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National Eating Disorder Information Centre Conference 3rd Bi-Annual Conference: Body-Image and Self-Esteem: Shades of Grey

Toronto, Ontario
May 2-3, 2011

Join NEDIC and leading-edge practitioners, educators and activists in opportunities to share experiences, learn new approaches, and change perceptions about body image and self concept issues.

  • What strategies are most effective at addressing self-esteem?
  • Who’s doing innovative research we can use?
  • How do we balance physical activity and nutrition concerns?
  • When can we shift from treatment to prevention?        
  • How are body image issues affecting diverse populations, including boys?

Topics include:

  • Mindfulness and emotional development
  • Weight -focused bullying
  • Male athletes: weight and shape issues
  • Binge-eating: understanding and working with it
  • Body-image issues among adult women
  • Social inequities and weight and shape issues
  • Disordered eating and substance use/abuse

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, The Sexualization of Girls in Media: Considering the Effects and SPARKing a Response
  • Dr. Margo Maine, Challenging the BMI: Body Mass Index or Body Myth Insanity?
  • Dr. Natalie Beausoleil, Exploring Social Inequities and the Impact on Health Policy and Practice using Obesity as a Case Study


  • Early bird rate: $295 for 2-day conference
  • Regular rate: $325
  • Student and one-day rates available

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