NYC 2020
NYC 2020
previous arrow
next arrow

Registration is OPEN - SSTAR's 48th Annual Meeting

Sex Science for Social Change

in-person and including a virtual option!

Kristen Mark, PhD. MPH, Scientific Program Chair & Samantha Dawson, PhD, Scientific Program Co-chair

May 4 - May 7, 2023

Marriott Tampa Water Street and Virtually via Zoom


SSTAR is offering the complete program - two Thursday pre-conference workshops, the full scientific meeting on Friday-Saturday, and the Sunday Ethics workshop both in-person and virtually. SSTAR gratefully acknowledges The Center for Marital & Sexual Health South as the exclusive Live Streaming Sponsor.

Click here for the registration brochure. Click here to register directly.

This year’s program reflects the ways in which SSTAR’s clinicians, researchers, and educators can utilize the science to more strongly advocate for social change that is inclusive and just. The location of the conference in Florida provides an opportunity to stand with the many 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals who live and work in Florida.

Read below for all the details about speakers, sponsorships and hotel.


  • Participants will explore the sexual health needs of several marginalized populations.
  • Participants will describe the multiple pathways between sexual science and social change.
  • Participants will analyze the intersections of policy, research, education, and clinical care.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND - register here

This program is designed for a broad range of medical and mental health professionals with an interest in the care of people with sexual concerns, as well as for sex researchers/scholars and trainees in sexology, psychology, and other medical and mental health disciplines.


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. All applicants have been notified of their status.


In addition to two pre-conference workshops, five plenary talks and a post-conference ethics workshop, engaging program sessions will include:

  • Masters & Johnson Awardee Dr. Cynthia Graham
  • Sandra R. Leiblum Awardee Todd L. Jennings
  • 2023 Consumer Book Awardee Anne Katz
  • Live and interactive poster presentations
  • Data blitzes
  • In-depth research and clinical addresses on exciting new sexuality research

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Eunice Avilés
  • Dr. Leonardo Candelario-Perez
  • Dr. Eli Coleman
  • Dr. Diana Greene Foster
  • Dr. Anne Katz
  • Dr. Nathan Lachowsky
  • Dr. Katie Spencer
  • Dr. L. Monique Ward

As always, these sessions are a balance of invited and peer-reviewed talks that reflect a wide variety of topics and cutting-edge research in human sexuality.

Click here to register online. Click here for the registration form.


Marriott Tampa Water Street
505 Water Street
Tampa, Florida, 33602
Phone: (813) 221-4900

Reservations: A block of rooms with a special group rate has been reserved for SSTAR meeting attendees at the Single/Double Room rate of $229 (USD). Reserve your room today at

If calling the hotel, please inform reservations that you are attending the SSTAR 2023 Annual Meeting to receive this special rate. The room block will be released on April 10, 2023, so please make your reservation early. After that day, room reservations are subject to availability and prices may go up.

Check-in time is 4:00PM and Check-out time is 11:00AM (EST). For any questions on accessibility and special room accommodations, please call the hotel directly at 813-221-4900.


Support SSTAR’s mission to foster clinical sexuality practice and research and gain exposure to over 150 attendees. The sponsorship opportunities listed below are limited in availability and secured on a first come first serve basis. Click here for the full list of sponsor options.