Bridging the divide:
Working together to combat weight stigma
Weight stigma can have profound effects on the mental and physical health of higher body weight individuals. However, tensions sometimes exist in the field: between health scientists and social scientists, and between researchers and fat rights activists. These tensions stand to impede our ability to mitigate pervasive weight bias. The 5th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference will bring together leading scholars and fat rights activists to discuss how we as diverse stakeholders can work together to eliminate weight bias at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and structural levels.
About the conference
The Weight Stigma Conference is an inter-disciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., psychology, medicine, public health, sociology, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, business, public policy, law) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice around the issue of weight stigma.
Information about previous conferences, including conference brochure and abstract books, and speaker slides, is available here.
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