Appearance Matters 8 Conference

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12–14 June 2018
The Assembly Rooms, Bath, United Kingdom

This international multidisciplinary conference series hosted by the Centre for Appearance Research highlights current research and good practice around appearance, body image, visible difference, appearance altering surgery, disordered eating, the role of the media and cultural influences, interventions, innovative research methods, provision of care, and education.

Date and venue

The Appearance Matters 8 conference will take place on 12–14 June 2018 in the famous Georgian Assembly Rooms in Bath, UK. There will be a social programme including 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.


Registration is now open.


Find out what the scholarships cover and how to apply.

Abstract submissions

Abstract submission is now open. Find out how to submit your abstract and read about the Scientific Programme Committee.

Presentation guidelines

Read how to present your accepted abstract.

Conference themes

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History of Appearance Matters

Read details of previous Appearance Matters conferences.


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