6th Annual Weight Stigma Conference

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The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) is the national organization focused on providing leadership in the recognition, prevention, and treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (BED). As the first eating disorder organization to integrate weight stigma concerns and education in to its outreach and programming, BEDA is committed to further increasing awareness of weight stigma and its intersection with the development and maintenance of eating disorders.

BEDA is the founding organization of International Weight Stigma Awareness Week which takes place annually during the last full week of September. For more information and to join us in creating an international awareness movement as an individual or organization visit http://bedaonline.com/events/weight-stigma-awareness-week/.


We are delighted to be sharing our conference space this year with the International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), being held in Prague on 8–10th June, 2017. ICED is the annual conference of the Academy for Eating Disorders. It spans research and education from basic science to the treating clinician, is attended by leading international researchers, and includes presentations and discussions on the cutting edge of research in the field. Register now for ICED 2017.
The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention. AED’s goals are to generate knowledge and integrate collective expertise about eating disorders; to provide platforms for the promotion of understanding, sharing of knowledge, and research-practice integration in the field of eating disorders; to build capacity in the next generation of eating disorders professionals; to foster innovation and best practice by recognizing excellence in the field of eating disorders.

GMFR LogoExclusively for women, Green Mountain at Fox Run is a healthy living retreat that teaches how to live healthfully and happily, free of feelings of restriction and deprivation often associated with dieting and the thin ideal. Founded in 1973, GMFR pioneered the ‘non-diet’ approach to health and well-being. In a truly unique environment, the experts at GMFR dispel the myths of “no pain, no gain” and “thin is in” to help women discover and sustain successful individualized healthy living patterns – recognizing that every woman is different, and every shape and size is beautiful. GMFR also offers special programs for women who binge and emotionally eat at its newly-opened Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating (WCBEE). In their women only environment, GMFR and WCBEE foster a safe environment free of judgment about body size and fitness, and empower participants to adopt new eating, exercise, and lifestyle attitudes and behaviors. Visit fitwoman.com for more information.

The Association for Size Diversity and Health is an international professional organisation composed of members committed to the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Principles. Their mission is to promote education, research, and the provision of services which enhance health and well-being, and which are free from weight-based assumptions and weight discrimination.

Pearlsong Press: Healing the world, one book at a time. Fat Studies, fat-friendly fiction, non-fiction, and self-help. Plus free stuff. Click here.

NAAFA logoFounded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support. Join us today at: www.naafa.org

Fat Studies journalRoutledge Journals is proud to publish Fat Studies, the first academic journal in the field of scholarship that critically examines theory, research, practices, and programs related to body weight and appearance. Routledge is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works, and publishes content that spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Behavioural Sciences. We would like to than Fat Studies and Routledge for their continued support of the WSC.

Prague Special Tours was established by Ivan Galik in 2010 after for more than 10 years tour-guiding experience. The main aim was to focus on tours for visitors with a different focus on the city, going under the skin, or under the ground in many cases and providing tours, which in general other companies don’t offer. This focus makes Prague Special Tours one of the most unique tour companies in Prague.

Hate Free Culture is a project founded in 2014 by the Agency for Social Inclusion and funded by the EEA and the Czech government. Hate Free Culture targets young people and works closely with schools and using social media to raise awareness, provide information, and counter hoaxes and misleading or false news stories. Innovatively, they also reach out to haters online, conducting interviews with them and asking why they feel the way they do. Their goal is to bring people together, take on difficult conversations, and work for a more inclusive society. The project has given rise to Hate Free Art, Hate Free Zones, a Hate Free Fest branding for festivals, amongst other outputs.

We’d like to thank the Department of Psychology within the Faculty of Education at Charles University, Prague, for logistical help and providing volunteers on the ground.

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