SSTAR 45th Annual Meeting

Let’s Talk about Sex: Media and Communication in Sex Therapy and Research 

April 23-26, 2020

Chicago, IL

SSTAR meetings are devoted to understanding and treating sexual disorders within cultural context such as sexual dysfunctions, gender and sexual orientation challenges, and paraphilias.  Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to hear from top notch speakers and network with professionals in your field at the SSTAR 2020 Annual Meeting!! The SSTAR Annual Meeting, April 23-26, 2020 offers members and non-members the opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another.

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Call for Poster Abstracts:

Poster Abstracts s are now being accepted for consideration for the 2020 SSTAR 45th Annual Meeting. Please Click Here for details to submit your abstract. Submission Deadline is February 1, 2020


This meeting is open to all professionals interested in the topic of sexuality. Attendees need not be SSTAR members or specialists in sexual health. Make plans to participate in the cutting edge scientific program! Check back in December to view the entire program brochure. Or Click Here for a printable flyer.

Confirmed Speakers to look forward to:

  •  Dan Savage | Insights from a Sex Advice Columnist
  • Justin Lehmiller | Tell Me What You Want – Sexual Fantasy & Desire
  • Pepper Schwartz | Navigating Aging & Sexuality
  • Celeste Watkins-Hayes | How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality
  • Steve Levine, Linda Weiner, Sabitha Pillai -Friedman, Peggy Kleinplatz, & Dan Watter are among many other exciting speakers!

 Program Highlights:

  • Five specialized Pre-Conference Workshops, two in the morning and three in the afternoon.
    1. Intro to Emotional Focused Therapy for Sex & Couples Therapy
    2. Love & Sexuality
    3. Creating an Online Presence and Navigating Social Media
    4. Reclaiming the Body After Surgery, Illness and Sexual Losses
    5. Using Sensate Focus in Clinical Practice
  • Highly anticipated and top-quality poster sessions of current sex research
  • Peer-reviewed talks by sexuality experts on a wide variety of topics reflecting the latest research and evidence-based clinical practice


Add your name to the pre-registration list. Prior to the public announcement of open registration (December, 2019), you will be contacted with a chance to register. Sign up today!

Contact SSTAR office at (847) 647-8832 or email us at

Please make sure to include the following:

  1. Your full name
  2. Email address or phone number
  3. If you are a SSTAR member or non-member


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SSTAR 2020 Annual Meeting
April 23 – 26, 2020
InterContinental Hotel Chicago
Chicago, IL