Special Lunch events

Alongside our regular scheduled Appearance Matters 10 conference events, we are excited to invite all delegates to attend our special lunch events. Everyone is welcome to attend these lunchtime sessions, and no pre-booking is required.

“When I was younger, my story belonged to everyone else”: A screening of five short films about living with difference in adulthood

By Dr Nicola Stock, Karen Wilkinson-Bell and Sally Smith.

Wednesday 12 June 2024 in the Chamber Room (City Hall), 12:45-13:00.

Research has identified significant unmet need among adults with rare craniofacial conditions, including limited access to treatment, information, and psychological and peer support. In 2021, Headlines Craniofacial Support and the Centre for Appearance Research  co-created a series of short films about living with a craniofacial condition in adulthood, in collaboration with a panel of adult representatives and an award-winning film production company.

Covering a wide range of topics, including embracing difference, navigating treatment, social experiences, challenges with employment, starting a family and growing older, these films offer a unique look at the lives of adults with craniosynostosis, and represent an important step toward addressing the need for lifelong care.

Identifying and tackling fraudulent responses in web-based research

By Dr Kat Schneider, Dr Latika Ahuja and Dr Kathleen Bogart

Thursday 13 June 2024 in the Chamber Room (City Hall), 12:30-13:00.

In the ever-evolving landscape of web-based research, the issue of fraudulent responses has become a pressing concern. Bots and fake participants can skew research outcomes, posing a significant challenge to data integrity and the overall reliability and validity of online studies.

This 30-minute interactive workshop aims to facilitate experience-sharing, discussion and practical insights into addressing fraudulent responses in web-based research. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and contribute to the fight against fraudulent responses in online research. 

Charitable Organisations Networking Lunch

Thursday 13 June 2024 in the Bordeaux room (City Hall), 12:15-13:15.

This is an informal opportunity to meet with members of UK-based and international charitable organisations.

Welcome Drinks Reception, 11 June 2024

Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol Harbour at dusk with lights reflecting on the water. 

On the first night of the conference (Tuesday 11 June 2024), you are warmly invited to attend the welcome drinks reception at the SS Great Britain. Step aboard this iconic steamship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and embark on a journey through maritime history. Immerse yourself in the world of Victorian innovation and exploration (with a drink in hand, of course!) on Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside.

The Drinks Reception is open to all and generously sponsored by Dove.

Conference Dinner, 12 June 2024

An event held in the atrium of the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery with delegates seated at tables. 

We are also hosting our conference dinner at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Established in 1823, this cultural hotspot has been a hub of creativity and learning for centuries. From its origins as a science and arts institution, to its current iconic building on Queens Road, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a treasure trove of art, history and natural wonders.

The meal will take place on the second night of the conference and requires booking at the same time as registration. The cost of the conference dinner is £60 and includes a three-course meal (plus a couple glasses of wine!), and a live band. All registration fees can be found on the AM10 registration page.

Mentoring Breakfast, 13 June 2024

Appearance Matters has a proud history of facilitating mentoring relationships between experts and early career researchers and clinicians. We’re excited to host our Mentoring Breakfast at AM10 on the morning of Thursday 13 June 2024.

This will be a fantastic opportunity for those just starting out in the field of body image and appearance (e.g., students, early career researchers and trainee health professionals) to meet leading experts in a friendly, relaxed environment, and to chat, ask questions and be inspired.

If you are early in your career and would like to be matched with a mentor, please visit the Mentoring Breakfast registration page.

While there is no cost, places are limited. So, please register by Friday 1 March 2024 to avoid missing out! 

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