From the President's Desk - February 2017


As February comes to a close, we are just a few short months away from our Annual Conference, where we will honor our 50 year history as an organization. Rooms are booking up quickly so please reserve space soon!   Many of us feel that our nation remains in challenging times – particularly when news hits that affects the sexual, gender, and reproductive rights that so many in our professional field hold dear and that affect our students and clients. And yet I am proud of the very good work that AASECT and its members continue to do in these and related areas.  

AASECT Annual Conference Program Information


AASECT will host our 49th Annual Conference June 15 – 18, 2017 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. At this year’s conference we will celebrate AASECT’s 50th Anniversary. This year’s conference theme, Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Present and Envisioning Our Future, seeks to reflect on and honor the roots of our organization’s family tree, while also nurturing our collective and continued development. For the full conference theme, please click here.

Outreach Steering Committee Spotlight


As we move through 2017, the Outreach Steering Committee is setting its sights on the upcoming annual conference. In anticipation of this wonderful networking event, the various committees I oversee as the Chair of Outreach are hard at work with implementing some new changes and increasing visibility of current initiatives.   Here is a snapshot of some of that work:  

Revised Position on Reparative Therapy


AASECT recently revised our position statement on reparative therapy which has been updated to include transgender and gender non-conforming identities and not only sexual orientation.    Position on Reparative Therapy Revised 2.9.17

AASECT in the News!


AASECT in the News! Catch up on the latest news articles featuring AASECT by visiting the following link - https://www.aasect.org/aasect-news.   Photo editorial credit: mama_mia / Shutterstock.com 

Meet our 2017 Exhibitors and Sponsors!


Thank you to our 2017 Annual Conference Exhibitors & Sponsors! Visit the Conference Website to meet our growing list of supporters!  For more information about becoming an exhibitor/sponsor at the 2017 AASECT Annual Conference and adding your logo to our website please click here or email conference@aasect.org.

AASECT Annual Conference Scholarship Information!


AASECT is excited to announce that five (5) scholarships are available this year to help offset the cost of attending the 2017 Annual Conference: The Bill T. Jones Scholarship The John Sughrue, Jr., MD, Scholarship Three (3) AASECT Creating Community Scholarships The deadline for applications for the John Sughrue, Jr., MD Scholarship is March 15, 2017.

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