Download a PDF of the preliminary program and call for abstracts here (though please not, some deadlines have been updated).

*Titles and order subject to change
Chair: James Pfaus

The developmental effects of oxytocin: A love story.
Richard Green Founding President Annual Presentation
C. Sue Carter. The Kinsey Institute.

Surprising origins of sex differences in the brain.
Peg McCarthy. University of Maryland School of Medicine.

*Titles and order subject to change

SYMPOSIUM I: Sex Research from the Medical University of South Carolina and our International Partners
Organizer and Chair: R. Gregg Dwyer

  • R. Gregg Dwyer. South Carolina Sexual Behaviors Clinic and Lab: International collaborations using brain imaging and other technology to study paraphilic disorders.
  • Katerina Klapilova. Challenges of cross-cultural paraphilic research: Brain and penile reactions to shared stimuli in Czech and American pedophiles.
  • William Burke. A review of cross diagnosis with paraphilias in a sex offender population.
  • Lisa Murphy. An update on international, multidisciplinary, collaborative paraphilia research.

SYMPOSIUM II: “Normalizing” Genital Surgery in Children with DSD: If and when?
Organizer and Chair: Heino Meyer-Bahlburg

  • Heino Meyer-Bahlburg. History of normalizing genital surgery.
  • Ian Aaronson. The surgeon’s perspective.
  • Nina Callens. Long-term data on surgery outcomes.
  • Heino Meyer-Bahlburg. DSD patients’ attitudes to surgery.

SYMPOSIUM III: New Directions in Understanding the Multifaceted Role of Identity and Identity Development for LGBT Health
Organizer and Chair: Bethany Everett

  • Bethany Everett. Sexual identity mobility and sexual health risks: Results from a nationally representative longitudinal study.
  • Wendy Bostwick. Dimensions of bisexual identity: Findings from a mixed-method study of racially/ethnically diverse bisexual women.
  • Sabra Katz-Wise. Youth and caregiver perceptions of trans youth’s identity processes.
  • Alida Bouris. An exploratory study of the mother-adolescent relationship as a resource for the health of sexual and gender minoritized youth of color.

SYMPOSIUM IV: Implicit Cognition in Sexual Functioning
Organizer and Chair: Jacques van Lankveld

  • Marieke DeWitte. Implicit processing of sexual stimuli.
  • Jacques van Lankveld. Automatic associations with erotic stimuli: Differences between functional and dysfunctional women and men.
  • Charmaine Borg. Neuroimaging studies of implicit associations with pornographic stimuli.

SYMPOSIUM V: Emasculation
Organizer and Chair: Erik Wibowo

  • Thomas Johnson. Eunuchs: Voluntary and involuntary, intentional and not.
  • Erik Wibowo. Sexual function of voluntarily castrated individuals with and without hormone supplementation.
  • Richard Wassersug. The costs (and benefits) of androgen deprivation for prostate cancer patients.
  • Paul Fedoroff. What does testosterone have to do with it?

SYMPOSIUM VI: Activism versus Science in the Treatment of Gender Dysphoria
Organizer and Chair: J. Michael Bailey

  • Eric Vilain. Treatment of childhood gender dysphoria.
  • Thomas Steensma. Social transitioning of gender dysphoric prepubescent children in the Netherlands.
  • J. Michael Bailey. Autogynephilia: The cross-dressed elephant in the room.
  • Alice Dreger. Is current trans-activism ethical?

SYMPOSIUM VII: The State of the Art of Evidence-Based Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction
Organizer and Chair: Pedro Nobre

  • Pedro Nobre. Psychological interventions for male sexual dysfunction: New research findings and clinical implications.
  • Lori Brotto. Mindfulness-based CBT and women's sexual dysfunction.
  • Sophie Bergeron. A novel cognitive-behavioral couple intervention for treating genito-pelvic pain.
  • Sheryl Kingsberg. Title to be determined.

SYMPOSIUM VIII: The Social Brain: Sex, Bonding, Affiliation, and Fear
Presidential Symposium
Organizer and Chair: James Pfaus

  • Shanna Resendez. Title to be determined.
  • Inga Neumann. Title to be determined.
  • Annaliese Beery. The Social Brain: Toward a neurobiology of peer affiliation.

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: Title to be determined.
James Pfaus