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SSTAR's 49th Annual Meeting
Sexuality at the Intersections

April 4 - April 7, 2024 | Hyatt Regency Toronto

Samantha Dawson, PhD Scientific Program Chair
Uzma Rehman, PhD Scientific Program Co-chair

LATE BREAKING Call for Papers - Abstracts for poster presentations are still being accepted for consideration for the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). This year we would love to feature work from a variety of disciplines—psychology, medicine, counselling, social work, nursing, education, neuroscience etc—so please share this call with your colleagues. We know that sexuality spans many different areas and for us to cultivate the very best in the next generation of sex therapists and researchers we need to hear and learn from one another. Abstracts on all sexuality-focused empirical research, clinical observations, and theoretical formulations are welcome, and we particularly encourage submissions that investigate sexuality at the intersections.  Click here for the specific details. The submission deadline is January 31, 2024. 


Registration is now open for the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)! Visit the registration page to secure your spot at this informative, engaging, and relevant conference.

Highlights of this year's conference include:

  • Two interactive Thursday Workshops
  • Sunday Ethics Workshop
  • Data Blitzes, brief and long oral talks, poster presentations, and more!
  • Plenary talks from Dr. Simon Dubé, Dr. Nikky Prause, and Dr. David Ley, among others
  • Formal and informal networking opportunities

Learn more about the scientific program via the annual meeting brochure.

Registration Fees (USD) Associate/Full Member Non-Member ECP Member ECP Non-Member Student Member Student Non-Member
Thursday Workshop AM #1 9:00am - 12:00pm $225 $250 $150 $225 $100 $150
Thursday Workshop PM #2 1:30pm - 4:30pm $225 $250 $150 $225 $100 $150
Friday/Saturday Annual Meeting $575 $785 $300 $375 $175 $225
Sunday Ethics Workshop 9:00am - 12:00pm $225 $250 $150 $225 $100 $150

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto this spring! Register Here


The 2024 SSTAR Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. A block of rooms with a special group rate has been reserved for SSTAR meeting attendees at the Single/Double room rate of $216 USD ($289 CAD). Click here to reserve your room. The room block rate expires and rooms will be released March 4, 2024 so please make your reservation early. Call the hotel directly at 1-800-233-1234 if you have further questions. If calling the hotel make sure to mention that you are attending the SSTAR 2024 Annual Meeting.

Scholarship Application

SSTAR is foremost committed to fostering clinical sexuality practice and research. In order to fulfill this mission, SSTAR is dedicated to being a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who are interested in human sexuality, including Black, Indigenous or other Persons of Color (BIPOC), individuals from the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, students, as well as early career professionals.
SSTAR recognizes that payment of conference registration fees can be an economic hardship and is therefore offering 4 scholarships for the 2024 Annual Meeting. Each scholarship will cover the registration fee for the annual meeting on Friday and Saturday. Applicants need not be SSTAR members. Click here to apply.