Preliminary Scientific Program
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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.
*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
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.