7th Annual Weight Stigma Conference

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NOTE: Please note that our conference programme is subject to change at any point before or during the conference itself. We are unable to accept responsibility for changes made which are outside of our control.

Day 1
8:00-9:00 Registration and Refreshments
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:15 Keynote Speaker
Dr Jennifer Gaudiani
Founder & Medical Director, The Gaudiani Clinic
Weight-Inclusive Medical Care in those with Eating Disorders and Beyond: The Only Way Forward
10:15-11:15 Symposia & Workshops
10:15-11:15 Symposium: Weight Stigma and Eating Disorders
The effect of anti-fat messages on symptom severity and treatment outcomes in eating disorder patients entering higher levels of care
Janell Mensinger, Drexel University; Shelbi Cox, Jennifer Henretty, Center for Discovery
Consulting the oracle: Using the Delphi method to develop expert consensus on how to address weight stigma in public health research and practice
Katelyn Ferreira, Laura Hart, Suman Ambwani, Erin Gibson, S. Bryn Austin, STRIPED, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
A weight stigma psychotherapy group at an eating disorder partial hospitalization program
Lisa May Brownstone, Maggie Jasper, Eating Disorder Care of Denver
Toward a holistic framework of eating- and weight-related behaviour: Implications for public health intervention and weight stigma
Amanda Raffoul, Sharon Kirkpatrick, University of Waterloo
10:15-11:15 Symposium: Fat in the Classroom
Raising awareness of weight stigma and fat activism in university students
Laurie Cooper Stoll, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Applying the attribution-value model of prejudice in fat pedagogy
Paula Brochu, Nova Southeastern University
Developing weight stigma resistance: Fat studies and emerging fat activism identity in a weight-diverse sample
Angela Meadows, University of Exeter, Laurie Cooper Stoll, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, Paula Brochu, Nova Southeastern University
Guiding doctoral students in exploring their own weight stigma using evaluation, exploration, and contradictory information
Wendy Dragon, Julie Williams, Wright State University
Discussant: Amy Farrell, Dickinson College
11:15-11:45 Break
11:45-1:00 Symposia & Workshops
11:45-1:00 Workshop: Moving the dial on anti-fat stigmatization: A workshop to collectively identify influences for future multi-level interventions
Patricia Thille, Lindsey Mazur, University of Manitoba
11:45-1:00 Workshop: Internalized weight stigma – Mitigating how it impacts access to effective care
Julie Sweeney, private practice, Quinte, Ontario
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14.30-15.30 Roundtable
(un)modified bodies: A roundtable discussion on the intersections between fat and trans studies
Lauren Munro, Wilfrid Laurier University; Tobias Wiggins, York University; Jake Pyne, University of Guelph
15:30-16:30 Symposia & Workshops
15:30-16:30 Symposium: Embodied fatness and the lived experience
Re(visioning) fat fem(me)ninities: Queer femmes experiences of fat gender
Allison Taylor, York University
Weight-related stigma and low income rural women of higher weights from the midwestern United States
Katherine Hughes, Central Michigan University, Andrea Bombak, Declan Watson, University of New Brunswick, Samuel Ankomah, Central Michigan University
Infinifatshion, infinifat identity and the impact of anti-fat bias in the fashion industry
Calla Evans, Ryerson University
Body relationship and the fat female experience
Katie McCrindle, McMaster University
(Re)framing fatness: Using arts-based research to disrupt depictions of fat bodies
Lauren Munro, Wilfrid Laurier University
15:30-16:30 Seminar: Bodies on Screen: Merging Fat Activism with Feminist Documentary Film-making
Layla Cameron, Simon Fraser University
16:30-17:30 Posters and Refreshments
17:30-19:30 Cheese and Wine Reception



Day 2
8:30-9:00 Registration & Refreshments
9:00-10:00 Keynote Speaker
Dr Amy Farrell
Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dickinson College
Searching for the Roots of Fat Stigma: Race, Gender, and the Degenerate Woman
10:00-11:00 Symposia & Workshops
10:00-11:00 Workshop: Facing failure: Owning mistakes in weight stigma, eating disorders, and body image research
Andrea LaMarre, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact
10:00-11:00 Seminar: Weight stigma: A misdirection tool for social policy makers
Nancy Ellis Ordway, private practice, Jefferson City, Missouri
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30–12:30 Symposium: Weight stigma: The Canadian context
Ethical issues in biomedical weight stigma reduction efforts
Kat Huybregts, Carleton University
Update on Weight Discrimination Human Rights Law #SizeismSUCKS
Lindsey Mazur, University of Manitoba
Overhauling our approach to weight in public health
Amy MacDonald, Huron County Health Unit, Clinton, Ontario
Conceptualizing the intergenerational nature of weight-based stigma: A theory-based analysis of ParticipACTION and Canada Fitness
Katie Cook, Wilfrid Laurier University
Discussant: Patricia Thille, University of Manitoba
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Workshop: Get your word heard. How to successfully work with the media
Rebecca Scritchfield, Body Kindness, Carrie Dennett, Nutrition by Carrie
14:00-15:00 Workshop: Shifting the focus: Changing (internalized) weight stigma by reframing fat tissue
Mäks Roßmöller, somatic therapist, Berlin
15:00-16:00 Keynote Speaker
Dr Jill Andrew
Member of Provincial Parliament, Toronto-St Paul’s, Ontario
16:00-16:30 Close and Prizes