NEDIC Shades of Grey Conference

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



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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


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