The study of weight stigma is a rapidly developing area of research, of wide general interest, and likely to have a significant impact on future health and social policy. The first ever dedicated weight stigma conference will bring together a multidisciplinary range of academics and clinicians, from areas including psychology, medicine, public health, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, business, public policy, and the law.
The conference will be held at the University of Birmingham, UK, on 16th May, 2013.
We are accepting abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations on subjects related to weight-associated stigma, including, but not limited to:
Weight stigma in health professionals
Impact of weight stigma on health and wellbeing
Stigma in society
Public policy implications
Legislation addressing weight-based discrimination
Interventions to reduce weight stigma.
Presentations on new and emerging research in other areas pertaining to anti-fat bias are also welcome. Students are especially encouraged to submit proposals of their ideas and research for a poster session during the conference. All abstracts should be submitted using the form on the website.
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