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Call For Expressions of Interest, Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, 2023

The World Association for Sexual Health is calling for expressions of interest for organizing and hosting the 2023 Congresses of the World Association for Sexual Health. Requirements are listed below. 

Scientific Aspects

A recognized local active community/society/institution, WAS member organization in the field of sexual health with at least one member based in the proposed city is a necessary. In addition, it is necessary that the entity present a history list of scientific events held by them.


  • Well organized and supportive convention bureau
  • Support from city authorities, convention bureau
  • Easy accessibility for international participants (international airport and other means of transport)
  • No other major events taking place on preferred date.
  • Availability of diverse accommodation options and proximity to the congress venue and the city centre
  • Competitive rates


  • The number of rooms required for the congress will depend on the programme which will be decided by the WAS usually at the site visit.
  • There must be main room for plenary sessions able to seat at least 800 – 1000 participants (theatre style), and a number of smaller rooms (50 – 200 participants, theatre style) for more interactive sessions as determined by the programme and space for 150 posters and exhibition.

Application form


Further criteria and requirements could be seen HERE

Deadlines and submission

Bids should be submitted to: Ms. Pavla Kozakova, at no later than July 31st, 2019

Any questions concerning the bidding procedure shall be sent to no later than July 25th, 2019.

WAS President, Pedro Nobre, speaks before the United Nations Committee on NGOs about WAS’s application to join this committee and the importance of including WAS and our sexual health professionals — researchers, doctors, practitioners, specialists, experts — from around the world.

Tribute to Richard Green

It is with great sadness that we announce that Richard Green, one of the founders of and most influential contributors to modern sex research, died in London Sunday morning April 7, at the age of 82.

Dr. Green was a psychiatrist and a lawyer. He had worked with Harry Benjamin, John Money, Robert Stoller, among others, and he was as much committed to science as he was to action and social justice.

He helped pave the road for the medical care of transgendered individuals, at the University of California, and he was a major force in the depathologization of homosexuality, leading to the removal of homosexuality from the DSM in 1973.

Dr. Green was the founder of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior (1971) and the founding President of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) in 1975. In addition, he was one of the founding members of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS), for which he edited the proceedings of the Second World Congress of Sexology, which was held in Montreal in 1976.

Richard Green was a brilliant scientist and a tireless, driven pioneer and social activist, who left a legacy that we all will remember him for.