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Bill Finger (Asheville, N.C.) was elected to be AASECT's president-elect. Finger will become president in July 2010. Russell Stambaugh (Ann Arbor, Mich.) was elected to continue to be AASECT's treasurer. Sally Valentine (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Mark Schoen (Pasadena, Calif.) were elected to be on the Nominating Committee. Valentine will be representing the East Coast, and Schoen will be representing the West Coast.

Wendy Maltz (Eugene, Ore.) has a new book: The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography, published by HarperCollins.

Carol Cassell (Albuquerque, N.M.), the president of the Western Region of SSSS, also has a new book: Put Passion First: Why Sexual Chemistry is the Key to Finding and Keeping Lasting Love, published by McGraw-Hill. As part of her book tour, Cassell was on the Playboy Forum.

The Reverend Debra Haffner (Westport, Conn.) has a new book for parents: What Every 21st Century Parent Needs to Know: Facing Today's Challenges with Wisdom and Heart. Haffner's publisher describes the book as one that "debunks the myths, validates the concerns and advises parents on how to keep their children safe and healthy in a world so different from the one in which they grew up. With compassion and clarity, backed by extensive research, she provides insight into the world of children today, along with practical and reassuring tips for parents on how to tackle many of the day-to-day challenges."

Tammy Nelson (Ridgefield, Conn.) gave an all day presentation at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington, D.C., on March 16. Her presentation was based on her new book: Getting the Sex You Want, published by Quiver Books.

Joe Kort (Royal Oak, Mich.) gave two presentations at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. One on Preventing and Healing the Abuse of Gay Youth, on March 14, and the other, on March 15, was on When Gay Guise Happens to Straight Marriages. The latter presentation is based on Kort's new book: Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide, published by WW. Norton.

Konnie McCaffree (Doylestown, Pa.) spent two weeks in January in Nigeria, continuing the work of training college professors about sexuality and how to implement sexuality education with adults and children. These professors will be responsible for training pre-service teachers as well as their own peers around the country of Nigeria. McCaffree is heading back to Nigeria in April.

Amy Ellwood (Las Vegas, Nev.) was an invited speaker on Female Sexual Disorders at the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians' 18th Annual Conference in August 2007. On February 14, Ellwood and a colleague presented on Sex After Sixty for the Sun City Summerlin residents. There was much discussion of STIs in the over 60 age group and the attendees had many questions about the impact of illness and medications on sexual functioning.

Marty Klein (Palo Alto, Calif.) was featured on ABC Television's show 20/20, discussing the age of consent. Klein is scheduled to appear on the show again, discussing sexual-political repression.

Michael Carrera (New York, N.Y.) will be awarded the Professional Standards of Excellence at the AASECT conference award luncheon. Jim Huggins (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and John and Joan Sughrue (Marietta, Ga.) will be awarded the AASECT Distinguished Service Award.

The German Society for Social Scientific Sexuality Research (DGSS) will be awarding Robert Francoeur (Rockaway, N.J.) with the 2008 Magnus Hirschfeld Medal for Sexual Reform and Hu Peicheng (Beijing, China) with the 2008 Hirschfeld Medal for Sexual Research. Francoeur, a long-time AASECT and SSSS member, is being honored primarily for his monumental and unique contribution to sexuality studies as founder and editor of the on-going cross-cultural Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (CCIES). …

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