New video animation featuring the Dual-Control Model of the Sexual Response

Just released: an animated video introducing the Dual-Control Model of Bancroft and Janssen

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The Ghent group. annual meeting Zagreb, Croatia, 14th-16th September 2023

The Ghent group. annual meeting
Zagreb, Croatia, 14th-16th September 2023

Thursday, 14th of September 2023
11.15 bus transfer from the hotel to the hospital
12.00 lunch in the hospital
13.30 Welcome & introduction (Nadica & Goran)
14.00 History and current state of the University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče (Brečić P)
14.30 History and current state of the Forensic Department of the UPHV (Buzina N)
15.00 Forensic psychiatry in Croatia (Arbanas G)
15.30 coffee break
16.00 Visit to the ward & the museum in three groups
17.30 bus to the hotel
19.30 dinner

Friday, 15th of September 2023
8.15 transfer from the hotel to the hospital
9.00 Artificial inteligence and forensic psychiatry (Slijepčević S)
9.45 Questions asked by the court in four European systems
10.30 coffee break
11.00 Case 1 (three groups)
12.00 A forensic psychiatrist talking to a ChatGPT (Arbanas G)
12.45 Case 2 (three groups)
13.30 lunch
14.30 Leaving the forensic setting in four European systems
15.15 Case 3 (three groups)
16.00 sightseeing of Zagreb
19.30 dinner

Saturday, 16th of September 2023
8.15 transfer from the hotel to the hospital
9.00 Assessment of competence and reliability of victim and witness evidence in court – is it a Croatian specificity? (Buzina N)
9.45 Case 1 (three groups)
10.30 coffee break
11.00 Cases 2 & 3 (three groups)
12.00 closing remarks

Registration fee is 300 euros.
The registration fee includes bus transfer from the hotel to the hospital, the programme, book with content related to the programme, two lunches (on Thursday and Friday), two dinners (on Thursday and Friday), coffee breaks, city sightseeing.
The hotel fee is 142 euros per night (this is not included in the registration fee). Each participant can book accommodation via the registration and accommodation form
Please register to the meeting online registration form – CLICK HERE

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. The accommodation will be in a four-star hotel in the city centre: hotel Westin, Krsnjavoga 1, Zagreb ( The hotel is situated in the very heart of the city.
The programme will be in the University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče (Klinika za psihijatriju Vrapče), which is situated on the west outskirts of Zagreb (Bolnička cesta 32), 7 km to the west from the hotel, and bus transport will be organized for the participants.
Lunches will be in the hospital, and dinners will be organized in local restaurants (restoran Boban & restoran Vinodol). Lunches and dinners are included in the registration.
Zagreb sightseeing will be organized by walk with a guide.
We will publish a book with all the lectures and some additional information about the Ghent group and Croatian forensic psychiatry.

NACS conference 2023

The NACS 2023 committee invites you to wonderful Oslo, Norway, September 28th to October 1st.

Conference registration through

36th IUSTI Europe Congress in Valletta, Malta, 26 – 28 October 2023

The Congress President, Dr Valeska Padovese and the Chair of the Scientific Committee, Prof  Henry De Vries would like to invite and welcome you to the upcoming 36th IUSTI Europe Congress which will be held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valletta, Malta, from the 26 to the 28 October 2023.

The Scientific Program will deal with all aspects of STIs and clinical issues. Furthermore this year it will also aim at discussing health policies to improve the sexual health outcomes of socially disadvantaged groups, “reaching out to the hard to reach”: those who are disadvantaged and disenfranchised, the homeless and transient, chronically mentally ill, high school dropouts, criminal offenders, sex workers, juvenile delinquents, gang members, runaways and other street people.

For information, see:

Final ESMN meeting in Ljubljana, June 22-24, 2023

First meeting of WG1 Subgroup ‘Basic Science & Life Style’ in Novi Sad, Serbia


The first meeting of WG1 Subgroup ‘Basic Science & Life Style’ took place in Novi Sad, Serbia from June 14-16, 2023.

Webinar on Researcher Mental Health on June, 22, 2023

This webinar will be presented by COST Action CA19117 Researcher Mental Health (ReMO) and will take place on Thursday 22 June, 11:00-12:00 CET.

The webinar will focus on the importance of wellbeing and mental health within academia. Previous research shows that low levels of wellbeing and mental health problems have a negative impact on individual, team and organizational performance, triggering significant costs. In addition, institutional context, organizational structure and culture, as well as managerial practices have significant impact on wellbeing and health of employees. Therefore, general insights on the causes of workplace wellbeing and mental health need to be refined in order to develop tailored, effective and efficient prevention and action programmes. This webinar will include a short presentation of the ReMO COST Action and cover topics such as collecting evidence for effective interventions, the ReMO Ambassador training programme, and policy recommendations towards better academic wellbeing.

Registration link (open until 21 June):

Password: CAWEB0623


The Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association Sexuality Research Network(RN23) will be held in Zagreb on the 28th and 29th September 2023.

Abstracts can be submitted until April 1

ESA 2023