Ticket sales are now live for our Conference, and we are excited to share some of the amazing speakers who will be with us on the day!
Date: Saturday 4th November 2023
Venue: Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL or livestream
This year, we are hosting our celebrating the 10th anniversary of the BDD Foundation & new horizons.
We will be taking the opportunity to reflect on how far we have come and recent achievements, whilst also looking ahead to advance the future of the charity.
Our conferences are an opportunity to bring together our wonderful BDD community in a supportive, inspiring and informative space. Individuals with BDD, their loved ones, as well as mental health professionals and students come together to learn about the condition, innovative approaches to treatment and hear inspiring stories from those in recovery.
There will be countless opportunities to hear from experts, and learn about varied perspectives in the development and treatment of BDD. The conference is also a space for those living with BDD to find comfort in shared experience, know they are not alone and meet other people in the BDD community. This year, we are introducing a community and support room where those with BDD can connect with others and speak with volunteers about ways to access support through their journey of recovery.
We have some really exciting speakers and topics lined up, to include:
- Professor Paul Gilbert OBE – ‘Compassion as a Transformative approach’.
- Dr Sabine Wilhelm – ‘The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)’
- Dr Jamie Feusner – ‘Visual Processing and Disorted Perception of Appearance in BDD’
- Professor Roz Shafran – ‘The Relationship between BDD and Perfectionism: Strategies for Change’
- Professor David Veale and Dr Rob Willson – ‘Unfair to Compare’
Full Schedule for our Main Stage:
Download or view our Full Programme:
Also Joining us on the day is Alex Light who is hosting a panel discussion on BDD & Fashion:
CHECK OUT our schedule for the Research Summit and Breakout Sessions!
At this year’s conference, we are introducing a Support & Community Room, designed specifically for those who need a listening ear, are seeking community or just need some quiet time.
It will be a softly-lit, cosy and inclusive space for anyone who needs it. Our compassionate and understanding volunteers will welcome you into the space, where you can choose to take some time out, browse the BDD related artwork, sip on a cuppa, or have a chat with someone who truly understands the struggles of living with BDD. In addition to the artwork created by our wonderful community, there will also be a creative corner with resources to create something of your own or calm the mind.
We know how tough it can be for some individuals to attend the Conference and face so many people, so we hope this space provides some comfort and calm. It’s there for anyone who wants or needs to use it
- General admission: £25
- Student admission: £15
- Livestream: £10
- Mental health professional: £40 (CPD Certificates will be emailed to professional ticket holders after the event).
Solidarity rate: for those who would otherwise be unable to attend for financial reasons or other barriers. We have a small number of bursary tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
To avoid disappointment please consider purchasing your ticket to the physical conference early. In previous years we have sold out in advance.
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.
To reach as many people as possible, we will be filming the speakers on stage. Please be assured that the camera will be solely focused on the speakers and that all filming will be sensitively and discretely carried out. There will not be any recorded footage of attendees. If you have any concerns about this, please do not hesitate to approach one of our volunteers on the day.
All halls and rooms at 20 Bedford Way are accessible and a managed evacuation process is available from areas on levels 1 and 3 of the building for persons with mobility impairment. Logan Hall is situated on Level 1.
In previous years, we have gathered feedback from attendees, with many reflecting on the day as one which offers hope and connection. We aim for the day to be inspiring and informative to as many people as possible and hope this year’s event is of benefit to all. If there is anything we can do to support your attendance, or for any questions relating to the 2023 Conference, please email email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in November for another successful event. It is a day not to be missed!