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Date: Friday 3 November 2017
Venue: Level 3, Advanced Manufacturing & Design Centre (AMDC), 469-477 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn Campus

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Swinburne University of Technology and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne are delighted to be hosting the inaugural 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, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

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.

An array of leading local and interstate experts in the field will present recent research findings on body image and related disorders, including our two keynote speakers, Professors Phillipa Hay and Stephen Touyz.


Abstracts for poster presentations should be submitted to Please see the preliminary program for further details and requirements.

Contact Information: BIRD Committee
Email: Tel: 9214 8755

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Please download the Conference Program to view additional information.

Body Image & Related Disorders (BIRD) Conference program [PDF 794KB]

Please note this is currently a preliminary program.