Site icon 9th Annual Weight Stigma Conference

Conference: Appearance Matters 8, June 12-14, 2018, Bath, UK

WSC 2018 was timed specifically to fit in with Appearance Matters 8, a fantastic event that only happens every two years, and next year is in the gorgeous town of Bath. They also managed to bag Rebecca Puhl as a keynote, as well as Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, and James Partridge of Changing Faces. Check out the details below.

The Centre for Appearance Research would like to extend a warm invitation to join us at the 8th biennial Appearance Matters Conference in Bath, UK taking place on 12–14 June 2018, immediately before the Weight Stigma Conference.

We are excited to have three outstanding world-leading keynote speakers, including world-renowed weight stigma researcher Dr Rebecca Puhl, who will inspire us with their insights into the world of body image and visible difference.

In addition, the conference will feature a thought-provoking special panel discussion event on Getting Under the Skin of the Cosmetics Procedures Industry’, a mentoring event, and over 100 paper and poster presentations. Not to mention interactive workshops on leadership, publishing, activism, and innovative research methods from world-leading researchers.

Running since 2003, the Appearance Matters conference series has a strong focus on the application of research to practice. The conference provides an opportunity for academics, clinicians, practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share their body image and appearance research, engage in debate and network with others working in this field.

The social programme includes a private evening drinks reception at the Roman Baths, one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, and a conference dinner in the stunning and elegant Pump Room.

Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations closes on 1 November 2017. Early bird registration rates are currently available. For more information on the conference, please visit

We look forward to seeing you in June 2018 for Appearance Matters 8!


Centre for Appearance Research

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK




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