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Event Name

Body Image and Self Esteem Conference
For: General public, Professionals
Provided by: The National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Date and Time

Mon May 2 to Tue May 3, 2011 (This event is over)
08:45 to 17:00


200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4

Event Description

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre’s Third Bi-annual Conference

Body-Image and Self-Esteem: Shades of Grey
May 2 – 3, 2011
89 Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

Register now – /2011ConferenceRegistration.shtml

Keynote Speakers:

Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD, author (with Carol Gilligan) of the ground breaking book Meeting at the Crossroads: Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development; Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketer’s Schemes and Packaging Boyhood: Saving our boys from superheroes, slackers and other media stereotypes.

Natalie Beausoleil, PhD, co-founder of the Body Image Network, and academic whose research examines youths’ experiences of and meanings of their bodies, health and fitness; and the social production of gender, body, health and illness through popular, medical and scientific discourses

Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, author of The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to Be Perfect; Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters and the Pursuit of Thinness; and Body Wars: Making Peace With Women’s Bodies.

Allyson Mitchell, PhD, melds feminism and pop culture to play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography, and the body.

Topics Include:

Mindfulness and emotional development
Weight -focused bullying
Binge – eating: understanding and working with it
Packaging Girlhood: media and marketing influences on girls
Body- image issues among adult women
Social inequities and weight and shape issues
Disordered eating and substance use/abuse

See the whole program at

More Info

1-866-633-4220 (Toll Free)


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This event is listed under these topics

Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Child and Youth Service Organizations
Self-harm including Self-cutting
Females (Girls, Women)
Males (Boys, Teenagers, Men)
Overweight and Obesity
Mental Health in General
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