Obesity Stigma Conference
Major scientific organizations team up for a joint consensus conference on Obesity Stigma at WCITD2019.
Obesity stigma hurts afflicted individuals and the society at large > see here why
Join us in New York and participate in an unprecedented initiative to address a major stumbling block in the fight against the pandemic of obesity and diabetes.
People with obesity face not only increased risk of serious medical complications but also a pervasive, resilient form of social stigma. Weight bias undermines access to evidence-based treatments, misleads public health policies, confuses messages in popular media and compromises advances in research.
Hence, tackling stigma is not only a matter of social justice but also a way to advance prevention and treatment of obesity and related diseases.
A multidisciplinary group, including obesity researchers, clinicians, advocacy experts and other stakeholders will discuss the gap between scientific evidence and the myths and misconceptions that reinforce stigma.
A draft, joint consensus statement will be presented for input by the audience and the other Faculty of the WCITD. Together we will develop a novel narrative about obesity, coherent with scientific evidence and respectful to the rights of individuals afflicted with this disease.
READ MORE about aims and scientific sponsors of the consensus conference – click here
READ MORE about preliminary program of the obesity stigma sessions – click here
You can purchase a single-day registration to attend the Obesity Stigma Conference @ WCITD on April 10, 2019. AT ONLY $150 >>>
Register here to attend all the sessions in the program of WCITD 2019 (April 8-10, 2019).