Neil Cannon reports that the Colorado Holiday Party in December, held on December 5, 2016, was a great success. This party always features a "naughty cake" -- that is, an actual cake with a sexually suggestive "naughty" decoration or design with the icing on the top. He did not send me a picture of this year's cake, like he did last year, but I bet if you emailed him, he would send you a pic. Or maybe not...evidently, the cakes are so "naughty" that he may not be able to send such photos through email! :)
The San Diego SIG offers two educational events a month for AASECT members and interested people within the community. Sex Therapy Education & Medicine (STEM) meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9:30pm at Alvarado Hospital, and Sexual Medicine Rounds are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:30-1:30pm at Alvarado Hospital. Past monthly topics have varied between Post-finasteride Syndrome (PFS) and Sexual Dysfunction to Healing Sexual Trauma in Women.
We held another successful Meet and Greet on January 10, our first of the year in the Northeast. Featured guest this time was our very beloved Jassy Timberlake, who gave a really insightful presentation on the intersectionality of creating a trans* positive sex therapy practice in keeping with a social justice framework. We had a wonderful crowd, great discussion, 1 AASECT CE for each participant, and a hearty, locally-sourced lunch.
Dear AASECT Family: As we approach 2017, AASECT marks its 50th year as an organization. Some of you have been with AASECT since its earliest days and I cannot thank you enough for setting a foundation upon which we all keep contributing. We have a great deal to celebrate (and we certainly will do so at our summer 2017 annual conference) and we also still have significant work to do.
As we approach AASECT’s 49th annual conference, we are diligently working on developing a quality program that highlights this year’s theme: Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Present, and Envisioning Our Future. We are emerging from our conference planning to give you a glimpse into what you can expect this year in Vegas!
The Board approved a Position Statement on the topic of Sex/Porn Addiction and we are currently formulating our strategy to continue to release this statement to the media. Additionally, we launched a dedicated press listserv which currently includes nearly 100 AASECT members and makes them available for press inquiries from approximately 500 members of the Media.
AASECT will host its 49th Annual Conference June 15 – 18, 2017 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. We expect our largest conference attendance this year as we come together to celebrate AASECT's 50th Anniversary. We invite you to join us in celebrating fifty years of advancing the understanding of human sexuality by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor!
As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to thank you all for your support throughout the year and take this opportunity to let you know that your AASECT Membership is due for renewal. Please be aware that your annual membership expires on December 31, 2016. If you have not already done so, renew today! Some member benefits available to you include access to the special content of the Members Only section of the website; access to the AASECT listserv, member prices to attend our Annual Conference and Institutes, and our CS Online!
International membership continues as a small but important part of our organization. We wanted to share with the membership the recent decision regarding international certification applications. The message below was recently sent to all of AASECT’s international members.