Abstract submission portals

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. 

Please note: There is a second submission deadline for late-breaking posters on Friday 1 March 2024.

The abstract submission portals are now open.

Important: please use your current institution email address when registering with the abstract submission system – do not register with a Google or LinkedIn account.

Please refer to the conference themes below for additional information.

Symposia submission

This form should be completed by the Convenor, to provide the symposium title and overview (abstracts should be no longer than 250 words).

Symposia should include five or six related presentations, in addition to a brief introduction from the Convenor and time for questions. Symposia are limited to 90 minutes in length.

Submit your symposia

Oral and poster submission

Submit your oral or poster abstract 

Scientific Programme Committee

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee: 

Conference themes

The Appearance Matters conference provides a forum specifically to highlight current research, theory and good practice around all appearance-related issues.

We are thrilled to welcome the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations which relate to any aspect of body image and appearance including the themes below:

  • Body image
  • Visible difference
  • Conditions, injuries or treatments affecting appearance e.g. burns, craniofacial and skin conditions, cancer, etc.
  • Disordered eating and weight-related issues
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Gender, sexuality, identity, age and ethnicity
  • Appearance-based stigma and discrimination
  • Social and cultural influences
  • Interventions and service provision
  • Health promotion, public health and social policy
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Theory and models
  • Measure development/validation

We welcome all research methodologies, e.g. quantitative, qualitative, mixed method.

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