Abstract submission portal

Oral abstract submissions are now closed.

Late-breaking poster submission is now open and closes Friday 1 March 2024. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

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.

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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