The BDD Foundation is proud to announce that we will be hosting the second ever International Conference on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It will take place on 26 November 2016 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Brunei Gallery, WC1H 0XG from 9am to 5pm.
The keynote speech this year will be delivered by Professor Paul Gilbert, who will be addressing the topic of body shame. Professor Gilbert is one of Britain’s leading psychologists and the founder of compassion focused therapy, and compassionate mind training. In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for his continued contribution in mental healthcare. Further details to follow about the conference programme.
This year, all delegates will be invited to the first public screening of 'Hall of Mirrors', a short film about the complexities of living with BDD, as part of the Conference programme. The film contains some strong language and moderate scenes of violence; please feel at liberty to opt out of, or leave the auditorium during, the screening should you wish to do so.
No matter where you live you can now attend the conference via the internet with the option to attend via WEBINAR/LIVESTREAM for a reduced ticket price.
If you wish to attend the conference this way, you will be emailed prior to the event with a password to gain access to the LIVE broadcast stream of the International Conference on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Live broadcast will be from 9am - 5pm GMT.
PLEASE BE AWARE THE WEBINAR/LIVESTREAM BROADCAST ACCESS TICKET DOES NOT GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE PHYSICAL CONFERENCE. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE BUILDING AT SOAS IF YOU ONLY HOLD A WEBINAR/LIVESTREAM TICKET.
To avoid disappointment please consider purchasing your ticket to the physical conference early as last year we were sold out in advance. We look forward to seeing you in November for another successful event.
Please note in order to reach out to more people, we will be filming the speeches and some of the workshops. Please be assured that the camera will be solely focused on the speakers and that all filming will be sensitively and discretely carried out. If you have any concerns about this, please do not hesitate to approach one of our volunteers on the day.