Do you know weight-biased research when you see it?

How does weight stigma and bias enter the research process? Not only is it important to know the answers to that question, but it’s also important to be able to identify studies whose findings might have been affected by weight stigma, as well as to explain common sources of weight bias in the research process.

Learn how to critique studies whose findings might have been affected by weight stigma in the talk “Spotting Weight-Biased Research” by researcher Margit I. Berman, Ph.D., LP. Margit is currently an associate professor and program director of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program at Augsburg University, and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is the author of “A Clinician’s Guide to Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns: The Accept Yourself! Framework” and “A Workbook of Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns: The Accept Yourself! Framework.”


In Margit’s talk, you’ll gain an understanding of common sources of weight bias at different phases of research, including the theoretical research design phases and the interpretation, publishing, and dissemination phases of research. You’ll also practice critically reviewing published research for potential weight bias.

It all begins on April 5, 2021! And the 2021 WN4DC Symposium isn’t Your Average Conference

  • The WN4DC Symposium provides 17 CPE! from the Commission of Dietetic Registration, CDR.
  • 16 amazing speakers, four tracks of curated, layered learning.
    • Nuts and Bolts. Learn some of the essential aspects of offering diabetes care in a weight-neutral way.
    • Health Equity. Learn how weight-neutral diabetes care can reduce health inequity by unpacking the weight science surrounding diabetes care. This includes:
    • Weight-Neutral Counseling. Learn current information on critical concepts and application of counseling and motivational interviewing skills in diabetes care in a weight-neutral way.
    • Disordered Eating. This track is intended to show the connection between the development of eating disorders and diabetes. It also offers training on how to steer clients away from choices that promote the development of disordered eating in a weight-neutral to weight-liberated way.
  • A private community where you can interact with your peers, win prizes and talk with the speakers during the week of their presentation.

Virtual Learning Fatigue? These sessions are broken up into short “digestible” chunks filled with usable information and hands-on learning. This self-paced, conference won’t make you feel rushed, and you can go back and listen to talks again and again.