7th Annual Weight Stigma Conference

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2019 Weight Stigma Conference registration now open

7th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, 27–28 June, 2019

University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

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“Moving the Dial” in Weight Stigma Research and Resistance

This year’s theme focuses on new research and theoretical contributions that move the dial on weight stigma and how to resist it. The two-day interdisciplinary program will cover the entire weight stigma research spectrum—from basic, to applied, to clinical, to policy—and feature an outstanding roster of international speakers and local experts. We encourage abstracts that offer novel and fresh insights and/or address existing gaps and open questions on how to bridge research and practice in this field, and challenge and resist weight stigma.

We are honoured to present our keynote speakers for this year’s Weight Stigma Conference:

  • Dr Jill Andrew is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto-St Paul’s. She is an award-winning equity educator, body image advocate, speaker and writer. As the co-founder of Body Confidence Canada, #SizeismSucks, and Body Confidence Awareness Week, Andrew advocates to end size and appearance-based discrimination, harassment and bullying throughout the life spectrum.
  • Dr Amy Farrell is Professor of American Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dickinson College. She is the author of two books: Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism (University of North Carolina Press, 1998) and Fat Shame: Stigma and the fat Body in American Culture (New York University Press, 2011).
  • Dr Jennifer Gaudiani has been a leader in the eating disorders field for over 10 years. Her Gaudiani Clinic is a HAES (Health At Every Size)®-informed provider and embraces treating people of all shapes and sizes. She is a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders and author of ‘Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders’.

The Weight Stigma Conference is an inter-disciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., public health, government and public policy, psychology, medicine, sociology, anthropology, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, business, law, activism, and the lay public) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice around the issue of weight stigma. For more information, visit: stigmaconference.com

Bursary Fund – Supporting Accessibility

The Weight Stigma Conference is a not-for-profit event. Although we try and keep prices down, we realise that the conference will nevertheless be beyond some people’s means. Rather than raising the cost of tickets, we will make every effort to raise additional funding through donations and sponsorship to allow us to give bursaries to individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.

A Donation option is available on the registration website for both delegates and non-attendees who are in a position to contribute a little extra to help us provide financial assistance where needed. Alternatively, donations can be made via our GoFundMe page. Thank you for your generosity.

If you are interested in formal sponsorship of the event, please contact us for more information.

Early-bird rates will be available until 13th May, 2019.

REGISTER HERE