Moving Sexual Health Forward in the United States!
FULL CONFERENCE AGENDA POSTED!
The full conference agenda is now online! With 5 powerful
plenaries, 8 great general sessions, 49 wonderful workshops, 15 rewarding roundtables and a particularly popular poster and
networking reception, the 2017 NSHC will be packed!
Start planning your schedule now!
Seats are limited.
On behalf of the Planning Committee and Supporting National Partners, we are happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 National Sexual Health Conference. The biennial conference has seen sustained growth since its inception in 2013 drawing individuals engaged in activities across the spectrum of sexual health. By coming together utilizing a sexual health framework, we hope we can achieve synergies that will enhance the work in our own specific disciplines. Doing so will help promote many
areas of care and education and will improve services for diverse populations.
The conference goals are to:
1) Increase knowledge, communication and respectful attitudes regarding sexual health;
2) Increase use of high quality evidenced-based educational, clinical and other preventive services that improve sexual health;
3) Increase capacity for healthy, responsible, respectful, pleasurable sexual behaviors and relationships;
4) Decrease adverse health outcomes including HIV/AIDS, STIs, viral hepatitis, unintended pregnancies and sexual violence; and
5) Decrease stigma and increase health equity.
"Sexual health is more than freedom from sexual disease or disorders ... Sexual health is non-exploitive and respectful of self and others ... Sexual health is dependent upon an individual's well-being and sense of self-esteem. Sexual health requires trust, honesty, and communication." — Eli Coleman, PhD
The 2017 National Sexual Health Conference aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others.
• Social Determinants of Sexual Health • Clinical Care for the Promotion of Sexual Health • LGBTQ Health • Reproductive Health • STD/HIV Prevention and Treatment • Comprehensive Sexuality Education • Sexuality, Emotions, and Mental Health • Sexual Health across the Stages of Life and Psychosocial Development
• Providers in care related to HIV, STDs, reproductive health, hepatitis, disease prevention, and health promotion • Primary and public health care providers • Clinical prescribers: physicians, advance practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists • Nurses, social workers, counselors • Mental health and substance use care providers • Outreach workers, case managers, patient navigators • Researchers exploring epidemiology, community, psychosocial, and physical aspects of sexual health • Educators • Health and Health Policy Advocates