity to present their work in a Brief Communication at the upcoming meeting in Madrid.

To be eligible for consideration, you must be:

  1. a student at the time the manuscript was written
  2. a student member of IASR in good standing (i.e., dues paid)
  3. first author of the manuscript (which should be substantially the work of the first author)

Articles currently under submission or review, in revision, accepted for publication, or published in the past calendar year will be considered. We will accept one submission per student per year. Past winners are ineligible.

Instructions: Before submitting, please de-identify the manuscript and save it as a .doc or .docx. If your manuscript is already published, submit the .doc or .docx version that was accepted for publication (but remove any identifying information such as authors' names, universities, etc.).

Email your manuscript to Additionally, ensure that your supervisor or mentor sends a brief email of support. Your supervisor may copy and paste the following statement and send it to to show their support; a formal letter is not necessary.

Please accept this email as support of (STUDENT’S NAME)'s submission to the academy's Best Student Manuscript competition. The submitted manuscript is primarily (STUDENT'S NAME)'s work and (STUDENT'S NAME) is the first author on the manuscript.

Call for Proposals for Symposia and Plenary Speakers - Madrid 2018

Dear Members of the Academy,

It's time to start thinking about what new and exciting sexual science you want to hear about at next year's meeting! We are pleased to announce that our 2018 meeting will be hosted by Dr. Antonio Guillamon in Madrid, Spain from July 17-20. The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) will meet in Charleston to set the agenda.

We are currently soliciting proposals for symposia (three to four speakers per 90-minute session) and plenary talks (single speaker for a 60-minute session) for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Madrid.

If you are interested in submitting, follow the link below to provide the following information:

  • Name, geographic region, and IASR membership status of the speaker(s)
  • Topics that the proposed speaker(s) will cover
  • A brief summary of why the proposed plenary speaker/symposium is innovative and relevant to the Academy
  • Whether the proposed speaker(s) has presented to the Academy in the past two years
  • Whether you have reached out to the speaker(s) and/or confirmed their attendance

For plenary speaker proposals: Please consider nominating both Academy and non-Academy members for the Richard Green Founding President Annual Presentation Award. Plenary talks are a great opportunity for us to hear from non-members by taking advantage of the money generously donated by Richard Green.

Note on funding: IASR is a non-profit organization that may be able to partially offset non-member speakers' conference attendance. However, we cannot guarantee the amount of assistance we offer until we know how many non-member speakers are coming, where they are coming from, etc. If you are reaching out to a potential speaker, do not offer any specific funding.

Note on selection of proposals: The SPC takes a number of factors into consideration when evaluating proposals, including the novelty of the proposal (e.g. Have we heard this speaker present in the past few years? Have we heard this topic in the past few years?) and the cost of travel for non-member speakers.

The deadline for submission is July 10, 2017.

The SPC is tasked with creating a diverse scientific program, but it relies heavily on proposals from the membership. If there's something you really want to hear about at our next meeting, submit a proposal!

Late Registration Extended - Charleston 2017

The late registration deadline for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Charleston has been extended! Register by June 30 to guarantee your spot.

Visit the Conference Registration page for details. If you are an Academy member, check your email for the registration access code.

This deadline is the final opportunity to register online for the Charleston meeting. On-site registration requests must be submitted by July 10.

Child Care Financial Aid - Charleston 2017

IASR is pleased to continue its funding initiative for members with children. Student, associate, or full members who attend the annual meeting may apply for Child Care Financial Aid (CCFA) to help offset the costs associated with child care while an IASR parent(s) is attending the annual meeting.

For the 2017 Annual Meeting in Charleston, the Executive Board will be offering 11 awards at $200 USD each.

For guidelines and the application form, visit the Child Care Financial Aid page.

Applications must be received by July 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the Annual Meeting this summer.

One Last Abstract Deadline Extension - Charleston 2017

We've received several requests for extensions for the poster abstract submission deadline. As a result...

the poster abstract deadline has been extended to 11:55PM on Sunday, April 23

Click here to submit your abstract, after formatting it according to the examples on the site and submission form.

Though poster abstracts submitted between April 23 and May 15 will still be accepted, they may not be processed before the early registration deadline. If you wish to register at the early rate (i.e., the lowest rate), you must register by May 10. We will not be extending the early registration deadline. More information on the registration page.

Abstract and Early Registration Deadlines Extended - Charleston 2017

The deadlines for poster abstracts, invited talks, and early registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Charleston have been extended.

The new poster abstract deadline is April 16, 2017 at 11:55PM EST. Authors should still format their abstracts according to the guides posted on the abstract information page and submit through the standard Abstract Submission Form. Results of poster, brief communication, and data blitz abstract reviews will be available by the end of April.

Abstracts for invited talks and symposia will be accepted through May 15, 2017.

We have also extended early registration through May 10, 2017. Register early to secure the lowest rate for your conference attendance! Rates and information available on the registration page. Members should check their emails for registration codes.

You can always keep up to date on upcoming deadlines here.

SRDA Application Now Available

For student members looking to fund their innovative sex research projects for the 2017/2018 year, the application for the Student Research Development Award (SRDA) has begun accepting submissions. Visit the SRDA page to learn about eligibility, requirements, and the application process. The student's application must be received by May 15, 2017. Mentor recommendations are due by May 18, 2017.

Poster Abstracts, Registration, and Membership - Charleston 2017

The Charleston meeting is coming up quickly!

First, a reminder that abstracts for poster presentations are currently being accepted. Submit yours through the Abstract Submission Form. Format your abstract using the example included in the form. The deadline for submissions is April 9.

Register now at the early rate for a discount! If you are an IASR member, registration and hotel information should be sent to you by email. Early registration ends April 30. If you encounter problems with registering or booking a hotel room, please contact Jarret Thompson, our conference coordinator, at

Lastly, if you are not yet a member of the Academy, nominations for student, associate, and full members are currently being accepted. Nominees who have identified a sponsoring member should fill out the Membership Application Form, after which the nominator may email a brief letter of support to Complete application materials will be forwarded to the Membership Committee for review. The deadline to apply for membership in time for the 2017 Annual Meeting is April 7.

It's going to be a great meeting - see you in Charleston!

Abstract Submission is Now Open! - Charleston 2017

We are now accepting abstract submissions for brief communication, data blitz, and poster presentations for the upcoming meeting in Charleston.

Just a reminder about the two oral presentation formats:

  • brief communication - 10 - 12 min oral presentation, 1 question
  • data blitz - 5 min oral presentation using 5 slides, 1 question

Abstracts for brief communication and data blitz presentations will be accepted until 11:55 PM on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Poster abstracts will be accepted until 11:55 PM on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

If your abstract is ready and appropriately formatted, use the button below to submit.

***Format your abstract using the sample available online, prior to submitting.

Preliminary Program and Call for Abstracts - Charleston 2017

Save the date! Our next annual meeting will be held from July 23-26, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Please download the PDF below for the preliminary program and call for abstracts. More information about the conference hotel, registration, and social excursion will be available at a later date.

We've got a great meeting planned - looking forward to seeing you in Charleston!