Come join us in Kingston Jamaica for the 3rd Biennial Conference: Dec 1-3, 2017

Dying to be Beautiful? Body Image, Eating Behaviours and Health in the Caribbean’

A culture of body dissatisfaction seems to be on a rampant increase in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Consequently, healthcare professionals and scholars are very concerned about the growing trends in eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, obesity and skin bleaching as these practices may result in an increase in mortality and morbidity. While its initial focus was on body dissatisfaction, the conference has now grown to encompass other health issues that are negatively impacting Caribbean nationals such as sleep deprivation and substance abuse. 

This conference also facilitates a call of assistance from the international community to improve their cultural competence when treating Caribbean immigrants. 

The development of a healthy body image in the Caribbean can only be made possible through the joint initiatives between disciplines as well as the formation of alliances between our national and international communities in putting in place the requisite training and education, research and advocacy to help guide policy decisions. 

Dying to be Beautiful is currently accepting submissions for the following:

Submission Type

Submission Open

Last Day to Submit

Educational Sessions Workshop


July 30, 2017

Scientific Research Platform and Symposia Presentation


August 20, 2017

Full Paper Submission for Special Issue in Caribbean Journal of Psychology


January 31, 2018