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2021 Fall Clinical Case Conference - in person with a virtual option

October 29, 2021 - Millennium Times Square New York, New York

SSTAR will host the 2021 Clinical Case Conference in person at the Millennium Times Square New York hotel in a larger, exclusive space on the 8th floor of the hotel. This new space will allow for comfortable social distancing, private eating area and SSTAR only restrooms.

For those unable to attend in person SSTAR is offering an exclusive virtual option with attendees watching the in-person case presentations and discussions via Zoom. A moderator will facilitate live Q&A with both in-person and virtual attendees.

Morning Session: Girl Meets World: History, Identity & Paraphilia
Presenter: Stefani Goerlich, LMSW-Clinical, LISW, CST
Discussants: Elisabeth Gordon, MD and Hani Miletski, PhD, MSW

Afternoon Session: Re-Writing a Couple’s Sex Script and Re-Assessing Clinical Mistakes Along the Way
Presenter: Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT
Discussant: Prem Pahwa, LCSW, CS


Click here to register directly.

Click here for the program. Click here for the registration form.

Please note that if you register for the in-person conference you can switch to virtual attendance by October 15, 2021 but will not be refunded the difference in registration price as SSTAR is contractually obligated to guarantee a full in-person attendance. 

Cancellation policy:
All requests for cancellation refunds must be submitted in writing prior to October 15, 2021. A $50 (U.S.) administrative fee will be charged. After this date, refunds may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to a family death, illness, or other extraordinary circumstance. In such a circumstance, the SSTAR Main office must be contacted in writing by email, fax or letter prior to the conference. The Executive Council will review the request, there is no guarantee it will be granted. No refunds will be granted for any reason after the conference has begun.


A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Millennium Times Square New York for SSTAR attendees at a rate of $309 per night for a Premier Queen room. Book now to reserve the SSTAR Rate! Please Click Here to reserve your room online. Or call the hotel at 866-448-0478 to make reservations, referenceing the “SSTAR” meeting. Please book your room by by Tuesday, September 28 to guarantee the SSTAR rate.

Universal Access

Please contact the SSTAR office if you require meeting accommodations or guest room accessibility. The SSTAR office will work with the hotel to provide reasonable and acceptable aids and services. Please note; for certain services, fees may apply.

SSTAR Office Contact info for Payment Registration or Cancellation:
Mail:    8120 Lehigh Avenue, Suite 100, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 847-647-8832

SSTAR 47th Annual Meeting - in person!

April 28-May 1, 2022 - Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

Sexual Healing: Pleasure and Positivity in our Modern World

Papers are now being accepted for consideration for the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). The Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 28-May 1, 2022 at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Please click here for the details to submit your paper. The deadline for submission is September 17, 2021

Papers are now being accepted for consideration for the 47th Annual Meeting. SSTAR meetings are devoted to understanding and treating a wide variety of sexual health concerns within cultural context. Abstracts may include empirical research, clinical observation, or theoretical formulations. Presentations may be given orally or in poster format. Judging selection for various awards begins with the abstracts. New poster award categories include recognition for research that focuses on the sexual health of marginalized groups,and we highly encourage submission of this work.

Questions can be directed to:

Scientific Program Chair Jennifer Vencill, PhD -
Scientific Program Co-Chair Kristen Mark, PhD, MPH -


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