National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice

National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice

The 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference is the only interdisciplinary translational research conference that will bring together scientists, public health professionals, and healthcare providers to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations.

Website: http://isgmh.northwestern.edu/conference/
Dates: April 28-30, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 16, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: February 20, 2017

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International Association for Relationship Research - 2016 Conference

The 2016 IARR Conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 20-24, 2016. The Call for Papers can be found here

Website: http://iarr.psych.utoronto.ca
Dates: July 20-24, 2016
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016
Early Bird Registration Deadline: TBA

Karen L. Blair

Dr. Karen Blair is a social psychologist who studies the connections between romantic relationships and health, social approval for romantic relationships, sexuality and LGBTQ psychology. Her latest research is focusing on the potential health benefits (and costs) of public displays of affection (PDAs) in both mixed-sex and same-sex couples. Do PDAs provide health boosting moments of support for all couples, or might stigmatized couples experience PDAs as a source of stress and discomfort? As part of this line of research, a study on the psychophysiology of prejudice is being crowdfunded on the science funding site, Microryza. Dr. Blair also offers consulting services for online research development and implementation.