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.
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.
Oral and poster submission
Scientific Programme Committee
All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee:
- Dr Canice Crerand (Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA)
- Dr Kristin Billaud Feragen (Centre for Rare Disorders, Norway)
- Dr Jessica Alleva (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
- Associate Professor Zali Yager (Victoria University, Australia)
- Dr Glen Jankowski (Leeds Beckett University, UK)
- Professor Sarah Murnen (Kenyon College, USA)
- Professor L Monique Ward (University of Michigan, USA)
- Professor Tracy Tylka (The Ohio State University, USA)
- Mr Kenny Ardouin (University of Canterbury, New Zeeland)
- Professor Jennifer B Webb (UNC Charlotte, USA)
- Dr Alyson Norman (University Of Plymouth, UK)
- Dr Kirsty Garbett (UWE Bristol, UK)
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.