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INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS
*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.

SYMPOSIA
*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