Body Image & Related Disorders (BIRD) Conference 2019

Swinburne University of Technology, and St Vincent’s and Austin Hospitals, are delighted to be hosting the 2nd biennial Body Image & Related Disorders (BIRD) one-day conference, bringing together leading local and interstate experts in the fields of body image and eating disorders. Themed presentations will address a range of topics including the phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of body image disturbance, body dysmorphic disorder, and eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Individuals with an interest in research in these areas are strongly encouraged to attend. Researchers, particularly early career researchers and students, are also strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation (please see preliminary program for details).

An array of leading experts will present recent research findings, including our keynote speaker, Professor Tracey Wade, who will present on the role of perfectionism in body image and eating disorders.

The preliminary program can be found at:

Registrations close 15th November 2019, unless sold out prior.

Abstracts for poster presentations must be submitted by 1st November 2019. Please see the preliminary program for instructions.