Weight Stigma & Health: Whose Problem Is It? (CFP, Conference, Birmingham, 16 May 2013)

CONFERENCE: ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Weight stigma and health: whose problem is it?

University of Birmingham

Thursday 16th May, 2013

You are invited to attend a multidisciplinary conference focusing on the subject of Weight Stigma and Health, featuring presentations from both national and international keynote speakers. This conference will be of interest to researchers, clinicians, and students from a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, social sciences, medicine, public health, allied health professions, sports and exercise science, education, media studies, law, business and social policy.

We are also 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, legal considerations pertaining to weight-based discrimination, and interventions to reduce weight stigma. Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to submit their work.

Abstract submission instructions and the submission form can be found on the website. Please indicate if you would also like to be considered to deliver an oral presentation. Abstract submission deadline is 7th April for oral presentations and 23rd April for posters.

Details of keynote speakers and further conference information can be obtained here.

Please contact Angela Meadows or Sara Tookey, Doctoral Researchers, School of Psychology for further information.

 

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