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The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Annual Symposium

August  24 - 24, 2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


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SSSS Symposium

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Annual Symposium

This Symposium will feature two major sessions that offer continuing education (CE) credit for professionals. This is a unique opportunity to hear some of the most prominent researchers and speakers on human sexuality merge the realms of clinical and policy in this interdisciplinary symposium. The day is hosted by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality who is a leader in sexuality studies and has partnered with CIIS to host this annual symposium. Continental breakfast, snacks, and beverages will be served.

This Symposium will be one day after the CIIS Human Sexuality PhD Program Launch on Friday August, 23rd free of charge and open to the public. More information>>


8:30AM - 9:00 | Event Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:10AM - 9:20 | Event Opening


Judie Wexler
, Ph.D., CIIS Academic Vice President

Gilbert Herdt
, Ph.D., Director of the PhD Program in Human Sexuality at CIIS

9:20AM - 10:00
| Keynote Presentation and Q&A
The New "Normal Bar"

Pepper Schwartz
, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, Author, AARP Love and Relationship Ambassador

10:00AM - 11:45 | Clinical Practice, the DSM, and Human Sexuality

Plenary and Presentation Introduction

Vena Blanchard
, Ph.D., DHS, SSSS WR President, Councilor, Educator

Evidence-Based Medicine, Psychiatry, and BDSM
Charles Moser
, Ph.D., MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sexual Medicine at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, Author, Practices Internal Medicine and Sexual Medicine with Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

From Transsexual Treatment to Transgender Health
Jamison Green
, Ph.D., President-Elect of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Author, Educator, Advocate

Attachment, Sexuality, and the Body: An Integrative Approach to Sexual Healing and Thriving
Stella Resnick, Ph.D., Clinical psychologist, sex therapist, speaker, and author in private practice in Beverly Hills, California.

11:45PM - 12:00 | Poster Session
2:00PM - 2:15 | Coffee and Tea
2:15PM - 4:00
| Policy Panel and Q&A

The Public Policy Significance of Data Collection on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Sean Cahill
, PhD, Director of Health Policy Research at the Fenway Institute, Author,  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at New York University

Unpacking Heterosexual Transmission of HIV Among Women:  The Role of Sexual Violence
Judith D. Auerbach
, Ph.D., Independent Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Medicine, UCSF

Setting The Record "Straight": Sexual Orientation, Social Science, and the Courts
Gregory M. Herek
, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis (UCD), Author, Educator, Consultant

4:00PM - 4:15 | Audience Q&A
4:15PM - 4:30
| Closing and Acknowledgments

Call for Posters: This event is designed to provide students, researchers, clinicians, and educators with an opportunity to share work that is in any stage of development and progress, and to dialogue with other symposium attendees about these projects. Application Form>>


California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Namaste Hall, Third Floor

We have blocked rooms at Hotel Whitcomb>>
Rooms are discounted at $209/night

Visit the SSSS Website>>


Early Bird Registration
(BEFORE August 1st, 2013)
Full SSSS Member/CIIS Faculty: $90.00
CIIS Student SSSS Members: $65.00
CIIS Students/Non SSSS Members: $85.00
Retired: $65.00

General Registration (AFTER August 1st, 2013
Full SSSS Member/CIIS Faculty: $115.00
CIIS Student SSSS members: $85.00
CIIS Student Non-SSSS Members: $105.00
Non-SSSS members/non-students: $135
Retired: $85

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103