CPUP Spring School, 2nd Edition

Qua12Jun(Jun 12)9:00Sex14(Jun 14)12:30CPUP Spring School, 2nd Edition9:00 - 12:30 (14)(GMT+01:00)


In our upcoming 2nd edition of the CPUP Spring School, that takes place 12-14th June, 2024, we invite all interested students, researchers, academics, and the general public to join us at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto to attend lectures with renowned national and international speakers on emerging topics in Sexuality and Gender, take part on workshops and build network with peers and experts in the field.

The event is suitable for Portuguese and English-speaking participants.


Requires registration, here.


  • Estudantes/Students FPCEUP/UP | €35
  • FPCEUP/UP Staff | €45
  • Estudantes externos/External students | €40
  • Profissionais externos/External professionals | €60
  • Registo de pelo menos 5 pessoas/Group registration (minimum 5 people) | 15% discount


Day 1: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024
08:30 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening session
09:30 – 10:30 Keynote Session 1
Pedro Nobre: World Observatory for Sexual Health
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee-Break
11:00 – 12:30 Morning session 1
Emerging themes in sex and gender research
Moderador: Pedro Costa
Ana Luísa Patrão: Sexual Health Assessment of Practices and Experiences (SHAPE) questionnaire: adaptation and implementation challenges, and future potential |  Questionário de Avaliação das Práticas e Experiências em Saúde Sexual (SHAPE): desafios de adaptação e implementação, e potencialidades futuras
Ana Quinta Gomes:  Digital interventions for promoting sexual Health and well-being | Intervenções digitais para a promoção da saúde e bem-estar sexual
Alexandra Oliveira: Sex work: An emerging topic? |Trabalho sexual: Um tema emergente?
Conceição Nogueira & Ana Pinho: Sexual assistance for people with functional diversity | Assistência sexual a pessoas com diversidade funcional  
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Workshop 1
Inclusive language from a diversity and intersectional perspective
Sara Isabel Magalhães, Joana Topa
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee-Break
16:30 – 18:00Afternoon Session 1
Evolutionary and Affective aspects of sexual behavior and response
Moderator: Ana Quinta Gomes
Rebecca Burch: The Feminist Evolutionary Perspective on Sex and Mating
Mariana Carrito: Controlled Sexual Stimuli: Assessing Emotional and Arousal Responses in the Laboratory (20’) + 10 discussão 
18:00 Sunset Porto Wine (FPCEUP)


Day 2: Thursday, June 13th, 2024
09:30 – 11:00 Morning Session 2
Gender-based violence and sexual violence
Moderator:  Ana Quinta Gomes
Christoffer Rahm, Karolinska Institute: Psychiatric characteristics of individuals with sexual urges involving minors
Peer Briken, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf: Why and how we should treat signs of sexual compulsivity to prevent sexual violence? 
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee-Break
11:30 – 13:00 Morning session 3
Moderator: Ricardo Barroso
Isabel Ventura: A legal history of rape: senses and meanings of judicial practices and jurisprudence |Uma história jurídico-legal da violação: sentidos e significados das práticas judiciais e da jurisprudência
Rute Agulhas: Intervention and prevention of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church | Processo de intervenção e prevenção dos abusos sexuais na Igreja Católica
Eunice Carmo: Online sexual grooming: a preventive approach | Aliciamento sexual de menores na internet: uma abordagem preventiva 
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 17:30 Workshop 2
Thematic Analysis in Sexuality and Gender Studies | Análise Temática em estudos sobre sexualidade e género
Pedro Costa, Rita Grave
19:00 – Social Dinner

Day 3: Friday, June 14th, 2024
09:30 – 11:00 Breakfast with experts and poster session
11:00 – 12:30 – Workshop 3
Laboratory studies in human sexuality
Visit to the SexLab
Mariana Carrito, Ana Quinta Gomes
12:30 Farewell and Spring School Photo